Top 10 Things to do in London, Canada

August 16, 2017 Janette Largent

You’ll see double-decker buses and even the River Thames, but while London, Ontario, has clearly been inspired by its British namesake, this is a distinctly Canadian destination. Attractions like Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Banting House and Eldon House will captivate history buffs. Or indulge your, shall we say, slightly less cerebral side with a tour of the Labatt Brewery.
Restaurants in London

1. Springbank Park

1958 Storybook Lane, London, Ontario N6K 4Y6, Canada
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 274 reviews

Springbank Park

Reviewed By mkrug - Knoxville, Tennessee

Are you in London, Ontario and looking to go for a nice walk? Springbank is a jewel of London's park system. It stretches along the Thames River from the Guy Lombardo bridge all the way past Storybook Gardens. You can park at either end. The trail is paved the entire way and pretty flat, so you will be sharing it with cyclists. There is plenty of greenery, loads of river views and various points of interest (an historic pumping station; the duck pond by Storybook Gardens). At a good pace you can walk the length of the park and back again in about 30-40 minutes. Truly a nice walk -- check it out!

2. Budweiser Gardens

99 Dundas St, London, Ontario N6A 6K1, Canada +1 519-667-5700
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 519 reviews

Budweiser Gardens

Reviewed By Gary N - London, Canada

We attended a London Lightning Game. We could feel the excitement coming from all sides of the Arena. There was plenty of room for everyone. The Cheerleaders did a fantastic job of keeping the Audience motivated & entertained. Putting on little contests for the Spectators to participate in during half time was fun to watch. The lightning won . Go Lightning....

3. University of Western Ontario

1151 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3K7, Canada +1 519-661-2111
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

University of Western Ontario

Reviewed By Maria C - Toronto, Canada

we went here to check it ouot as we heard it is one of the most beautiful campus in Canada and it was a wow! clean and spacious and that view entering the bridge-hello harry potter. it was under construction when we came but beautiful campus. well kept univerosty.

4. Victoria Park

509 Clarence Street | Wellington St & Dufferin Ave, London, Ontario N6A 3N1, Canada +1 519-672-1522
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 342 reviews

Victoria Park

Reviewed By Randy T - London, Canada

a small park but very well maintained, I enjoy having my lunch therre in the summer or winter, people are friendly and as it is downtown very close to everything you could want. love this park

5. Fanshawe Pioneer Village

2609 Fanshawe Park Rd E, London, Ontario N5X 4A1, Canada +1 519-457-1296
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Reviewed By mollnme

Had read several articles about Thanksgiving dinner here. So we decided to attend. Tickets must be purchased in advance at $22/adult.
Walk from parking to restaurant was a little too far.
Staff were not dressed in period outfits
Tables did have name tags but were not very well spaced out.
No water glasses or bread plates out
One line rolls and butter water/lemonade serve your self in plastic glasses
Buffet consisted of soup mashed potatoes stuffing white/dark meat Turkey gravy a vegetable medley and cranberry sauce which than ran out of.
No salads no relish trays
Terrible coffee
Dessert was very bland pumpkin pie and apple pie no ice cream no name whipped cream offered no thanks
No staff to remove used plates
Got dirty looks for taking a small.piece of dark meat home. Had paid for four meals and only 3 of us attended.
Turkey didn't have a great flavour and was sliced way too thick.
No aur conditioning or fans
No fly swatters for the bugs including hornets flying around
A very over priced and disappointing experience
Won't be back can't recommend
Staff didn't even come around to see if we needed or wanted anything.
An looked forward to time that left a bad taste
Too bad

6. Aeolian Hall

795 Dundas St, London, Ontario N5W 2Z6, Canada +1 519-672-7950
Excellent
72%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Aeolian Hall

Reviewed By Derek B - London, On

The Aeolian Hall has over a century of history, having been a town hall, London's first public library, and many others!) The hall does theatre as well as Concerts, and a gambit of other public Performances. Very KEWL is that it is run by volunteers, for door, Seating, tickets, bar etc.!!! They even offer a ticket level that allows you to buy a community ticket, and they offer these for free for those in the community that can not afford the luxury of such a performance. The venue is older, and not glitzy, but it is a wonderful way to see a great show or hear a concert for little cost more than a smile!
We were there Saturday for their home grown strings group: The RebelHeart Collective.They were excellent, and also did wonderful community outreach including UWO students of music, high school students and even public school students in parts of their performance!

7. St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica London

196 Dufferin Avenue, London, Ontario N6A 1K8, Canada +1 519-432-3475
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica London

We are the Cathedral for the Catholic Diocese of London. We are also a parish church for a diverse and vibrant community. We are located in the heart of the downtown area. To book a tour of the Cathedral, please contact the parish office, M-F, 9am -4pm. Our parish hall is available for receptions and community events. Please contact the business administrator at extension 226 for details & pricing. St. Peter's also offers nightly flat-rate parking for $5.00 from 4pm to 4am. Entrances located off Clarence St. across from Victoria Park.

Reviewed By Dennis C - Cleveland, Ohio

We only walked by and took a few pictures but I love the architecture. Awfully beautiful church. Close to Victoria Park.

8. Covent Market

Covent Garden Market Bldg. 130 King St, London, Ontario N6A 1C5, Canada +1 519-439-3921
Excellent
50%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Covent Market

Reviewed By DaveLon - London, On

The market has a good selection of vendors with a good variety of products for sale. There are small food vendors and two good restaurants. During the week, there is a half hour of free parking and two hours free on the weekend. Market vendors of cheese, fresh meet and fruit and veggies are varied and more than good enough.
I must note that this market is much smaller than St. Lawrence market in Toronto so do not expect the same level of variety in selections. Still more than good enough.

9. Eldon House

481 Ridout St N, London, Ontario N6A 2P6, Canada +1 519-661-5169
Excellent
56%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Eldon House

Built in 1834, the oldest surviving home in London contains heirlooms and furnishings that belonged to the original owners, Captain John and Amelia Harris.

Reviewed By Maria C - Toronto, Canada

we visited this house and what a surprise! I love history and this house delivers. furnitures, decor, kitchen, wallpaper, bedroom and the guides are very informative that even my son who hates sightseeing got interested with the house history and ask a lot of questions.... they have construction but you can still go inside the house. They also have high tea with staff dressed in old servants uniform... Highly recommend to visit and admission is donation to hep with the upkeep of this house.

10. Gibbons Park

_2A Grosvenor St, London, Ontario, Canada
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Gibbons Park

Reviewed By Derek B - London, On

This part like Springbank park is linked by path - multi-use bike, blade, jog, walk and is part of a system of parks throughout London. One can travel almost end to end through the city parks! Great for a longer afternoon stroll, or as a destination for a family picnic, and or swim (public pool in the park).
It is prone to spring flooding and was very wet in our very rainy early May this year.

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