In things traditional and contemporary, you'll discover our city offers
plenty to see and do. Links within this section including the websites of
London Arts Council and
London Heritage Council will help you become familiar with our city
and what it offers.
From the vintage perspective provided by historic sites to the themed
entertainment children enjoy at
there are plenty of attractions to make your visit to the Forest City an
enjoyable - and memorable - experience.
Cultural landmarks include
The Grand Theatre
- Canada's oldest continually-performing playhouse. Victoria Park situated
in the heart of the downtown is considered to be one of the most important
designed landscapes of the 19th century. Our Springbank Park
arboretum with its showcase collection of many outstanding tree specimens
is another landscape in an elite category.
You can explore the city's past through its museums and historic sites
- many of which you'll find along the routes of the theme walking tours
mapped out at the
London Heritage Council. Throughout older neighbourhoods there are excellent
examples of Gothic Revival, Italianate, High Victorian Gothic, Second Empire
and Queen Anne style buildings. Among the designated heritage properties
open to the public is
Eldon House, London's oldest surviving residence. Virtually unchanged
since the 19th century, this historic home contains family heirlooms
and features a re-created period garden.