Whether you love theatre, art, culture, royalty, shopping or simply a vibrant city that never really sleeps, London is one destination that offers all these options – and then some. Well, not just that, London offers amazing insight into royal life, throws a surprise at every turn and given the reputation of the famous fish and chips, you know you have come to the right place. Actually, you don’t need a reason to visit London because of course there is every reason to visit.
Now we’ll tell you what you should not miss while you are here and why the capital of England is regarded as one of the most important cities in the world. In fact, the hardest part of a London vacation is deciding what to see and what to miss out.
See where the Queen lives!
This is something every visitor to London does – visit the Buckingham Palace and see where the Queen lives. Also, witness the changing of the guards – that, we assure you is a sight to behold.
No matter what you love, London has it all. We believe that it can make a shopaholic of anyone! From quaint boutique stores to major flagship stores on Oxford Street, London bristles with shopping opportunities or simply go to Harrods. There are also plenty of markets like Portobello Road in Notting Hill where you can find a taste of traditional or local London.
Walk along the Thames River
The Thames River is one of the most iconic elements of the city and you can enjoy tours along the river. There are also a number of canals in London, such as Little Venice and Regent’s Canal.
Explore new and historical attractions (and many are FREE)
No one has come away from London disappointed. In fact London is so impressive that it gets repeat visitors every year! London’s Southbank on the shore of River Thames has some of the finest attractions – like the London Eye from where you see the city at its best. You cannot come away without saying hello to your favourite celebrities and historical figures at Madam Tussauds nor ignore the majestic Westminster Abbey. London is one of the oldest cities in the world, so you know whatever you are looking at has history attached to it. Feast your eyes on some of the world’s most precious treasures at the British Museum or come face-to-face with the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum – we told you, there is something for everyone here.
Watch a live theatre
Of course! Theatre reigns supreme in London. A live theatre at a West End show is an absolute must when in London. It is considered to be one of the best places to see shows and performances in the world. With so many live performances to be found in the West End, there will be something that pleases you.
View the spectacular skyline
It is a given – London skyline is spectacular. Magnificent buildings like St Paul’s Cathedral which have fascinated visitors for centuries now share the glory with newer buildings like The Shard making sure that you visit again and again to see how modern London is taking up. The Shard along with the London Eye offer great views of the city but there are also many places along The Thames where you can sit and take in the beauty of the city.
Did you know that many attractions are FREE to see!
So, if you thought visiting the attractions in London was going to burn a hole in your pocket, we’d like to tell you that, there are MANY FREE attractions here. Some of the finest museums, such as the National Gallery, the Science Museum, the National History Museum and the British Museum can be explored for free and there is also the Tate Modern, where many exhibits are available for free.
Don’t miss out on eating the famous fish and chips and of course the High Tea.
Ride the London Tube (even till the next station) – It is one of the oldest in the world