TOP 10 Things To Do In London
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1. EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF LONDON’S ATTRACTIONS
The London Eye is one of the top attractions in London. From 135 meters (442 feet) high, you will have a fantastic view of the city. The ride in the glass capsule takes about 30 minutes, and if the weather is nice, the view reaches up to 40 kilometers (almost 25 miles) away.Big Ben is one of the most recognizable symbols of London. This clock tower was built in the 19th century. It is a part of The Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster. This giant clock, famous for its accuracy, is 96 meters (314 feet) high, and it’s among the tallest clock towers in the world.
2.VISIT THE FAMOUS BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Buckingham Palace is located in the heart of London, surrounded by two royal parks. It is the residence of the royal family. It was initially built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, and in 1837 it became a royal palace after the accession to the throne of Queen Victoria. You can watch the changing of the guard ceremony in front of Buckingham Palace and you can purchase a ticket to visit the halls inside the palace.
3.EXPLORE LONDON’S PALACES, CASTLES AND CATHEDRALS
If you want to explore the history of this city, then you have to visit the Tower of London, a special place for history lovers. This castle was founded in the 11th century, and today Tower of London is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With an admission ticket, you can go on a walking tour to Crown Jewels or White Tower. In Crown Jewels, you can see a collection of the crowns still used by Queen Elizabeth.You can continue your history tour with Westminster Abbey. It was built in the 11th century but was remodeled in the Gothic style a few centuries later. It is located next to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Along with Oxford and Cambridge, Westminster Abbey was the third-best school in England until the 19th century. It is the traditional place of coronation of British monarchs. St. Paul’s Cathedral is also located in the City of London. It is 111 meters (364 feet) high, and its architect was Sir Christopher Wren. It is a significant cathedral for English people because it hosted the funeral of Winston Churchill and several lords and dukes, as well as the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
4.ENJOY EXHIBITIONS OF TOP MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIES
London is the perfect city for those who enjoy visiting museums and galleries. There are so many, that it will take careful planning if you want to see them all. In the National Gallery, on Trafalgar Square, you can see famous works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and other great European Artists. The Natural History Museum is housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in London. If you love history, you will be delighted with the exhibits about dinosaurs, whales and the incredible flora and fauna of our planet.
5.ADMIRE MODERN ART
The Tate Modern is in the former Bankside Power Station along the River Thames. It is Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art. You can see the works of Picasso, Warhol, Rothko and Matisse free of charge.The Modern Art Gallery is also worth visiting. During its 20 years of existence, it changed several locations in Central and East London, until it was finally located in the Clerkenwell area.
6. SEE WHERE HARRY POTTER WAS FILMED
If you are coming to London with kids, surprise them by visiting the Warner Brothers Studio, where the Harry Potter movies were shot. You will see the costumes and props used, and you can also buy interesting souvenirs.Your kids will probably enjoy visiting Madame Tussauds as well. You can stand side by side with wax figures of famous athletes, musicians, actors and superheroes. Among more than 300 characters, David Beckham, Usain Bolt, Johnny Depp and Marvel superheroes are waiting for you.
7. VISIT EXCITING MARKETS
An antique market is held every Saturday on Portobello Road in Notting Hill . Here you can find used clothes, house supplies as well as antiques. Borough Market is a famous place with stalls where you can buy great food, and local and world specialties at affordable prices. Brick Lane Market is a similar place, usually visited by young Londoners who are looking for exciting and accessible things. Covent Garden, located in the West End, is an excellent place with shops, cafes, restaurants and street performances. Camden Market is also an interesting location. It is visited by more than 200,000 people every week. There you can find vintage clothing, shoe stores, handmade and retro items.
8. ENJOY LONDON’S NIGHTLIFE
Soho district, in central London, is the main spot where you can have a great time and enjoy London’s vibrant nightlife. Soho is bordered by Leicester Square, Charing Cross Road, Oxford Street and Regent Street. In addition to numerous bars and restaurants, Soho also has excellent shops and theaters.
9. RELAX AT BEAUTIFUL LONDON PARKS
London also has amazing parks. London’s Royal Parks include Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, St. James Park and Green Park. Kensington Gardens were once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, and are now particularly interesting because of the Serpentine Gallery, the Prince Albert Memorial and other attractions.
10. TAKE A DAY TRIP FROM LONDON
You can see some interesting places out of the city, too, just an hour or two from London. The best day trips from London include a visit to Stonehenge, Oxford, Windsor Castle and the Cotswolds area with fairytale villages.It will take you a few days or maybe a week to visit the most significant London sights. Plan your route, buy museum tickets online and check which London Underground lines can get you the quickest to the place you want to visit. Be sure to spice up your visit to London with a traditional afternoon tea or go to a pub for a pint of good beer.
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