Ahhhh, London, the city where so many great things have happened.
Like the Tower of London, and the black Plague and boatloads of non English speaking tourists.
But actually there are quite a few great things about this city, and I
would recommend that everyone should go, its a city that can cater to
many different types of travellers. So here's a couple of quick tips
from someone who has walked those famous streets..
For the History buff
: the British Museum
Made famous in lots of movies for a reason, the British Museum is the
pinnacle of museums in London. With free admission and tours and open
everyday to accomodate any travel schedule, this is a must stop. And
when you get tired or hungry or your significant other gets bored, there
is a cafe and shop inside as well.
For the Romantic
: take a sunset dinner cruise
on the Thames. Float idyllically down the river listening to a live
band and stare into each others eye's by candlelight, or take a slow
spin around the onboard dance floor.
For the Family:
take a stroll through Hyde Park, making sure to bring bread crumbs for the friendly squirrels. Take the older kids to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
to take funny photos with celebrities.
for the Foodie: Try out Jaime Oliver's newest venture, Barbecoa looks
promising. Complete with its own adjoining butcher shop and created as a
homage to the relationship between food and fire, it looks like a
spectacular way to finish your day.
for the Artist:
see a Broadway quality show
in a small historical theatre with the genuine original red velvet seats.
For the Shopper: Portobello Markets
at Notting Hill. Made famous for purchases by stylemakers like Sienna
Miller, these markets are a treasure trove of interesting and unique
And for everyone else
there is your classic things that everyone should see: Big Ben,
Trafalgar Square, take a ride on the tube, have a good old pub meal, go
to Westminster Abbey, see Piccadilly Circus, walk through Hyde Park,
tour the Tower of London to see the crown jewels, make faces at the
guards in front of the palace..
And here's a little insider tip: for the best way to see the most of these normal tourist sites, I recommend the hop on hop off red double decker buses
Yes you do feel like a tourist but its the easiest way to get around
and get right to the doorstep of all the best tourist places. Otherwise
the tube (subway) is a super easy way to get around anywhere.
London is definitely a must see for every traveler, and its easy because they speak English!
Do you have anything you recommend? Share your London travel stories and tips here..