TOWER OF LONDON
A beautiful fortress overlooking London from across the Thames River, the former state prison is now one of the top tourists spots in all of London. Not only is the tower filled with history beyond our years, the architecture brings you closer to a world from long ago. Here you can find the crown jewels, and learn of their royal history. You can also enter the White House which displays a vast collection of arms and armors. Visitors can easily spend hours here walking about.
2. TOWER BRIDGE
From the Tower of London, you can get a glimpse of the Tower Bridge. But each step you you take closer to the bridge is another breath you need to catch. The Tower Bridge is the diamond upon the river Thames and makes you wonder why children’s lullabies are about the London Bridge and not the Tower Bridge. Also, don’t just look at the bridge from afar; make sure to go inside and get a closer feel of the bridge and it’s history. Inside the bridge there is a window walkway that gives visitors the feeling as if they are walking on top of the passing vehicles underneath, a new view of London.
3. RIDE THE LONDON EYE
I’m sure this one is already on your “Things To Do In London List,” but I still feel the need to add it. And if its not on your list , I am sure the second you see it in person you’ll note it down. Either way you’ll enjoy a 30-minute panoramic view of the city, and get great photos.
4. PICCADILLY CIRCUS
One of the reasons I am adding Piccadilly Circus to the list is because of the vibes you feel when your there. It’s a great place for souvenir shopping, eating, drinking and strolling about. You can also visit the National Gallery museum while you’re here and get up close to Van Gogh’s famous works and many more that will drive any art enthusiast wild.
5. WESTMINSTER ABBEY
This by far the most important building in London, everything that has to do with British history starts and ends here. This is the place where every coronation has taken place to the burials of many important monarchs.
6. BUCKINGHAM PALACE
This is the place to be if you want to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
7. QUEEN ELIZABETH TOWER (AKA BIG BEN)
Many people know the tower with the large clock as Big Ben, but interestingly enough we’re all wrong. The actual tower’s name is the Queen Elizabeth Tower, the bell itself is called Big Ben. However, regardless of official names, it’s tourist tradition to get a photo with Big Ben.
8. WATCH A PLAY
Just as if you’re visiting New York you know you have to see a Broadway play, well when visiting London it’s something you need to do. There theatres are as lovely as one would hope and the prices definitely beat out the ones in New York, Vegas and Los Angeles. Also, anywhere you sit your bound for a great view. Tip: Buy tickets at Piccadilly Circus, they are said to be half the price.
9. HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
The Houses of Parliament are too beautiful too skip. The building is designed in a late Gothic style and kisses the River Thames and neighbors Big Ben.
10. BOROUGH MARKET
If part of your traveling experience is too try new foods you wouldn’t find back home. Borough Market is perfect for foodie travelers. Located pass the London Bridge, you can find all types of fine foods and indulge in a array of sweets.