One of the most popular tourist and living destinations is the famous city of London, England. London is a place to meet intellectual, free-spirited people, but it’s also one of the most important, historical places in the world. It’s no wonder that millions of tourists are attracted to England’s capital per year. With some of the most famous people residing in England, fascinating architecture, and most famous sites in the world, everyone should visit London at least once in their lifetime. When you do visit, be sure to check out these top five places, for the ultimate experience.
Thames River Cruise
One of the first things you’ll want to experience is the Thames River Cruise. If you came to London with a list of things to do, but don’t know where to start, this cruise will let allow you a quick browse of (almost) everything London has to offer. The cruise flows down the famous Thames River and allows you to view famous sites while getting a guided tour. The cruise also offers four famous stops in which tourists are able to hop on/off of. These include Westminster, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, and Greenwich. The tour will lead you to exploring destinations at your own level, while allowing you to see the great icons which make up London.
Westminster is a must visit when in London. Located on the northern side of the Thames river. Most famously known for the Westminster Abbey (where the wedding of Duchess Kate and Prince William was held) is known as London’s oldest British Monarchy church. The church has been around since the 11th century and offers magnificent, gothic architecture, and history of Kings, Queens, Heroes, and villains. It is also the burial place of famous individuals such as Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin. The town is filled with history and classic tales of London.
Hop down to the south end of the river to experience the incredible views of London from atop of the London Eye. The London eye is the tallest ferris wheel in Europe and offers visitors to see all of London from high up. This spot is most famously known as the center point of tourists and locals alike.
You may wonder “Why in the world would I go to London to visit a local development and see a train platform?” But this isn’t just a train platform. King’s cross is a development in London that also offers one of the oldest train rails in the UK. Most importantly, it’s world famous for the train platform 9¾, where Harry Potter and friends were sent away to Hogwarts. The platform offers a mini potter platform experience and a harry potter store. For all you Harry Potter fans out there, this is a must try experience.
Looking to live like the locals? Shoreditch is a neighborhood in London that is known for its popular nightlife, located on the east side of the city. Shoreditch was historically known as the place to go for entertainment. Today it continues to offer some of the wildest nightclubs, bars, and restaurants. It’s also known for its young crowd and indie scene. From incredible street art, savory street food, independent film festivals, Shoreditch is the ultimate place to spend your free time.