London is an amazing city and its world famous for it! There some truly memorable things to do in London. People flock from all over the world to visit one of the most iconic capitals of the world.
Growing up in England, it was always in the back of my mind to visit but I didn’t actually get there till I was around 23 (I know how can I live in England and not visit the capital for that long?! Truth is I cared more about getting on a plane to hotter climates.
I did finally get round to visiting The beloved English capital and I was amazed, its inspirational to be English! There’s so many things to do to in London.
Be prepared for a day on your feet though if you want to see everything, I think we covered just shy of 14 miles WALKING in the first day! However, the London Underground is brilliant for quick, easy and cheap way of getting around the city. So, I would definitely recommend getting an Oyster card. The card allows you to jump on and off at the different stations dotted all over the city (the Oyster cards are cheap in my eyes and I like a bargain).
So, London hotels, which one do you pick? The city is literally saturated with them. Good ones, cheap ones, small ones, spa ones, high ones, luxury ones and any others type you can think of. However, the biggest TIP I can give you is stay in one near a public transport if you’re not going to stay in the centre! Avoiding driving into the city centre at all costs. We recently stayed at one next to Wembley and it was a sweet location. We was in prime location for transportation in and out of the centre.
Thing to do London
For the juicy bit of the post, get your pen ready. Being the capital of England, there is obviously plenty of things to see that holds some sort of story about London’s history. Some of my favourite;
1. Camden Markets
it’s quirky, cool, different and it has a lot of world wide food stalls to offer. “CAMDEN MARKET IS A DIVERSE COMMUNITY OF CREATIVE SELLERS, STREET FOOD TRADERS AND INDEPENDENT STORES NEXT TO THE REGENT’S CANAL. OPEN EVERY DAY, WE HAVE OVER 1,000 PLACES TO SHOP, EAT, DRINK AND DANCE IN OUR HISTORIC CENTRAL LONDON LOCATION.”
This is a hot favourite of mine, there is so much going on. It’s a street photographers paradise .
2. Buckingham palace
You know this one right?! You’ll find it very busy here with excited crowds trying to catch a glimpse of the Royal family. Visit here at the right time of the day to catch the changing of the Royal guard. You really get the true feeling of people’s love for England in this area.
The changing of the Royal Guard is a spectacular show to watch, you can hear the stomp of the march echoing around.
3. Piccadilly Circus
since the 17th century this has been a busy central spot. It’s big, bright and extremely busy. It’s quite surreal how many waves of people are rolling through here all day long. It has mega shops and restaurants dotted about as well.
4. Bond Street
if you like your higher-end fashion then this is a must see. Since the early 1700’s it has been a playground for the wealthiest, you can literally smell money here. Now it hosts famous brands such as Jimmy Choo and Burberry.
5. The London Eye
This is a giant Ferris wheel that stands over 400ft tall. It opened to the public around 2000 and has been a hit ever since. If you use this on a sunny day you’ll be lucky enough to see miles upon miles over some amazing views. Top TIP book your ticket in advance, I have witnessed some wild ques here that can go on for hours upon hours.
Try to get on this one summer for some truly breathtaking views
6. The Shard
Another great one if your like your views. This 95 storey beast is the tallest building in the United Kindgom and the fourth tallest in Europe (you can see where the views come from). Purchase your tickets in advance as this can get booked up. When you reach the top by elevator, you can grab a glass of champers and stroll around this truly great tower
7. Westminster Abbey Church
A distinctive church in Westminster. If your passionate about architecture then this is one for you and its riddled with history. You can get tickets for an audio tour which is highly recommended https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186338-d189032-Reviews-Westminster_Abbey-London_England.html