Best Places to Visit in London

According to a survey, every year around 27 million tourists visit London. Certainly, the city has a lot of attractions to offer. The city has a lot of heritage. The city is divided into many portions. There are commercial places and distinct neighborhoods. It is a hub of art, music, shopping, and history. 

So starting off with the most popular sites for seeing:

    1. Hyde Park. It is undoubtedly the biggest and most famous park in the city of London with a historic significance. It has hosted a lot of protests and processions. The park has two famous water bodies as well. Every weekend the speaker’s corner is occupied by some artists and protestors.
    2. Westminster. It is the political center of England, hosting the Parliament which includes the house of commons and the house of lords. Westminster also houses the big, world-famous watch clock building called the Big Ben.
    3. Westminster Abbey. Inside Westminster is Westminster Abbey, a royal church that is open to the public on most days.
    4. Camden. It is a culturally distinct neighborhood in North London. It is famous for its vibrant environment. You can find a lot of tattoo parlors and cheap artwork. It also has to offer a lot of cuisines. You can relax by Regent’s canal after a tiring day in Camden.
    5. London Eye. No trip is complete without having a ride in the London Eye. It is a big Ferris wheel which is lit with different colors at night. The pods are available individually or you can pool in with other keen visitors. It is the center of London’s new year’s celebrations. You can get a birds-eye view of the whole of London once you’re at the top.
    6. Soho.Soho is the red light district of London. It is the home of the LGBTQ community. It has a lot of gay and lesbian bars and clubs. Other than that Soho also hosts jazz clubs, bakeries. Sometimes Soho also hosts Musicals.
    7. Thames Cruise. River Thames flows through the city. It has brought industry and commerce to the city since the olden ages. Cruises are available at affordable rates and are an efficient way of transportation. You can see the whole of London on a Thames Cruise and discover many small neighborhoods.
    8. Baker Street. Yes, it is a real place in the city of London. It houses a statue of Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective Sherlock Holmes. Recently, a Sherlock museum has been opened up near the street. Madame Tussauds is on a walk distance as well, where you can pose with the wax statues of your favorite celebrities.
    9. Piccadilly Circus. If you suddenly see a huge crowd with loud chants, spotlights, and big screens, know that you’re in Piccadilly. Since the 17th century, it has been a busy spot in west London.
    10. Oxford Street. With more than 300 shops and half a million visitors every day, Oxford street is the busiest shop in the whole of Europe. You’ll stop once your credit card maxes out, once you start shopping here.
    11. Leicester Square. Leicester square is usually hosting film premieres, you can meet your favorite film actor accidentally. The square is surrounded by a number of cinemas.

 

  • Galleries. There are a number of galleries all over the city displaying art from all over the world and the best part is they are free of cost. If you are an art lover, you can sizzle your taste buds  by visiting them
  • Guard changing ceremony. The change of guards at Buckingham Palace is a ceremonious occasion. It takes place at 10:45 AM on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • Kings Cross station. This railway station holds a very special place historically. Platform 9 3/4 is also present here, which is featured in the Harry Potter movies.
  • Bond Street. Bond street connects to Oxford street, it is also a shopping neighborhood but very different from Oxford street. It houses high-end designer shops.
  • Buckingham Palace. One of the major attractions of London, the pride of the royal family of the United Kingdom and the house of Queen regent. You can stroll through Green Park. It has 775 rooms and the largest private park in London. Some of the places are open to visitors.
  • Museums. The city has a lot of cultural and English heritage which can be discovered in various museums all around the city. Many museums don’t have a ticket and can be explored for free. You can find things about natural history, British history, art and literature here.
  • Harrods. It is one of the most famous and elite class departmental stores in London. Since the 19th century, it has patrons of Royal Family and Oscar Wilde. If you walk through the halls you will most certainly feel like a pharaoh who has a lot of wealth at his feet.
  • Musicals. London has a vibrant nightlife. There are a lot of nigh time broadway musicals, theaters, and jazz music shows. You can get to them through the London Pass which will save you time and money. Some of these recreations are offered free on the pass.
  • Electric Avenue. It is a street in Brixton. Historically, it is famous because it was the first street to be lit by electricity in the whole of London. You can also check out the neighborhood of Brixton. 
  • Chinatown. Chinatown is also a popular spot among tourists. This neighborhood offers the view of Asian communities living in London with their unique cuisines and art.