Everyone has to visit London at some point during their lifetime. It has so much to offer from its rich history to its vibrant present, a melting pot of cultures. There is so much to do and see in this bustling city that a visitor will never be at a loss for entertainment.
Of course a visit to London has to start with visits to the very famous landmarks. Starting with Buckingham Palace the royal residence, which was recently very much in the news due to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. If timed correctly you will be able to see the much written about changing of the guard and no matter how corny it may seem it is worth checking out.
The obvious place to visit next is Big Ben and the House of Parliament. This was built in 1840 after the previous building was destroyed by fire and is now a place much visited by tourists. Big Ben enjoys popularity all of its own and is world known even by those who have never visited London. The Tower of London with its macabre past of imprisonment and executions is another popular attraction. It has a colourful past at some point in time being a mint, an armoury, a royal residence and of course housing the Crown Jewels. Trafalgar Square with its thousands of pigeons though now mostly known for these hordes of pigeons is actually a popular venue for political rallies and has a statue of Admiral Lord Nelson to commemorate his naval victory in 1805.
For a more modern attraction which will give you a bird’s eye view of London go to the London Eye. It gives you a half hour all round view of the city in its observation wheel and is an experience not to be missed.
A visit to London is not limited to just the very popular sights alone. Depending on your interests you can visit such places like Abbey Road Studios synonymous with the Beatles fame. The British Library has to be visited by any true book worm, while being prepared to be stunned by the sheer number of books available or go to China Town with its knick knacks ideal for picking up some souvenirs. After all this wandering around London how about some pampering? Enjoy a massage, London has many affordable but quality options available to ease the aches and pains and rejuvenate you for the rest of your trip in London.