Traveling to London soon? Whether your trip is within the next few months or the next year, we have collected eight of the best places to visit in London that you need to add to your itinerary.
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Hyde Park is one of the largest and most popular parks in London. Aside from being the perfect spot for a picnic, this park has been a monumental place for many historical events. And while you’re there, you can ride on a paddle boat and visit the memorials placed throughout the park.
You don’t want to miss a visit to Westminster, which is home to the medieval cathedral that has witnessed the marriage ceremonies and coronations of British royals. Also, make sure to get there on time to see Big Ben (attached to Westminster) chime every hour.
Home to Queen Elizabeth II, you can take a tour inside Buckingham Palace. The palace is open during the summer and certain days during the winter and spring. For fans of the royal couples, you can witness the Throne Room which served as the background for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding photos.
A prime location to see the lay of the land, the London Eye will give you the chance to see all of London during this 30-minute ride. Try and see if you can recognize any of the famous landmarks throughout London while you’re at the top.
Tour the Thames
You won’t want to miss the opportunity to take a boat tour on the Thames. There are lots of options to take a 30-minute boat tour and witness the famous Tower Bridge in action as large ships pass through. You will also be able to see the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, and more.
Fans of Harry Potter will not want to visit London without visiting Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross where you can take a photo beside a luggage trolley that disappears into the platform. Don’t forget to wear your house colors to represent! King’s Cross station has been opened since 1852 and is one of London’s busiest places.
Theater and literature aficionados must visit the famous Globe Theater where Shakespeare’s plays were performed and are still being performed today. You can take a tour and learn more about this famous theater and see Romeo and Juliet or MacBeth. The Globe Theater also offers fun and educational activities for children too.
An excellent choice for the family, many of the British museums boast free admission and access to some of the greatest archives and collections in the world. Most famously housed in the British Museum is the Rosetta Stone which you can visit on your own or embark on a guided tour.
London is such a beautiful and fun place to visit! So whether you’re visiting this year or the next, definitely check these places out and let us know how it goes!