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10 Must See Things You Should Never Miss While In London

For tourists across the world, London has always been the center of attraction as they travel here in huge numbers from June to September, the peak time for tourism. Apart from political and economic importance, London has successfully attracted tourists from around the world. And, in case, you are still planning your holidays, I am sure London will never disappoint you but charm with its varied and vibrant culture.

Well, it’s essential to know the top places of interest without which your trip is merely a big zero. You may buy tickets of Big Bus, Oyster card or might be Travel card whichever works most convenient and economical for you.

  1. Tower Bridge & Westminster Abbey

Well, the Tower Bridge is a rated attraction of London and the most impressive iconic structure that stood tall since 1894.  Visitors fall in love with the glass floor and the panoramic view from the bridge.

Visit the Westminster Abbey and houses of parliament in London where you will enjoy a 4-hour guided tour exploring places where two British monarchs have been crowned since 1066. Explore the 1.5 hour trip to the house of parliament understanding the British politics.

  1. Tower of London

If you hold a high interest in British history, nothing else could lure you more than the historic Tower of London. Experience the rich history while you walk back 1000 years on time machine to understand how the prisoner was executed, the traitors were punished, and the beloved Queens were beheaded. See the chamber where the Crown jewels of her majesty are kept with pride.  As it remains open until 5 pm, you have to plan your day early.

  1. London Eye and the champagne experience

Acquire online tickets to ride the London Eye and enjoy a glass of champagne to bid ‘cheers’ to the queen’s city. It’s popularly known as the coca cola London Eye. You will only be stunned by the 360-degree view of the joyride that takes 30 minutes to complete.  The 135-meter long structure, which is the tallest cantilever construction, will no doubt awe you.

  1. Bird’s eye view from the Shard

Enjoy the exhilarating panoramic view from Shard, the highest tower in Western Europe. You may purchase online tickets to avoid the rush of the queue. It’s a photographer’s delight, and you can enjoy the bountiful view that spreads till 40 miles of the diameter. When you witness the sunset along with the tower bride, Gherkin, and London eye at the background, it’s merely ethereal.

  1. Thames cruise and dinner

If you are a romantic person, and never want to miss the opportunity of photographing the myriad scene of the skyline of London, book a dinner slot on the cruise along the Thames River. You will get ample opportunity to see the tower bridge open, the iconic structure that marks the Queen’s city and of course, the beautiful sunset. The neon-lit city will never fail to impress you and your time will be cherished throughout a lifetime, framed in gold. While the busy city logs off, you are there enjoying the cool breeze and the glamorous London.

  1. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

Well, if you are fond of posing with your favorite stars, never miss an opportunity to visit Madame Tussaud’s wax museum situated at the heart of London. Madame Tussaud’s, an artist whose origin dates back to the Victorian era started the art of making wax statues of the rich and famous, a tradition which is still followed today. Any personality, be it entertainment, sports, politics, royal family or the imaginary star wars character has a permanent place in this museum.  Pose a selfie with your favorite one and frame it for a lifetime. Buy online tickets and book slots to avoid the rush outside.

  1. Roam around Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus

Built in the memory of the battle of Trafalgar, where the British won over France in 1805, Trafalgar Square is a prominent place in the heart of London which attracts visitors for a photo session, with no extra cost. Sit, relax, enjoy snacks of your choice and enjoy the spirit of London.

An iconic roundabout that is the ideal spot for neon-lit advertisements and a place which is situated in proximity to the shopping area is known as Piccadilly Circus. The term circus is derived from the Latin word that means circle. Sit, relax and enjoy the ambiance. Don’t forget to buy souvenirs from here which you can carry home for a great memory.

  1. St. Pauls Cathedral

St. Paul is an Anglican Cathedral that is the seat of the bishop of London. Situated in Ludgate Hill, this church has experienced some of the prettiest royal marriage including that of Charles and Diana. The church witnessed the funerals of the Duke of Wellington and Winston Churchill. Avoid the long queues by buying tickets online; else your card might be included in the London Pass.  Well, if you are a worshipper that might not attract any charge at all.

  1. Buckingham Palace tour and Guard Mounting

Tour the Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Queen. You will be enthralled to take an audio tour of the palace that involves the change of guards. It is a colorful ceremony where the chivalry marches methodically and changes guard of the Palace that takes care of her majesty 24/7. The Palace tour will last for three hours, and you will wander in the St. James Park to see the significant change of guard ceremony.

  1. London Dungeon experience

If you enjoy drama, then the dramatic sequence of the London Dungeon will surely fascinate you as it will take you through those untold stories which call horror of those incidents from the past. It will set your heart rate soaring high. It is a 1.5-hour tour, and a live guard will accompany you. Nothing is enthralling or chilling than this experience.

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Arindom Ghosh
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