As one of the world’s grandest cities, the UK’s capital does not fail to offer its millions of visitors anything but a first-class experience. This is in part due to its astonishing range of activities, exemplary tourist facilities and some of the most illustrious architecture to be found in any city, all of which makes a visit to this lively yet exhausting city a truly memorable trip.
At the center of this vast city lie Leicester Square and the not too distant neon-clad Piccadilly Circus. Just around the corner lies a stunning choice of international restaurants and a wide variety of theaters in Soho, while the nearby areas of Oxford street and Regent street cater for any shopping desires. With just a short stroll around the capital, it is possible to visit the Queen’s residence, Buckingham Palace; the tranquil Hyde Park; the awe-inspiring Parliament buildings, which incorporate Big Ben; the magnificent Westminster Abbey, which has played host to many coronations; and the vast area encompassing Trafalgar Square.
The world’s largest Ferris wheel, the London Eye, is clearly visible from the banks of the River Thames, while just one mile downstream is the famous Tower Bridge and the accompanying Tower of London. This route will also take you in the vicinity of the imperious St Paul’s Cathedral.
There are countless other popular attractions within London, with some of the most notable examples being Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, the Planetarium and London Zoo, while a plethora of museums and galleries including the British Museum, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, Transport Museum, Tate Galleries and The National Gallery being among the most highly recommended.
By night, one of the highlights of the city is the Covent Garden area, while there is no shortage of restaurants, bars, and clubs throughout the entire city. The relatively peaceful nature of areas such as Greenwich, Richmond and Regent’s Park make for an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of busy city life.