London, the capital of England, ‘the Big Smoke’; whatever name you use, it is a beautiful city in the heart of the UK. If you’re planning to visit the city in the coming months, there are a number of reasons why you have made the right decision!
I can not count on my London stays. It must have been about fifty. London is my most favorite city. I have a fixed (shopping) program, which is repeated every time.
This is a picture of me and John Lynch. John has 241 body piercings and has worked 30 years for Barclays Bank.
He was a record holder in 2010, and the Guinness World Records book as the man with the most body piercings in the world.
Sightseeing – Compared to other major cities in Europe, you could argue that London has the most to see and do including Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, London Dungeons, Palace of Westminster, River Thames, Tate Model, and a whole lot more. Just like the many other tourists perusing the city, you won’t be able to put your camera down since there is always another treat waiting just around the corner.
Culture – After you get over the initial amazement of all the sights on offer, London also boasts some amazing cultural opportunities. Of course, there is the huge National Science and History Museums as the focal point but even after this you will find others such as the National Gallery, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Churchill War Rooms, and the Globe Theatre where you can catch a William Shakespeare play on the right day!
Famous Areas – Furthermore, what about the famous areas in London? For example, you will find Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Regent’s Park, St James’s Park, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Kensington Gardens, Camden Town, and more. Regardless of how much time you plan to spend in the capital, it almost certainly won’t feel like enough but you will leave with a warm heart and many great memories of famous locations.
Restaurants – In London, you have one of the most diverse cities not just in Europe but in the whole world. More than anywhere else, this will be easy to see thanks to the many restaurants you will find. Often, the food in an unknown city can be a strange experience because there are three outcomes; either you don’t remember it at all, you remember it for the wrong reasons, or you look back at it with a smile. Of course, London boasts the classic British fish and chip shops but you will also find food from Italy, Spain, Portugal, China, India, Mexico, and many more.
For snacks like home I recommend herman ze german – their wurst is ze best 🙂
Experiences – Additionally, there is so much to do in London if you are looking for a more activity-based trip. For example, you could watch over the whole of London with a dinner high up in the Shard, cruise down the Thames and have lunch on-board a huge boat, enjoy a dance at one of the many ballrooms, be a zookeeper for the day at London Zoo, enjoy the marine life at Sea Life London Aquarium, and maybe even go to a football game at one of the many London football clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea, or West Ham (now playing at the 2012 London Olympics stadium).
Travel – Finally, who doesn’t enjoy travelling the famous London underground? With just a few short stops, you can go from one side of the city to the other meaning that you can visit multiple locations in one day. If you want to stay above ground, you can hail a classic black cab or jump on a bus!
As you can see, there is so much to do in London which is why over 30 million people visit the city each and every year!
I can recommend the The Hoxton, Holborn. It’s just a short walk from Holborn Underground Station.