London is one of the most popular cities in the world for tourists, and there are many reasons why. From its rich history to world famous landmarks and food, and the abundance of nature in shopaholic’s heaven, there are so many reasons why London is not a city to avoid on your travels. Whether you’re going to London on holiday, a honeymoon or just a girly vacation, there is something in London for everyone that will make your trip well worth the travel and money.
1. Sights and Attractions
London is full of famous sights and landmarks that absolutely must be seen and explored whether it’s your first or thirty-first time visiting the city. Iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace are a must see, especially for photograph opportunities! Take a romantic selfie with your significant other in front of Big Ben, or a fun photo with your girlfriends in front of the famous Buckingham Palace guards.
Founded by the Romans and originally called Londinium, London has over 2000 years of rich history to explore. Venture into the creepy streets of Whitechapel and embark on walking tours to discover where the most famous serial killer in the world once wrought havoc – Jack the Ripper. For less historical facts but still built in to London’s history, visit various monuments to Sherlock Holmes, including a Sherlock Holmes statue and a themed pub.
One thing that people are surprised by when they visit London for the first time is the amount of greenery that the city holds. Hyde Park is a whopping 350 acres of greenery, lakes and even seasonal activities and decorations, such as Winter Wonderland. As well as Hyde Park, make sure that you visit Regents Park to enjoy the serenity and beauty that London has to offer away from the hustle and bustle of London streets, but also to see amazing and exotic animals in one of the best zoos in the world.
A lot of people like to say that British food isn’t very good. Well then, those people obviously haven’t had traditional British foods such as fish and chips and Sunday roast dinners! If you’re not a fan of British food, then worry not! Throughout Central and Greater London, you can easily find cuisine from all over the world, such as Indian, South African and Chinese. If Oriental cuisine is your food of choice, check out Neds Noodle Bar Menu for a wide range of yummy customisable oriental rice and noodle boxes.
If you’re going to London, you better bring your credit cards, because it’s one of the best places in the world for shopping. If you want well known luxury brands and fashion houses, check out Oxford Street and Westfield Shepherds Bush for beautiful modern shop designs as well as unique finds. If you want to find something more unique, try hitting up Camden Market to find homemade and quirky items that you won’t find anywhere else.
London is one of those places that once you’ve been, you’ll always want to go back to. With such a wide history and culture, landmarks and food, London holds something for everyone, so be sure to make it your next travel destination!