How to make the most of a short trip to London
On a short trip to London, one of the most visited cities in the world, in one of the most visited countries in the world(!), and wondering where to start? The magnificent city can delight you with its charm and gratify your senses. It has a lot to offer, and you will get your hands filled with things to do as well
Nonetheless, time is a constraint; that doesn’t mean you can’t experience and soak in the city’s local vibe and have a pleasant and memorable stay.
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London is a vibrant, dynamic city, never more so than when the sun finally appears. But, then, during the warm summer months, the whole city changes its attitude. Suddenly everyone’s feeling friendlier, the pace of life slows down a little, and the city comes alive with new activity.
However, it is advisable not to opt for expensive cab services; instead, choose centrally located accommodation, like the The Chilworth Paddington Hotel, and carry a local travel pass valid for one day travel on the underground, trains, DLR, buses, and trams in the areas of London recommended to tourists, as the capital of Great Britain has a well developed public transport system which is a cheaper and faster way to travel.
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So, what are you waiting for? Grab your London pass to save time and money. The pass will allow free access to more than 80 tourist attractions paired with a Hop on Hop off bus tour and a boat ride
Tower of London
A castle known as the royal palace of the queen of England and located on the banks of the Thames river is filled with mystical fables of conspiracies, betrayal, political rivalries, and so on.
With time it has served as an armory, treasury, and most of all, a prison and is being protected as a world heritage site.
Historical Walk on the south bank
The next step is towards the famous south bank and halts at several exciting tourist spots.
- You will pass HMS Belfast, a warship turned into a military museum.
- London’s city hall, an architectural marvel.
- Shakespear globe theatre
- The shard; the tallest building in western’s Europe
- St. Paul’s cathedral
- Tate modern art gallery
- London eye – Shed your fear of heights and treat yourself to a fantabulous view of London on this giant Ferris wheel.
House of parliament
This is the workplace of English lawmakers, and you can book a guided tour in advance, to know about the history and importance of the place.
The next stop should be the famous Westminster Abbey, the elegant, grand, and charming hosting site of most royal ceremonies, including Princess Diana’s wedding, apart from being the home of renowned English personalities and royals, namely Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, etc.
This is not another majestic home of the queen; paired with the ancient British-era interiors, the palace offers its visitors a glimpse of how the royal lives. Don’t miss the change of guard ceremony; it’s a visual treat.
Near the palace, there are several other sites such as,
- St. James park- Home of pelicans offering a mesmerizing view.
- Trafalgar Square – It is a landmark narrating historical incidents from the rich history of Great Britain, be it demonstrations political gatherings, while showcasing sculptures and memorial statues for the visitors.
A casual stroll through Whitehall will take you to 10 downing street, known as Prime minister’s home while passing other attractions like
- The Cenotaph – A famous war memorial
- National Gallery- For all those interested in delving into the UK’s mystical past, art, and culture.
You also have a chance to visit the underground market known as Covent Garden, which is a favorite among tourists and locals to shop and eat.
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