For many people, travel is a luxury meant to be treasured and enjoyed to the fullest. Most tourists want to maximise their trip and make the most of their time, effort and money—and the best way to do this is by enjoying the place as much as they possibly can. If you are planning a trip to London, for instance, you’ll want to make sure you know what places to visit, beforehand. Being prepared, after all, is one way to ensure that you schedule your vacation time wisely. There is a wealth of information literally at your fingertips, these days, and all it takes is a few clicks on your gadget to pull up ideas and to make an itinerary for your great British adventure.
As you research, it would be worthwhile, as well, to read up on modes of transport form one destination to the next. Are the sights within walking distance from each other? Are they accessible by public transport? Or do you prefer to go all out and hire a rental car or chauffeur service to see London in London, or wherever else you may choose to visit in the UK, in style.
Here are just a few must-see places wen in London:
1. Buckingham Palace
Definitely one of the most iconic buildings in London, as the designated city residence of Britain's royalty ever since 1837. Buckingham Palace is also where the famous Changing of Guard takes place on certain months. This 45-minute event draws crowds for its colorful display of precision marching and band music is free
2. Tower Bridge and Tower of London
The great Tower of London has a rich, interesting past. From once having been a prison to becoming a palace then a treasure vault and even a private zoo for exotic wild animals, this tower is nothing you’ve seen before. This is another iconic heritage site that highlights the Crown Jewels exhibition and the Beefeaters or Yeoman Warders who stand guard.
3. Parliament and Big Ben
What says “London” more clearly than Big Ben? This 318-foot tower is just about the most iconic and recognised landmark of London. It houses the gigantic clock and the resounding bell known as Big Ben. Just below this breathtaking structure is the Houses of Parliament which stretches along the River Thames. This was the seat of the Britain’s government for centuries. This was also the site of Westminster Palace which was occupied by the well-known William the Conqueror.
4. The London Eye
A trip to London just isn’t complete without a visit to one of its newer attractions, the London. Formally inaugurated on December 31, 1999, this Ferris wheel was constructed in celebration of the millennium. The Eye, which towers above the city at 135 metres (443 ft) tall with a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft), offers passengers a gorgeous view of the environs. At night, the Eye is lit with seasonal colours. It is also the focal point of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
So, consider London for your next bucket-list travel destination for a jolly good time!