How long do you usually stay someplace when you are on vacation? A couple of days, or maybe a week or two? I’ve realized that one has to live somewhere for a long time to really see all there is to an area. I’ve lived in the area of Seattle for my whole life, yet I still have a lot to see (I’m off to make some plans right now). Imagine you only have one day to see the best of London. You will most likely stay longer than a day, but this itinerary will help you know what places are critical to visit.
“You will most likely stay longer than a day, but this itinerary will help you know what places are critical to visit.”
- WESTMINSTER ABBEY: A collegiate church nearly 1,000 years old, Westminster Abbey is one of the most iconic features of London. Clusters of tourists will wait for hours to catch a glimpse of the stunning Gothic architecture, as well as to pay their respects to the burial grounds of Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and other highly respected individuals. There is so much hidden history tucked away in the walls of the structure. The guides inside have lots of knowledge to share. Many pay for a guided tour to learn about the church’s history and to see the most important spots, all under 1 and 1/2 hours.
- TOWER OF LONDON: The Tower of London is one of the most well-known relics of the British Monarchy. The castle was formerly a fortress, a royal palace, and an infamous prison as well. The place stores the highly-valuable crown jewels, which is the main attraction.
- TOWER BRIDGE: Conveniently, the Tower Bridge is right outside the Tower of London. Most people think that this bridge is the London Bridge we hear in the nursery rhyme, but the London Bridge is separate from the Tower Bridge. There are plenty of places to take a picture, as well as places to eat. This is the perfect spot for a lunch break.
4. BUCKINGHAM PALACE & BIG BEN: If you’re in London, might as well get as close to the Queen as you can! Apparently, one can’t have tea with the Queen though. She’s too busy. Nearby, there is the Victoria Memorial, Canada Gate and Memorial, plus the Official Buckingham Palace Road Shop. You are also in close proximity to the Big Ben.
5. BRITISH MUSEUM: Showcasing nearly 8 million objects from places all over the world, the public institution is a great place to learn about global history, art, and culture.
6. PICCADILLY CIRCUS: Piccadilly Circus is a busy road junction of 5 streets, as well as a public area for people to walk and sit around. In the middle of the area lies the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, in which the statue of the archer Eros sits on top of. The junction is highly popular because of the illuminating video screens, like the ones in Times Square. Piccadilly Circus is beautiful in the evening, and it’s a great place to dine and shop.
Which place do you look forward to visit the most in London?
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