Top 5 Places in London that EVERY tourist must see
Top 5 Places In London That EVERY Tourist And Vacationer MUST Check Out
With an official population of over 8 million (in Greater London) and 14 million for its Metropolitan area, London isn’t only the largest city (and capital) in the United Kingdom…it’s also one of the MOST important cities in Europe. Matter of fact, London is exalted as one of the world’s two leading “Global Cities” – an international capital of music, education, fashion, finance, trade, and education.
A massive city that’s divided into 32 boroughs, London is as noisy, vibrant, and multicultural as a city could get! It’s a megalopolis that’s teeming with people from different walks of life; crazy ideas you wouldn’t even think about; and feverish energy that never dies. If you’re planning to give London a visit, here are the top 5 places you MUST visit. No excuses by the way.
Tower Of London
This tower is one of the MOST famous buildings in London…PERIOD! Showcasing the 900-year history of the Royal palace with a prison and execution chamber to top it all off, it’s no surprise why this place is a HUGE ‘best seller’ among history nuts. You can gaze up the White Tower; tip and toe through the King’s medieval bed chamber; and allow the Crown Jewels to make your jaw drop!
For the kids and rest of the family however, the jewel house and zoo within the Tower of London is almost guaranteed to be a massive, instant hit for the whole family.
The Royal Museums At Greenwich
Combining the historically rich Queen’s House and the Royal Observatory (also located in Greenwich) in one neat package, London’s Royal Museums have the distinction of being the largest maritime museum in the planet!
A visit to the fabled museum allows you to stand next to the Prime Meridian; check out all of those awe-inspiring, magnificent stars through their planetarium; and even touch a meteorite to satisfy the astronomical geek in you. Keep in mind, however, that while entrance to the Royal Museums is free, some charges do apply,
The National Gallery
Dubbed as the crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, the city’s National Gallery boasts a vast open space that’s oozing with West European Paintings that originated all the way from the 13th and 19th century.
If you’re a die-hard fan of maestros such as Van Gogh; the Renaissance Man Leonardo da Vinci; Renoir; Constable; and other influential painters and artists, this place will melt you with its sheer awesomeness. And like an icing topping off a cake, entrance is free!
Victoria and Albert Museum
We have yet another popular must-visit especially for history and art lovers!
Known as V&A among locals, this museum commemorates art and design by showcasing magnificent artefacts hailed from different parts of the globe. With 3000 years-worth of furniture, paintings, metal-works, textiles, and other jaw-dropping works of art, it’s hard to guess what you’ll see next. Keep in mind, though, that while entrance is free, some exhibitions within the V&A Museum require tickets.
A visit to London won’t be complete without giving the London Eye a ride. Recognised as EDF Energy London Eye by locals, this tourist spot is and will ALWAYS be a major attraction in the city’s skyline.
In case you are unaware, it boasts 32 capsules that can hold up to 25 people…not to mention it’s the LARGEST observation wheel the city has to offer. If you are looking for a breathtaking view of the city’s 55 world-famous landmarks within 30 minutes, this is the place to go. Not to mention it makes for an excellent cure for your fear of heights if you are suffering from one!