With the Jubilee, Olympics and summer holidays all coming up, the United Kingdom, particularly the capital city of London, is becoming a hugely popular destination to visit this year. I’m planning a trip this summer but seeing as I’ll only be there for a few days I need to decide on the most exciting and worthwhile attractions to visit while I’m there.
I’ve compiled a list of what I think the best things to see and do in London are.
I’m planning on using the services of a sightseeing tour so I can hop on and off at each attraction and get some information on places at the same time.
I’m hoping to try out a ‘Boris bike’ to see the sights without getting caught in traffic too.
Tower of London
The former prison and site of many historical events, this attraction has a wealth of interesting and gruesome stories to tell. I can’t wait to visit!
A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without stopping off to see the Queen (well, her house anyway).
I’ll definitely be heading to the world famous Oxford Street to do some shopping – I’m going to try and not spend too much (not sure how well that will go), although I have been saving.
Being a royal fanatic I’m excited to see where Kate and Wills got married last year, as well as to take a tour around the wealth of history the Abbey holds.
Although I am scared of heights, I’m going to brave this attraction to get a glimpse of the whole city from up high. Open until midnight during the summer months, you can see the city lit up at night or witness the view in daylight, or even both! I think I’ll be doing the day time trip.
Victoria and Albert Museum or the Natural History Museum
I’m told that these museums are full of interesting facts, history and culture. With various exhibitions in each museum there’s surely plenty to keep you entertained. There’s dinosaurs and more in the Natural History Museum and the V&A is known as the ‘world’s greatest museum of art and design’. I’m hoping to fit at least one of these into my trip, probably the Natural History as I’m a bit of a science geek.
My friends tell me that a trip to London isn’t complete until you’ve been to Camden Market. There’s a variety of food outlets, stalls and shops selling a huge range of things. I’m hoping to pick up some unique bargains.
Looking at this list again, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to fit all of these things into my trip, so I’ll have to book another one soon!
Do you have any suggestions of things to do/see in London?
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