Now as far as London is concerned, apart from being one of the major tourist hubs, there is little to no dearth of options regarding things to do. This should really come as no surprise to anyone and everyone who has visited the city or even heard about it from word of mouth. You may be a resident of the city or a tourist, but the bottom line is – the list of things to do is literally endless in every sense of the word.
Hence, regardless of where your interests lie, London is that city that happens to have something for everyone across the board. On that very note, let us take a closer look regarding some of the favourite places in the city and which of them are the most common haunts for most people out there :-
- Tower Of London: For history buffs in particular, going here is indeed a must. And that too with 12 towers to explore and a Crown Jewel exhibition to boot. Can’t possibly go wrong there.
- British Museum: Not just an architectural beauty by itself, but also home to some of the best and most noted antiques out there making it a history researchers dream come true in the most vivid sense.
- Portobello Road Market: Adored by tourists and locals alike, this is an absolute delight and haven for all those who are on the lookout for antiques and flea market items.
- Buckingham Palace: Now this one is literally a no-brainer. With the most grand and exquisite paintings as well as architecture to admire, you simply have to include it on your list.
- Piccadilly Circus: Pretty much the centre of the city and London’s very own Times Square, this spot is pretty much perpetually buzzing with some activity or the other.
- Westminster Abbey: This magnificent medieval church has hosted a large number of weddings and coronations as well as having an extremely peaceful aura.
- National Gallery: Now for anyone who is a painter or an artist, this is indeed a must visit in every sense of the word. If you’re looking for a number of Renaissance works of art, look no further.
- Hyde Park: Beautifully picturesque and serene in every sense, you must treat yourself to the boat rides across the lake and spot the lovely swans as well.
- Tower Bridge: Quite the marvel of architecture, it is worthwhile visiting the bridge just for the fact that it has a myriad of stunning views of the city itself.
- West End Theatre District: Equivalent to New York’s Broadway, you can be sure of the fact that a casual visit is definitely a treat, even if you’re not particularly disposed towards theatre.
Now, probably a lot of you looking at the above list are going to notice and point out that the one important factor to be taken into consideration while discussing London is missing. And as most of you out there will already know, that is the expense factor. It’s absolutely no secret that it is indeed one of the most expensive cities in the world plus the astronomical pound to rupee conversion certainly doesn’t help matters in that sense.
However, it would be worthwhile to note that one can still find a way around this by looking at slightly more cheaper options over the net. That way, you will not be depriving yourself of any of the activities that you want to do.