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Best Things to Do in London

Best Things to Do in London

London is the capital and the most important city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, is undoubtedly one of the most important cities in the world, is one of the nerve centers in the field of arts, trade, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, media, research, tourism and transport.

London Location

London Location

There are 6 airports to get to London. The first and most important is Heathrow International Airport, which has the largest number of connections and activity, it is located in the district of Hillingdon in west London. The second largest and most important airport is Gatwick, located south of the city in Crawley. The third best-known airport is the London City Airport, which is the only one located within the city and is located in the municipal district of Newham, its main purpose is quick access to the financial district of the city. Finally we have the airports of Luton in the northwest, Stansted in the northeast and Southend in the east of the city as other options for low cost or local flights.

London Airports Location

London Airports Location

The other option to arrive in London is by train to St Pancras station using the EuroStar from Paris, this is a high speed train that connects London with Paris in just 3 hours and crosses under the English Channel.

St Pancras Station London

St Pancras Station London

EuroStar Train

EuroStar Train

Once in London it is very easy to move using the "Underground" or subway, you should consider the costs vary from peak hours.

London Underground

London Underground

London has many places of interest and is one of the cities where I recommend using the "hop on hop off" bus service. The place to start is undoubtedly the most iconic of London: the Palace of Westminster also known as the Parliament. The palace is located on the north bank of the River Thames, one of the most notable features of the palace is the clock tower, which houses the bell called Big Ben.

Palace of Westminster and the Big Ben

Palace of Westminster and the Big Ben

Very close to the Palace of Westminster and across the River Thames, you can find the London Eye, opened in 2000, it has become another well-known attraction in the city and where you can get a great view of it .

London Eye

London Eye

Following the route of the River Thames, we have two other important attractions: the Tower of London along with the Tower Bridge. The Tower of London was built in 1078 and remains today as an exceptionally well preserved Norman medieval fortress and has served as royal castle, armory, treasury, menagerie, Royal Mint, public records, and house of the jewels of the Crown.

Tower of London

Tower of London

Next to the Tower of London we can find the Tower Bridge built in neo-Gothic Victorian style. This is undoubtedly the most photographed bridge in London today.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Once covered the route of the River Thames, the next major point of interest is Buckingham Palace, which is currently the official residence of the Queen in London. It is also used for official ceremonies, state visits and as a sightseeing. Here the famous Changing of the Guard takes place, a daily ceremony in summer and every few days in winter.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

For museums there are several options that include the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of London, the Museum of Victoria and Albert, or the Museum of Modern Art (Tate).

British Museum

British Museum

National Gallery in London

National Gallery in London

Another attraction in London is to visit the different squares or points of interest where I highly recommend walking through Piccadilly, Soho, Trafalgar Square and the Financial District.

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus

Soho in London

Soho in London

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

London Financial District

London Financial District

London is also one of the most iconic cities in film and music, many people travel only to visit the iconic places where the Beatles were like Abbey Road, or where Sherlock Holmes is filmed at 221B Baker Street, or even several of the emblematic buildings that appear in the scenes of James Bond. The film industry is once again at its peak in London, this is where the great majority of Harry Potter movies and also the recent Star Wars saga were filmed. For Harry Potter fans, you can visit this magical world at the Warner Brothers studios in London.

Abbey Road in London, The Beatles

Abbey Road in London, The Beatles

Baker Street in London, Sherlock Holmes

Baker Street in London, Sherlock Holmes

Harry Potter tour in London

Harry Potter tour in London

Of course you can not miss your picture in a phone booth or in a red double-decker buses and if there is a bit of rain don't worry it's the classic London weather.

Phone Booth and London Bus

Phone Booth and London Bus

And my final recommendation would be to drink several "pints" of beer or cider with local food in any Pub, or eat Indian food since London is the best place to eat it after the country of origin.

The Churchill Arms Pub

The Churchill Arms Pub

Until next time, bye bye!

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