London Diaries

London Diaries

London is  one my favorite places in the world. Even, though I have holidayed in London a couple of times, it never gets tiring. There is something in the air, I guess;)

Samuel Johnson had it figured out too

 

So, without further ado, lets just talk about what are the things you should not miss when in London!

  1. Oxford Street– According to me, Oxford Street is the heart of London.  A huge spread of roads,  boisterous sounds around you, and of course the stores that offer lot of shopping 😉
Tube Station

 

View of Oxford Street On Boxing Day

2. Piccadilly Circus– Another street of London, which comes pretty close to the the Oxford Street.  The famous fountain, which I’m sure you have seen in many movies is right in the center of the street. You can find some great cafes, restaurants and you could also do some trinket shopping in the place.

The famous billboard, behind the famous fountain!

3. Leicester Square– Just a ‘few steps’ ahead of Piccadilly Street is Leicester Square. Although, it is not really a ‘touristy place’ but I had to mention it because of the energy the place yields. Go, and grab an ice-cream if you must, but don’t miss out this place. Also, most of the cinemas in Central London are here.

4. Madame Tussaud’s–  or the ‘wax museum’ is  a major tourist attraction in London.  It has wax statues of many celebrities, political figures and even a a couple of fun rides.

Justin Bieber!
PM Narendra Modi

5.Hyde Park- Not your typical tourist attraction, but in-case you happen to  be in London on Sunday, you should not miss visiting this place. It’s an open air park, where people can engage in speeches, debates etc.

Sign outside the park!

6. London Eye -I was always very skeptical, about the ‘London Eye’, but, to my surprise it turned out to be quite fun. It even had it’s own wifi, so it felt kind of royal viewing the Big Ben, the Tower Bridge from 135 meters up in the air, and being online at the same time ?!

When inside the London Eye!

 

London Eye At Night

7.Tower Of London– The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London.  It’s a must visit, of course. And, you also do not want to miss out on The  Crown Jewels section, to catch a glimpse of the Kohinoor.

 

8. St. Pauls  Cathedral-  As, the name suggests, it’s a cathedral, and it is indeed beautiful.

 

9. Museums– I’m not too big on museums, but my children sure, have a knack of it. There are many museums worth visiting, but two must visit’s are–The Natural History Museum & The British Museum. Sciences museum is also very good.

10.Touring around London- There are lot’s of tours to visit places around the city like, The Bath, Stonehenge etc.  We finally made it Stonehenge this time, and it was about two hours ride from London.

 

 

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