London is a city where tradition meets pop culture and where the fast-paced, ultra posh and brightly-lit city is in perfect harmony with tradition, culture and the arts, a vibrant history, and royalty.
With a tremendous selection of attractions, places to see and millions of things to do; London is nothing short of magical.
London is a colossal megacity with millions of people. Navigating through it, with its many and sometimes confusing networks of public transportation and its endless throngs of people (both locals and tourists) can be quite a challenge, even for the seasoned traveler.
So take notes carefully; here are the top 6 London attractions you simply should not miss:
1. The London Eye
Location: South Bank
The London Eye is the world’s third biggest observation wheel and should be number one on the list of the things to do for everyone visiting London. Aboard one of the thirty two capsules, you will see London in all its breathtaking splendor. It offers a spectacular view of the city and unbeatable angles of the city’s most famous landmarks. The best time to go is around sunset. It’s magic at its finest.
2. Madame Tussauds London
Location: Marylebone Road
If you have always wondered what it would be like to meet a celebrity or be one, then, wonder no more. Madame Tussauds is sure to give you your showbiz fix with its fourteen super fun and interactive zones. Strut down the red carpet and pose, showing the paparazzi your killer smile. Pose with your favorite celebrity wax figures which are so lifelike, you almost can’t even tell the difference. You will surely feel the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Just don’t forget your camera and feel the magic of fame.
3. Portabello Market
Location: West London
It’s hard work being famous; but one of the perks is you can go shopping whenever you want. After a long day of living like a celebrity in Madame Tussauds, head on to the world-famous Portabello Market for some well-deserved shopping break.
Walk down Portabello road to get the authentically trendy London experience. It’s definitely one of the best places to see and shop in London. From fruits and veggies to antiques to novelty items to second hand stuff, and all things fashion; you can literally find everything you need here. As an added bonus, you can also visit the legendary Notting Hill. Nothing spells magic like a little bit of fame and some hard core shopping.
4. Covent Garden
Location: Central London
If you’re into high end shopping, then Covent Garden is perfect for you. If Disneyland is the most magical place on earth for a child, then, Covent Garden is the most magical place in London for every shopper, foodie, history buff, artist, and anyone who just wants to have fun. Teeming with restaurants, bars, museums, famous landmarks, theaters, operas, and shops, there’s something for everybody.
5. Buckingham Palace
Location: Buckingham Palace Road
Now, who can resist happy endings and fairy tales? The stunning architecture, the magnificent garden, the priceless artworks, and the incomparable history of Britain’s Royalty; Buckingham Palace is as close to magic as you’re going to get. A trip London is just not complete without a visit to the Buckingham Palace.
6. Hyde Park
One of the best parks in London, Hyde Park was once a hunting ground for the royals. The Speaker’s Corner, where people can voice out their thoughts, made the park very popular and made it the best location for mass demonstrations and protests. Hyde Park is also a choice location for the biggest rock and pop concerts in history.
London truly is one of the most magical places to see in the planet. Its majestic beauty, splendid charm, bright lights, endless array of attractions and touch of royalty make every traveler’s dreams comes true.
Travel tip shared by morinmiz