You can't miss these 7 places while you are in London
London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with the amalgamation of both medieval Christian tradition coupled with modern subtle style. Attracting 27 million tourists yearly, London sets its touristic parameters very high when European Mid-western trends are classified while making it the most visited places in entire Europe. Split into the vibrant and distinctive areas of North, West, South and East London as well as the commercial hub of Central London –the city marks the epitome of excitement in shortest of span possible.
While it is impossible to tour London even in a week span (unless you have visa expiring), here are the 10 most beautiful attractions of London which will force you to mesmerize in its tune while fascinating its charm.
If London had a history, it was written down in this park. Famous for its historical significance for having hosted a number of demonstrations and protests which includes the Suffragettes, it is one of the most important and famous parks of London. You can still spot some debates, protests, and performances in its famous Speaker’s Corner. The Park boasts of two memorable water bodies, the most famous being the Serpentine where you can go paddle boating, swan seeing and most important take a chill around the city vibes.
Kings, Queens, Statesman, Democracy, Statecraft, and Soldiers – they make the home of democracy more fascinating at Westminster Abbey. It is a must-see living Pageant of British History enthralled with the sermons of Poets, Priests, Heroes, and villains. Every year, Westminster attracts more than 1 million visitors from across the globe who want to explore its 700 years old building – the coronation church. Westminster Abbey houses the Parliament of Britain and where the democracy was born to be spread across the world. At its square, you can sense the leaves of history being unfurled with you being a witness to it all.
Clearly, this place can be called the most visited spots in the world where the gigantic roller coaster, London Eye, looks over the entirety of London whilst gazing past the Thames. A trip to London cannot get completed without a visit to London Eye which was originally constructed to celebrate the millennium. It boasts of London’s best views from its 32 capsules, each weighing 10 tonnes and holding the capacity of 25 people each. At night the wheel is lit up in seasonal colors and is the centerpiece of London’s annual New Year’s Fireworks display.
London has a lifeblood in the form of Thames, on the shores of which the industrial revolution grew in the 19th century. It serves well for the purpose of tourism as well with the Thames cruises being on everyone’s bucket list while visiting London. Cruises run as regularly as 30 minutes from several key locations passing several sites such as Tower Bridge, House of Parliament and London Eye. During the New year’s firecracker celebration, the cruises serve as the most important spots.
A square filled with bright colors, big electronic screens and a buzzing crowd, Piccadilly Circus is one of the major attractions of London. It has been a busy spot since the 17th Century when it was a commercial hub.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Well, if you are a fan of Harry Potter and its making, you can’t help yourself but visit this awesome studio for live image capturing the magic of Harry Potter. This unique walking tours take you behind the scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes, and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets that even Dumbledore can’t explain. Here are the attractions of the place:
- Step inside to actually find the Great Hall
- Explore Dumbledore’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures
- Step into famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, shop fronts of Ollivander’s wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasley wizard cheeses etc
The London Dungeon is an enthralling attraction that will take you back to the past’s most horrible bits. You can see, hear, smell and feel London’s Darkest stories and secrets as they come to life in front of your eyes. As you are taken back in time, you will come close to frighteningly funny characters from tortures and judges to local legends. As you listen to their stories, you get swayed into places where the reality and characterization often get blurred.