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Miniguide to London: England’s capital city, London needs no introduction. It’s a tourist paradise with countless things to see and do.
Selfie sticks at the ready, London is home to some of the most famous landmarks in the world. Why not take a trip to see the Queen at Buckingham Palace? You might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Go for a stroll along the river Thames before taking a ride on the London Eye - the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom! Hopefully you have a head for heights as from 135 meters in the air, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the whole city. Soak up the sights, up to 25 miles out on a clear day, as you watch the world go by. After that, you can head on over to the Palace of Westminster where you’ll hear the chimes of Big Ben or maybe you’ll prefer soaking up the atmosphere amidst the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly Circus.
But it’s not just famed for its landmarks, London is also a fashionista’s paradise, with hundreds of shops and boutique stores lining the streets. Head on down to Camden Town and have a look around some of the quirky market stalls. Whilst there why not stop for a pint at the famed Hawley Arms? Known to be a favourite of the late Amy Winehouse. It’s always buzzing with thirsty tourists and locals. With its rooftop terrace it’s the perfect spot to chill out and relax after a busy day. For even more shopping you can visit the famed Oxford Street which boasts over 300 stores including Primark, Nike Town and Topshop. You’ll be spoilt for choice on Oxford Street, an unrivaled shopping experience where you can truly shop ‘til you drop.
For the little kids and big kids alike, London is home to world-famous toy shop Hamleys. It’s the oldest and largest toyshop in the world with a wide array of toys and games. M&M’s world is also a fun store popular with both children and adults. It’s home to all things M&M’s from clothing to homeware. You’ll also find many different flavours of the popular chocolate treat. A shopping trip to London isn’t complete without a trip to the world famous Harrods department store. A home for luxury gifts, designer clothing, fashion accessories and so much more. You’re certain to find what you’re looking for at Harrods.
The city of London is home to some of the best museums and galleries, too. The world-famous British Museum houses some rare and historic artifacts from around the world. Some of the highlights on show include Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone and Parthenon sculptures. You can also take a trip to the National Portrait Gallery where you can literally stand face to face with kings, queens and celebs! The gallery houses the world’s largest collection of portraits. Some of the pieces on show include the most famous painting of William Shakespeare and the Chandos Portrait.
London is also home to many parks and gardens such as the world famous Hyde Park. This Grade 1-listed major park sits right in the heart of the city. It offers a relaxing space where you can chill out after a busy day. Kensington Gardens is another stunning spot which was once the private gardens of Kensington Palace. Here you’ll find the Princess Diana Memorial Playground, a free playground that over 1,000,000 people enjoy each year. Hop on board the huge pirate ship, the focal point of the park. It’s a fantastic day out that the whole family will enjoy.
London Travel Information: If you’re flying in, London is served by 5 major airports: London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and London Stansted. Taxi, minibus or coach hire will get you straight into the heart of the city within minutes. Once you’re there, getting around London is super easy thanks to the speedy underground and overground networks. If you’re traveling to London by rail, there are several stations serving the capital. These include: Waterloo, Paddington, King’s Cross, St Pancras, Euston, Charing Cross, Victoria, London Bridge, Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street. The main station London Euston is served by high speed trains to and from most major cities including Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. Travel by coach is another option, the National Express has a service which stops at London Victoria Coach Station.