To me, London is one of the most amazing places in the world and I go there as often as I can to take in as much as possible.
It’s rich in history, things to do, mysteries and hidden gems. I can’t count all the times that I have been to London since I was little and I still haven’t seen everything that London has to offer. If it wasn’t my parents, it was my big sister taking me up there for the day.
There are attractions like the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life Centre, Shrek’s Adventure, The London Dungeons, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, The Tower of London, The London Bridge Experience, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Convent Garden, Leicester Square, Hyde Park, St Paul’s Cathedral, Harrods, Imperial War Museum, the Science Museum, the Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, the list just goes on and on.
I think that in order to see everything, you would need a solid 3 weeks of just sightseeing all day everyday in order to get it all done.
The best thing to do with attraction tickets is to book them online, they can be a lot cheaper and on some attractions like the London Eye, Sea Life Centre, Madame Tussauds, Shrek’s Adventure, London Dungeons and Thames River Cruise, you can buy the tickets all at the same time and save loads of money. You have to pick the first attraction, date and time but then after that, you have 90 days to use the passes. Check out my post about it.
Booking online will also mean that you can plan your day to make sure you get in everything you do. Booking a time doesn’t always mean that you will go into the attraction at that time, you may go in a little time after but at least you would have a slot that you have.
There are all different kinds of festivals and event you can go to and enjoy as well. Sometimes it feels like there is something going on every weekend in London like the Foodies Festival, Notting Hill festival, the Great British Beer Festival, FrightFest, Chinese New Year, London Wine Week, Winter Wonderland, Christmas markets, Camden Rocks, like the list of attractions, this list goes on and on.
The whole city always feels so exciting and as if anything could happen while I’m there. It just has this magic buzz that goes right through you and ignites you.
If you are looking to stay in London, there are no shortage of hotels but you have to be realistic about how much you want to pay and where you want to stay. If you want to go cheap and basic like I have in the past then prepare yourself because there are some hotels that I picked because they were cheap and they were horrible. I now go for the slightly more expensive ones so that I can have a good hotel.
If you want to stay in a nice area like Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Westminster or near a big attraction, you are going to be paying a lot for that room. Sometimes it’s better to stay a little further afield and near a train station so that it’s easy to get into London. I stayed at the Premier Inn in Hanger Lane for a weekend away with my sister, it was cheap, only 20 minutes away on the tube and the price included breakfast. Perfect!
As much as I love London, getting around still confuses me sometimes, I have to reply on Google Maps and public transport apps to work out the best routes to get to places. I prefer taking a taxi or a bus as you can see the city as your drive through it, if I am in a rush, it’s best to take the tube. I have a post all about the different ways of getting around London.
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