I LOVE London!
Have I said it already? Well I’ll say it again – I LOVE LONDON!
Why? Oh so many reasons, after all these years it still makes me welcome when I visit. Growing up in Essex, and working in London, I got to see quite a lot of the place. And I never get tired of it, I can go there time and time again, see the same sights and still learn something new each time. London has so much to offer visitors, you can spend a few weeks easily wandering from one attraction to another. Guided walking tours are available for those that want something more organised, or you can simply use the hop-on-hop-off bus if you are pushed for time. I find that just walking around is the best way and the new London Wayfinder signs for walkers are excellent.
The London Underground rail system, (known as “The Tube”) is really easy to use and visitors can purchase a Visitor Oyster Card which offers a 50% discount to cash fares. These can be bought online at Visit Britain Limited, along with a London Pass which gives you free access to 60+ attractions around London, including the Hop-on, Hop-off bus.
The London Pass can be bought for 1, 2, 3 or 6 days use, and attractions include;
- Tower of London,
- Westminster Abbey,
- Windsor Castle,
- Hampton Court Palace,
- Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre,
- London Bridge Experience,
- Thames River Cruise,
- Tower Bridge Exhibition,
There are many guided walking tours, some are free, and some offer self-guided tours. A good starting point when researching is to check out these websites:
Free tours by foot Strawberry Tours New Europe Tours
Free London Walking Tours Undiscovered London London for Free
Well now we’ve explored ways and means of getting around the city, lets see some of the places worth the effort! (And these are purely my own experiences and opinions, you may have different ideas of what you like and if so, please share them with us on the comments section).
London Eye St Paul’s Cathedral Tower Bridge Westminster Abbey
Madame Tussaud’s Hyde Park Piccadilly Circus Covent Garden
The Old Cheshire Cheese Buckingham Palace Tate Modern