Top Things to Do in London (Part-2)
See Big Ben
On every London road Big Ben is a perfect first stop. Big-Ben (that is the name of the bell, not the tower) is an emblematic sight on Parliament Square, in the London skyline that tourists should not overlook. Cross Westminster Bridge, where Big Ben and the Parliament House stand across the River for the best view. When you can’t enter or climb the clock, you can hear it chiming the hour after 1859. The Westminster Abbey, the Buckingham Palace and the London Eye are a quick walk from the Big Ben.
Tour Tower Bridge
The Tower Bridge, which stretches through the Thames from London City to Southwark, provides guided visits to explore the past and the features of the bridge. During the visits, the payment cards were demanded and displayed the Victorian Engine Rooms, which once operated the bridge lifts via steam engines. The large glass bridges offer great views of London. You can also travel across them. Tower Bridge, barring 24 to 26 December, is open daily.
Peruse the Tate Modern
For several years, the Tate Modern has been London’s number one tourist attraction and draws thousands of visitors involved in modern and contemporary art. There are several regular displays as well as unique shows and equipment in the building, which was subsequently linked to it in 2016. There is a 360-degree deck with views of London from all directions at the 10th level of the Switch House. The museum is free for visitors, although a paid pass may be needed for some exhibits. From the Tate Modern, explore Borough Market or take the Thames Clipper across the river to the Tate Britain.
Explore Kensington Palace
Peek within Kensington Palace Royal Residence, Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s current home, containing both temporary and permanent displays. See the King’s Gallery and look at the King’s State Apartments in the childhood quarters of Queen Victoria. Both are included in the entry costs. Don’t overlook the Sunken Garden and the Kensington Palace Pavilion that sell tea and other snacks and drinks for the afternoon. It is advisable to reserve tickets quite quickly online, especially on a weekend or vacation.
Dine at Borough Market
Since 1756, Borough Market, London’s huge, open-air, covered market, has been selling food, products from baked goods, and meals ready for cooking. Today it operates everyday except on Sundays and allows guests to join one of our usual suppliers ‘ stalls or take lunch. Douzens of restaurants such as Padella, Bao and Hawksmoore are also based on the street. Most restaurants need a reservation or a long time (get extra early if you like to try homemade pasta of Padella), but you always have a nice snack or dinner somewhere else. See Borough Olives, Bread Ahead Bakery and Piemin, some of the better stalls on the street.
Watch the Changing of the Guard
Witness traditional British pageantry when the routine shifts, when the new guard eliminates the old guard, at Buckingham Palace. The service takes about 45 minutes and is set for 10:45 a.m. and the views of the Palace and St. James look special in the audience. It’s open, so tourists can come to a good place early. The guard shift usually happens everyday, but the ceremony is not conducted regularly, so it is best to check the timetable online while preparing your travel to London. Also in the Windsor Castle, the security guard is adjusted daily and guests have access to a pass.
Ride the London Eye
The London Eye is the highest wheel in Europe to explore the capital and the Thames with amazing views. This moves slowly, so it is less a trip than a glimpse and it is a perfect way to understand the scale of London. Book a time and seat online before your visit and suggest changing to a quick-track pass, which can take quite some time. Many local attractions like, Madame Tussaud’s and Shrek’s Adventure can also be paired with tickets to the Fly!and No SEA LIFE.Tags: Famous, London, travel, World