As one of the greatest cities in the world, London is one you can’t miss in your adventures. It’s filled with history and culture, and there’s something for everyone. If you’re visiting soon, here are the best 10 places to see:
1) Tower of London
Plan to give the Tower of London a whole day of your time as there is a lot to see. For over a 1,000 years, it has been a palace, prison, barracks and mint among other things. It’s the location of three Queens beheadings, including the most famous Anne Boleyn.
2) Churchill’s War Rooms
You’ll get a glimpse of what it was like to be Winston Churchill in London during World War II as you escape below to his underground bunker. The Cabinet War Rooms replicate the setting of the bunker while the Churchill Museum provides a modernized interactive experience for learning the history of Churchill’s life.
3) Hampton Court Palace
Located next to the Thames River, Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace is an architectural feat, boasting exquisite gardens and grounds. You can even schedule playing time on the royal tennis court, which was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey in between 1526-1529.
4) St. Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral is the location where Charles and Diana were married, and it’s the 300-year-old masterpiece from Sir Christopher Wren. But to reach the top and admire the artistic dome, you’ll have to climb 528 steps.
5) Sir John Soane’s Museum
Throughout his life, eccentric architect Sir John Soane (designer of the Bank of England) acquired a large range of priceless art collectibles that are now on full display along with his home. There is something to see around every corner.
6) Borough Market
Close to the Globe Theater, the Borough Market is a convenient location to pick up great food. It has one of the largest ranges of fresh produce, baked goods, and superb street food.
Located on the southeast side, Greenwich is in the historical heart of the city. Visit the Royal Observatory (placed on the Meridian Line) to get great views or visit the inviting parkland of Royal Greenwich.
8) The London Eye
An architectural wonder, the London Eye has been commanding large crowds and has become a staple in tourist activities for the city. The 30-minute ride offers the best views of city if it’s a clear day.
9) The Globe Theater
When you visit London, it would just be wrong to not see a play written by William Shakespeare. The Globe Theater is reconstructed to the dimension of Shakespeare’s original theater, and it’s dedicated to exploring and performing his work.
10) Portobello Road Market
Known for its antiques, Portobello Road Market provides an array of interesting items including posters, vintage and designer clothing, music, and food.