February 28, 2024

Travelling to London: Check These 5 Tourist Attractions

Whether you are travelling to the UK capital for business or pleasure, good for you since it is still one of the most beautiful cities of all time. You can visit beautiful art galleries, museums, historical sites like palaces and castles, impressive Soho restaurants, and more.

However, nothing is perfect, and the one thing that makes London challenging is its traffic congestion. Yes, it’s a serious problem, but don’t worry; there’s a solution for everything – you can hire a luxury airport transfer with a professional chauffeur who will take you from or to any airport. You will not just avoid the traffic jams but also have the privilege of riding in a luxurious vehicle and having a comfortable ride.

And once you arrive in the city centre, it’s time to explore London’s tourist attractions, so let’s see five places worth visiting!

London Eye: The Cantilevered Observation Wheel

One of the most visited tourist attractions in the capital of the United Kingdom is the impressive London Eye, the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and the fourth largest one in the world and located near attractions such as The London Dungeons, Sea Life Centre and Shrek’s Adventure.

This incredible landmark has 32 capsules, and what is even more interesting is that you will be able to see many other remarkable places from it, like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, and so on.

In addition, the London Eye lights up in many different colours according to the type of celebration happening at the time or the time of year you will be visiting. It would be a shame to visit the UK capital and not at least see the London Eye as one of the most beautiful landmarks in this beautiful city.

Big Ben: The Famous Clock Tower

A tourist attraction that’s worth visiting right after your luxury airport transfer London brings you to the city’s centre is the legendary Big Ben. Unfortunately, it’s not entirely accessible, but even just seeing it from the outside, it’s worth the view.

It stands at the Palace of Westminster, and it has 334 steps. One fascinating fact is that penny coins are used for time adjustment since they still use Victorian mechanisms for each hour when the clock chimes – you know, the Brits are all about tradition.

As a foreign citizen, you probably won’t be able to visit it since it’s available only to UK citizens. Nevertheless, seeing it from the outside is enough since it’s a remarkable historical and cultural tourist attraction.

Travelling to London Check these 5 tourist attractions Big ben through the London Eye during sunset

Buckingham Palace: The Royal Residence

The United Kingdom may not be only about royalty, but it’s a massive part of this country, and not visiting Buckingham Palace would be like not being in London at all.

It’s the place where Queen Elizabeth II spent the majority of her reign, but also where the administrative headquarters are, a place where many royal and national events take place, and St. James and Green Park surround it.

You will have the chance to see the Changing of the Guard, the Queen’s gallery with around 450 works, and the Clarence House behind the palace. It’s a historical place where many important events happened and decisions were made, and it also looks extraordinary.

Tower of London: The Historic Castle

If you want to visit a genuinely historical place, the Tower of London is an excellent choice since it is almost 1,000 years old.

Since it was made by William the Conqueror in 1066, it has had many bright and dark roles throughout the years. It has been an arsenal, a prison, and an execution place; however, it also has a jewel house, a royal palace, a fortress, and a royal zoo.

You will be able to visit the Jewel House, see the Medieval Palace, visit the Royal Mint, and so on. One of the most interesting things about this place is that there are six ravens kept here, and the reason they can’t leave this place is because their wings are clipped. The reason why is even more fascinating – it’s believed that if these ravens leave the tower, the kingdom will fall.

National Gallery: The Art Museum

Last but not least, if you want to see something other than palaces and castles, the National Gallery is an excellent choice, especially if you love art.

It was established in 1824, and most importantly, the entry is free! No wonder millions of people visit this place every year, not just because it’s free but also because you can see over 2,600 iconic National Gallery paintings.

Visiting the National Gallery in London means seeing some of the most legendary paintings of all time, including Sandro Botticelli’s 15th-century masterpiece, ‘’Sunflowers’’ by Van Gogh, ‘’The Water-Lily Pond’’ by Claude Monet, etc. It’s valuable to note that regular exhibitions cost a small fee, but that’s nothing compared to what you can witness!

Restaurant scene

London has a whole host of restaurants, from the family friendly, to the quirky to the stylish, with many hotels offering luxury restaurants to its guests.  To get a better feel of what is on offer and to see what restaurants can host special occasions, check out Square Meal UK.

It’s your choice whether or not you’ll visit these places; however, it would be wonderful to use the opportunity while you’re in London!

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

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