While it’s often gothic architecture is typical of England, London is multiculturalism in itself. An eclectic mix of ethnicities, cultures, cuisines, art and entertainment, there’s something for everyone in England’s capital. As the city grew, it consumed outlying villages and towns and while these are now considered to be a part ...
“This trip was fantastic! Being that it was my first international travel, I was anxious but after a day with this group I felt at ease. On our coach bus we had so much diversity-people from different part of the world! It was so nice to hear different accents. Everyone, including the tour guide-Jess- and driver, were so nice. I even made a lifetime friend!
We saw so many things and places that I know I might had not been able to see if I had plan a trip on my own. I really like the fact that the tour guide provided us with recommendations. During the duration of the trip, my boyfriend and I had our own room two times! I was told me probably wouldn't so we were prepared to not sleep in the same room, but we actually did!
The only downside to the trip is that you have only a 1/1.5 day to sight-see in each city and that the WiFi on the bus goes away really quickly. In regards to sightseeing, we made it work and saw all the attractions we wanted to see. Overall, I would totally recommend this trip.”
While it’s often gothic architecture is typical of England, London is multiculturalism in itself. An eclectic mix of ethnicities, cultures, cuisines, art and entertainment, there’s something for everyone in England’s capital. As the city grew, it consumed outlying villages and towns and while these are now considered to be a part of ‘Greater London’, they have retained their own distinct personalities. A city that has existed for more than two thousand years and has survived multiple invasions as well as devastating fires and plagues, it’s impossible to get to know London in just a few days. That just means you’ll have to keep visiting!
Westminster Abbey is possibly the best example of early English gothic architecture. royal coronations, weddings and funerals have taken place here for centuries.
The British Museum is the country’s largest and one of London’s most popular attractions with artefacts from some of the world’s most interesting civilisations.
The new Shakespeare’s Globe is as close to the original as possible, including being subject to the English weather.
Covent Garden is a beautiful lunch spot with a bit of shopping and free performances.
Wander the rooms of the monarch’s official residence at Buckingham Palace.
Hyde Park offers a sanctuary in the chaos of London.
Camden Market is a blend of three separate markets that sell a little bit of everything.
The Sky Garden is a beautiful terrace garden to watch the sunset. Tickets are free but book in advance.
London is huge, so if you’re short on time, try and choose an area you want to explore.
Getting a free Oyster card is a great way to save time and cash on the tube.
Some people don’t realise how close tube stops can be. Sometimes it’s quicker to walk!
Many of the larger museums are free.
If you want to see a West End show last minute, the TKTS booth sells all remaining unsold tickets for the day.
Oxford Street is the place to shop but avoid it on a Saturday.