If you plan to visit London, this guide will help you sail through the city like a breeze. The idea of visiting London is exhilarating, but you may feel like fish out of the water if you don’t plan your trip well. Whether you’re fascinated by the rich heritage or wish to dine in savory dishes, London has something to offer to everybody.
When’s the best time to visit?
Firstly, you should know that London attracts tourist throughout the year. For you to have the most gratifying experience, it is best that you travel to London between April and September. Moreover, if you visit during December holidays, there shall be sparkles on towering high coniferous trees. Christmas in London is celebrated with much fun-fare and gusto.
The cultural side of London, here’s what you should explore?
London is entrenched with rich medieval heritage with a flavor for modern fashion, art & gallery. In order to enjoy the best of both the worlds, you should adequately plan to fill your time for both the side in your itinerary. Read on to find out what you shouldn’t miss when you visit London.
1. Westminster Abbey (The 11th Century Museum) - Travel back in time when you stroll through the tensed remnants of the command center where Winston Churchill has taken the most bone-chilling decisions during a world war.
2. Time travel to the past as you stroll the gallery of Parthenon Marbles–Feel the pulse of the Greek mythology by tingling your eyes with the sensational architecture and magnificent allure of 438 B.C. You’ll dip yourself into the pool of historic significance by visiting the British Museum.
What’s there on the modern side of the London?
Once you’ve delved into the bountiful chronicles of ancient England, it’s time you quench your thirst for modern English art. Here are a few places that will make you make you go over the moon.
1. Explore the magical world of Harry Potter– No visit to London is complete unless you’ve visited the cradle of the world’s favorite wizard franchise ‘Harry Potter’. Warner Bros studios are home to many ideas, and many artists have the found their inspiration the moment they stepped into the Great Hall, Forbidden Forest and Diagon Alley.
2. Unwind to the spectacular vista of London Eye–It feels out-of-the-world to witness the sparkling fireworks bursting in the pitch-black sky. The majestic wheel of London eye only adds icing on the cake, every fleeting moment will make you jump in joy.
3. Satiate your taste-bud to a banquet delicacy in Borough of Southwark – The market in Southwark prides itself in offering world’s choicest meal. Variety is the name of the game; you can find yourself spoilt for choice from Arabian Classics, English popular Fish and chips and many more.
Pro-tip: Pre-purchase an Oyster Card before you visit as it can get you quick access to entertainment venues, tubes (metro) or dining clubs. You’ll also get a sweet rebate on every swipe.
Always pack sufficiently for winters!
Make sure you apply the thumb rule when you visit the landmark monuments. Most of them open at 10 am and close by 6 pm, barring a few sites, where you need to personally enquire. To beat the queue and make your experience stress-free, you can opt to visit off-season between January and March. Also, make sure you carefully pack your gears for the weather that hits 7 degrees in January or as high as 19 degrees during summers - in July.
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