Choosing which places to visit among London’s mindboggling array of attractions can be a challenge for tourists who want to see as much as they can of the city. With so many iconic landmarks and places to go not to mention the wealth of art, culture, and food attractions, it would be easy to miss out on a lot of must-experiences. If you only have a limited time to explore, here are some of the things to do that should be on top of your list when in London.
Go for a stroll from Piccadilly Circus to Buckingham Palace
Hit two birds with one stone by walking from Piccadilly Circus to the Buckingham Palace – two of London’s famous attractions. Enjoy the vibrant vibe at the Piccadilly Circus with its busy roads and constant buzz of activities. The area is also home to several restaurants and shopping destinations. Keep walking towards the Buckingham Palace to see the home of Queen Elizabeth II. If you are visiting during the summer, you may even get to sign up for the tour of the palace.
Eat fish and chips at The Rock & Sole Plaice
Fish and chips is one of London’s iconic foods and a trip to the city seems incomplete without having one. There is no dearth of food stalls and restaurants serving delicious fish and chips. But if you find yourself somewhere in the vicinity of the Seven Dials in Covent Garden, head to The Rock & Sole Plaice for some great tasting fish and chips.
Visit the Borough Market
The Borough Market is not just popular among locals. It also draws its share of tourists who find a delightful array of food and treats. Go for lunch or wander around tasting the samples that many of the food stalls offer.
See the amazing collections and exhibits at the British Museum
The British Museum is one of the city’s top attractions. Admission to the museum is free. Its impressive architecture is just one of the many things that make a visit here worth your time. Home to some of the greatest collection of antiquities, artworks, and artifacts in the world, the British Museum makes for an interesting and educational experience when in London.
Take a tour of the Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is a stunning and awe-inspiring medieval church that has seen its share of historic events like coronations. It is also boasts of numerous attractions beyond its spectacular architecture. The Poets’ Corner is a book lovers’ must-see. It is where world-renowned authors like Charles Dickens and Geoffrey Chaucer are buried. Other top attractions include the Cloisters and the Nave and the Royal Tombs among others.