London is one of the most visited places in the world, in fact there’s only one other city which gets more tourists! It’s not surprising when you consider just how much it has to offer. If you’re planning a visit, here are just a few of the exciting reasons to take the plunge.
Spectacular Parks and Green Spaces
Despite being a busy city, London has a great selection of beautiful parks and gardens. Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Battersea Park and Kensington Gardens are just a few of the incredible green spaces you can visit on your trip. Perfect for a break from the hustle and bustle- you could hire bikes, feed the ducks or just sit back and take in the views.
You could go to London Dungeon, see all of your favourite celebrities in wax form at Madame Tussauds or tour inside the iconic Tower of London. Just a few of the many things on offer to tourists. There are museums, galleries; there is an aquarium and even a zoo. There are more exciting attractions to visit than you could ever squeeze into one trip, but at least it gives you an excuse to go back!
The River Thames provides a stunning backdrop to the city. You will see iconic buildings such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, and at night you can see the city skyline lit up. London will provide you will plenty of photo opportunities and give you the kinds of breathtaking views that you will quite simply remember forever. You could take a bus tour, a walking tour or even a boat tour from the Thames. You could see the city from above from the London eye, or watch the sun go down from a cool rooftop bar.
Plenty of Places to Shop
Whether you want to splash the cash or hunt for bargains, there are lots of places for you to shop. Check out Liberty London, Harrods and Selfridges for your high-end fix. Or a market at Brick Lane, Camden or Old Spitalfields for an exciting, inexpensive shopping experience. Regardless of your budget, there will be somewhere here to indulge in some shopping.
Beautiful Places To Stay
London has a selection of beautiful places to stay. You could opt for somewhere like Dorsett Hotels in Shepherd’s Bush, to be close to Kyoto Gardens and Kensington Palace. Or Park Plaza over the other side of London, which is a stone’s throw away from Victoria Park. From five star luxury to more affordable options, there are plenty of beautiful places to stay while you’re in London.
World Class Dining
Home to sixty-five Michelin star restaurants- if you’re after fine dining you won’t go far wrong in London. Many of the world’s top chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal and Michel Roux Jr all have restaurants in the city. The perfect place to indulge in luxury! If you’re looking to spend less, there are of course less expensive options too which all still offer a fabulous dining experience.