Top 10: London Calling
London is a historic and beautiful city which exudes charm and heritage. As you make your way exploring the city be sure to check out these top 10 places to visit on your trip.
10. Westminster Abbey:This historic, Gothic church was home to the recent marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.The church greets many travelers each year and hosts a wonderful tour full of interesting facts and unique architecture.
9. Globe Theater: Rebuilt like the original, the Globe offers a view into the world of Shakespeare. Admire the architecture and the tribute to Shakespeare, and watch the cast perform one of his great plays. The center aims to bring Shakespeare back to life so that everyone will have a chance to experience his legacy.
8. Millennium Bridge: For pedestrians only, this footbridge takes walkers between the city and the Bankside district. This is a popular location because of the views of the river and safety of walking without traffic.
7. Waterloo Bridge: This bridge is recognizable from many movies, and can be crossed by foot or vehicle. The bridge is a great place for a romantic encounter and is also a good way to get a different view of the city.
6. London Eye: A relatively new addition to the city, this ferris wheel provides a unique view of the skyline. The design of this ferris wheel is like no other. Enter a fully-contained capsule and enjoy the ride!
5. The Thames: This river flows through London and provides even more views of the city. Go sightseeing on the river with a travel group to see landmarks and wildlife. Or, if you prefer, you can check out skiing, rowing, and other water sports.
4. Covent Garden: “Covent Garden” refers to a district in London and is best known for an old food market and the legendary Royal Opera House. At the opera house, you can see legendary performance of opera, orchestra, or ballet.
3. National Gallery: A must see for art lovers, the National Gallery is home to paintings by Monet, Van Gough, Velazquez and others. The gallery also boasts some rather impressive architecture as parts of the building were designed by the likes of E.M. Barry and John Taylor.
2. Double Decker Bus: Two-story buses are associated with London more than any other place in the world. Travelers must catch one and experience a one-of-a-kind ride!
1. Big Ben: This tall clock tower stands above the home to England’s Parliament. You can see the tower driving by, or approach it on foot for a closer look. Also, enjoy the bells and chimes each hour.
Also, if you want to mix it up with locals, be sure to go to a traditional London pub or even go to football match and see the passion Londoners have for the sport.