Mary Joy is a Filipino travel blogger based in Manchester. She shares her travel experiences as a solo traveler on different travel sites to inspire her readers’ inner wanderlust. She enjoys capturing every special moment with her camera and immortalize it with it. Her main interests when exploring the world are the artistic heritage of the place and cuisine.
Welcome to London. One of the most diverse cities in the entire world, complete with a rich and colourful history and some of the world’s greatest artists, art, entertainment, dining and so much more. London is a colourful, metropolitan city where no two visits could ever be the same.
It’s no wonder that London is at the top of many traveller’s lists. But with such a vibrant and bustling city at your fingertips, it can be tricky to know where to begin! If you’re planning your first trip to London then read on, as here you’ll get the lowdown on some of the best attractions and places to visit while you’re in the UK’s capital.
Always try to browse reviews before you head to an attraction if you want to make sure it’s going to be time well spent.
When we think of parkland in a city, most of us think of Central Park in New York. But did you know that Hyde Park is not only the most famous park in the city but also the largest? From famous moments in history to gorgeous rolling parkland, protests and debates at Speakers Corner, performance artists, paddle boating and so much more – this park has it all. If you’re visiting London on a sunny day then Hyde Park and a picnic is a must!
The political heart of the city and the UK, Westminster is a hub of politics, drama and stunning architecture. Home to the Houses of Parliament and of course Big Ben, no trip to London would be complete without a picture in front of these British icons.
If you’d like to visit Westminster Abbey – where many famous Royals have married (William and Kate most recently) then you’ll be pleased to know that its open most days to the public. While you’re here, don’t forget to visit parliament square and gaze up at the famous statues of important political figures: Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill.
Head to North London and you’ll find Camden town. This cultural hub is known for it’s alternative culture as well as it’s famous music scene; keep an eye out and you’ll find a statue of the late Amy Winehouse here. You’ll also find punks, rockers, goths and tourists in abundance here, as well as tattoo parlours and alternative shops that are a feast for the eyes.
You can also discover Camden Market here too. Where you can taste every corner of the globe through the wealth of food on offer. If you’re looking for a bargain then you’ve come to the right place too – as you can find tickets and treasures of all shapes and sizes here too. Get lost in a sea of vintage clothing racks, towering piles of vintage books looking for new owners and try some of the best vegan and vegetarian cuisine in the world!
After all that head to Camden Lock and get yourself a glass of something cold, refreshing and a seat (if you can get one) by the river side.
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