Being that London is right next door to our home town, and being such a beautiful and busy city, we have decided to make a short list of 9 places I believe are definitely needed to be seen and or visited.
Now some of these places me and Sam and visited in the past, but some are just places we REALLY would like to go to in the near future. Take a look at what I’ve suggested!
You can also take a look (if you would like) at my London Photography page on my Wix website from my days at school.
- The Shard – We have been longing to visit the Shard for a while now, the building is astonishing, being a 95-storey skyscraper, it’s breathtaking.
London’s highest and best view is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72. At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the capital, it offers visitors unparalleled 360-degree views for up to 40 miles.
“A SKYSCRAPER THAT IS RECOGNISED IMMEDIATELY AND WHICH IS ALREADY CONSIDERED LONDON’S NEW EMBLEM” – Emporis Skyscraper Award judges
2. London Eye – As you all know we have seen as well as been on the London Eye.
You can read about our experience in our BLOG POST #2 EYE OF LONDON. 30 minutes for the wheel to fully rotate, giving you more than enough time to experience and admire all of London’s breathtaking views. Including, Buckingham Palace, The Shard, Tower Bridge, Big Ben and many more.
3. Harrods – What a spectacular place, If you are looking to do a bit of shopping in London then this is the place to go. The store’s motto is “Omnia Omnibus Ubique”, which, translated from Latin, means “All things for all people, everywhere”. Watch out though, its very easy to get lost.
4. O2 Arena – The O2 arena is another attraction in London that both I and Sam have been to on numerous occasions. With a cinema, various restaurants and also the main arena hosting different events all year round, you will never get bored on your trip to the O2 arena.
5. Madame Tussaud’s – This is another attraction that we haven’t yet been too together, but Sam has and he say its great fun. Imagine taking pictures with your favourite life sized celebrity mannequins. Take a look at the Madame Tussauds website to find out more information.
6. Hyde Park – Is so huge that one side of the park could be extremely peaceful whilst the other side could be holding an attraction such as winter wonderland (in the winter) and you wouldn’t even know about it. This spot truly is for anyone and everyone whether you like the quite peaceful side of life or the more interesting and entertaining side of it. Below, in the picture, you can get an idea for what I’m talking about.
7. London Dungeon –
Again, this is somewhere we would both like to visit, the London Dungeon is one of the London’s must-see signature attractions. You have a 90 minute journey through 1,000 years of London’s murky past. You walk through the Dungeon, moving from show to show, guided by professional actors.
The experience includes:
- Full on 360° sets with gripping storytelling
- 18 interactive shows, 20 live actors, 1,000 years of history
- state of the art theming and special effects
- 2 awesome underground rides
- laughs, screams and cutting edge storytelling
Check out the website for more details!
8. Tower Bridge – One of the most extravagant looking bridges you will ever see. A very popular destination in London for tourists. If you are into photography like me, you have to get a picture of tower bridge to add to your portfolio, the vibrant blue will stand out and you’ll have a fun day out taking that iconic picture.
9. Trafalgar Square – For those people watchers looking for a busy place to feel at your comfort zone, Trafalgar Square is full of it. Somedays, every square inch is covered with people from all over the world, it can be a sight at times. Me and Sam have taken a trip to Trafalgar Square before to sit and watch the world go by.