Seeing London


#1

Hello,

I am spending 3 x nights in London before departing for my Grand European tour on August 21st.

Can anyone recommend what the ‘must see’ sights in London are, and any tours that might be great to go on?

I don’t know a lot about the city, and have no idea where to start!

Cheers

x Belle


#2

Hi Belle!

I would definitely say check out the Wikitravel page for London if you need some general information (especially in regards to public transport). I think they give a fairly good overview of the famous sites in London:
http://wikitravel.org/en/London

Free walking tours are always a really good way to get to know a city. I just Googled “free walking tours London” and there are numerous tours out there. A friend has recommended SANDEMANs walking tours to me before in other cities so I reckon the London one must be good too.
http://www.newlondon-tours.com/daily-tours/royal-london-free-tour.html
They cover quite a lot of London like Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and all that.

Other sites worth checking out are definitely Tower of London and Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral (walk across the Millennium Bridge too). Leadenhall Market is also quite pretty and not too far from the Tower of London if you’re passing by.

If you get the chance and you enjoy markets, spend a day in Camden. You can catch the Tube to Camden Town and spend the day wandering the town and the markets there. You may find some really cool vintage finds!

I would recommend the National Gallery of London too. There are so many museums and galleries in London it’s really hard to pick one to visit. Victoria and Albert, British Museum, Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery… I’d recommend at least one.


#3

Hi Monica,

Thank you so much for your tips- I feel so overwhelmed with info online and just didn’t know where to start. i’m really into art/fashion/clothing so definitely plan on hitting up Camden for a day- thanks for that.

Those walking tours are a great idea too!

x


#4

The sandeman walking tours are great, did one last time I was in London… The guys run off tips, I ended up throwing him a tener, he did such a great job… Highly recommend.


#5

new europe tours (as above) I have done tours with these guys all over europe. The free ones are great and the paid tours are about cheap compared to other tours. They will take you to all the sights you want to see and even do pub crawls…
http://www.newlondon-tours.com/
I highly reconmend them, and will be using them again when I go over next year. :slight_smile: