8 Must-Attend Attractions in London

A trip to London is never complete without visiting the places that matter. And no matter your reason for visiting this city, London has something for everyone. If you are an history buff, you'll feel delighted visiting Imperial war museum and the Tower of London. However, if you are an admirer of art and theater, you will like Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, or better still, the National gallery. And finally, if you are a fan of monarchy, you can't skip Buckingham palace.

Even though England is a notoriously expensive place to visit, London city is still filled with amazing historic and modern-day attraction sites that are fit even for the most frugal of travelers.
With that in mind, how about learning some 5 must-attend attractions in London that will cost you absolutely nothing. If you're interested, here's the list:

1. British museum
The famous British museum exhibits the work of man, right from prehistoric ages to the modern times. Highlights in this place include the Parthenon sculptures, Rosetta Stone, as well as an ancient collection of Egyptian mummies. Entry is absolutely free, except on special exhibition days.

2. Tate modern
Sitting admirably on the banks of Thames is Tate modern. It has a unique shape you won't fail to notice, but that's due to the fact that it used to be a power station. When you walk inside, you'll find temporary exhibitions by famous artists like Gauguin, Damien Hirst, and many more. Furthermore, the gallery's restaurant offers a spectacular view across the city. Again, entry is free.

3.  London Eye
It's a grand feature on the City's skyline. It boasts some of the city's best views right from its 32 capsules. Every capsule weighs 10 tonnes and accommodates up to 25 people on a single sitting. Climb on board for a breath-taking experience like no other. Catch a quick view of more than 55 London's famous landmarks. Amazingly, it's a tour that offers a lot in just 30 minutes flat.

4.  Tower of London
Yet again, it appears on this list after being mentioned in the introduction part of this article. That means there's something more to it than just being a Tower. Well, it's one of the world's most famous building ever erected on planet earth. Take a quick tour with one of the warders around it. Discover it's rich history dating back to 9 centuries ago, when it was a zoo, a jewel house, a royal palace, a place for execution and a prison as well.

5.  Madame Tussauds
Do you want to come face-to-face with world's most famous people? Dare to visit Madame Tussauds. Here, you'll meet influential figures right from Shakespear inspirations, to people like Lady Gaga and the showbiz community as a whole. If you love sports, politics and even royalty, this is the place to visit as everything happening here revolves around these categories.

6.  Chilsehurst Caves
This place offers adventure like no other. Catch a train and land in Chilsehurst, not very far from Bromley. Here, you'll be treated to a 45 minutes adventure in a maze of underground man-made caves. It's a 22 miles long, and dark as well. So you'll have to come along with an oil lantern to guide your way through the maze.

7.  Secret cinema
If you think cinema trips have lost their touch, sign up for the phenomenon which is the secret cinema. It often comprises of unusual trips to unusual destinations just to watch a film. In addition to that, the trip often involves special guests as well as intriguing live installations. Apart from the cinema, guests are treated to operatic rendition from Leoncavallo's opera Pagliacci and many others. It's called the secret cinema because you don't know what to expect, and that's part of the fun.

8. Dennis Server's house
It's referred to as House no 18, on Folgate street. It might pass for a normal house, until you get in and the door closes behind you. That's when you'll discover the wonders of Dennis Server's house. You'll soon feel like you are in the 18th century. Every room inside is candlelit, and gives the impression that the occupants have just left for the day. There are half-eaten meals, unmade beds, weird smells, among other things that make it impressive, yet somewhat obsessive.

This list is by no means comprehensive. There are several other places to visit to get the most out of London City. Whether you are on a business mission, tour around London or just out to have fun, be sure to pay a visit to the places mentioned above. They'll surely leave you with lasting memories.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know when I will get to London, though it is in my list, but too many places to see, too little time, and right now, not enough money yet to retire to have all the time :)