Here's a list of sites I believe every tourist who come to London must visit. This is ofcourse my personal opinion.
If you have other spots you want to recommend on, you are welcome to e-mail me or write it in my guestbook.
- The city at night:
We visited Trafalagar Square, The Big Ben and the Parliament. London at night, with all the lights on, is an amazing site you must not miss.
- St. Paul's Cathedral:
The very famous cathedral, it's whispering gallery (the dome) and an outdoor veranda with the city view. Read about it in the Second Day page.
- The Barbican:
We visited the art gallery. You can also sit outside, feed the birds, eat and enjoy the sun (when it's out), the air and the view. Details and pictures: Second Day page.
- The Tower of London:
It's very well known, and just near Tower Bridge & the Thames. Yep, another tourists attraction :-)
You can read all about it in the Second Day page, and even see pictures! :-)
- St. James Park:
Swans, pelicans, squirrels & more, a nice peaceful walk with green all around you, a great place to relax, have your breakfast or lunch and walk towards Buckingham Palace.
See The Third Day page for more.
- Changing of the guards - Buckingham Palace:
The No. 1 tourists attraction in London. The famous gaurds change everyday on 11:30. Make sure you'll get there at least half an hour earlier so you'll have a good standing spot.
To read about our experience visit the Fourth Day page.
- Trafalagar Square:
Feed the doves, see Nelson's Column, watch the street portrait artists or just rest about from all those walking :-)
The National Gallery is just across the street. See the Third Day page for more details.
- Leicester Square:
Visit in the afternoon to rest a bit and see all the street artists. The half price ticket booth is situated here too.
- Picadilly Circus:
Visit at the afternoon to see the street artists and the punks with their crazy haircuts :-)
you can see a picture in the Fifth Day page.
- Hide Park:
Very peacuful in the morning, and offers quite a long walk. You can ride your bikes, roller-blades or your horse there too. Don't forget to visit the Peter Pan statue. You can see the Albert Memorial and The Royal Albert Hall at one end.
And ofcourse, there's the Speaker's Corner, active on Sundays. More details: Fourth Day page.
- The Serpentine Gallery:
Situated in Hide Park. When we visited we saw an amazing exhibition, and that's why I recommend it.When you're in London, check out what's showing. For more details - go to the Fourth Day page.
- The Natural History Museum:
An absolutely AMAZING museum. Don't leave London without visiting! more info in the Fourth Day page.
- Madame Tussaud's & The Planetarium:
The famous wax museum. The ticket is quite expensive, but it's still worth it. The Planetarium show is amazing. Again, it's one of the tourists great attraction. See pictures and details in the Fifth Day page.