‘What is so special about London?’ – a question that keeps lurking in my mind since childhood. Is it only the flashy roads, the shimmering markets or the glittering skyscrapers and the ethnicity? Or is it the galore of glamorous shops, or the glorious history it unfolds, that almost causes even a frequent visitor to fall for the city multiple times? ‘Must-see London sightseeings’- a topic that has been confusing me for years, have today got clearly embedded in me, after I cherished some of the best moments on my visit to London. There are multiple landmarks or must-see places in London that portray the underlying vibe of the city — often veiled by the typical profound British elegance. Walk past the streets, the by-lanes of the beautifully adorned pathways, and you can come across historical sites and lushly gardens that will hold you back for hours. A city with endless celebrity glitterati, state-of-art buildings as well as beautiful botanical gardens – for tired passers-by to tarry before venturing out the crowded malls and the glitz – indeed make the city a microcosm of everything. It is this blend, the unprecedented one-of-a-kind culture and the ancient heritage sites in London that submerged me enough in the British milieu, leaving me deeply smitten by its charm
Obviously, the city indeed turns me romantic thinking about the thousand poems written on River Thames, the endless dramas written by William Shakespeare, romantic novels by eminent Gothic novelists and many more. Whether it is tourism or simply fun you are looking for, the must-see places in London have everything well sorted for you. Either dive into the mysticism of history, peek into the sordid happenings in past or dance to the tunes of the cultural programs or gaze at beautiful art prodigies if you are curious about London. Landing at the city at almost half-past twelve, my first venture was obviously the Buckingham Palace — the official residence of the Queen. Starting from the meticulous artistry of the construction, the beautifully draped gates, the wide collection of fine-arts and gardens, the palace will stupefy you with its overall semblance.
While the Buckingham Palace is always crowded with tourists, I was quite sure about the Tower of London, – a must-see London site – that looked more soothing to my eyes for its surrounding lushly lawns, green trees and the gloomy interiors of the worth-visit architecture that stretches over acres. The Tower that unravels stories of ancient history — as early as 1078 — when the original tower was built by King William I, is today, the royal palace and fortress of Her Majesty. Next site, quiet obviously, you must have heard about it? Especially, for the literature students, the site is a typical memoir of various poems written by eminent poets. Say the Palace of Westminster or the Westminster Abbey, both look flabbergasting for their architectural marvel and their history.
For the museums and the galleries, there was some tiring vagabonding that I had to endure. The city has endless artifacts and fabulous museums that deserve to be a part of the must-see London list. If the uncomprehending vastness of the art collections in the British Museum is awe-striking, or the 13th-century artistry in the National Gallery takes you for a long walk into the abyss of history, then obviously, the art collections in the National History Museum would be more than impressive for the history lovers. My visit to the museums was an unusual experience. It was the width, the area and the interior stature of the museum that struck me first. The next moment I bumped on more than a thousand artifacts that are all distinct in their own way. May it be the arced construction in the National History Museum, the head-stirring view of the city from the St. Paul’s Golden Gallery or the modern art creations at the Tete Modern, the must-see places in London are an absolute masterpiece, as far as diversity is concerned.
More so, to savor the best English food, or get access to come across the splendor of London during the evening, drop by the Oxford Street, the hyperactive Covent Garden, Camden Market or the most renowned Trafalgar Square. So, plan a trip – not only to the above mentioned but also to the tourist destinations in London which you think are best to have a vacation blast.
List of must see London sightseeings:
- National History Museum
- St. Paul’s Golden Gallery
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Tete Modern
- British Museum
- National Gallery
- Palace of Westminster
- Westminster Abbey
- Buckingham Palace
- Tower of London
- Royal Albert Hall
- Oxford Street
- Covent Garden
- Camden Market
- Trafalgar Square
- London Eye
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=2F5PGw7qzNY: Find out why simply wandering around this great city is a joy in itself, with or without sightseeing attractions in this video! Yes, you also get to see some of the most popular landmarks as well!
http://www.travelpost.com/EU/UK/England/London/entry/2342: Read this great travel blog on a tour to London. It is both informative and entertaining and will give you with reasons enough to visit the British capital.