For a lot of people, the beginning of each New Year brings about new resolutions and goals that they want to accomplish. For many, one of those goals is to travel and explore the world, to cross the pond and visit the old country. With that in mind what better place to start your travel resolution than London? From its incredibly rich history, museums, art, sports and so many other attractions, London should be in every world traveler’s bucket list.
Getting around the city is an experience in itself; you could cruise along the Thames on a London River Services boat trip, fly through the air on the Emirates Air Line cable car, or explore the city at street level on a Barclays Cycle Hire bike.
Seasoned travelers recommend buying a Visitor Oyster card before you leave home as it’s the cheapest way to make single journeys on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail train services in London. The Visitor Oyster card is a smart card that is pre-loaded with money and you use it as you travel around the city. It’s easy to use and what’s more, there is a daily price cap when you use your Visitor Oyster card, that means that once you reach the limit you won’t have to pay any more as you get around that day! How convenient is that? You can get a Visitor Oyster card by going here.
Once you have your card, London awaits you! Visit the London Eye; centrally located in the heart of the city, it gracefully rotates over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben and is an iconic landmark.
Check The Tower of London, where you can discover the priceless Crown Jewels, join an iconic Beefeater on a tour and hear one of their bloody tales, you can also stand where famous heads have rolled, learn the legend of the Tower’s ravens and much more!
What’s a visit to London without stopping by and visiting the Queen? You can actually tour part of Buckingham Palace during the summer when the Queen is not in residence and catch a glimpse inside one of the last remaining working royal palaces in the world.
Don’t forget to have your afternoon tea with scones…Is there anything more British than tea and scones? Click here for some of the best afternoon tea spots in the city. You can also have a romantic meal with a gorgeous view at places like Aqua Shard or grab a drink at Forest on the Rooftop.
There are endless possibilities when you visit London, for a complete guide check out the official Visit London website and fall in love with the old country.