I recently spent a week in the UK visiting various friends and family, and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to potter around London for a few days being a true tourist. Every time I’m in London, which is pretty rare, I have the same thoughts. Firstly, it’s enormous, and for a country girl, rather overwhelming! Secondly, I can never quite believe just how many people there are milling around; it’s SO busy! But most importantly, what a brilliant, historic and interesting place to be a tourist. I genuinely believe that London is the best city on earth to visit, and is an absolute must for anyone travelling through Europe. From the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, to Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Hyde Park, and even the London Underground and the characteristic London buses, there is so much to see and so much history right there before your eyes.
I also managed to tick off a big must on my lifetime to do list; the Natural History Museum! If only to see the life-size Blue Whale, a visit is so worth it, and hard to believe, but it’s actually free!
You won’t be able to walk along the pavement in a straight line during your entire trip and you’ll be exhausted due to having to walk at ‘tourist pace’ all day, but what a fantastic city to visit. Not to be missed!