London; you’ve probably been there. If you haven’t been there, you probably want to go there. And if you want to go there, there’s no doubt that you’ll wanna see the sights and famous attractions that London is so well-known for. I live in Essex, approximately 20 minutes on a train from Liverpool Street Station – a hub to get almost anywhere you want in London. As a kid, I was often taken to London on days out with my parents. I saw all the sights and attractions that brochures and websites always tell you to see by the age of about 10! And well into my teen life, I continued to venture into London with friends almost on a weekly basis to explore and just see where the day took us.
I don’t visit London much anymore; a combination of growing up, developing anxiety and a change of circumstances I never had before definitely stops me visiting as much. But I’m glad to say that I’ve done everything I’d probably want to do in London already so I in no way feel like I’m missing out. Today I wanted to share with you my top places to visit in London if you want the ultimate tourist experience. So grab your Union Jack, embrace your inner Ginger Spice and make some days free in your diary this year!
The London Eye
Although perhaps not the most adrenaline fueled attraction, The London Eye is a lovely way to spend the afternoon or to round off your day in London. The sights are spectacular and there are some amazing photo opportunities for all you keen photographers.
The London Dungeons
If you love history and want to have a bit of fun, The London Dungeons is the place to go. I’ve been a number of times and always enjoyed it. You learn about Jack the Ripper, the plague and the great fire of London all whilst having an incredibly immersive experience with actors, rides and role-play!
The Natural History and The Science Museum
Although these are two entirely separate museums, I wanted to put them under one umbrella because they’re so close to each other in proximity. And the best thing? They’re both completely free! A super cheap but rewarding day out with so much to see, do and learn. The Natural History Museum is a beautiful place!
Oxford Street and Regent Street
The ultimate hub for you keen shoppers, if you want a proper day of London shopping, these two streets are where you want to be. You’ll be spoilt for choice at the array of different shops and you’ll also be able to visit Hamleys, the most famous toy shop in the world! Even adults absolutely love it.
Possibly one of the most famous London attractions but Madame Tussauds is a must-do if you’re visiting London. The queues are long, so make sure you’re not going at a ‘peak time’ if possible but Madame Tussauds is truly a spectacular experience!
Sea Life London Aquarium
One of the most impressive aquariums I’ve ever been to, this is another fantastic place to visit – with or without kids in tow – and makes a really fun day out. The aquarium is absolutely huge, which thousands of different species to see.
I have plenty more recommendations of places I’ve been in London but the post would have been way to long had I mentioned them all! There really is something for everyone; all ages and whatever you’re into. And if money is an issue, there’s plenty of free attractions for you to enjoy such as the museums and parks and you can get loads of the lastest deals on top London attractions * on Groupon, if you want to save that little bit extra! On Groupon, you can find the best things to see, eat and do in one of the most diverse and colorful cities in the world and save a large chunk of what you’d usually spend!
Have you been to any of these attractions? Where would you recommend to visit in London? Have you ever had a brilliant Groupon deal before?
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