Travel to London and Explore its Majestic Attractions

London is one of the hottest travel destinations in the world and is the capital city of England. London is relatively an ancient city and has been inhibited by people since a long time. London is regarded as a leading global city with strong influence in commerce, arts, education, fashion, entertainment, healthcare, tourism, media etc. London is one of the busiest cities in the world and a lot of people from different countries visit this metropolitan city throughout the year. The population of London consists of people from different countries, religions, races, ethnicity etc, making it one of the must to visit travel place in the world.

There are a lot of travel attractions in London that are worth visiting and this is quite evident from the number of travellers reaching this place throughout the year. The noisy, vibrant and multi-cultural city of London is considered as one of the leading "Global Cities". The city is also regarded as the international capital of music, education, culture, politics, fashion, trade etc. Another fact is that the city of London is a 2000 year old settlement and has a deeply entrenched history associated with it.

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Attractions in London

Most of the major travel attractions in London are free to visit and provide a unique insight into the rich heritage and culture of this modern city. It is not possible to visit all the major attractions of London in a single day, but you can try your best to cover the most of them. Some of the major attractions and places to visit in London include the famous British Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, National Gallery, Coca-Cola London Eye, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich, Tower of London, Madame Tussauds London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace etc. All these places have unique features and are visited by travellers from across the world.

The British Museum provides a collection of historic items that spans over two million years of human history, where as the National Gallery showcases over 2,000 Western European paintings that are from the middle age period to the 20th Century. The Tate Modern is a former Bank-side Power Station on the banks of the Thames and houses some of the modern and contemporary art from around the world. The Coca-Cola London Eye is one of the tallest cantilevered observation wheel in the world and provides an amazing opportunity to get a 360 degree view of London and its major landmarks.

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The Natural History Museum you can see some of the amazing interactive exhibits such as the dinosaur gallery, mammals' display, Diplodocus skeleton and Darwin Centre Cocoon. Do not forget to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum, which is the world's greatest museum of art and design which showcases around more than 3000 years of human creativity. Also view the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket at the Science Museum in London, which is Europe's most visited science and technology museum. If you have a passion for photography, then these places will offer ample opportunities and images to be captured through your camera.

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The Royal Museums Greenwich offers a unique opportunity to stand in two hemispheres astride the Prime Meridian, and also touch a touch a meteorite that is 4.5 billion years old. The Tower of London is regarded as the first zoo in London, where you can know more about the wild and terrific animals that have inhibited the tower. If you want to see the stunning wax figures of the popular world personalities, then the Madame Tussauds London is the ultimate place for that. People from different parts of the world make sure to visit this place during their trip to London, so as to watch their favorite hero's wax statue.

London is noted for its bustling city life throughout the year and the climate remains comfortable due to the rain showers that is felt during most of the time. One can see a considerable increase in the number of travellers between the months of April and September. The number again increases during the month of December as it is the Christmas time and the nights are long. During the month of December you can experience the unique festive mood when most of the city are decorate with lights and other decorative items.

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The city of London will always provide some or other ways to get engaged and enjoy your trip. Apart from the major attractions in London, there are ample opportunity for sightseeing, enjoying nightlife, shopping, tasting the local food and more. There are fun activities and things to do for people of all ages and you can see peoples of different nationalities, race and age enjoying their time at this beautiful city. The multi-cultured atmosphere of London will make you feel amazed and will also provide you with a lot of things to watch and learn.

One of the best thing that you can do in London apart from sightseeing is to go for shopping. You can find a good number of shopping malls and similar places where you will be able to buy unique items that are seen only in this part of the world. There are also a good number of restaurants and eateries where you can get a taste of the traditional food items. You will never feel tired once you are in London and if you have enough time after sightseeing activities, then you can try your hand at the vibrant nightlife of this city.

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Best Time to Visit London

As mentioned earlier, the best time to visit London is between the months from April to September, which is considered as a peak tourist season. It doesn't mean that there are no tourist presence during the other months, rather you can also see a reasonable number of travellers during the remaining months. This is mainly due to the fact that London maintains a cool climate throughout the year with showers most of the time. It will be better if you carry an umbrella during your trip to London as you can expected a consistent light showers during your trip. The people of London are also very much friendly and this will prove helpful to you while you are visiting this city.

Accommodation in London

Another major question that arises when you travel to a new destination is whether you will be able to get a decent accommodation that you can afford easily in terms of money. You can put this question aside and there are a good number of budget as well as luxury hotels and resorts that can serve you with the best facilities and amenities that you can dream of. It is better to book your room in advance as there might be a shortage of rooms if you are going to book it moments before your trip. So to make your trip comfortable and a memorable one, it is recommended to book your room in advance during the peak tourism season and you can book any of the hotels online which makes things more easy for you.

Some Useful Links for Booking an Accommodation in London

Some Useful Links to Get Accommodation in London

1) http://www.visitlondon.com/where-to-stay/cheap-accommodation

2) http://www.moving2london.com/accommodation-in-london/

3) http://www.tripadvisor.com/HotelsList-London-Cheap-Hotels-zfp10402.html

4) http://www.perfectaccommodation.com/london-apartments/

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Accessibility

London is one of the busiest city in the world and is well connected to the other major places either through rail, road, water or air. So reaching London from any other locations is not a difficult task and people from different parts of the world can easily reach this city without any major hurdles. The transportation facilities inside the city are of world class quality and all the major travel attractions are well interconnected through well maintained roads to make your trip to London a memorable one.

If you are interested in visiting London, then you need to plan and book your trip in advance and you can even avail the services of reputed travel agents throughout the world. You can even book your tour online and customize your itinerary as per your requirements.


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annart 13 months ago from SW England

London has many great sites, as you say. I've been there often as I used to live a mere 50 miles from there, on the south coast. I'm not a city person and there are better capitals than London (e.g. Paris) but it's still a great place to see. I just wish it were cleaner!

The museums are wonderful but you need a few days at least just to appreciate one of them!

October can give you great weather, as last year and this. Last year a friend and I went to see the Poppy installation at the Tower of London, then took a river taxi to the London Eye, the views from which were spectacular, then walked up past the Parliament buildings to St James' Park, before taking a bus up to Kensington Gardens to see the statue of JM Barrie's 'Peter Pan'.

Good tips here and a good overview of the city.

Ann


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georgescifo 13 months ago from India Author

Thanks annart for your comment and also for providing more detailed information about London and its attractions through this comment.


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annart 13 months ago from SW England

You're welcome!

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