London is not only the capital of England, but also the United Kingdom as a whole. Home to many historical landmarks, you can find: Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and many more! London is famous for housing the Queen of England and the majority of the Royal Family members.
Best Time to Visit: Spring time is know to be the best season to visit London, due to the fresh blooms, budding greenery, and mild temperatures. Although spring is the most ideal, you will still enjoy your time in the city over the summer months. In the fall and winter, you will find the best deals on flights, however you will encounter chilly weather. If you are a fan of the cold, this may be the right time for you!
Things to Do:
Attend an Arsenal match: If you think sports are big in the United States, you need to attend an Arsenal match and feel the crowd roar for their home team. Originating in the UK, soccer (or futbol) is one of their most enjoyed sporting events. In attendance is usually at least one member of the royal family.
Visit the British Museum: You will be able to spot this stunning glass structure from quite a ways away due to the beauty of the building. Inside, you can find and learn about millions of years of history, across 50 different galleries.
Go for a ride in the London Eye: There are many ways to experience the London Eye, including walking or taking a river cruise. However, our favorite way is by taking a ride around the Ferris wheel.. literally. The good news is you can purchase tickets for around $30 USD.
Check out the Portobello Road Market: On Saturdays, head to the Portobello Road Market and shop ‘til you drop. You can visit on other days of the week, but Saturday is when the market is in full swing and you will have hundreds of shop options, ranging from antiques to specialty products.
Try and Spot the Queen: Visit Buckingham palace, Windsor castle, Kensington palace, and other royal estates.
See Westminster Abbey: This church is a focal point for the city and has housed many royal coronations and weddings. If you happen to love the royal family, be sure to check out the tomb of Elizabeth I and her rival/ half-sister Mary Tudor.
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