1) The London Eye – One of the first stops on any trip to London should be the London Eye
. On my most recent trip to London, I stopped off at the Eye. I was in London for the first time since the Olympics and had heard many great things about the ride. I was soon to find out that all I had heard was true; the ride on the great ferris wheel was one of the best experiences I have ever had in London.
The massive circular-shaped attraction has quickly become one of the most prominent features in London’s skyline. The Eye was easy to access, only a five-minute walk along South Bank from the Waterloo Station.
Pro Tip: Skip the line and buy the fast track tickets.
The ride was everything I imagined and more. It was a clear day and with the view from the capsule I could see London spread out before me. The revolving capsules were very comfortable. So much so, that I did not feel the ride move at all. The result was a continuous view of the London Skyline, all of its landmarks easily visible.
1) The Changing Of The Guards – A must do for any visitor to London. I recommend that you do this at least once in your lifetime, if possible.
Pro Tip: Check out the times online
before you get there.
If you go to see the Changing of The Guards
expect to be surrounded by thousands of people. You will be standing for hours, so make sure that you are up to it. However, the pomp and circumstance surrounding this event makes it an experience that you are not soon to forget.
3) Drink A Pint – In every city I go to, I Make it a point to check out the bars and the food. On my most recent trip to London, I stopped off to drink a pint in at the Hawley Arms While I was in Camden. There are many great pubs in London, some dating back centuries
. This particular bar is located next to the Camden market and the canal. The pub had all the things you would hope to find in a pub in London, such as a variety of ales, fine bourbons, and some great pub food. I chose the fish and chips, but the food selection also included pies from Pieminister and moules frites.
4) Free Museums – When in London, you must take advantage of the free museums
. London is home to some of the world’s most important historical relics and artistic achievements. Every time I am in London, I make it a point to spend time at one of its many museums. Why not visit the Tate Modern, the British Museum, the National Gallery, or Tate Gallery? In London, it is easy to have a great time without even laying down a single sterling.
5) Visit a Casino in London – This trip I wanted to visit a casino. my most recent fortune cookie advised me that I was very lucky and I wanted to test out the validity of its claim. Luckily for me, there are loads of casinos in London
, and almost one on every street corner. It turns out, the fortune cookie was right.