London is a city with an excellent cultural offer, with museums with incalculable collections, impeccable green spaces, street markets to get lost in, charming neighborhoods and endless activities that you will not have the opportunity to get bored at any time. In addition to all its tourist attractions, you can go shopping in some of its commercial streets and enjoy the gastronomy of every part of the world.
You can spend an entertaining morning in Cadem Town where you will find the largest market in the city, with more than 1000 stalls and shops to go shopping or eat at any of its street stalls, you can also listen to live music.
In the Palace of Webminster you can find both the British Parliament and Big Ben, which is one of the icons par excellence in London. This tower, built in 1858 in the Gothic style and which is over 100 m high, stands out because one of its four clocks is on each of its faces. While it is true that when we talk about Big Ben, everyone usually refers to the Clock Tower, it is actually a gigantic bell weighing 14 tons that you find inside the tower and next to Webminter’s Palace (with its gothic style). Victorian) located on the banks of the Thames and are considered a World Heritage Site.
The most famous bridge in London is the Tower Bridge built over the River Thames in 1894. It is a stone drawbridge and a steam engine is responsible for raising it, you can see the mechanism and climb to the top to find the glass walkway, where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the city, the recommendation is to approach the bridge both day and night and view it from both banks.
Walking through the parks of London is one of the best activities you can do for free. The most famous and largest park in the city is Hyde Park where you can find several monuments, a huge lake, a rose garden and Kensington Palace. However, there are other very beautiful parks within London, the most important to visit being: St James’s Park, Regent’s Park, Kew Gardens and Primrose Hill.
Another of the most relevant attractions is the oldest religious temple in London, which is Westminster Abbey. It is there that almost all the coronations of kings, monarchs, princes’ weddings and their funerals have been held since the year 1066. The Abbey has a beautiful Gothic-style interior and you can find the tombs of illustrious people and kings such as Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton and Laurence Olivier.
On the other hand, the most popular meeting point between locals and tourists is a small square called Piccadilly Circus, where you can see neon advertising signs, giant video screens, a famous fountain that contains the sculpture of Eros and you can enjoy performances live, street musicians and a lively atmosphere.
One of the best places to visit in the city is the British Museum, which is one of the most important in the world. Inaugurated in 1759, it has an extensive collection of important works such as the Rosetta Stone, a Moai from Easter Island and the marbles from the Parthenon in Athens, among many other pieces.
The favorite neighborhood for most tourists is Notting Hill, which stands out for its beautiful colored houses and the famous Portobello market. The best day to visit is Saturday morning, since that is when the market reaches its greatest splendor. There is also one of the best restaurants called Duke of Wellington, where you can try traditional food.
There are also other neighborhoods that offer you the most authentic atmosphere in the city such as Soho, Chinatown, Covent Garden which is where the theaters where the great musicals are performed, Marylebone with beautiful Victorian architecture and the exclusive neighborhood of Mayfair, in where the wealthy people live with their expensive restaurants and luxury shops.
The Tower of London is a castle built in the year 1078 that is a place worth visiting and once you cross the walls that surround the castle you can visit the Medieval Palace, the White Tower, the Royal Chapel and the site where they are located. the Crown Jewels, considered one of the most valuable treasures in the world.
You cannot miss Buckingham Palace, which is the residence of Queen Elizabeth II and where a large part of the historical moments of the United Kingdom have occurred, it is important to observe the changing of the guard that takes place in front of the palace, since it is everything a show.
It is impressive to be able to see the immense dome of Saint Paul’s Cathedral and the second largest cathedral on the planet and inside you can see beautiful works of art. Going up to the dome guarantees great views of central London or you can go down to the crypt where the remains of the Duke of Wellington and Nelson are kept.
One of the most famous squares is Trafalgar Square, where Nelson’s column stands out with its 50 meters high and on one of its sides is the National Gallery where one of the most important art collections in the world is found. However, this city has other impressive museums such as Madame Tussauds, which is the most important wax museum in the world, the Science Museum that houses the Foucault pendulum, the Earl of Rosse telescope, the Apollo X module, among other important inventions. In the Natural History Museum you can see the blue whale skeleton and reproductions of dinosaurs that will leave you in awe. Finally, the National Gallery that contains an immense collection of paintings by artists such as Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Goya, Velázquez and other great geniuses.
The best viewpoints in the city are The Shars building with more than 300 meters high, the London Eye where you can see the city from huge glass cabins or the Sky Garden, which in addition to being an excellent viewpoint has a beautiful botanical garden in its interior.
For lovers of local cuisine, we recommend the best markets in the city, where you can buy all kinds of items and taste the food of Londoners, among the most important are Brick Lane, Ladenhall, Borough, Maltby Street and Broadway.
London is full of wonders to discover, it is a city full of history, technological advances, cultural and artistic elements, which will make your visit an unforgettable experience.