Things You Should Not Miss in London

If London has always been on your bucket list but you’ve never had a chance to actually plan this trip, it’s about time you started planning it already! Of course, we’re here to help you out as much as we can, so keep on reading to learn more about four things you shouldn’t miss while in London. Just check them out and enjoy!

First of all – tackle the UK packing essentials 

As the weather in the UK is quite unpredictable, the first thing you’ll obviously need is a foldable umbrella. It’s an absolute must you have to have in your backpack, and its biggest advantage is the fact that it doesn’t take up too much space. Besides that, make sure to bring a nice raincoat as well, so that you don’t get completely wet if your umbrella breaks or anything else unpredictable happens. In order to stick to your itinerary, you should also get a marble face watch that will keep you on track and help you manage your daily sightseeing routine. This is particularly important when your hands are too busy holding a bunch of souvenirs and tourist maps and you simply can’t reach your phone and see what time it is. Once you have each of these three essentials on you, you’re ready to conquer London!

Buckingham Palace is absolutely inevitable…

No trip to London can ever be complete without seeing Buckingham Palace, so be sure not to skip it under any circumstances. This place is so iconic simply because it is the official London residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, so make it a part of your itinerary and gain some insight into the royal lifestyle that enchants thousands of tourists who come to explore it on a daily basis. Needless to say, this palace is often super crowded – especially during the Queen’s summer holidays, when it’s open to the public. When visiting Buckingham Palace, try to be there during the Changing of the Guard. It happens almost every day from April by the end of Jul, between 11.15 am to 12 pm, and it’s one of the most beautiful ceremonies you can witness free of charge!

… As well as the Houses of Parliament

No matter if you’re a passionate backpacker who needs a guide to backpacking Europe, or one of those people who love to travel with heavy luggage, the Houses of Parliament should be your next stop if you adore British politics! Even though its official name is the Palace of Westminster, Londoners prefer the first name, which is exactly it remained so popular. In fact, the House of Commons and the House of Lords are both located here (hence the name), and the best thing about this extraordinary building is the fact that it lies on the banks of the River Thames. So, if you want to learn more about British politics and everything related to it, have a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament and you won’t make a mistake!

Visiting the Natural History Museum? Yes, of course!

On the other hand, if politics isn’t really your favorite topic and you prefer science, the Natural History Museum is undoubtedly the right place for you! It is located on Cromwell Road in South Kensington, and apart from finding answers to your big nature questions, you’ll also be able to admire outstanding architecture – both on the inside and the outside of the museum building. Needless to say, taking a selfie with the famous Diplodocus skeleton in the main hall is a huge must, as well as searching for ancient fossils and seeing a Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. We’re sure that you’ll love it a lot!

The Globe Theatre is a must-see, too

Last but certainly not least, the Globe Theatre is a must-see if you’re a massive fan of Shakespeare and his work. Even though this isn’t an original building, but a faithful reconstruction that is closely related to the UK’s most prolific writer, you shouldn’t fail to visit this magical place as it truly has so much to offer. The great news is that plays are held throughout the year at the Globe, so make sure to take that into consideration when you’re planning your trip to London. Did you know that standing tickets can be bought for as little as £5 sometimes? That’s right, which means that you won’t break the bank if you decide to see a play here. Also, this is an open-air theatre, which adds even more mystery and suspense to the overall experience, so don’t skip it and you’ll be thankful in the end!

As you can tell, there are so many amazing places you shouldn’t miss when you find yourself in London, and these four unquestionably are the best ones out there. So, if you plan to visit London in the near future, all you have to do is to stick to our tips and useful guidelines. Trust us when we say that this will be one of the best trips in your life, without a shadow of a doubt!

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