If you are planning a trip to London, whether it’s for a full holiday or just a weekend break, then it’s certainly worth planning in advance where and what you want to visit while you are there. There is literally so much to see and do, that you want to be able to pack in the bits that appeal to you most. Are you hoping to see most of the famous landmarks? Are you planning a sporting weekend to the capital, perhaps taking in a football match or perhaps you are heading to the city for some shopping and entertainment.
Here are just a handful of places (or sites) that you might find interesting.
Buckingham Palace – If you have never seen it before, then it’s really something you can’t afford to miss on your next visit to the city. It’s
quite possibly one of the most famous buildings in the world and has hosted so many of the UK’s biggest Royal moments, newly married royal couples on the balcony for example!
London Eye – The Eye is now very much part of the London skyline and as a modern construction, still manages to look completely at home amongst all of the other historical buildings and landmarks. Probably the best time to take a ride on this giant wheel is just as dusk is falling, when you will get the contrast between daylight and night time when all of the city’s lights come on.
Olympic Park – Although the main Olympic stadium is not likely to be used again until at least 2015, and many other areas of the park not
accessible until 2014 this is still a place well worth having on your future check list. It will be remembered for one of the greatest Olympic Games in history.
Palace of Westminster – Most people will know this as the Houses of Parliament and it sits proudly alongside the River Thames. There are plenty of opportunities to grab some photographs in front of this world famous landmark which also plays host to “Big Ben”.
The River Thames – The River plays such an important role in the life of London and as a visitor is often the focal point of many of the
attractions and activities. As well as all the things to see and do alongside the river, you can actually enjoy some time on the water itself with one of the many cruises available.
So, those were just a few of the things to keep you busy during your weekend break to London.