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Visiting London for the First Time – Things You Absolutely Cannot Miss

London is, undoubtedly, one of the best places to visit in the world, popular and beautiful and rich with culture, heritage and history. Filled with the largest number and variety of tourist sites, spots, destinations, attractions, places of interest that you must visit at least one, London has a number of great qualities that just make you fall in love with the wonderful city. If you are planning to visit London, plan ahead and make an itinerary of your stay too. That is the best way to ensure that you will have a smooth, hassle – free and simply marvelous holiday experience. From high street, first class shopping facilities to huge, wide open green spaces like parks and gardens, amazing city nightlife, fun and adventure sports activities, and definitely a long, long list of tourist spots, sites, attractions, destinations and other places of interest that include beautiful, magnificent royal monuments and landmarks and other such beacons of the beautiful heritage London boasts of.

It doesn’t matter how old you are or which phase of life you are from, London will have something for you to do. And if it is your first visit to the British capital city, then you must know the most important things you absolutely have to do. You cannot miss these; these are the places and activities that will give you memories for life. London is a huge, bustling city with so many different things for you to do. Do not miss any of the following tourist sites, spots, attractions, destinations, landmarks and monuments. And while you get your sightseeing itinerary planned out, do not forget to look for some good accommodation facilities. There are excellent boutique hotels in London you can go to if you want a wonderful, unique, relaxing and comfortable stay and vacation experience in London. These hotels are perfectly affordable and offer the best possible facilities, benefits and services. Most of them have commendable locations as well that make them easily accessible, well connected to all the major landmarks and hence making it very convenient for you to sightsee and explore London in the easiest and most hassle free way.

You Can Explore By Means of a River Cruise

The Thames River is an integral part of London and it is a truly mesmerizing and unforgettable part of London. Whether you decide on a luxurious, long and splendid dining cruise on the picturesque Thames, or opt for an exciting, adrenaline pumping and thrilling speedboat experience, you can get to see some of the most amazing tourist spots, sites, attractions, destinations, landmarks, monuments and other such places of interest on a great river cruise in London. River cruises are exhilarating, fun, enjoyable and memorable. Don’t miss an opportunity to explore London city by means of an exciting river cruise on the beautiful Thames River, especially during your first ever visit to the British capital city.

You Can Explore the Royal Monuments – Westminster

Westminster is one of the most notable areas of London, located in a central position and is a part of the popular West End. It is located on the north bank of the scenic Thames River and thus provides some pretty terrific views. Westminster houses some of the most iconic and important landmarks and attractions and tourist destinations of London – including the Houses of parliament as well as the Big Ben. There are several opportunities for some high – class shopping sprees as well as a number of exciting theatre shows. Wonderful art museums and galleries such as the Tate Britain, the National Gallery, and the National Portrait Gallery are located in Westminster. And definitely, most notably, Buckingham Palace is also located here. Do not miss a visit to Westminster during your first stay.

You Can Explore Camden

Of the several important places you must visit during your stay in the British capital city, Camden Town is among those in which you will surely have memorable times. It offers an amazing mix of stylish marketplace hubs, delightful cuisines and menus as well as venues for live entertainment and fun and exciting music. It has been a mainly residential town from the times dating back to the 1790s, but of late, the development of key structures such as the Grand Union Canal as well as the improvement and expansion of the London railway system and transport, has it turned into a city of hustle and bustle.

Visitors as well as several locals gather in this bustling business town to purchase a wide variety of different items, or they take leisurely walks and strolls along the beautiful Regent’s Canal as well as sample some of the wonderful street food from all over the globe, and definitely groove to the tunes of some live, popular music. Camden has been home to a number of popular people, with the inclusion of Walter Sickert, Amy Winehouse and so on. With such an excellent location, you can find great accommodation nearby, such as the Montcalm Hotel London.

You must also remember to

  • Take a relaxing, slow, memorable walk through ‘Little Venice’ and let yourself consumed by the heaps of beauty around you.
  • Shop in the huge number of shops and centres in the heart of the trade districts of London. London allows for some high – profile shopping thanks to its unbelievable number of flourishing shopping centres in shopping districts.
  • Explore and look out for the magnificent Crown Jewels at the famous Tower of London.
  • Start your day with a visit to the extremely popular Trafalgar Square.

London also boasts of a large number of pubs and bars. They are chic, modern, trendy and stylish, and absolutely lively and vibrant. Do not miss them. For good food though, you should try the Park Lane Hotel. One of the best hotels in London, the hotel offers fine, luxurious dining facilities with delightful cuisines and menus available, along with an elegant bar. Not just that; you will also be offered great rooms, well – decorated and furnished, provided luxuriously with flat – screen televisions as well as complimentary Wi-Fi facilities. All of this comes with an excellent, easily accessible location and at affordable rates and prices.

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Fergus Brandon – who has written posts on All Here.
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