It is no secret that London is a global icon of a city recognized around the world as a must-see destination on your bucket list, and for good reason too. London is filled with centuries-old rich history, landmarks that marvel some of the best architects in the world, and culture, unlike any other city.
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Immerse yourself in the rich culture and iconic sights
There is certainly more than enough to see when you visit the city of London, irrespective of how many days you have to explore, something can always be viewed, done, or visited and all of them are a must when traveling to London. If you are heading to the city then you are in luck. Check out this blog we have jam-packed with sights and attractions that will have you exploring and adventuring for days on end, and you can experience everything London has to offer.
Sure, it can quickly become overwhelming when you want to do everything and go everywhere and suddenly you found yourself rooted to the spot not knowing where to begin, so we are here to help. Having experienced many of the upcoming sights and attractions we have narrowed down the top adventures to try in various categories so you can have and enjoy a well-rounded London journey.
Top places to eat for authentic English cuisine
∙Blacklock Shoreditch – A rustic décor layout with the best quality steaks that melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more. The menu has a keen focus on unique tastes and wholesome flavors which is why it is always filled with good vibes and hungry guests, the perfect way to kick-start your London trip
∙Noble Rot – Both a top restaurant for lunch and dinners and a wine bar there is no better way to wind down from a long day of exploring. Sip gorgeous flavor-rich wines from the vat wine menu with a few nibbles to awaken your appetite, and head back to the restaurant to indulge in their ala cart menu that has everything from smoked duck to guinea fowl to truly taste the land.
Top sights when time is of the essence
Sometimes time is against us as we travel the globe, but that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on what makes a city so great, and London is no different. If you have only a couple of days and have to be picky about what to see and where to go, put these at the top of the list.
∙Westminster Abbey – London’s most famous church, which is known worldwide, is a must. Located opposite the houses of parliament for a bonus photo opportunity, it is recommended to book in advance if possible as this iconic architecturally rich building is frequented by over 1 million visitors annually and no wonder considering it has been the destination for royal family weddings and ceremonies.
∙Changing of the guard – This does not happen every day but if you check the schedule and your travels align it is quite the spectacle to marvel at. Elegantly decked out guards adorning bear fur headgear and royal red suits, if you can’t go inside Buckingham Palace on this occasion then this comes a close second.
∙Covent Garden Market – The area itself is beautifully sculpted with historic buildings and intricacies but the notoriously famous market offers some of London’s best shopping experiences. From food to souvenirs this revamped, originally an old food market and now a buzzing hub of restaurants and boutiques, is the epitome of London culture.
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Top must-try authentic English foods that make London a bespoke culinary destination
∙Scotch egg – The traditional boiled egg, surrounded by pork mince and breadcrumbs, and then deep fried, the ultimate British snack food.
∙Bangers and Mash – It sounds simple, sausages and mash, but when you add a spoonful of steamed peas and a good helping of homemade gravy it will take you back to your childhood when grandma used to make those feel-good dinners you still dream about.
∙Fish and Chips – Iconic battered fillet served with chips and tartare sauce and your day will be complete. The fish is fried with love and in such a way that it essentially sacrifices itself for your enjoyment, and enjoy it you will. Do not miss out on a visit to the ‘chippy’ – what the locals call the fish and chip shop
That being said
Now, with an arsenal of tips, tricks, and always-useful guidance your upcoming trip to London will be filled with memory-making experiences that make life so worthwhile. Do the royal wave, stand on the bridge that is the gateway to the world, and embrace London with open arms for a truly authentic immersion that is life-changing. ‘Alright, mate!’