London: A Tourist’s Delight
London: A Tourist’s Delight
Article by Simon James
London as a leading global city has a lot to offer the tourists. From exploring Roman connection to watching Opera at night, there’s a lot that a tourist can do in London. If you are planning to visit London in near future and don’t know what to do? Read on!!
London other than being the capital of United Kingdom and world’s leading financial city is also one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. London is well connected with the rest of Britain and world, making it easily accessible for tourists. There are a number of things one can do while he is on a visit there. If you don’t already know what to do, we have a few suggestions ready for you.
Explore the History of London
As much surprising as it sounds, London was founded by Romans in the year 43 A.D. Roman emperor Claudius defeated various Celtic tribes founded a city that was named Londinium. Though two millennia have passed London’s connection with Roman civilization can still be seen. There are tour packages on offer to take you around and show the remnants of Londinium. This trip is a must, especially if history fascinates you. Fascinating sights include Temple of Mithras, London Wall and various other heritage sites.
Famous tourist attractions
London has a number of top attractions with most of them requiring no entry fee they make up for a good venue to spend time with family and friends. London boasts of world class tourist attractions like Big Ben, Tower of London, London Eye, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Madame Tussaud’s, St. Paul’s Cathedral and world famous British Museum among many others. As a tourist you will never run out of options to visit in London.
Nightlife in London
London nightlife is at par with the latest partying trends, the atmosphere at London bars and pubs is guaranteed to bring the party freak out of you as its home to clubs like Ministry of Sound, and Fabric and Heaven. Casinos, Comedy shows, Burlesque shows, pub and clubs are the integral part of London nightlife. Famous nightlife areas that deserve a visit are Hoxton, Shoreditch, Chelsea, Kensington and Brixton while you also have an option to head to West End theatre or The Royal Opera House and watch plays.
Watch Barclays Premier League matches
If you happen to be free on a weekend then watching a game of football can be the perfect way to soak up the British spirit. The Barclays Premier League (BPL) is one of the most widely followed football leagues in the world. There are a number of London-based teams and that have been actively participating in the BPL over years, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers and Fulham to name a few. The atmosphere during match days is amazing, and if you happen to be a football fan, it is guaranteed to give you memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.
There is a lot more to London than mentioned in this article. London being a metropolitan city is quite expensive when it comes to travelling and dining, hence it makes sense to book a cheap hotel in London and spend more on other basic needs.
The author of this article is associated with Hanover Hotel Victoria; a family run central London hotel offering services like free Wi-Fi Internet connection, 24 hours reception and serviced apartments among others.
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