More Places To Go in London
This is the second installment of our short series on the best places to visit in London. In Part 1 we included The National Gallery, the British Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Churchill War Rooms and St. Jame’s Park. We continue on from those five to reveal more great places to go and spend your free time. The reviews in this article come from Trip Advisor.
The Houses of Parliament
Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA, England
The Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster, is the heart of British politics. The following review comes from Colgate50 from Bristol:
A must when in London! Visited as part of local MP Luke Hall organised tour group. Loved the whole experience. Look out for the inscribed floor plates with historic details. Lots of statues, paintings and important historical documents dotted around the rooms. The guide we had was very informative. Can get a little difficult to hear as at times there are a few tours on with each guide speaking louder to enable their group to hear. I would have preferred more time in each room to wander around myself as there is so much to take in. Indulge in MP spotting and generally enjoy the atmosphere. There is a cafe and small shop which can be accessed by stairs and lift. Wear comfortable shoes, lot of walking and little seating available.
London W2 2UH, England
This experience of Hyde Park comes way of Tracy from Witney, just after the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Tracy says about her visit:
Wonderful post Royal wedding walk! Always a pleasure to visit Hyde Park. Bustling with such a variety of people. Loads to do and plenty to see. Great scattering of cafes along the route. The amazing Diana fountain and so much more!
8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL
Located in Southwark, London, not too far from London Bridge, Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market. Not only a source of great British food and produce, but also international. It is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London, with a market on the site dating back to at least the 12th century.
Danni from Westgate-on-Sea, gives their view about their day trip experience:
We had a wonder through Borough Market as my friends and I were visiting a few museums. Its such a nice place to wonder round, there is loads to see, such a wide variety of food, there was a lovely stall that sold really nice cakes and I had a chocolate brownie. Another stall sold really nice Indian food. There are also stalls selling seafood and meat. I visited in January which I think was a good time as it wasn’t too busy, but my friends visited again the other week (may) and said it was really hectic. I would like to visit again.
Tower of London
Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB
The Tower of London is probably one of the most famous and infamous castles in the world. The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle, built by William I in 1078 and is located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.
The following review is by Amy, from Frisco, Texas (USA), and she talks about her experience at the Tower of London:
Number one for a reason! Tower of the London was at the top of our list and we had an amazing time. Wish we had 4 hours to spend there but the 2 hours we spend was worth it and memorable. There are sooo many fascinating exhibits and interesting historical relics and stories. We loved the procession of character actors and small plays. It helped to make the experience more authentic! LOVED IT ALL!
Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP
Not too far from the Tower of London, well actually, right next door to it. London’s Tower Bridge is one of London’s famous bridges and one of many must-see landmarks in London with a glass floor and modern exhibitions it is a must see. Like the Tower of London being the most famous castle in the world, the same must also be said of Tower Bridge – probably the most famous bridge in the world! Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge that was built between 1886 and 1894. As previously mentioned, the bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London.
Pam from London talks about her experience at Tower Bridge:
Looking down from The Tower Of London! If you want to see a great view of London from a glass bridge head for The Tower of London. It was great to learn about the history of the tower and how it works when it raises and lowers. A great visit for people of all ages. The teens that I went with were very interested and intrigued by the Tower. We were even able to look down from the top of the tower and take pics (but be careful with your belongings you don’t want to drop anything). Lookout down there!!! Great for everyone not just tourists!
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