I used to think London was a small city because of its size on the world map. Wrong! With the organized train stations and bus routes, you can tell that London is BIG! I admire their organized transportation system. Honestly, you can’t get lost in London! While in London, whether for business or pleasure, check out some tour sites just to have a feel of the city.
London Eye & London Eye River Cruise – You can enjoy a thrilling 40 minutes “spin” ride (don’t worry, you wouldn’t feel the spin!) on this fascinating circular drive where you can sightsee almost the whole of London! You can also take a crusie trip on the river Thames to sightsee around London too. Don’t forget to check out the 4D movie experience of the London Eye after your ride.
Infront of London Eye
Inside London Eye
Madame Tussauds London – This is a must see tourist attraction. Madame Tussauds can be found in the following major cities around the world Amsterdam, Bangkok, Berlin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Washington D.C, Vienna and Blackpool. It is famous for recreating famous people and celebrities in wax. It combines the glitz and glamours with incredible history and over 300 wax figures. I got to take pictures with the Royal family, some celebrities, some Disney and Marvel characters and some great men and women.
With the Royal Family
With two great men, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela
With British Prime Minister, David Cameron
With Princess Diana
With Aishwarya Rai
With Whoopi Goldberg
With Robin Williams
With Big Sherk’
With Madame Tussauds working on a life head for waxing
Sea Life London Aquarium – This is a magical underwater world which is filled with amazing sea creatures. You get to see sharks, jelly fish, turtles, seahorses, star fish, crocodiles, frogs and Penguins! Infact there are so many creatures you ‘d see that you’ve never heard about. Beautiful tourist site.
Outside the Sea-Life
You can also do your own London City Tour. Did some sightseeing at the following sites:
Big Ben – One of my must see tourist monuments, this big town clock has been there for 153 years. Just had to see it!
That’s Big Ben!
With A Scot playing his bagpipe near Big Ben
Buckingham Palace – This is the royal residence of the Her Majesty the Queen. Was told that the Palace is open for tourist when the Royal Family are outside London for holidays. Lots of tourists look foward to watching ”Changing the Guards” at Buckingham Palace which encompasses of a colourful British pageantry involving new guards exchanging duty with the old guards. The ceremony lasts about 45 minutes and usually takes place daily at 11:30 from May until the end of July and on alternate days for the rest of the year, weather permitting.
Infront of Buckingham Palace
Lovely Yellow Wallflowers & Red Tulip Garden at the Queen Victoria’s Memorial Garden outside outside Buckingham Palace
With a British Royal Guard
Trafalgar Square – This is a public space and tourist attraction which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. There are a number of statues and sculptures in the square which displays pieces of contemporary art. The square is also used for political demonstration and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year’s Eve. I was told that pigeons usually gather around there and you can feed them. Unfortunately I read that feeding of pigeons were banned because their droppings disfigured the statues and were conisdered a health hazard. I was so looking foward to feeding them pigeons *sad*
One of the Lion Statues
Tower of London – Unfortunatley I could not visit this place. Though this place has a grim reputation as a place of torture, death and imprisonment, within the Tower’s mighty walls, you will also discover a royal palace, a powerful fortress, a menagerie (a diverse collection like “The Crown Jewels”) and much more.
Tower of London
London Football Stadium – To top up our tour, we had to visit a football stadium and what better place to go than Arsenal’s Emirate Stadium! My husband is a die-hard Arsenal fan so I’ve been initiated!
At Royal Arsenal, Woolwich where Arsenal Football Club originated
If you’ve been to London and you have not visited some of these tour sites I just mentioned above, you have not truly experienced London. The good thing is that you could mix and match four top London attractions and enjoy great savings. Other tour sites you’d enjoy are Legoland Discovery Centres,Tower Bridge, Railway Tours (There is a place called Nene Valley Railyway. If you watched ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ while growing up, you’d see a replica of him there *smiles*), London Zoo (the world’s oldest scientific zoo), London Dungeon (I hear its spooky!) and many more.
A shout out to the couple that made us visit London for their wedding…“Happy Married Life” to my brother-in-law, Sola and his beautiful wife, my new sister-in-law, Dola! Wishing you both the best marriage brings!