7 MUST DO THINGS WHILE VISITING LONDON
Millions of tourists visit London every year wanting to explore the city and to take away the best of memories and experiences back with them. But most of the tourists fail to recognize the top places to visit in London and are not fully exposed to the multitude of attraction, which are in the city of London. And to solve this daily tourist crisis we have created a handpicked list of places in London that you as a tourist can visit to get the most out of your holiday away from home and get the true essence of what London has to offer its visitors.
Here are the top 7 Must do Things While Visiting London:
1. Visit the National Gallery
London’s National Gallery is regarded as the best classical art gallery, and one of the top and oldest art galleries in the world. The National Gallery was founded in 1824 with just 38 paintings. Today the Gallery displays more than 2300 pieces of art that consist of practically every European school of artistic representations, medieval paintings, and world-famous Impressionist works. The London’s National Gallery is divided into four wings. The Sainsbury Wing houses art pieces from the 13th to the 15th centuries.
Here you can find Leonardo, Botticelli, and Van Eyck. The West Wing of the National Gallery is home to Italian Renaissance painters. Here you can gaze on the artwork of Holbein, Titian, Correggio, and Michelangelo. Artists such as Rembrandt, Velásquez, and Caravaggio can be found in the North Wing and the East Wing is home to French Impressionists Van Gough’s famous “Sunflowers” and Monet’s “Water Lilies.”
2. Go Art-Gazing at the Tate Modern
The Tate Modern is the powerhouse of contemporary art. Britain’s most famous and most visited spectacular gallery. The Tate Modern is actually a renovated old power station on the Thames. Power station Boilers and Switch rooms house the Tate’s main galleries that showcase artworks from the museum’s “World-Class Permanent Collection.” In the Tate you will find well-represented Post-war abstract pieces, and the world famous works by recognized painters such as Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Anthony Gormley, and Andy Warhol. In the Tate Modern, presented art is grouped on the basis of theme and explores the relationships among – artist and society, object and architecture, and performer and participant.
3. Ride the London Eye
London Eye is Europe’s tallest observation wheel that is situated on the south bank of the Thames. Built in 2000, The London Eye was built to honor the coming Millennium that quickly became London’s most loved attractions, as much a part of the London skyline. The Pre-boarding guests get to enjoy a short 4D aerial photography film over London. Afterward, the “32inch see-through” pod takes-off for its 30 minutes journey above the river, showing terrific views of some of London’s most famous landmarks.
4. Chow Down at Borough Market
Borough Market is London’s oldest and most famous food market that dates back to the 13th century. Today, the market is a home store to London’s top chefs who shop for their fresh ingredients here every day. Borough Market’s specialty is its food shops, stalls and the diverse street food stalls that also have smoothie stands. Here you can find everything from fresh seafood and Croatian sausage to freshly baked cakes, rare French cheeses, and ostrich burgers. Many stalls in the market offer free samples to their customers, allowing you to enjoy the food even if you don’t have the money to buy some of your own as well as try new foods you wouldn’t want to try usually.
5. Head Underground into the Churchill War Rooms
At the end of August 1939, After the British declared war on Nazi Germany, the British cabinet decided on moving their headquarters into a bunker beneath Whitehall. Winston Churchill and the war cabinet, for the next excruciating six years, lived there in cramped rooms, directing the war effort from underground. Today, these rooms are open for visitors and remain largely unchanged. The museum displays a great job of replicating the wartime atmosphere and also showcases Churchill – his personality, his political career, and his inspiring and motivating wartime speeches.
6. Smell the Flowers at Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens are one of the world’s most diverse and largest collections of plants that display hundreds and thousands of plant species. Just to the south is the Royal Botanical Gardens, one of London’s many tranquil green spaces, also centre to botanical research as conversation. The Kew Garden also displays the world’s largest and only surviving Victorian glasshouse home to a wide array of temperate climate plants.
7. Warner Brothers - Harry Potter Studio
One of the most favorite attractions is the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio. Take a tour of the movie sets where all the Harry Potter magic took place. Visitors today can explore numerous sets such as the Great Hall, 4 Privet Drive, and Dumbledore’s office at Hogwarts and also check out and gaze at thousands of costumes from all eight movies. Experience with your family the, “how a broomstick is” ridden through green screen technology and all the VFX created creatures, monsters and all the magic battles.
If you will follow our list of “top 7 things” that you must do when you visit London, you will grab almost all the aspects of London. From the war par to lush green botanical gardens and London’s rich architecture that will give you the essence of London along with a lot of beautiful views.