Thursday, May 12, 2016

Oh, London

It sure has been a while since I blog and what better way to start fresh with a little post on a short 2 day adventure trip I took with some friends to London.

And oh my I have one word to describe London and that would be amazeballs.  It’s buildings, landmarks and sites are just a must see if you ever visit.  I’ve created a list of the must see London attractions while you’re there.

1.  Big Ben

Big Ben is located in Westminster; its official name is the Elizabeth Tower named after Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 for her Diamond Jubilee. Big Ben is an iconic London landmark and a must on your list to see while you’re here!

2.  The Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament’s official name is actually the Palace of Westminster!

3.  Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the London residence of the Queen. Located centrally Buckingham Palace is at the top of Pall Mall next door to Green Park and St James’ Park.  I got to experience a luncheon where everyone was dressed to impress!

4.  The London Eye

The London Eye was opened to the public in the year 2000, when it was first built it was the largest Ferris Wheel in the world and until the opening of the Shard in 2013 it was the highest viewing point over London. You can buy tickets to go up in the London Eye in one of the little pods!

5.  Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is one of London’s most iconic landmarks crossing the river. The bridge has stood in London since the 19th century and is infamous for it’s drawbridge effect making it able to let tall ships through and down the Thames.

6.  The Gherkin   

The Gherkin is the building that looks like the shape of a Gherkin; it’s become iconic to the London. The building itself is composed of offices so it’s not a monument you can go inside of but it’s well worth trying to spot on your trip to the city!

Image via wikicommons

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