Buckingham Palace, Wembley Stadium, Big Ben, Regent’s Park, Camden Town, Notting Hill, the London Underground—the list of things to do and see in London is endless. (This includes the city's giant Ferris wheel, the London Eye, the perfect vantage point for taking it all in).
Thankfully, it’s a city built for walking; those who don’t want to walk can hire a "Boris Bike" from one of the 700 bicycle docking stations around the city. Plus, no trip to London would be complete without traveling on the famous London Underground or hopping on one of the iconic double-decker buses.
You can find a gem, historical or modern, on every corner. Whether you’re exploring the hipster boutiques of Shoreditch or the high-end restaurants and cafes of Kensington, there’s charm and character in every alleyway.
The architecture is every bit as varied as the neighborhoods, from the classical beauty of St. Paul’s Cathedral to the modern majesty of the Shard. London is also blessed with acres of green space, with Hyde Park and Regent’s Park (home to the world-famous London Zoo) offering welcome breathers from the city.
The mighty River Thames cuts through it all, running alongside the Houses of Parliament and Westminster and passing the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. It also winds under Tower Bridge towards Canary Wharf and Greenwich Pier.
Along the Thames’s way and past its riverbanks there are hundreds of theaters, galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and markets, all promising something new to discover.