London

In November of 2017 I decided to visit London for the second time, one of the most charming cities in Europe. In London the minimum stay is 3-4 days due to the large size of the city and the amount of activities it offers.

It is difficult to visit everything walking, so the best way to get around is by taking the Metro network. Note that in London all museums are free, but tickets to other attractions are expensive.

The best time to visit London is in summer since the temperature is pleasant and there is less rain.

These are the main places to visit in London:


Palace of Westminster and Big Ben

It can be visited in different ways and the price ranges between £18 and £25.


The symbol of London, houses the chambers of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (House of Lords and Commons).

Metro Westminster, lines Circle, District and Jubilee

Westminster Abbey


The oldest monument in London where the English monarchs have been crowned and where important figures of the history of the United Kingdom are buried.

Metro Westminster, lines Circle, District and Jubilee.  

Tickets are somewhat expensive (£20) but it is worth paying to see the Abbey inside.

 

London Eye


The wheel of London, inaugurated in the year 2000 was the highest wheel of the world with 135 meters although later it has been surpassed by others.

It has become an icon of the city and is one of the best attractions to see the great extent of the city.

Metro Westminster, lines Circle, District and Jubilee or Waterloo lines Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City. 

The price is £ 25 but one can not leave London without getting on the London Eye.


Buckingham Palace

Residence of the British Royal Family since 1837 is the place where the Changing of the Guard takes place.

It is an act to which many people come every day, but my opinion is not to waste too much time waiting to see it because London offers much more interesting things.

Metro Green Park, lines Jubilee, Picadilly and Victoria

Tower of London


Former prison, today the fortress is a museum where you can visit different exhibitions the most important is the Crown Jewels.

Metro Tower HIll, lines Circle and District.

The price is £24.50 and it is open every day.

Tower Bridge

One of the many bridges that cross the River Thames, but without a doubt the one that has a different charm. Recommended to visit during the day and the night, is one of the most beautiful monuments of the city.

Highlight a little known place just behind the bridge called St Katharine Docks, it is a port with very nice boats and restaurants.

Metro Tower HIll, lines Circle and District

Picadilly Circus

The most famous square in the city and entertainment site par excellence. Surrounded by restaurants, shops, pubs and theaters, this square is the meeting place of London.

One of the streets that leads to the square is Regen St the most commercial street in London along with Oxford St.

Metro Picadilly Circus, lines Picadilly and Bakerloo.

St Paul's Cathedral


The second largest cathedral in the world, is located in Ludgate Hill, the highest place in the city.

In St. Paul there have been very important events in the history of the United Kingdom, such as the funeral of the Duke of Wellington, Winston Churcill and Margaret Thatcher, the anniversaries of the queens Victoria and Elizabeth II or the wedding of Prince Charles with Diana of Wales.

It can be visited from Monday to Saturday and the price of tickets is £18.

Metro St Paul´s, lines Central.

Museums

British Museum
British Museum

-National Gallery: Metro: Charing Cross, lines Northern and Bakerloo or Leicester Square, lines Northern and Piccadilly

-Museo Historia Natural: Metro: South Kensington, lines District, Circle and Piccadilly

In London all museums are free, I will highlight my three essentials although this depends on tastes and given the large amount that exists if you have time I advise to visit all you can.

-British Museum: Metro Holborn, lines Central and Piccadilly or Tottenham Court Road, lines Northern and Central

National Gallery
National Gallery

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is the largest park in London and the oldest in the city.

You can do different activities such as rent a bike and take a walk in the park, sunbathe, skate or look at the many squirrels that can be found in freedom.

Metro Knightsbridge y Hyde Park Corner, lines Picadilly or Lancaster Gate, Queensway  Marble Arch line Central.

Camden Town

Camden Town and its Market are a unique experience in London, leave the big city and reach this area where everything is totally different.

On Sundays the atmosphere is very good and the shops and food stalls are overcrowded although any day is good to visit it, without a doubt one of the essentials of this city.

Metro Camden Town, line Northern.

Trafalgar Square


One of the most important squares in London, it was built to commemorate the victory of the British navy in Trafalgar.

In the square is the Nelson Column, the National Gallery and the statue of George Washington.

Metro Charing Cross, lines Northern and Bakerloo


Covent Garden


Located in one of the best areas of the city is a market where you can find everything from fashion shops to craft stalls.

You can also enjoy its varied restaurants throughout the day while you see the atmosphere of the area.

Metro Covent Garden, line Piccadilly.

The Shard


Opened in 2012 this skyscraper is the highest in the European Union, it is worth visiting and if you want to enjoy the best view of London go up to your viewpoint although the price between £ 20 and £ 30 is high.

Tickets The Shard

Metro London Bridge, lines Northern and Jubilee.

Royal Albert Hall


One of the most emblematic theaters in the world and an amazing construction.

Events are organized throughout the year for music, ceremonies and festivals.

Metro South Kensington, lines Circle, District and Picadilly.

Harrods


Harrods is one of the most luxurious and beautiful shopping centers in the world.

It is worth it just to enter to see its decoration with different reasons. The prices are high but you can always buy some small detail.

Metro Knightsbridge, line Picadilly.

St Pancras Station

The St Pancras train station is in an impressive redbrick building.

Point of arrival of the Eurostar train between Paris and London and also communicates with King Cross Station famous for the platform 9 3/4 of Harry Potter.

Metro King Cross St. Pancras, lines Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Picadilly and Victoria.

Sports section

London is the city with the most football teams in the Premier League, which makes it a city with many stadiums to visit.

Football stadiums

Emirates Stadium
Emirates Stadium

-Stamford Bridge: Metro Fulham Brodway, line District.

-Wembley: Metro Wembley Park, lines Jubilee and Metropolitan.

-Olympic Stadium: Metro Stratford, lines Central and Jubilee.

The closest stadiums to the center of London are:

-Emirates Stadium: Metro Arsenal, line Piccadilly. 


Stamford Bridge
Stamford Bridge

Football store

One of the best football jersey stores I have found around the world is located in London, located in Piccadilly Circus is undoubtedly a temple for sports lovers.

Recommended for its offers both in the physical store and on the website.

Lillywhites: Metro Picadilly Circus, line Picadilly.

Travel shirts

Shirts purchased during the trip were those of Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.