Best Places to Visit in London To Make Your Trip a Memorable One!
If you are planning to visit London, this post will help you plan your trip with ease. I will share with you the best places to visit in London, how to get there, so you can plan ahead.
Watch the below video to see some glimpse of the best places to visit.
The Westminster Abby, Best Places To Visit in London
The Westminster Abby is one of London’s notable religious buildings. This is the traditional place for coronations and other ceremonies for British monarchs.
This is a 700-year-old building. Formally titled the Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster.
The Westminster Abbey is in the heart of London. This is just few steps going to Big Ben and the Parliament Square.
The abbey was the venue for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011.
How To Get To Westminster AbbEY:
Via Public Transport Underground:
The closest stations are:
Westminster (Jubilee, District & Circle Lines)
St James’s Park (District and Circle Lines)
From Comfort Inn at Buckingham Palace (the hotel where I stayed), this is just about 24 minutes walk:
- Head southeast on Elizabeth Bridge toward Hugh St – Turn left onto Hugh St. then turn left onto Eccleston Square/A3213
- Turn right onto Bridge Pl – Turn left toward Wilton Rd – Walk for 377 ft
Head east toward Wilton Rd – Turn left onto Wilton Rd – Turn right to stay on Wilton Rd – Turn right onto Victoria St/A302 – Then Slight right onto Broad Sanctuary/A302 – Slight right at The Sanctuary and you will already reach the Westminster Abbey.
Westminster Abbey is open to visitors from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays and religious holidays, the Abbey is open for worship only. All are welcome and it is free to attend services.
Visitor access to the Abbey is via the West Gate of the North Green, located near the junction of Broad Sanctuary and The Sanctuary.
The Big Ben, Best Places To Visit in London
The Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. Source wikipedia.
The name Big Ben actually refers to the clock’s hour bell inside the tower. This is the largest of the clock’s five bells. The other four are used as quarter bells.
The clock was the largest in the world and is still the largest in Great-Britain. This clock has rarely failed during its long life span of operation.
Unfortunately the clock tower is not publicly accessible.
This photo was taken from the side of the London Eye walk.
How To Get To BIG BEN:
The Big Ben is just few steps away from the Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square Garden.
The Parliament Square Garden, Best Places To Visit in London
Parliament Square Garden is an area of significant historic and symbolic value. It is part of the ceremonial route between Westminster Abbey and Westminster Hall. You will see the statue of the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the Parliament Square Garden.
You will also find the nine foot bronze statue of Nelson Mandela.
How To Get To PARLIAMENT SQUARE:
The Parliament Square is just right across the Westminster Abbey and just few steps to the Big Ben.
The London Eye, Best Places To Visit in London
London Eye is a giant observatory wheel just few steps from the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Parliament Square.
The big wheel capsules can accommodate up to twenty-five passengers. The observation wheel turns slow enough to have the breath-taking view of London. A complete turn takes about thirty minutes.
The Buckingham Palace, Best Places To Visit in London
Today, the Buckingham Palace serves as the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every summer.
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s official and main royal London home.
The Tower of London, Best Places To Visit in London
The tower of London is one of the best historical places to visit in London. The Tower is designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. As it is one of the very few intact medieval buildings.
The tower was also used to imprison a wide range of prisoners from deposed monarchs to more common criminals. There were 22 executions took place within the Tower of London.
How To Get To THE TOWER OF LONDON:
Via Public Transport Underground:
Nearest station: Tower Hill: District and Circle Lines (5 mins walk).
From Comfort Inn at Buckingham Palace (the hotel where I stayed) via underground.
Walk to Victoria station about 9 minutes – Go to District line towards Upminster – get off the Tower hill station – walk about 6 minutes and you will reach the Tower of London.
The Tower Bridge, Best Places To Visit in London
The Tower Bridge has become an iconic symbol of London. The Tower Bridge is one of the five London bridges. It was built over 120 years ago to ease road traffic.
This bridge was built with giant moveable roadways that lift up for passing ships. The bridge deck is freely accessible to both vehicles and pedestrians.
The Tower Bridge is one of the most famous and instantly recognisable structures in the entire world.
Tower Bridge is just located in front of the Tower of London.
My husband and I were able to complete all these best places to visit in London for just one day.
I hope this post helps you to make your London trip a memorable one. I’d love to hear your comments below.
Enjoy the very best in London!