I’m a big fan of London. I’ve been there for work, pleasure, and play. I’ve explored every nook and cranny of the city and feel like it’s where you can always discover something new. So when my editor asked me to put together a travel guide to London with only three days in mind, I jumped at the chance!
Dedicate the first day of your trip to London to the sights. Start at Buckingham Palace, walking down The Mall and into St James’s Park. Once you’ve crossed over into Trafalgar Square, please continue to Westminster Abbey (home of some of Britain’s most famous royals), then walk down Whitehall to Covent Garden before heading up Charing Cross Road for dinner at one of its many restaurants.
The second day of your trip is all about culture. You’ll want to start with the Tower of London, an iconic landmark and one of the oldest buildings in London. Located right on the River Thames, you can walk along its banks or take a boat ride if you’re feeling adventurous (and have enough time).
Next up: The Tower Bridge! Horace Jones and John Wolfe Barry constructed this bridge as part of a competition. It spans across both sides of the Thames River and allows boats to pass through underneath at all times except when there’s an event happening at nearby Buckingham Palace or Westminster Abbey–those are times when it will be closed for safety reasons.
Afterward, head over towards St Paul’s Cathedral–Sir Christopher Wren designed this church after The Great Fire destroyed much of central London in 1666; today, it remains one of Britain’s most famous landmarks.
Start at Trafalgar Square. It is the big one, and it’s almost impossible to miss. That is why our friends from London Transport Hub use it as a meeting point for people visiting London. It’s one of London’s most famous landmarks, so you’ll have no problem finding it if you follow directions well.
Head to The National Gallery. You can go right with this museum; there are over 2200 paintings from different artists from Europe and America on display here, including some works by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo!
Visit Westminster Palace (Houses of Parliament). Check out Big Ben while you’re there–it’s right next door! This building dates back to 1834, when Queen Victoria chose it as her primary residence instead of Buckingham Palace. She didn’t reside there initially, as they didn’t finish it until 1837. Today it serves as an administrative center for Parliamentarians and houses offices, where members work during sessions to make laws for Britain’s citizens.
You can see London on foot if you know where to go!
London is a big city, so you need to know where to go. This guide will show you how. You can see London on foot if you know where to go!
You don’t have to be rich, famous, or British – anyone can see London on foot with the proper guidance and determination.
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