Why You Need To Visit London

In terms of European capitals you need to visit at least once in your lifetime, London, the capital of England should easily be on your top 3 list. From historic attractions to top class cuisine, from beautiful sightseeing to great music, the city is vibrant, multicultural and posh, a true diamond of the Crown.

Here are 5 MUST see historic locations in London:

1. The Tower Of London

If you’re looking to learn more about British history, then this is the perfect place to start. The Tower is located in Central London next to the River Thames, and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Europe. In the past, it has been used as a Royal Palace, a prison and even an armory.

2. Westminster Abbey

Continuing our trip alongside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey is our next stop as a remarkable place to visit. This is the location where most Kings, Queens, aristocrats and others were buried, while also being the place where Kings and Queens are crowned, and Princes and Princesses get married. One of the most notable attractions inside the Abbey itself is the Virgin Mary carrying Baby Jesus statue, and the unknown warrior’s grave.

3. Thames River Cruise

It’s time to get into a boat and take the Thames river cruise since we’re already here, as this is a perfect way to enjoy what London has to offer. In terms of sightseeing, you can’t go wrong with a river ride, as you’ll be cruising by a ton of famous attractions and favorite tourist spots. Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral are just a few of the many things you’ll be able to enjoy while on your boat ride.

4. The Castle Of Windsor

This is now the official residence of the Queen of England and one of the oldest castles in the world. It was built more than 900 years to this day, and is obviously a huge attraction for tourists of all ages and nationalities. The castle is surrounded by charming gardens and exquisite scenery, while near the Castle grounds you’ll be able to visit Henry the 8th’s tomb, a special 60 years anniversary exhibition for the Queen, and last but not least visit some of the state apartments and gasp at the breathtaking royal collection of art.

5. The Churchill War Rooms

If you’re like us, then you love history, and no man stands out more than Sir Winston Churchill when it comes to legendary figures of British recent history.  That is why the Churchill War Rooms is something you absolutely need to visit while in London. They are the biggest museum dedicated to the life of the former Prime Minister, and here you’ll be able to step into a secret World War 2 base of operations. The tour includes a complete history lesson on Churchill’s life.

Let us know what other great monuments or historical sites you love to visit when in London!