London

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By Irene Grynbaum

Traveling around London is an incredible experience. There are many places to see and lots of things to do. Walking is the best option as you can see many things and if you like to take photos then walking is a must.

Buckingham Palace is one place to see and if you are there at the right time, you can see the changing of the guard. Many people go to see this beautiful palace and take with them photos to remember it.

There are parks to take a walk through, or the zoo. Another delight to see is the Sherlock Holmes Museum which is connected to the store. It is decked out as if it was a real house. To see it, you’d think it was real. Many Sherlock Holmes fans go there and down the road there is a Sherlock Holmes pub, which you can go and enjoy a meal.

Another great way to see London is the Hop On Hop Off bus. This is a Double Decker bus which goes around London. You get to see things such as Big Ben, The London Eye, travel past Carnaby Street and other sights. The best thing is you are able to get on and off as many times as you like. It’s an ideal way to get to know your way around.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is another place to see. Anyone interested in theatre it is a must to see and even if you are not interested, it is an eye opener. They have tours which you can go on so you are able to see where stage productions are held. Many famous people perform there. To see a performance you need to book in advance.

If you do enjoy theatre then a good place to visit is the theatre district. Though if you wish to get a good seat, then it is advisable to book well ahead as most of the plays are booked out far in advance.

Also a must do is the London pub. Go experience a hearty London meal, you’ll be surprised how good it is.

There are many restaurants and eateries in London. You have a variety of choice.

The London Eye is another good way to see London. If you like heights, the views are astounding, more so for the first time.

There is also Harrods. This is a must, and not to be passed up. Go in and see the various items for sale. There is a food area selling all types of goodies, and enjoy something to eat and tea or coffee. You can buy clothes, electrical goods, jewellery, perfume, bags of all types and sizes.

Hotels in London are quite pricey though if you look around or ask your travel agent, then you can generally get a good price.

Getting to and from the airport is very simple. The underground can take you there. Or if you prefer, you can book a bus or a taxi.

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