Hello my loves!
I’m sure you’ll know if you’ve been following my blog for a while, that London is one of my all time favourite places in the world and thankfully I am very blessed to live so close by.
I absolutely adore London at all times of the year, whichever the season London is the perfect place to visit and with so much to do there, I feel so blessed that I get to visit such a vibrant, fun and exciting city so frequently. Ah, I just love London.
Knowing how much I love London, and considering that I am a keen Wanderluster, I thought it would be a great idea for me to share with you all on the blog my top 5 places to visit in London, because hey, why not share what I love? I love London, I love travel and I love blogging, so why not combine the three to bring you a little guide of what in my opinion, I think are the best places to visit in London.
1. Buckingham Palace
As a keen Royalist, for sure one of my favourite places to visit in London is Buckingham Palace, without a doubt. I especially love visiting when the changing of the guards ceremony is taking place. It’s such a beautiful ceremony and I think it’s an absolute must to see if you love all things royalty. Visiting Buckingham Palace is such a surreal experience, I always feel so amazed when I’m stood outside gazing at the palace thinking wow, Queenie really lives here. Buckingham Palace is a historic, monumental place which I think is a must if you’re visiting London considering the Royal Family is such a huge part of British culture and plays a huge role in our tourism industry.
Now let me talk about Camden. Camden is a town in London best known for its cool and quirky market and my favourite, the food. Camden Market is an absolute dream for food and I can not visit London without stopping off at my favourite Chinese Noodle stall located of course, in Camden. There is something for everybody in Camden, from the varied food stalls (it’s the perfect place for a keen foodie with plenty of vegan options too), the groovy shops including more popular stores such as Skinny Dip, Urban Outfitters and All Saints to the more independent market stores where you can find Harry Potter inspired trainers and so much more, not to forget one of my all time favourite stores Cyberdog! Cyberdog is a rave wear store in Camden (also found in Brighton) and is basically like a nightclub. It’s really cool and exciting to visit and just one of the many reasons why I love Camden, along with the food. I definitely think Camden is a must visit place because it’s so quirky and independent, it’s a place of self expression and is just really exciting and fun. I especially enjoy Camden in the sunshine, sitting by the lock outside Wetherspoons with a drink appreciating everything the town has to offer, appreciating being in London.
3. The London Eye
If you’re looking to take in the views of London, naturally the London Eye is the place to go. With 360 views of London you can see everything from Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the River Thames and the Gherkin. The London Eye is a really fun experience that I would definitely recommend if you’re looking to do something different and want to take in the incredible views of the city.
4. London Zoo / Regents Park
I combine London Zoo and Regents Park together because they are located basically right next to each other. Well, London Zoo technically on a map, is found ‘at Regents Park’. As a fan of the zoo, I really love London Zoo because I find it’s so easily accessible and doesn’t require too much walking about. Everything is located closely together and there’s a wide range of beautiful animals to see. London Zoo has everything from gorgeous giraffes (which you can pay to feed if you pre book), African Hunting Dogs which you can watch feed, a beautiful little butterfly enclosure, along with zebras, a petting zoo and more. Except elephants. There isn’t enough room at London Zoo to house elephants so I thought I’d warn you now, if elephants are your favourite, you need to go to Whipsnade Zoo (not in London but part of the ZSL charity). Good news for Harry Potter fans though, as the snake scene from the Philosophers Stone was actually filmed at London Zoo in the Reptile House, so this is definitely a must place visit if you’re a fan of the Wizarding World.
And we mustn’t forget Regents Park, which I would highly suggest taking a stroll through after visiting the zoo. It is the most beautiful place to go for a walk, with pretty flowers and all things nature surrounding you as you stroll. Last time I went I even caught a glimpse of some squirrels, how cute!
5. Oxford Street
This ones for the shopaholics (ahem, me). Hellllooo Oxford Street. If you’re a fan of spending money and treating yourself, this is the place to go. With a range of high street to designer stores and of course the fabulous LUSH store when you can buy exclusive Oxford Street products, there really is something for everyone here. Oxford Street is the perfect place to shop till u drop and spree it up, I adore shopping here.
Have you ever been to London? What’s your favourite thing to do when you visit? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you all for reading,