Almost all of us are waiting for the eradication of COVID-19 to restart travelling. Since March 2020, we have been stuck in our houses, followed a lot of web/TV series more than we had seen before the pandemic. We are having a tough time but we have learnt many things such as how to become sisters, partners, families again during the pandemic. We had been trapped in the digital world and forgot talking to each other, sharing our ups and downs before the breakout. However, the pandemic has reminded us what is important in our lives. Many of us are planning to travel with their families and friends after the pandemic to share more precious moments together. Probably, London will be one of those tourists centres again. We have listed some of the spectacular places you may enjoy.
The British Museum is an architectural beauty and comes under the finest places to visit in London and rightly so for it has more than 13 million artifacts ranging from the ancient world to modern times. The priceless objects are from all over the world and civilizations including Assyria, Babylonia, Europe, China, and more. Most famous exhibits include controversial Elgin Marbles from Parthenon, the colossal bust of Rameses II, the Egyptian mummies, and much more. The immense collection can make an initial museum visit seem overwhelming; you may pick the exhibits that most interest you. If you want a little help navigating the museum's 8 million objects, consider tagging along on a guided tour. Several, including the daily eye-opener tours and weekly lunchtime gallery talks and Friday evening spotlight tours, are free.
Madame Tussauds London
Madame Tussauds London is one of the best places to see in London and has lifelike wax statues and interactive areas that bring your favourite movie characters and celebrities to life. From Benedict Cumberbatch to Johnny Depp to Her Majesty, The Queen – enjoy a red carpet walk the icons of your dreams or visit your favourite movie scenes in a special zone dedicated to Star Wars™. From Shakespeare to Lady Gaga you'll meet influential figures from showbiz, sport, politics and even royalty. You may strike a pose with Usain Bolt, get close to One Direction or enjoy an audience with the Queen.
The London Eye
The London Eye is perhaps the world’s most iconic Ferris wheel. It was built to mark the millennium celebrations in London in 2000 and right from day one, it has been London’s foremost attractions. It is located on the River Thames. It circles around slowly, offering an unbeatable bird's-eye perspective of London's South Bank. The whole ride lasts for about 30 minutes and is usually accompanied by a long queue. However, if someone is in a hurry, they can experience it before others with a London Eye: Skip-the-line Ticket. However, those with a fear of heights should beware: When you're more than 400 feet high, the 360-degree views can be a bit disconcerting. On the other hand, it offers spectacular views of historical places especially Parliament and Buckingham Palace.
The Buckingham Palace built-in 1837 is the London residence of the Royal Family ever since Queen Victoria came into power. It is open for the tour (except for the queen's private quarters) in the summers and select dates during the winter and spring. On the tour, you'll have access to the 19 State Rooms where the queen and members of the royal family host guests for the state, ceremonial and official affairs. You can see chandeliers, candelabra, paintings by Rembrandt and Rubens, and exquisite English and French furniture in those rooms. You can listen to the history of rooms via the audio guide. It may take long hours to see all folk open places. You may also see the Changing of the Guard of the place if you can arrange your time. This free display of precision marching is tuned to music and is treat to the eyes.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Warner Bros. Studios Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is a public attraction in Leavesden in southeastern England. A delight for all the Harry Potter fans, this one will give you a behind the scenes look at how the movie was made and will take through some of the most incredible and magical looking sets. Visitors can take a guided tour or explore on their own and also wander through famous places in the movie like The Great Hall. Warner Bros. Studios Tour London is quite possibly the only permanent filmmaking exhibit of its size in the world. It opened to the public in 2012 and since then has welcomed up to 6,000 visitors a day during peak times.
Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens
Once the recreational stomping grounds for King Henry VIII, this long swath of green stretching from Kensington Palace in the west to Oxford Street in the east is now open to the public and a must-visit for travellers looking for a relaxing moment away from the city's hustle and bustle. Among Hyde Park's meandering foot and bike paths and flourishing flora and fauna, you'll find a few standout attractions that are worth exploring. If you continue on the memorial walk you'll likely pass through Kensington Gardens where you'll find the ornate Albert Memorial, the Italian Gardens and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground. Visitors say the tranquil atmosphere of Kensington Gardens are unparalleled anywhere else in the city – and that they're beautiful no matter the weather.
Sitting in Trafalgar Square, London's National Gallery features a labyrinth interior so large that it requires a colour-coded map to navigate. The museum features paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to 19th centuries, including Italian Renaissance masterpieces and French Impressionist works. Among its 2,300 in-house pieces, visitors will find famed paintings, such as Botticelli's "Venus and Mars" and Van Gogh's "Sunflowers." Recent visitors loved the variety of paintings at the National Gallery, saying that travellers may need more than a day to get a glimpse at all the masterpieces that grace its never-ending halls.
Along with Parliament and Big Ben, Tower Bridge is London's next must-see architectural marvel, not to mention the most famous bridge that crosses the Thames. Construction on the bridge started in 1886, which means it's practically modern by London standards, but Tower Bridge stands out for its stunning detail and moveable roadways that lift up when large ships need to pass through. The views from the bridge are an added bonus. From the elevated sidewalks, visitors get a prime view of the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral's iconic dome and one of the newest additions to London's skyline, The Shard. If you're interested in viewing the city from a higher vantage point (about 137 feet), consider a tour of the Tower Bridge Exhibition. This exhibit will take you to the top of the bridge, equipped with a glass floor, as well as to the bottom to the bridge's engine rooms. However, recent visitors say that those who are afraid of heights might want to forgo the tour because of the glass floor.