Sorry I haven’t posted in a while! I’ve been in the process of moving and getting everything done that goes along with that. I’ve finally got everything in my life back to normal now, so back to my bucket list and travels! One of my favorite places I’ve visited so far is London, England.
There’s so much to do and see in London, that it’s impossible to do everything you want in one trip! My goal is to go back within the next 5 years…not sure how well that goal will work out with all the other traveling I want to do…When I do go back, however, there is one place that’s on the top of my list to go eat.
Just to let everyone know, I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan! So of course when I saw this place I knew I would have to come back and try the it out! Unfortunately, when I cam across the restaurant I was on a tour and never had the chance to go back to The Sherlock Holmes Pub…
One museum in London I would definitely recommend visiting while you’re there is the British Museum by Trafalgar Square.
One great thing about the British Museum is it’s free admission! Three of my favorite things I saw at the museum were the Easter Island statue, the Lewis Chessmen, and the Rosetta Stone. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a very good camera at the time, so the pictures aren’t the best. I was only really able to get some pictures of the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon Sculptures.
Most people probably have Buckingham Palace on their list of places to see in London. I actually didn’t really care about visiting the palace it too much. No trip to London, however, would be complete without getting a picture though. In my opinion, there are way more interesting places to visit in London.
Another amazing place, especially if you like history, is the Tower of London. When I visited, there was an exhibit called Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill. It was definitely interesting looking at numerous suit of armor and weapons used during his reign. We also got to see the gate (Traitor’s Gate) used to transport prisoners who were to be beheaded into the Tower of London. Also, there is a glass pillow at the castle that marks where prisoners were beheaded. I also had to get a picture of Tower Bridge!
When many movie fans think of London, they also think of Harry Potter, and of course visiting Platform 9 3/4. I didn’t get to see many of the filming locations I had wanted to, including the platform, but our tour guide did point out the bank used as Gringotts.
I also had the chance to see Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus (which isn’t really a must-see unless you want to shop), Covent Garden, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. If you visit London, I highly recommend you go to St. Paul’s Cathedral and try your luck with the Whispering Wall. It actually works! You can whisper a message along the wall to your travel companion on the other side of the room, and they will actually be able to hear your message. And of course, no trip to London would be complete without seeing Big Ben!
If you have any suggestions of where I should go on my next trip to London, please comment below!