When people plan a trip to Europe, one iconic city always pops up at the top of the list of cities to visit. It is Western Europe’s largest city and one of it’s oldest as well. With a population of over 8 million people, London has always been the starting point for many trips to Europe. From history museums to historic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Tower of London, finding something to do is never a problem in this megalopolis. Every year over 14 million tourists visit the British capital and to keep all these tourists happy and safe, London employs about 400,000 workers in it’s tourism industry. With all these people to help and friendly Londoners to help out, London is a great city that cannot be missed on any trip to Europe.
Like any vacation, the most important part of your trip will be where to stay at. It will determine how long you have to commute to get to the airport as well as the location to attractions that you want to see. With the giant city having over 14 million tourists a year, there are hotels in London to suit all requirements, whether you are on a budget or looking for five-star luxury. Serviced Apartments are popular for long term stayers and are a very popular option for tourists visiting for a week or more. Hotels ranging from 1 star all the way up to 5 stars are abound as well. Hotels in London are not hard to come by and with a little research, you should not have any problems finding one.
Like hotels, attractions in London are not hard to come by at all. Famous museums include the Natural History Museum and the British Museum. If museums are not your cup of tea, there are also political and royal attractions, such as the Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, the Tower of London as well as the Houses of Parliament. Since London is a flat city, you would think that it would be hard to get a good view of the whole city. This couldn’t be further from the truth. One of the cities main attractions, the London Eye provides a birds-eye view of the city. Besides history and museums, newer attractions from the 2012 Summer Olympic games are now a must see. If staying away from the crowds is more like your cup of tea, the many neighborhoods have their own special charm filled with unique local shops, bars and anything else you could imagine a famous city having.
Obviously, London is a place filled with sights and history second to none. There are things to do and places to see for everyone. Whether you like history and museums to buildings and views, London has it all. If London is not on your list of places to visit, it should be. Visiting this city is a memorable experience that you will not forget anytime soon!