What to see in London — top 5 places
There are such capital cities that are legendary, and it would be a huge omission not to visit them.
Leaving Heathrow Airport, there are two options for getting to the center: taxi and metro. Cab – the legendary London taxi, is the most expensive in Europe.
A feature of cabs is their drivers – native Londoners who know the city and its history thoroughly, and will drive to any place in the city without the help of a navigator. But it will be faster and cheaper to get to the center by metro. A subway ticket costs a minimum of £2, depending on the distance to be covered.
The London Underground is the oldest in the world, the first line was launched in 1862. The subway halls look, well, very old, there is a lack of air conditioning in the train cars.
Coming out of the metro, you can immediately meet the legendary double-decker buses, a huge number of red telephone boxes. The only thing that is somewhat exaggerated is the fog, the weather is quite sunny, or maybe it’s just luck. London is a very expensive city, but despite this, you can find entertainment for every budget.
Museum of Natural History. Most of London’s museums are free. A visit to the Natural History Museum is a must. Here you can see more than 70 million exhibits, ranging from plants to a collection of meteorites. In the central hall of the museum, you can see dinosaur skeletons, a movable model of a tyrannosaurus rex and a 26-meter diplodocus.
Madame Tussauds museum. Despite the fact that the cost of a ticket to Madame Tussauds is almost 33 pounds, it is still worth shelling out. This museum has branches in 19 cities around the world, but it is in London that you can touch its two hundred years of history. All figures are made of wax by hand, sculptors work painstakingly over each wrinkle.
Hair, eyelashes and eyebrows are used only natural, they are purchased in hairdressing salons. The eyes are made to order by prosthetists, and the best dentists work on the teeth. At Madame Tussauds, you can feel Jennifer Lopez’s ass, kiss Brad Pitt, and just have fun in the company of Queen Elizabeth and the Beatles.
Since school English lessons, everyone is well aware of the main attractions of London: Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, London Bridge, Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London. All of them are located close to each other, so it will not be difficult to inspect them.
You should definitely take a ride on London Eye. This is a huge Ferris wheel, which until recently was considered the highest in the world (135 m), but it was outdone by Singapore, having built a similar one 30 meters higher.
Camden market. To buy non-trivial souvenirs in memory of this wonderful city, it is better to go to Camden Market, this is the most unusual market in London. It was in the Camden area that Britpop was born. There are more than 1000 retail outlets here. For a trip to Camden Market, it is better to put on comfortable shoes so as not to tear off your heels in the gaps of the old paving stones.
Pubs. In the evening, you should visit several London pubs and try all kinds of beers and ales. It is not customary for Londoners to sit in the same pub all evening. After drinking a pint or two of ale, you can move on to the next pub. The range of beers and ales will surprise the most sophisticated beer gourmet: light, dark, with strawberry, chocolate, ginger, garlic flavors. With each new pub, ale will become tastier and tastier.