After travelling through Scotland and Ireland, we stopped by London where history is weaved into every aspect of the city from culture to architecture. On our very first day in London, we were lucky to be at the right place at the right time to join a free tour of the city offered by Sandemans. Our fantastic tour guide Mark definitely knew his history. The city has so many stories to offer that if you don’t have an informative guide you will definitely miss some of the most of interesting things you should know about London.
You literally can’t walk a few meters without coming across something with a historic significance. It is very easy to be overwhelmed in London as this city has so many sights to visit. While we were there, we visited the world famous Buckingham Palace, the majestic London Eye, the iconic Big Ben, the Globe Theatre, the Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
If you are a fan of history and architecture, you have to visit St. Paul’s Cathedral when you are in London. It looks absolutely spectacular from the outside. And it is even more beautiful from the inside. With high ceilings decorated with impressive painting and intricate sculptures, the cathedral is definitely a treat for an art lover. If you are interested in learning about the rich history of the cathedral, you should get the informative audio guide. You can also go up the stairs and enjoy the breath taking view of London from the dome.
While we were in London, we also went to the Stonehenge. Your London trip would be incomplete without visiting this mysterious prehistoric monument. We took a day tour and caught a bus from London to Stonehenge and Roman Baths. Once we reached the Stonehenge we found out it was the Summer Equinox which happened to be the perfect day to visit Stonehenge. The sight of gigantic stones with a backdrop of clear blue sky and lush green grass felt like a scene straight out of a story book. Archaeologists are still not sure whether this structure was built for religious purposes or for keeping track of astronomical cycles.