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 famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museums. It was fun to finally see the wax statues of famous celebrities. Inside the museum there was a friendly atmosphere with people taking fun pictures with amazingly realistic wax sculptures. They really paid attention to intricate details of each statue when it came to their hair, eyes and even the skin texture.
The next day we went to the Big Ben. We were surprised to know that the Big Ben is not the name of the tower. It is actually the name of the bell inside the tower.