London Travel Tips, Vacation To London, Travel London

February 12, 2008 by  
Filed under Europe Vacations

London is the place where the historic past and the vibrant present come alive. A blend of history, ground-breaking architecture and culture has created an amazing and constantly evolving city. If you are feeling adventurous, London is full of experimental theater and has an outstanding live music scene. London, one of the most fashion forward cities in the world, is also bursting with designer shops and boutiques for you to explore and splurge.

London 

Modern-day London is a bustling metropolis that also encompasses the medieval structures of the ancient City of London. The global city of London is presently considered the capital of both England, and the United Kingdom. Being one of the top cultural, financial, and business centers of the world, London is able to strongly influence movements in the fields of arts, fashion, media, entertainment, education, and politics.

London is a very accessible city, it has five international airports, an efficient road network and extensive underground, train, bus, and taxi services. Moreover, London is a perfect binding of the past and the present, a city with so many places to visit that one couldn’t find the time to view them all.

Buckingham Palace:
As the royal pad is only open to the public over July, August and part of September each year, demand for tickets is very high. However, for fans of all things royal, it’s worth the wait.

Big Ben 

National Gallery London:
It’s not everyday you have the chance to view one of the world’s greatest collections of European painting for free. Well there is actually, but you’d need to live in London to do it.

The National Portrait Gallery:
What better way to have your ego stroked than wandering down hallways whilst 9000 people, several of them naked, look you up and down? Located right next to the National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery contains the most comprehensive portrait collection of portraits anywhere in the world.

Science Museum:
Neighbouring the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum is home to one of the world’s most magnificent collections of science, industry, technology and medicine.

British Museum:
The British Museum is the oldest museum in the world. In fact, it is so old someone should really put it in a museum. Built in 1793, it contains nearly 100 galleries, thousands of artifacts, and millions of years of history from all corners of the globe.

The London Eye:
Opened in 2000, The British Airways London Eye is now one of London’s most recognizable and popular landmarks.

Tate Modern:
Britain’s national museum of modern art displays work from 1900 to the present. Not to be confused with the Tate Britain Museum, which has more traditional work.

The Tower of London/Tower Bridge:
Tower Bridge is the big thing over the Thames Home to the Crown Jewels, the Yeoman Warders aka Beefeaters, and a circling flock of ravens. Since William the Conqueror started building in 1078, The Tower Of London has been a palace, a prison, a royal mint, and a zoo.

If you are found frequently aboard the flights to London or even the flights to Paris, you should know some travel tips by heart. These include how to find cheap flights. You will then be able to find affordable flights to Boston as well.