I’ve traveled to London a few times and still feel like I never have enough time to experience everything. There’s always another place to go, new restaurant to try, or another art exhibit to visit. During my most recent trip to London I got to experience more than previous times and these are the highlights from trip. I hope they help you plan out what to do when you make your way there!
Heights & Highlights
One of my favorites places and one of the best views you’ll get on any trip is on the London Eye. Its unlike any Ferris wheel you’ve been on at the county fair. You enter the pod in groups with whoever you’re in line with or you can rent out pods for a celebration or private date. They also have different VIP experiences like Champagne, Wine tasting, and Chocolate tasting. Another part of the VIP experience is having a drink in the Sky Lounge before you get on the Eye. Within the surrounding area there’s also dining, bars, and plenty of souvenir shops. Other iconic stops nearby are Big Ben (Palace of Westminster), Tower Bridge, London Bridge, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. You can also save money by buying package deals where you can do boat tours on the Thames river, Hop-off Hop-on Bus tours, and more.
I didn’t realize until this most recent trip to Madam Tussauds wax museum that they had so many! If you visit their website you’ll see they have them all over the world and there may be one in the next city you plan to visit. I’ve visited the Las Vegas and New York locations before, but this was my first time to London.
I loved Royal Tea time with the Queen. They have her wax figure in the royal gardens where you can take a break from walking around and have some amazing scones, finger sandwiches, and desserts. There’s also a really fun ride that explains the history of London. Its very Mr.Toad’s Wild Ride-esque for my Disneyland fans out there.
If you’re looking for an Instagrammable location, amazing dessert, fun drinks, espresso, and a photo-op in every corner, then Saint Aymes is the spot for you. Definitely is a favorite of mine and I can’t wait to visit again. They have 2 locations and their 2nd location offers lunch and brunch options.
Kensington Palace & Gardens
If you enjoy walking through beautiful gardens like me you’ll want to stop at Kensington Gardens. It was once apart of Hyde Park but is now its own space and a part of the Royal Parks in London. As you walk through make sure to visit the Peter Pan statue and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. There’s really so much to see within the garden itself, but I also recommend taking a tour of the palace as well.
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XOXO, Tara Patrice