Top experiences from the city of Prague

 

How can you not love a city that has its beauty comparable to Paris, beer one of the best in Europe and has gigantic castles, beautiful bridges and small cafes all around waiting for wanderers…

 

Here are the must see places and experiences when you are in this wonderful city:

 

Spend some time exploring the Old Town

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One of Europe’s biggest and one of the most beautiful is the Old Town Square of Prague. Always bustling with tourist and locals, this is an ideal place to start with your experience of the beauty of this city. Located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge, Prague’s Old Town Square is often filled with entertaining artists and street performers. The main square has the gothic Tyn Cathedral overlooking on one side and the famous Astronomical clock on the other on the other.

 

 

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Make sure you are present here when the clock strikes the hour and the bells start ringing, the Walk of the Apostles begins, the Gothic sculptures move, a cock crows and a trumpeter blast sets off a tourist-pleasing show, a sight everyone should see at least once.

Stroll across the Charles Bridge

A mere walk on this 14th century bridge is worth a lot. Being the most iconic tourist attraction in Prague, place has spectacular scenery on both sides making the walk on this bridge an experience in itself. 

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Best place to be on a fine afternoon, not only the bridge but even the adjacent areas around it are good to stroll. Also, a good place for a romantic stroll in the evening under the lights. You will always find a lot of artists, painters and musicians along the bridge   making it a brilliant experience for the wanderers.

Visit the Prague Castle

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Overlooking the city of Prague is the massive complex of the Prague Castle. This beautiful castle has traditionally been the seat of Czech rulers and is today the official residence of the president. The castle buildings are centuries old and consists of the royal palace, a cathedral and three churches, a basilica, a monastery, defensive towers, royal stables, a tiny lane where craftsmen worked and magnificent gardens.

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Entry to the grounds of the castle is free although many buildings such as the St Vitus cathedral, Basilica of St George and Golden Lane can be visited with a combined entry ticket.

Walk across Wenceslas Square

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Wenceslas square is one of the main city squares in Prague and the centre of business and cultural community in the new town of Prague. Being a shopper’s paradise and home for many popular bars, clubs and hotels this place is an essential part of cities’ nightlife. Overlooked by the grand National Museum and intersection to all most of the metro lines of the city this place is filled with commuters and tourists all day long.

Go to the top of Petrin Tower

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Often called as the ‘Eiffel Tower of Prague’ this is a 63.5m high watch tower on the Petrin Hill. Take a small funicular ride up the hill and you can have a majestic top view of Prague’s old town from the top of Petrin Tower. Also In the peaceful Kinský Garden (Kinského zahrada), on the southern side of Petřín, is the 18th-century wooden Church of St Michael.

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View from the Petrin Tower

Admire the Lenon Wall

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Although Prague is a long way from Liverpool, the birthplace of the Beatles, fans should certainly check out this shrine to one of the most famous bands of all time. The wall has been covered in John Lennon and The Beatles graffiti, lyrics and quotations since the 1980s and is very popular among tourists and young fans wishing to pay homage to the group.

 

A few other places to check out while you are in the city:

  • See the ‘Infant Jesus’ of Prague in Mala Strana.
  • Go to the old Jewish Ghetto.
  • Take a Cruise on the river Vltava.
  • Have a beer on the river shore at Náplavka Riverbank.
  • Indulge in the amazing nightlife of Prague with clubs and jazz pubs.

 

Have a look at a few other city blogs :

Don’t miss these 10 places in Brussels !

Don’t miss on these if you are in Cardiff ! 

London Attractions Not to be missed !

Weekend trip to Brussels and Brugge !

If you are looking for a weekend getaway and Belgium is on your list of countries to visit. This blog will serve you just right.

Recently, I did a weekend trip to Belgium including the cities of Brussels and Bruges. There are a lot of ways to reach Brussels, capital city of Belgium. You can use trains or flights (Advisable to book tad bit in advance to avoid the availability and high pricing issues) and the coach service from major cities across Europe and UK. Coach should be an ideal choice if you are looking to travel on a budget. (Always preferred)

I started my trip from London, used a coach for London to Brussels on Friday night which was about 7-8 hours of bus ride, not a lot of time if you can sleep in a bus. A piece of advice, start your trip Friday evening so that you can start roaming around from Saturday morning.

So here is what you can follow if you are headed for this weekend trip.

Reach Saturday morning to Brussels and find your hostel/hotel to keep your stuff and freshen up for the city. Make sure you choose a place near the centre of the city that ways you have to rely less on the city transport and also coz walking around the city is always exciting and more fun.

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Grote Markt – Brussels

After you are ready for your city visit, start with the Grand Place (Grote Markt), this is the central square of Brussels, it’s enclosed between many of the famous buildings of Brussels, special one is the 15th century Town Hall and is an ideal place to start. The Grand place square is accessible by a lot of alleys by walk and the best entrance is via Rue des Harengs. You can have some good food in the adjacent cafes and restaurants in this area. There is a lot of things happening usually in the square so you would be able to catch some of the local events or markets in this place.

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Town Hall of Brussels

While at the Grand-Place don’t forget to visit the Gothic Hôtel de Ville. It dates back to 1402 and is the seat of civic government. It is an attractive building with arched windows, towers and adorned with sculptures including St Michael slaying a she-devil. If you are feeling energetic, climb the 96 metre high Brabantine Gothic tower and enjoy the amazing views over the city.

After the grand palace square, if you are a fan of museums, make sure you check out the City Museum – Maison du Roi. Just in front of the Town Hall. Here the history of Brussels is told over three floors from the Middle Ages to date.

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After spending some good quality time here in the Grand place and the City Museum, walk towards The Royal Palace of Brussels. This is the King’s administrative residence and main workplace, where he works daily with his staff. A tradition has been established since 1965 to open the Brussels Palace to the public every summer after the National Holiday of 21 July until September. So if you are visiting in these dates you might want to have a look inside.

After the Royal Palace, walk towards Rue Charles Buls to view the cheeky, chubby-cheeked Manneken-Pis – ‘Pissing Boy’ is a major character in the folklore of Brussels. He is probably Brussels’ most photographed statue, yet it is only 60cm high. He is usually stark-naked but sometimes he gets dressed. He has an impressive wardrobe of 600 outfits displayed in the Maison du Roi.

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In the evening, you can take a train ride from the Manneken-Pis towards the Atomium and Heysel Park. Your destination station for Atomium would be Heysel. Heysel park, located in the west of Brussels, is dedicated to recreation and leisure. One of the highlights of the park is the Atomium. This is a glistening 102 metre (335 ft) high model of an atom made out of chrome and steel designed by André Waterkeyn.

After visit to Atomium, you should check out some of the pubs, cafes and restaurants in the Grote Markt area for dinner and drinks (Because it is a Saturday Night J). And call it a night after that as you still have one more city to go.

For some more places in Brussels: Don’t miss these 10 places in Brussels !

Next morning, try and wake up a bit on time (I know that’s a task but still..). You can take a light breakfast and Coffee in your hostel/hotel or near the Brussels Centre station. Because that’s the station you have to catch a one hour train to Bruges city. Preferably take a two way ticket because you have to catch back your train, flight or coach to your city from Brussels again.

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Bruges, is a city straight from fairy tales. This medieval town is picturesque, full of canals, small alleys and beautiful buildings. Not a very big city in itself and home to only 20,000 people, it is famous amongst young lovers for a stroll because of the beautiful canals. The first point for Bruges is the Belfort, also called Belfry this is an 83m gigantic clock tower. Today the tower holds the 47 bells designed in 1741 by George Duméry and regularly chimes the hours and important events. You can go up the tower (366- steps I must add) to see the panoramic view of Bruges.

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From here take a short walk towards the Burg Square. This is the main square of Bruges and has many beautiful and famous buildings. Beginning with Heilig Bloed Basiliek (Basilica of the Holy Blood) named after the holy relic that found its way here in the middle Ages. After Burg, the other main square of Bruges is ‘The Markt’, also called as the heart of Bruges, here you will find a lot of cafes, eateries and also shops for Belgian chocolates !

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After spending good time and lunch the final thing to do on your weekend trip would be a relaxing canal ride in Bruges. Because it would be incomplete without this. You can find the Canal tours near the Belfort.

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After the Canal tour if you have time you should try some of the Belgian beers (I did !) in one of the pubs in Markt area. After which you should catch the train back to Brussels well in time to catch the final train/flight or coach home.

Happy Travelling!! Please share how you find these places 🙂

Don’t miss these 10 places in Brussels !

Brussels, being the capital city of Belgium and administrative capital of whole EU, is a place not to be missed in any Europe trip. As a city it is multicultural and has beautiful architecture all around. Not to forget the Belgian beers and Belgian chocolates… 

Here I am listing what not to miss when you are in Brussels. Explore these places and share your experiences 🙂

Grote Markt / Grand Place

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This UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the main tourist attraction of the City of Brussels. Beautifully enclosed between many of the famous buildings of Brussels, in which special one is the 15th century Town Hall, this square an ideal place to spend some quality time. The Grand place square is accessible by a lot of alleys by walk and the best entrance is via Rue des Harengs. Also here you will find the best cafes and local bars of Brussels city.

There is a daily flower market between March and October and often accompanied with concerts and a light show in the evening. So if you are in the city during these months make sure you attend the festivities.

Hôtel de Ville – Town Hall

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While in the Grote Markt, don’t forget to visit this gothic 15th century town hall. It is an attractive building with arched windows, towers and adorned with sculptures including St Michael slaying a she-devil. If you are feeling energetic, climb the 96 metre high Brabantine Gothic tower and enjoy the amazing views over the city. This building hold a lot of timeless stories of architectures and wars, you will get a lot of history in in here.

Manneken-Pis – ‘Pissing Boy’

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This 60 cm high chubby boy is probably the most photographed statue in Brussels. Mannekin-Pis is a major character in folklore of Brussels and was created by Jerome Duquesnoy. He has a small fountain piece where the water emerges from a tiny metal penis that the boys points at the viewer. He is usually stark-naked but sometimes he gets dressed. He has an impressive wardrobe of 600 outfits displayed in the Maison du Roi.

City Museum – Maison du Roi (French)

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This museum is dedicated to the history of Brussels, and if you have already seen the Manneken-Pis, in here you can take a look at his costumes. The history of Brussels is told over three floors from the Middle Ages to date.

Royal Palace Brussels

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Next to the Royal Park and strategically situated across from the Palace of the Nation stands the Royal Palace of Brussels. Representing part of Belgium’s constitutional monarchy, the Royal Palace of Brussels serves as the official palace where the king welcomes heads of state and government and conducts events. This is a huge building with remarkable architecture and as its still functional it is open to public on some particular days only.

Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée – Belgian Comic Strip Center

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Belgium has more comic strip artists per square kilometre than any other country, so if you love cartoons, you may appreciate this museum dedicated to the comic strip. It is housed in the Waucquez Warehouse, a masterpiece in itself, designed by Art Nouveau architect, Victor Horta. You will be taken on the journey a comic strip artist has to make from concept to shop. There’s over 5000 original drawings and an entire section to Belgium’s famous cartoon character hero – Tin Tin.

Heysel Park and the Atomium

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Heysel park, located in the west of Brussels, is dedicated to recreation and leisure. In 1985, the European Champions Cup tragedy took place in the Heysel stadium killing several spectators. It has been redesigned since then and renamed Stade Roi Baudoin (King Baudoin Stadium).

One of the main highlights of the park is the Atomium. This is a glistening 102 metre (335 ft) high model of an atom made out of chrome and steel designed by André Waterkeyn. To really appreciate this structure, take time to gaze up and enjoy the sheer enormity.

Bruparck

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Next door to the Atomium is Bruparck, a 25 hectare leisure park of several amusements and attractions. This includes a 27 cinema complex called Kinepolis, an all-round Imax screen, a planetarium and a water park called L’Oceade plus a clutch of eateries in ‘The Village’.

Pride of place though goes to the display of some of the most famous and symbolic buildings of the countries of the European Union at 1/25th of the original size. You will see gondolas, a TGV train on its way to Paris even hear the unmistakable chimes of Big Ben.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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This beautiful church is the fifth largest church in the world, located in the Koekelberg municipality of Brussels. Its impressive dimensions (89 metres high and 167 metres long) look out over the Parc Elisabeth. Though it is modelled on the Sacré-Coeur in Paris, it is made of concrete, sandstone and red-brick and, unlike the original and is not gleaming white. King Leopold decided to build it in 1902 and he laid the first stone in 1905. It was finally completed in 1971 in time to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Belgian independence. 

Antique Market

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Antique lovers should descend upon the antiques market in Place du Grand Sablon where on the square and the streets panning out from the square, the discerning antique lover may find that special piece. Rue de la Paille, Rue des Minimes and Rue de Rollebeek are particularly interesting.

Brussels also has its own flea market – the Jeu de Balle Flea Market. Rummage around here for gems, second-hand goods and period furniture bargains.

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Best Road Trips in the UK

UK is a relatively small country and therefore it makes an ideal place to do a road trip.

Experiencing UK countryside and roads would be a great experience on the weekends for people who like to hit the road. Being a fan of the road myself, here I am listing some of the favourites from UK for all of the travellers to explore and enjoy.

NORFOLK COAST

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Locally known as the Coast Road, Norfolk’s A149 takes you through an official coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For a nice relaxing journey you can drive the Norfolk Coast from Hunstanton to Great Yarmouth. Don’t miss Burnham Market, also known as “Chelsea-on-sea”, for some upmarket shopping. Make a stop at the Her Majesty the Queen’s Norfolk retreat, Sandringham, where the house and gardens are open to the public. Another enjoyable aspect is that this drive takes you through small, rural villages and overlooks fields, marshlands and the sea, beginning in Kings Lynn, taking you to Cromer and on to the Norfolk Broads – beautiful, even if it is a little tight in places.

Due to the amount of tourist destinations en route, the road is best traversed out of holiday season – though if you want to make a trip of it, an early morning drive isn’t a bad shout either.

YORKSHIRE MOORS

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Start your trip with some shopping in the trendy city of Leeds, then drive out on the A64 towards York and Malton. 15 miles north of York you can visit Castle Howard, which is one of the grandest mansions in Britain and was used as the filming location for ‘Brideshead Revisited’. Stop the night in Pickering, then continue along the A169 across the bleak but awe-inspiring scenery of the Yorkshire Moors. You’ll arrive in the seaside town of Whitby, which is most associated with Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

 

ANTRIM COAST

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Though the entirety of the Antrim Coast Road is worthy of a leisurely drive, it is the stretch from Larne heading north that we most enjoy. Though sticking to the coast, the A2 takes you past the nine valleys that comprise the Glens of Antrim as they edge closer to the coast. As well as making for a stunning scenic drive, the valleys are also great for hiking.

As with any A road, parts of the entire stretch will always be busy. However, the section mentioned above is a deviation from the more direct A36 and A26 routes that head north, making it an open road just waiting to be explored.

 

THE LAKE DISTRICT

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Situated in the north west of England, the Lake District national park boasts some of England’s highest peaks and most beautiful scenery. It was the home of Beatrix Potter and the inspiration for famous poets such as Wordsworth and Coleridge.

One of my favourites !

 

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

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The Scottish Highlands offer some of the most breathtaking mountain views in Britain. You can also taste whiskey at some of Scotland’s finest distilleries- just remember to book an overnight stay somewhere if you’re going to be having a drop of the hard stuff! You’ll have the chance to sample the best single malts from distilleries such as Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Dalwhinnie.

 

SOUTH WEST ATLANTIC HIGHWAY

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Anyone who says England doesn’t have great beaches hasn’t been to the south west. Follow the A39 along the Atlantic Highway from Bideford all the way to Newquay and make sure you stop in my favourite towns of Port Isaac, Polzeath, Rock and Padstow on your journey.

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The fishing harbour of Port Isaac viewed through a veil of Red valerian on the coastal path that leads up the headland to the south of the village.

 

 

Don’t miss on these if you are in Cardiff ! 

City of Cardiff, capital of Wales since 1955, offers to be a centre for travellers who want to see around Wales. Boasting a magnificent waterfront. busiest port in UK and a great Castle in its heart, Cardiff is a beautiful and cultural city to be in. 

If you are planning a trip to Cardiff do make sure following places are on your to-do list:

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Located in the heart of the city, Cardiff castle is on top of the must visit attractions in Cardiff. This castle is believed to have been a roman fort and has years of history and fairy tales connected to it. The castle being a heritage and archaeological site, is very beautifully preserved and often restored as it was in use till the Second World War. Highlights include the State Apartments, the Clock Tower, the Chapel and a spectacular Banqueting Hall with murals telling the tales of Robert the Consul and a huge ornate fireplace.

There is a network of underground tunnels between the ground and battlement level that was used during the Second World War.

Another best aspect of visiting the Cardiff castle is that you can catch many of the events happening in the palace grounds like jousting tournaments, medieval markets and open movie shows.

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The iconic waterfront of Cardiff city – The Cardiff Bay is an ideal way to spend time on a sunny day. Since its completion in year 2000, Cardiff bay is considered as the most successful redevelopment project in UK which covers nearly 2700 acres. Surrounded by a lot of attractions and places to eat and drink, this place is not to be missed when you are in the city. Main highlights include ‘The Doctor Who’ experience, Wales Millennium Centre, Mermaid Quay, Wetlands reserve and Cardiff Bay Barrage. When you are visiting the bay the most recommended is Cardiff Bay boat trip in the day and an evening walk all around the shore to Penarth.

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Some of the best pubs and restaurants in Cardiff Bay area to give a try are are – The Waterguard, The Eli Jenkins and the Dock Bar and Kitchen.

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Another iconic structure in the city is the ‘Wales Millennium centre’. Since its opening in 2004, it has been a world renowned centre for arts.  Main halls of this centre include ‘Donald Gordon Theatre’, ‘Weston Studio Theatre’ and ‘BBC Hoddinott Hall’. The remarkable front of this building is a giant copper dome with beautiful calligraphy inscribed on front which reads two poetic lines by Welsh Poet Gwyneth Lewis which translates to:

“In These Stones Horizons Sing and, Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration”

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Offering a variety of blockbuster West End musicals, opera, ballet and contemporary dance, hip hop and stand-up comedy, art exhibitions, workshops, training days, free daily foyer performances, guided tours, bars and restaurants, it is a place where you can spend a lot of quality time.

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Located in Cardiff’s spectacular Civic Centre, the National Museum of Cardiff (part of the National Museums of Wales group) houses the country’s archaeology, geology, art and natural history collections. The Evolution of Wales exhibit takes visitors on a 4.5 million-year voyage that includes the many dinosaurs that once roamed the country. The museum’s displays of fossils and Bronze Age weapons are also noteworthy.

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Another highlight of your visit should be the museum’s superb Art Gallery, including fine collections of paintings, sculpture and ceramics spanning five centuries. Of particular note is its collection of Impressionist art, including work by Picasso, Rodin and Monet.

 

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Llandaff Cathedral, founded in the time of Bishop Urban (1107-34), is one of the finest such structures in Wales. The main part of the Cathedral dates from the 13th century, while the northwest tower was rebuilt in the 15th century. Much of the cathedral later fell into a disrepair, but an Italian Temple was built within its walls in 1734. Although severely damaged during the last war, it has since been restored and contains many superb features, including a notable figure of Christ in Majesty by Epstein. Guided attraction tours are available with advance notice.

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Being known for Rugby, Cardiff has its very own gem ‘The Millennium stadium’ which is currently known as ‘The Principality stadium’ for sponsorship purposes. Initially built to hold the Rugby World cup in 1999, it has hosted many large scale events and music concerts. If you are into sports or not this massive stadium will be an enjoyable choice for a visit.

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When you are in Cardiff and looking for somewhere to hang out in the evening pick one of these recommended places:

 

Pubs:

Dirty Martini

Soda

Tiger Tiger

The Vulcan Lounge

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The Bunker

Clubs:

Clwb Ifor Bach

Glam Nightclub

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Restaurants:

Tempus at Tides Restaurant & Bar

De Courceys Manor

Bully’s Restaurant

Park House

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Attractions Not to be missed !

Why I love London?

London is indeed a lovable city, may be its the Thames river banks, London Eye, Big Ben or maybe it’s the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and amazing bars and pubs in the night or may be it is just the people and cult culture all around this city with great music, art, museums etc. I am still figuring out that question myself 🙂

London, itself is a very big city to explore in a few days. So here I am listing my favourite spots which amaze tourist all-round the year and these should be on top of your to-do lists. These six places are ideal for starting the exploration of London on your first and second day.

Trafalgar Square

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This is a ‘not to miss’ place when you are on a stroll of London, not a fortune to needed to spend some time here both in means of time and money. This is a great place to meet up your friends or travelling groups as you start exploring London. Trafalgar square is considered to be exact centre of London, and is surrounded by many famous buildings, museums and galleries – ‘The National gallery’ being the most important one, it is just overlooking the square. You will find many groups of street artists performing at all times of days and of course – ‘Pigeons’ and ‘Gravity defying Yodas’. Trafalgar square is a guarded by a 145ft high monument bearing a statue of ‘Lord Horatio Nelson’ which has the iconic big Lions beneath the pillar.

Indeed a great place to take those customary selfies and some great shots if you are in a group. Trafalgar square can be best reached with a small walk from Charing Cross Underground station. And if you should try the ‘Café on the Square’ right on the edge of Trafalgar square, it offers choice of food and drinks.

Tower Bridge

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One of the oldest and most iconic bridges in London is the ‘Tower Bridge’. And not to forget is mostly confused or called as ‘The London Bridge’. So folks, piece of info – “London Bridge and Tower Bridge are not the same”.

 Tower Bridge is the world’s most famous combined bascule and suspension bridge and was built in 1884 – 1894, this is an ideal walkway to enjoy crossing the Thames River flowing below. You will enjoy a splendid view of the city on either side of the bridge at every time of the day (My ideal time would be just before sunset). If you want you can enjoy the Tower bridge exhibition on the top of this bridge and there are two ‘Glass walkways’ with a splendid view beneath and the magnificent Victorian Engine rooms.

Tower Bridge can be best reached from a short walk from its own London Bridge underground Station. Close to the Tower bridge is you will find the ‘Tower of London’ which is also happens to be one of London’s most famous landmark as well.

For more information and tickets for Tower Bridge exhibition visit: http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/

Big ben and Houses of Parliament

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This is without any question the most iconic thing of London which most people recognise the city of London from. ‘The Elizabeth Tower’ which is popularly known as ‘The Big Ben’. Big Ben is officially the name of the great bell on the top of Elizabeth tower. The tower is situated on the north end of the palace of Westminster or the ‘Houses of Parliament’ of England.

This is one of the famous spots of London where you will find hundreds of people on the adjacent streets of Westminster area. You have to take the view of Big Ben from all corners not to miss the selfies with the tower. The best time to visit is either a sunny day or just before the sunset. My best view of the whole palace of Westminster is from the top of the ‘London Eye’ which is just on the opposite side of the ‘Westminster Bridge’ (Just adjacent to the Big Ben you will find an overcrowded bridge called as so.)

Big ben is hard to miss when you exit the Westminster Underground station.

For more information and tickets please visit: http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/visiting-and-tours/tours-of-parliament/bigben/

London eye

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From the ‘Big Ben’ you can just walk across the bridge and see one of the latest additions to the London’s iconic things – ‘The London Eye’. This is a giant Ferris wheel on the south bank of the River Thames. It is also known as the ‘Millennium Wheel’ and is Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel at 443 ft. Indeed this is also the most popular paid tourist attraction of London. But I can guarantee that paying and going for the ride of London Eye will be a worthy and great experience.

The London Eye offers breathtaking views of city of London which are even better when taking a giant Ferris wheel ride in a big pod. Apart from the ride of London Eye, this is also one my personal favourite views in London when this giant wheel lights up in different colours and patterns in the night.

Adjacent to the London Eye ticket office you will find some of the other attractions such as ‘The London Dungeon’, ‘Sea Life London Aquarium’ and ‘Shrek’s adventure’. Apart from these things what my suggestion would be taking a river cruise from the London eye, this is a pretty awesome cruise where you can see all the bridges, and other monuments on the banks of Thames River.

For more information and booking the tickets visit: https://www.londoneye.com/

Westminster abbey

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Westminster Abbey or what this is formally known as ‘Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster’, is a large Gothic church in the city of Westminster. This great piece of history and gothic art is also a coronation church and the final resting place of many of Monarchs.

The entry to this place is bit pricey but the experience is like no other if you are an art of history enthusiast. Another experience if you are interested is attending the service in this historic beauty. But the tours are not being operated during the service timings so be aware of that as well.

You can check the service times on: http://www.westminster-abbey.org/

Buckingham palace

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Buckingham Palace is located in the city of Westminster and serves as both the London residence and the administrative headquarters of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, the Queen of England. This is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world. If you want to enjoy the glory of Buckingham palace there are two major ways –

 First is the palace tour which includes the history of the palace along with the grand tour of this gigantic building. In this tour you can enjoy the views of ‘The Queen’s gallery’ and ‘The state rooms’.

And second is the ‘Change of Guard’, which is one of the oldest and most recognizable ceremonies of Buckingham palace. Official name of the ceremony is ‘Guard Mounting’ and this happens every day at 11.30 am. Where you can enjoy the sight of guards in their traditional uniforms and ‘bear skin’ hats.

Buckingham palace have enormous gardens all around the palace open to public where you can spend some time on a sunny morning after the ‘Change of Guard’. Also click pictures with the iconic ‘Victoria Memorial’. You can walk to Buckingham palace from a number of underground stations, but I would suggest to take a walk from either Westminster Underground station or the Victoria Station.

 For more information on tours and tickets please visit: http://www.buckinghampalace.co.uk/index.php


The next consolation place is for the people who want to explore even in the night.

Piccadilly Circus

Located at the junction of the five busiest streets this famous landmark ‘Piccadilly circus’, is blazed with neon lightings and big screens the surrounding buildings. This is a popular market area for starting your night outs or for regular drinks and dinner. Take a walk from Piccadilly Circus towards Leicester Square and you will find a lot of places to eat, casinos, theatres and people performing on streets (even dancing). Also check out the ‘China town’ just on the adjacent street.

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