If you’ve packed your bags and said farewell to the UK, that doesn’t mean you should completely forget your old home.
You might return during holidays, on special occasions or to visit your loved ones and it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy the city.
From site seeing, to the best places to enjoy a cup of tea and fresh scones, here are a few things to do when you visit London.
The London eye
If you are limited for time but still want to experience London, then the London eye is a quick and easy way to enjoy the city. The giant Ferris wheel is located on the South Bank of the River Thames and stands as the tallest in Europe. The ride takes approx. 30 minutes and you’ll be able to take in crystal clear views of the city and surrounding areas. Cameras are permitted on the ride so you will be able to take some photos that you can cherish.
Going for afternoon tea is not only a quintessential British past time, it’s also a great way to catch up with family and friends. If you fancy traditional tea with a modern London twist then Sketch, located in Chelsea is a good option. The menu includes, caviar and quail egg, sandwiches, pastries and an assortment of cakes. The artsy décor and relaxing atmosphere make it a popular spot so it’s advisable to make a reservation before you visit.
The Tate Modern
Tate Modern is London’s largest museum of modern art and also houses a collection of British art from the 1500s. It is one of the most visited art galleries in the world. The Gallery is located in a disused power station in the heart of London. The Tate Modern is a great way to soak up some Art and culture during your visit.
Nothing quite marks a visit to London like marvelling at the spectacular palace. The home of the monarchy is a key British attraction and receives thousands of visits from around the world each year. If you’ve been away from the city for some time it’s a great way to get back in touch with your roots and to take some precious photos that you can save as mementos when you return overseas.
At Madame Tussauds you can enjoy a fun day out that you will remember forever. From Shakespeare to Britney Spears there’s influential figures from showbiz, sport, politics and royalty. You can courtesy in front of the Queen or strike a pose with Usain Bolt. Whether you go along with friends of family there’s something here that people of all ages can enjoy.