London has a vast range of places to visit that will make your holiday that little bit more special. So, we’re going to be covering the top ten places for you to visit if you end up deciding to stay close to Paddington, home to the Paddington court rooms. From nature parks to markets, to palaces, we’ll cover it all.
Synonymous with London’s green landscape, Hyde Park, is without a doubt the city’s most popular park. Found on the edge of Oxford Street, it’s known for hosting the memorable Winter Wonderland event and is also home to the Princess Diana Memorial and the Serpentine lake. It’s an absolute must-visit during your stay in London, particularly if you’re visiting during a sunny period.
Portobello Market is one of the many various markets in the city, boasting a century-long history. Many visitors to London often underestimate the beauty of what markets entail. You can be different by taking the time on a weekend during your trip to visit the Portobello market. You’ll find plenty to muse about during your stay.
For a fascinating insight into the history of the royal family, there’s no better way than to visit the official residence of the monarchy. For years, home and abroad, we’ve built a massive curiosity and fascination with the Royal family. You can get your Inklings met by visiting the Palace during the summer season. The venue is also home to the famous Changing of the Guard event.
Want to get a fabulous insight into celebrity culture? Look no further than Madame Tussauds, home to the famous wax models of many of Hollywood’s biggest names. You’ll also find interactive exhibitions at the venue, which includes the Marvel 3D superhero experience.
London is home to many of the top museums in Europe, many of which are completely free to visit. Look no further than the British Museum for your first museum visit. Dedicated to human history, art, and culture, it can be found on Great Russell-street.
The area is just around the corner from Leicester Square on Gerrard Street and brings authentic Chinese cuisine to London. Lots of small little pop-up stands can be found, as well as stores where you can buy some food to bring home, along with more elegant restaurants.
Trafalgar Square is often voted as one of the most enjoyable areas to visit in London. Connected to Leicester Square and Covent Garden, you can have an especially delightful touristy walking trip in and around the area.
House of Parliament
The UK’s political structure is well documented across Europe, and the house of parliament is where is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. You can book a guided tour in advance.
The National Gallery
Found on St Martins PL road, not too far from Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square – the National Portrait Gallery is welcomingly central. There’s a collection of over 2,300 paintings from the mid-13th century to the 1900’s. It originally opened in 1824, with only thirty-eight paintings. Some of the famous artists on show include da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs.
The o2 Dome
Formerly known as the Millenium Dome, this area is home to exclusive events across the year. With the o2 climbing experience, you can also make your way up towards an encapsulating view of London’s skyline. It may not be the highest view in the city, but it’s the only skyscraper that makes you work to get to the top.
All these ten attractions should be on your list when you arrive in London.