For those visiting London for the first time, whether for a week or a day or two, there are ample places to see and explore in the city. From shopping at some of the finest stores to delving into the history of London at its museums, London has an array of ways to remain engaged during a trip.
Those looking for a comfortable stay at a budget-friendly price will find accommodation near Brewery Road ideal to stay. There is The Montcalm At Brewery London hotel offering boutique comforts and luxury at very attractive prices. Meat lovers will enjoy dining at the hotel’s popular gastropub The Jugged Hare, which serves a wide selection of game season dishes to choose from.
Some of the best spots to visit on a first visit to London are:
Tower of London: Among the most visited attractions in London, the Tower of London is of immense historical significance and more than nine centuries old. Over the century it has served multiple purposes ranging from being a prison to home to the priceless collection of the Crown Jewels. The medieval fortress has guided tours conducted by its famous yeoman warders popularly known as “Beefeaters” and is well worth the experience. Definitely, a must visit when in London for the first time!
Museum Row: Located in South Kensington, Museum Row is where three of London’s most famous museums are located. These are the Victoria & Albert Design Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. The best part is the permanent collections of all three are free to visit (with the exception of any special exhibits that might charge a fee). Museum Row is the ideal place to spend a few leisurely hours browsing through the fabulous collection of relics and artefacts from all over the world. Museum Row is ideal to visit with the family because of the numerous interactive exhibits that make the experience very informative and interesting.
Tower Bridge: Located in close proximity to the Tower of London, is the very famous Tower Bridge that offers some of the most scintillating sights of the Thames and the many landmarks that are found in the area. It is drawbridge with twin towers standing an impressive 65 m in height. One of the newer additions to the bridge is its popular glass floor that gives visitors unique views of the traffic and the vessels on the Thames far below. It is among the most recognised symbols of London.
Hyde Park: The British capital is among the greenest cities in Europe with world-famous gardens, squares, parks etc. There are eight Royal Parks in London with Hyde Park among the most well-known and visited in the city. Apart from being a tranquil getaway away from the crowds and noise of central London, there are a host of attractions that make it well worth a visit. These include the famous Lady Diana Memorial Fountain, the Serpentine Lake and Art Gallery and numerous installations found in different sections of the park.