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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

England, United Kingdom - Ross French - September 16, 2017

Activities in London

Situated in the Thames Valley of South-East England, the bustling city of London is home to over 8 million people. Apart from being the capital of UK, London had been an important educational, business and cultural center for hundreds of years. The history of London dates back to Bronze Age, however, the city started thriving after the Romans withdrew in the 5th century. With its age old history, heavy dosage of literature, medieval architectures and a strong sense of culture, taking a trip to London is an absolute must when you are traveling to the UK. Apart from indulging in the various tourist attractions in London or sightseeing in London, people also flock over to this city during the winter holidays to take part in the extravagant Christmas or New Year celebrations in London. Here’s a list of the top 10 among the hundreds of must-do activities in London.

1. London Tower Bridge

Visiting the iconic London Bridge, the picture of which has been etched in our minds since our childhood, is an intricate part of sightseeing in London. The bridge is also an important reminder of London’s expansion during the era of Industrial Revolution.

2. Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament is an extravagant and well-known structure by itself. However, the world famous clock named Big Ben is truly another one of the most iconic tourist attractions in London known across the globe. Taking a tour just to see this gigantic clock towering over the city is one of the must do activities in London.

3. Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is perhaps the most famous palace in the whole world. Most of your sightseeing in London will consist of these type of iconic buildings and monuments which you have known by your heart. The official residence of Queen Elizabeth, the Buckingham Palace is another one of the most popular tourist attractions in London, offering tours of its staterooms and gardens.

4. Kensington Palace

Located near the Buckingham Palace, the Kensington Palace is another one of the tourist attractions in London, and it is open to public year-round. This stylish royal palace was the home of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, and a visit to the refurbished Palace is one of the must do activities in London.

5. Royal Parks of London

Once reserved as private hunting grounds for the Royal Family, these beautiful lands full of greenery and lakes are open for everyone to enjoy. Many of the eight Royal Parks are located in the Central London close to the Royal Palaces and monuments. Spending a relaxing day in one of them is one of the must do activities in London.

6. The London Eye

Riding the London Eye is another one of the must do activities in London. This 500 feet tall Ferris wheel is the most popular paid-for tourist attractions in London. The views of the whole city that you can get from the top is truly an incredible vista.

7. The London Dungeon

If you had enough of the beautiful, royal side of London, then visit the London Dungeon to learn about the 2000 years of London’s gruesome history. Torture was quite popular during the old ages, especially in Old England. A trip to “the world’s most chillingly famous horror attraction” is surely one of the must do activities in London.

8. Globe Theatre

The Globe Theatre is an integral part of London’s history and culture and is closely associated with William Shakespeare. A trip to this tourist attraction in London is a must for every Shakespeare lover.

9. St Paul’s Cathedral

Visiting the St Paul’s Cathedral to see its world famous dome must be a part of your sightseeing in London. You will get to see some of the most beautiful stone carvings and mosaics. Climb the Whispering Gallery or the Stone Gallery or the Golden Gallery to enjoy some breathtaking views of the city of London.

10. Trafalgar Square

Visiting the Trafalgar Square is one of the must do activities in London if you want to get a feel of what this great city really about. Considered as the center of London, it is a great place to people watch, see some famous monuments and just hang out for some time.

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TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO IN NICE

France - Ross French - September 15, 2017

If you decide to spend your holidays in Nice, then you can be sure that you are in good company. This beautiful French city has been a popular tourist destination since the 18th century. The pleasant climate, beautiful location and soft light of this city helped Nice tourism to steadily grow from a very early period of time. At that time, many of the English aristocrats used to love to spend their holidays in Nice with their families. And the popularity of Nice seems to have withstood the test of time. In fact, Nice is the second most visited city in France after the romantic city of Paris. There are a lot of Nice attractions for you to check out if you decide to spend your holidays in Nice. Here are the top five things which you must try out during your trip to this beautiful city. Continue Reading

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THREE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN PARIS DURING A SHORT TRIP

France - Ross French - September 14, 2017

Trip to Paris

Paris, the city of art and romance, offers something for everyone. From shopping to beautiful architecture to arts to food, this city is almost fairytale like a magical place, alive in the 21st century. Tourists from all over the world have visited Paris and fell in love with this city. A trip to Paris is absolutely mandatory when you travel to France. This city has been an icon for arts, food, and love for ages. Apart from being one of the richest cities in the world, Paris is huge and full of history and culture and arts and architecture which can take a lifetime to explore. That’s why deciding which tourist attractions in Paris you should check out during a short vacation can be really overwhelming. To make your job a little bit easier, here is a list of the three best places to visit in Paris. Continue Reading

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FOUR THINGS TO DO IN CORFU ISLAND

Greece - Ross French - September 10, 2017

Best Hotels in Mykonos

Corfu Island is the second-largest of the Ionian Islands, and it was among the first Greek destinations which embraced mass tourism. Since then, it has been one of the most popular tourist destinations of all times. Celebrated by both backpackers and luxury tourists, this popular tourist spot offers an active night life and jaw dropping views. You can go partying on the best beaches in Corfu, or if you like some quiet time, move to the inland where there are a lot of places away from the crowd. No matter what you choose to do, your holidays in Corfu Island will always be full of fun filled activities. There are a huge number of activities and attractions in this untamed yet beautiful destination. Here is a list of the top four things to in Corfu Island, in no particular order of course. Continue Reading

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THREE OF THE BEST PLACES TO STAY AT MYKONOS

Greece - Ross French - September 9, 2017

best hotels in Mykonos

Mykonos is one of the most popular islands among tourists visiting Greece. It is favored by families, cruises, and Romanic couples. While it is the most expensive among the Cyclades Islands, still it is widely popular because of its lovely restaurants, beautiful beaches, amazing houses and great nightlife. With its winding streets, the small alleys, the beautiful harbor, and the whitewashed houses, Mykonos is absolutely irresistible if you can afford to travel to the place. With its breathtakingly beautiful sites and amazing restaurants, Mykonos houses some of the most luxurious hotels you can find in Greece. Here is a list of the three best hotels in Mykonos. If you decide to stay at any of these hotels, you can be sure that it will blow you away with the amount of beauty and luxury Mykonos has in store for you. Continue Reading

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