London’s Must See Sights

London, EnglandLondon, EnglandOf all the major European cities, I never expected to love London as much as I do. London was the starting and ending point to my 15 country European extravaganza. That’s all I expected London to be…the place I started my tour and the place I ended my tour. Upon returning to London after 28 days of traveling around Europe, I had the opportunity to explore London prior to returning to Canada. I had to take the time to see London since my tour ended there anyways, even though I was slightly eager to make it back home after an exhausting and exciting journey around Europe. I had more time in London than any other European city on my tour. The time alone was enough to allow me the opportunity to see the majority of the must see sights in London, while falling in love with the city in the meantime.London, England
London, EnglandTo see all of the “main” sights in London, I decided to take a 2.5 hour “free” walking tour with New Europe Tours (the tours are run by a tips-only basis). The guided tour allowed me the opportunity to see all of the main sights I was meant to see, while gaining expert knowledge along the way. Walking through London’s side streets, parks, grand boulevards, and by royal palaces made me feel like I was a part of the culture. I walked where vehicles couldn’t. I relived London’s history on foot.

London, England


Must See Sights in London:

London EyeLondon, England

Globe TheatreLondon, England

Big BenLondon, England

Buckingham Palace It was smaller than I thought it would be!London, England

Westminster AbbeyLondon, England

Houses of ParliamentLondon, England

Churchill Way RoomsLondon, England

Horse Guards ParadeLondon, England

St. James ParkLondon, England

Covent GardenLondon, England

Nelson’s ColumnLondon, England

The National GalleryLondon, England

Tower BridgeLondon, England

London TowerLondon, England

London  Bridge- Is it what you expected it to look like? Yup, that’s the London Bridge. London, England


London, England Unlike typical weather in London, the sun was shining, the atmosphere was cheerful, and it was unexpectedly hot for the majority of my stay. The temperatures set the tone and I was excited to explore the city under the sun’s warm embrace. For days, I walked till my heart’s content and explored every corner and crevice of the city seeing all that I could possibly see with the limited time I had (although I did have more time than most places I visited). London truly has countless landmarks and it was my goal to try to work my way around the city to see London, England most of them.

23 thoughts on “London’s Must See Sights

  1. I’m glad you like London, and I’m so happy you got to experience Covent Garden. It’s my favourite place in the city, and I always make time to go there whenever I visit London. Did you get to see any of the street performers?

  2. I love London, it’s my second home. I am going to Disneyland Paris next week with my cousin and we are spending two nights in London, as well as two nights is Disneyland. We are away for 5 days. Cannot wait. I love Disney magic. Where id the Globe Theatre?

  3. I so enjoyed reading this. I agree – London is a spectacular place – I think it’s my favorite city after San Francisco and Boston. I have visited this city about 5 times, and I never took the ‘free’ walking tour you recommend. NEXT time I will for sure! Thanks for the wonderful pictures and London facts.

    • Thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed it. San Fran is pretty incredible! I’ve been to Boston, but haven’t really done Boston if you know what I mean. I need to go soon. Yes, please try out the walking tour and let me know what you think.

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