Of 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.
To 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.
Must See Sights in London:
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 most of them.