This is Millbank street, together the Thames river: At the other border of the Thames river: Beyond Westminster, it is Victoria station. The trains from south England arrive here. People from London say this is the gate of Europe: This is the catholic cathedral of Westminster, in Victoria st.: If we return again to Trafalgar sq, we can see the other side of admiralty's arch: These white and classical buildings or terraces in the Mall were built by John Nash.
The center of London is plenty of buildings made by Nash: On the left of the Mall, it is St. Parks and gardens of London are incredibly well adorned: This is the queen Victoria memorial, in front of Backingham palace: And this is the entrance to Green park from Backingham palace: A palace with sights to Green park: A change of guard in St.
The next buildings are seat of the typical clubs of London. Most of them are in St. This is Waterloo place, and in the middle it is the memorial of Crimea war: This post continues in https: Last edited by atlan; May 11th, at Great thread, and now waiting for part 2. Visit Grantham Linc on shire. Great Pics, you really capture the beauty and history of London.
Nice set of pictures. May 12th, , I LOVE those old buildings!!! I sure miss London. Great pics you took with buildings people don't normally get to see.
I wanted to add that the photos of the golden gate entering Green Park next to Buckingham Palace is called Canada Gate. There is some detailed engravings of Canadian Provinces on it. Although, I must say Canada Gate is the grandest of them all. And the photo just down from that with the kid standing on a slanted water feature is the Canadian War Memorial.
I thought after all this time that they would have put a chain or something around it. It clearly states it is a War Memorial but some people have absolutely no respect for these things. We used to have to tell people to stay off of it but I guess until they put something around it, it will never stop. I look forward to part 2 and 3! May 14th, , May 25th, , March 22nd, , I'll move this thread to the Urban Showcase for original photographs. March 23rd, , So, having looked at these, why do alot of people in these forums say that compared to Paris, London is 'ugly'..?
Yes, London has its rough parts, but so does Paris, go into some of the surrounding 'ghettos' of Paris, and you will see areas far worse than anything you will see in London. Is it because Paris has succeded in moving these areas outside of central Paris? Londons parks and green spaces are far more numerous and nicer than anything in Paris.
Yet some idiots still have this view that London isnt as 'pretty' as Paris The time now is My trip to London, part 1.
We had to go there again, because last four days were too short. Thank you for this cheat sheet. It was located near by the British Museum. I have learned so much and the best thing is that I lost a big part of my fear for traveling, unknown und unplanned sutations even more and I'm seriously so proud of myself. Great Pics, you really capture the beauty and history of London. I got crazy about sushi. Find More Posts by CrazyMac.
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Zaragoza y Madrid Posts: My trip to London, part 1 Hi! Find More Posts by atlan. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. Find More Posts by gohcan. Find More Posts by eddyk. Find More Posts by Arthur Dent. Both airports also have commuter trains, buses, and taxis to get you into London. Except for the taxis, these options are less expensive than the express trains mentioned above but do take more time. You can check prices and schedules for Heathrow Connect trains or Southern Railways from Gatwick to compare.
Splurge on an express train, if you can, for a quick and easy trip. Then, use the Tube from Paddington or Victoria to get to your hotel in order to avoid London traffic and an expensive taxi ride. Taxis are expensive and London traffic is heavy. Visitors staying for a few days should get an Oyster Card for easy use and refills in the Tube. Your Oyster Card is good for your first trip to London and every return trip thereafter!
If it makes sense for your time in London, add an Oyster Card to your London Pass purchase to bundle the savings. London is also pedestrian-friendly, especially along the Thames. The Riverwalk is a clear path connected with several bridges to help you cross to the other side. The Sumner Hotel — A quaint, mid-priced townhouse hotel near Marble Arch and Hyde Park with comfortable rooms and a super attentive staff.
Rooms are a classic modern boutique style for which Radisson Blu hotels are known. In addition to spending time at Borough Market with an empty stomach, here are a few quintessential food experiences not to be missed on a London visit. So, have you traveled to London?
What have I missed? Please share it on social media using the share buttons below! Such a great guide! Glad the guide will be useful when you make it to London. Thanks for reading and sharing on Pinterest, Natalia. Love the Pro Tops plus how you broke each day down into categories. What a great way to see London! I also like how you included things to see if it is your first time there. Going anywhere for the first time can be so overwhelming! Especially in a big place like London, Bryanna. You made me want to visit London again!
Love the way you divided the itinerary with themes and suggestions for good food. London is such a huge city and planning a trip there for the first time can be overwhelming, you just make it so easy! Wish I had your cheat-sheet on m first trip to London! You certainly covered all the hot spots and then some. Can you share a bit more about the oyster card? The card is 5 pounds to buy, after which you load some money onto it.
I love the addition of the pro tips, especially times of day best to visit. I do love London, but timed a few things wrong, ending up in bigger crowds than I like. I certainly know that feeling of being in a crowd and wanting to be anyplace but there! Glad the pro tips will help for your next London trip. Any tips for going to London with a toddler? So exciting to hear about your trip. The Changing of the Guard with its parade, music, and horses are also toddler-friendly. If that show is too long, how about The Gruffalo?
Let me know if you have any more questions and have a great trip!!
Awesome, thank you for this! Most museums and art galleries are free and fantastic but eating at fancy hotels is only for the rich!
As for traditional fish and chips, there is a great place in Waterloo road called Superfish. Hi, Joanne and thanks for the tip about Superfish! Totally agreed about eating in hotels, too expensive. I only splurged on the Dorchester Tea because we wanted to have a fancy afternoon.
Thanks again for reading. Hi, thank you for your tips. Do you recommend Stonehenge? Hi Helene, Thanks for reading and commenting. You know, as many times as I have been to London, I have not made it to Stonehenge. There are some great tips here. Just trying to get a place to eat together will be challenging.
I loved your tips about the Oyster card, and pre-booking tickets, It saves lots of time to book in advance so that you are not waiting in line for tickets, and then waiting in another line for entry. Depending on how early you book it also puts that block of tickets on separate credit card bill instead of all at once. Thanks for the guide, I found you on Pintrest, and will make sure to repin. Thanks for reading, Erin, and for repinning on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing your food tip. London has great parks to make use of when the kids need a break. Hyde Park has paddle boats for rent and a great playground and fountain.
James Park also has a popular playground. Do you have more ideas? We will be in London for 10 days. We will do all you mention but we need more? Hi June, Thanks so much for reading and so exciting about your upcoming trip to London! With 10 days, you can also plan day trips out of the city if you want. Even Paris is a doable day trip with the Chunnel train taking just 2ish hours. Good luck and enjoy your trip! Thanks for the tip about the London Pass!
We went last year and no one told us about it, and we are going back in October and still want to do many of the activities included in the pass. Sounds like a great value! I hope your trip is fantastic and enjoy the London Pass! Thanks so much for reading. Brilliant Restaurant highly recommended.. Thanks for your post; definitely adding it to my Pinterest board. How do you suggest we split the days between London and Paris? And what would your top recommendations be? Thanks for reading, Sheath. So exciting about your upcoming family trip to London and Paris.
Both cities have so much to see and do, it all depends on your interests. You can easily split your time in half, although the Francophile in me says to give yourself an extra day in Paris. Hope that helps and have soo much fun! Thank you for this cheat sheet. Great tips and ideas. My best friend and I are traveling to Europe for our 40th birthdays in March.
It seems you were recommended traveling by way of the tube for most everything. I had been looking at the Hop On and Off Bus before reading your cheat sheet. Would you recommend skipping the bus and just using the tube? Hi Heather, Thanks for reading.
London is such a great city for a friends birthday trip! I would still recommend the Tube. The traffic in London can be horrible and Hop on Hop off buses can get stuck in it with the rest of the vehicles. Do you have any recommendations for visiting in December just prior to Christmastime?