5 Best London AttractionsMonday, January 21, 2013
There’s definitely something satisfying about visiting some of the most famous London landmarks. It could be the sense of patriotic pride that comes from viewing sites such as Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben that makes your soul glow. Being brilliantly British doesn’t start and end with the long list of architectural delights on offer.
Our entertainment and amenities is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a weekend in central London. If you choose to stay at hotels near Kings Cross Station, you will be at the heart of some of the most amazing activities on offer, with great connections to all zones within the underground network.
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1. London Eye
How better to bask in the glory of Great Britain than to take a ride on the largest observation wheel in the country? This breathtaking wonder takes tourists up to 135 metres above ground level! The London Eye gives all guests a complete panoramic view over London’s landscape and provides a breath-taking view of some of the capital’s most treasured landmarks.
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2. Covent Garden
London is known for its extensive range of shopping facilities and Covent Garden is one of the oldest and most delightful around. Cobbled walkways are lined with high street stores and designer boutiques, as well as unique odd-shops selling everything from retro candy to high-end fashion. Covent Garden also has an excellent selection of eateries, ranging from risqué The Icecreamists to prim and pretty French sensation, Ladurée.
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You haven’t done British theatre, until you’ve done London’s West End. Despite the array of theatres and playhouses across the United Kingdom, London’s West End is the only place in across the nation that provides a completely spellbinding stage production. While theatre classics including Les Miserables and The Phantom may tour the country, there is a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ about London’s West End which makes it a totally unique experience.
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4. The Natural History Museum
This is certainly everyone’s favorite free attraction in London. The National History Museum is a fabulous day out for families, adults and explorers alike. Whether you are looking for a low cost addition to your itinerary, or you want to open your mind to the wonders of the world, The National History Museum offers a magnificent array of permanent and temporary exhibitions.
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You’ve got to love a little something unique. And Camden is, without a doubt, the coolest area of London for picking up little finds that you simply cannot get anywhere else. From Gothic footwear, to vintage cake stands. If you’re looking for something a little unusual, and you get pleasure from bagging a bargain, Camden Market is definitely for you! Traders here cover a wide range of sectors including fashion, books, textiles, home wares, gifts and gadgets.
Begin your Great British adventure today and book your budget accommodation near Kings Cross Station online. Once rooms and train tickets are confirmed, get down to the fun stuff and start adding some exciting attractions to your agenda.
We've shared our top 5 London Attractions. What are yours? Please add to the list by commenting below!*Main Photo Credit: By @Doug88888
About the Author:
Catherine Moraru works as a freelancer in advertising and marketing. She likes to travel with friends and share the joys of travel with others. She enjoys taking photos of places, people and nature and reading interesting books such as Wuthering Heights, Vanity Fair and Utopia.
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