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London Travel Tips - Popular London Tourist Attractions

Lee Dobbins
 


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London travel is exciting for tourists as there are many sites to see and things to do in this historical city. But if you plan on traveling to London, you better map out your destinations carefully as there is a lot to see. Whether you're looking for nightlife, history, or gardens you are sure to find it in London.

London is home to 200 galleries, 300 museums and over 150 events that happen every day so they are sure to be enough to keep you busy on your London trip. You might visit the Tate Museum after breakfast, pop over to Kensington Palace for lunch, and check out the display of Crown jewels at the Tower of London after supper.

If you're into history, then Westminster Abbey is sure to be at the top of your list. Here, not only will you find great architecture, but you'll also be able to see where many of the famous people in history are interred. This working church which performs services for all denominations is the final resting place of many kings and poets as well as scientists including Henry III and Isaac Newton.

Don't forget to include a visit to some of the many beautiful parks in your London travel itinerary. Regents, Hyde Park and St. James offer gorgeous trails and gardens in addition to outdoor activities such as soccer, model sail boating and tennis to name but a few. Also you want to pencil in a stop at the Japanese gardens at Holland Park and, of course, Kensington Gardens next to Kensington Palace.

Another garden you want to visit which really isn’t a garden at all is Covent Garden. Here you will find a wide array of shops and theaters along with entertaining street performers, pubs and restaurants. Covent Garden is home to the Royal Opera House along with great shopping and dining.

You also want to visit London's famous outdoor markets such as Portobello Road where you can haggle over antiques just as they did centuries ago. Borough market has been a popular trading place for thousands of years and has the atmosphere of a Moroccan bazaar complete with interesting and unusual foods.

London's West End, is home to many different pubs and restaurants where you can find anything to suit your palate and pocketbook. While you're there, don't forget to take in one of the many shows or performances which are said to rival those on Broadway.

No one would travel to London without visiting one of the museums and you'll sure have plenty to choose from. From science museums to natural history museums, you be able to see personal items at the Victoria and Albert Museum and of course visit the world-famous British Museum. They're interesting sites to see also in the museums that the Tower of London and Kensington Palace.

If you want to get a gander at some of the newer things in London check out the Tate modern where you can see the works of great 20th-century artists including Picasso and Matisse or visit the London Eye or you can take a glass gondola boat ride or ride on the world's largest Ferris wheel.

No matter what your London travel itinerary entails, you're sure to see plenty of interesting sites. Be sure to write down everything that you missed, so you can visit them the next time you travel to London!

For more on London travel, visit http://www.londontravelholiday.com - a website that offers tips on London travel destinations such as Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace to name but a few.

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