London – Be a Tourist for the Day
London is known for being the capital city of England. It’s also known for being a tourist hotspot. There is so much to see and do in London. Even if you don’t like the bustle of London there are many little pockets of calm and serenity that can be found.
London has a rich history and this is shown in the magnificent buildings and architecture that you can find at every turn. The London skyline is an iconic one with buildings such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, etc. Then there are newer additions such as The Gherkin, The Shard, City Hall, Lloyds Building, Tate Modern, etc.
It’s easy to get swept along with the pace of London but why not slow down and take time to really notice everything around you. You’re sure to see little treasures you never would have noticed otherwise.
When you think of London you probably don’t think of green spaces. But London is made up of 40% green spaces, with over 3000 parks totaling in excess of 35,000 acres. You’re never far from a quite green, quiet space to sit down and enjoy a picnic.
There are 8 Royal Parks in London, which are all worth a visit:
Richmond Park – 2,359.85 acres
Bushy Park -1,112 acres
Regent’s Park – 486.79 acres
Hyde Park – 346 acres
Kensington Gardens – 274 acres
Greenwich Park – 180 acres
St. James’s Park- 84 acres
Green Park – 39.5 acres
Museums and Galleries
Londoners are fortunate enough to have a number of great museums and galleries on their doorstep. Most are free to enter and will only charge for entry to a particular paid for exhibition. The Victoria and Albert museum, The British Museum, the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain, National Portrait Gallery, Science Museum, National History Museum, to name but a few. There really is something for everyone. They always have donation sections so if you’ve enjoyed yourself do consider leaving a donation.