TRAVEL

London Sightings

Historic, vintage and expensive. If you are fascinated with royalty, fancy architecture and eargasmic accent, then London will surely be one of the beautiful places you would love to visit.

The capital and most populous city of England and the UK has the most diverge people and culture. It is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, cultural sites, churches and churches; and I intentionally repeated if in case you noticed.

It is very uncommon to visit this City not seeing some of the Landmarks that we all see in postcards, souvenirs and Travel agencies’ facebook page.

Buckingham Palace
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As we have learned from our Political Science and World History subject in school (if we only paid attention). United Kingdom is under a constitutional monarchy called British monarchy. Please correct me if I’m mistaken because I’m only relying to what my flawed academic memory can remember.

Buckingham Palace is the residence and administrative headquarters of the United Kingdom. For tourists/travelers/visitors (whichever you prefer to call yourself), the highlight of the visit to this palace is the Changing the Guard. Literally, the way it’s called is the way to describe the ceremony. From April to end of July every 11:30am, the ceremony takes place to encompass colorful spectacle and British pageantry.

Tower Bridge

Commonly mistaken as the London Bridge, this famous landmark is actually called Tower Bridge, which is freely accessible to vehicles and pedestrians.

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Commonly mistaken as the London Bridge, this famous landmark is actually called Tower Bridge, which is freely accessible to vehicles and pedestrians.

National Gallery
Processed with VSCO with c2 presetPeople constantly walking, passing by and hanging around in front of the National Gallery of London that houses collection of thousands of painting, which I did not see.
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Processed with VSCO with e8 presetThe architectural beauty surrounding the National Gallery.

Saint Paul’s Cathedral
Processed with VSCO with f3 presetI mentioned church right? Here is just one of the numerous churches that you can see around London. This 3 century old Cathedral is a religious center and another architectural gem of London.

Picadilly Circus
Processed with VSCO with e8 presetIf you find pleasure being at the busiest, crowded and bustling site of the city, Picadilly Circus is your place to be. It is just a simply a public open space at a street junctions that is surrounded by different establishments such as restaurants and shopping centers. There is no acrobats or elephant performer here, the circus is used to pertain to the its Latin word, which means Circle. Thanks Google for helping me relieve my frustration on why I did not witness a fire eating performance on this circus.

Big Ben
Just another one of the most famous landmark of London.

London Eye
Processed with VSCO with b2 presetA contrast of the modern times to historic vintage vibe of London, where Europe’s largest ferris wheel is situated. This is probably the highest viewing point where you can have the sight of the picturesque beauty of the City. I know that for sure, even if I didn’t even ride it (Sorry, I’m not sorry that I’m frugal).

London is apparently expensive, talk about royalty and their city’s own beauty. But sightseeing in London won’t cost you a lot. Buy a travel day pass in any metro station, get in the train and hop off to Central and just walk. Everything you will see is truly worth a gigabyte of your memory card. It’s something surreal, insta-worth-sharing, facebook shareable, snapable and cinematic.

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