The ultimate sightseeing place to visit in London is the Thames riverside. There are plenty of bridges (Waterloo, Blackfriars, the London Bridges) and monuments along the riverside and of course Big Ben and London Eye.
If you are lucky enough, you can visit London during the Easter chocolate festival, which this year is located at the Southbank. Lots of colorful cupcakes, bottles of wine and chocolate bars will make your day unforgettable!
When I visit London I usually stay at my friend’s house which is located behind the London Eye.
So most of my day adventures have London Eye as a starting point.
Buckingham palace is only 20′ away walking and the route is very pleasant. On your way to the palace you’ll have the chance to see Big Ben and the Parliament Gardens behind Big Ben. Walk through the St’ James Park and at the end of the park you’ll find the Buckingham palace. Easy peasy!
If you are at the Buckingham palace you can go and see Trafalgar square through the Queen Victoria Memorial Gardens. Take the Mall road and walk through the Arch..the Nelson’s column and the Trafalgar square fountain’s are just a breath away.
Opposite the Trafalgar square the National Gallery is located. Sometimes you have to wait 30′ in the queue to get in but trust me it worth’s waiting. Inside the gallery you’ll have the chance to see famous paintings from the 12th-20th century, including Leonardo Da Vinci and Van Gogh. Photos are not permitted inside the gallery so the only picture I could get was the cupcakes and sweets at the National gallery cafe. Entrance at the Gallery is for free. Following the Charing Cross road will lead you to Leicester square after 10′ walking. There you can find lots of shops to eat and drink along with the M&M’s world shop (my favorite). You can spend two hours inside browsing the candies and toys.
The Covent garden market is a nice place to spend your day,its has various options from shopping to eating. If you are at Trafalgar square follow the Charing Cross road, then turn right on the Long Acre junction and after 10′ of walking you’ll see the Govent Garden market. What I like most is that inside the market you can buy handmade products like knitted bags, headbands, jewelry and food. Across the market there’s the Neal Str that leads you to the High Holborn area. Neal Str pretty much reminds me of the Carnaby Str where you can find expensive clothing and shoes. Mostly a window shopping place for me.
On a sunny day visit Little Venice close to the Rembrandt Gardens at the Warwick Ave. Its a wonderful canal with lots of trees and flower. Along the canal boat cafes are the best place to get some rest and enjoy the sunshine. At the boat cafes the prices are very low and I guess thats why many students gather around.
Brick Lane Market in the East London is a place with many thrifted shops close to the Brick Lane, Tower Hamlets. You can find unique antiques and vintage pieces. It’s also a place to find many fashion bloggers taking pictures the one each other.
Other famous places are the Saint Christopher’s place close Oxford Str, the Harrod’s and the Notting Hill, however, these are my favourite places to visit in London and the places I visit mostly.
Hope this guide is useful for you.