Visiting London means discovering the brilliant capital of England! A cosmopolitan city! The qualifiers are not lacking to describe this huge and beautiful city, where there are so many places of interest.
Shopping on Oxford Street
Oxford Street is a bit like the Champs Elysees in London. If you want to shop at affordable prices in London, this is the place to go. Hundreds of fashion boutiques, deco and others are linked over 2.5 kilometers long. In London you can find very well-known English franchises like Primark Mark & Spencer, Lush…).
Visit the National Gallery Museum
This museum dedicated to art exhibits one of the largest collections of works of art in Western Europe. You can admire more than 2300 paintings, which date from the 13th to the 20th century. This is where the famous Van Gogh Sunflowers are on display!
Founded in 1824, the National Gallery is located in Trafalgar Square, this famous square guarded by four large black lions. It is one of the most beautiful museums in London and is perfect for a cultural tourism break in the middle of your stay.
Like all national museums in London, the National Gallery is free all year round. A free activity to do in London, go for it! The museum is open every day from 10h to 18h, and even until 21h on Friday.
Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster
If you want to see one of London’s iconic landmarks, head to Big Ben! Surely the most famous image of London and one of the strongest symbols of the city and all England: the reputation of Big Ben is well established.
Built in 1858, this huge clock tower (the Clock Tower) is an integral part of the Palace of Westminster, also called the Houses of Parliament. The Clock Tower is 106 meters high and is adorned at the top with 4 huge clocks 7 meters in diameter, each installed on each side.
Big Ben and the beautiful Westminster Palace are of course must-sees during a trip to London. On the other hand, you can only admire them from the outside since only the British are allowed to visit the inside of the Clock Tower. And even they are obliged to make the request months in advance!
A short walk from Big Ben, you can visit Westminster Abbey, the coronation place of England’s kings and queens. Remember to book your tickets in advance here.
In fact, Big Ben does not designate the clock: it’s actually the name given to the huge 14-ton bell inside the tower, which sounds every hour.