Top 5 things to do in London
1. Ride on the London Eye
The ride on the biggest wheel in the world will be special experience because you can see at least 40 kilometers around and enjoy the amazing view of London. On a bright day this is a great place to be. This 135m high wheel has 32 capsules and takes 10000 visitors every day. You can also have some excellent bird view photos. This wheel was supposed to be opened as a millennium present to London but it was a bit late but never mind, now is working and it is an excellent place to start your London traveling.
2. Cruise on the river Thames.
River cruise will give you amazing look on the Tower of London, Big Ben and if you are lucky maybe you will see Tower Bridge opening. Cruising on river Thames is also one of the romantic experiences in London. If you take a night ride you will find yourself enjoying glimmering lights of London. Houses of Parliament are also on the way of the cruise and HMS Belfast, the ship which started bombarding on D-Day in Normandy. While cruising around you can also grab a visit to Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory and the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
3. Have a bit of sun in Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens
If you had enough walking and sightseeing just slide down to Kensington Gardens or Hyde Park and enjoy a glimpse of fresh air, sit around in the grass and have a picnic, rent out a boat and paddle around the small lake and watch the sunset from it or just relax with book or daily newspapers. Hyde Park has it famous speakers corner where everyone can say up their mind so if you have things to say, just go there. These places are oasis of tranquility and peace and excellent place for people watching.
4. Watch the change of guard ceremony
This ceremony is being held every other day from April to August and from August to April every day at 11:30 but you should get in front of the Palace early to get a good sport to see it completely. The hats of the Guards are called Bearskins and they are about 665 grams. Some hats are over 100 years old and usually they are passed down in the family. If you want the good photos of the event stand down next to the Wellington barracks.
5. Take a ride on famous London’s red double-deckers
This is probably the cheapest way to see the city and to move around and excellent way to get lost. If you are adventurer type of person just get to any bus and drive around, then change a bus. All the buses are well marked and have lines and stops written on them so if you have a map you will not get lost. Sit on the upper floor and experience true London from original London buses. The view is excellent and there are lines going around central London