After a wonderful trip in the Netherlands, now we reached to London, the busiest city in the world. London is Britain’s largest metropolitan city, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural center. It is one of the world’s top tourist destination and the city is home to an array of famous tourist attractions. Founded by the Romans, the city of London has been a major settlement for the last two millennia. London is made of two ancient cities which are now merged together to form the capital. The two cities are: The city of London and the City of Westminster. Together, they are known as Greater London.
We decided to stay in the central London near to most of the attraction. Even if you are not staying in central London, it is accessible from almost everywhere in less than an hour, though you will spend most time and money on transport. Staying in central part will also give you ample time to explore other charming things in the city after usual tourist sightseeing hours like shopping, street events and you can watch the city night life. We stayed in the Earl’s court area, which was near to most of the tourist attraction and nearby underground station.
At most of the places we prefer to use the public transport system and in London we have done the same. London has one of the largest integrated urban transport networks in the world, with bus, underground metro system, rail, river and road systems. Public transport is easy to use in London and with a single fare card (Oyster) you can use all the forms of transport. To know more about London public transport and Oyster card read this;
Getting Around London by Public Transport
How to get from Heathrow Airport to London City
London iconic double decker red buses are the best way to experience the city and see many of the city highlights. Using the London double decker bus is itself an experience. Every day we use to take at least one bus trip in a double decker bus after all the sightseeing and kids really enjoy sitting on the top floor of the bus.
London is my daughter favorite destination, so we included the city in our itinerary. She got acquainted with the city from her nursery rhymes and later on interested from the stories of queen Elizabeth and studying the British history. She was interested to explore the historic places of London, Queen’s palace, museum and the prime meridian line which she was currently studying. While she was having her own wish list, we joined her in exploring London and manage to see whatever we can in a limited number of days.
There is are a lot of things to see and to do in London but we have only five days to see London. So, we decided to visit the places which are on the kids wish list. We also managed to visit the Buckingham palace state room on last day. During our stay we visited;