Recommendations for a trip to London
London is one of the best cities in the world. If you are traveling through Europe then you are most likely going to stop in London. This city has a lot to offer and can be over whelming to make an itinerary. The beautiful architecture and history is breath taking. London is full to the brim with pubs, shops and museums. Before spending time in this beautiful city you need a plan of sites to see and sites to avoid.
The London Eye
When planning my trip to London I was very excited to go on the London Eye. However, the experience was incredibly underwhelming. The London eye is a trademark London site that offers up some amazing views. But the lines are incredibly long. The cost of the London Eye is another huge negative because it is quite expensive depending on the package you buy. Once you finally enter into the cabin you are then packed with a million tourists with selfie sticks. The views are pretty great but you cant really get good pictures in the cabin. The glass sides are smudged and reflections make it very difficult to get a half decent picture. Overall, the London Eye is not worth the time and cost. Skip the London Eye.
The Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum was my favorite site in London. Full disclosure I am a huge history buff so exploring the amazing exhibits from World War 1 and 2 were breath taking. This museum is incredibly well done and full of interesting pieces. The museum is also free but you should make a donation if you are able. First of all, this museum is absolutely huge! There are five floors each highlighting a different era such as World War 1 and World War 2. There are real airplanes, tanks and cars from previous wars. The Holocaust floor was by far the most well done and powerful. It was incredibly heartbreaking to hear the testimony from survivors. This museum is a must for anyone stopping in London.
The National Gallery
Th National Galley is the home of some of the best pieces of art in the world. This is the home of pieces of art from Van Gough and Monet. Again, this museum is free! The beautiful and huge corridors make the museum feel very spacious. So, visit the National Gallery and explore the amazing pieces of art!
Explore London and stumble into an authentic London pub. My last visit to London was during the World Cup when England was playing Belgium. All the big pubs were packed so I found a little pub called The Windmill. I had an amazing experience with this authentic pub. It wasn't flashy and full of tourists. Watching an English game in a cool authentic English Pub like the Windmill was an absolute high lite of my trip. So, explore and find a little pub and get a drink and chips!