London is one of the world’s great cities and a must-visit destination for anyone ticking off bucket list vacations. London was established in 43CE, so the amount of history on show is tremendous.
But the Big Smoke isn’t just about old buildings and statues. Museums, art galleries, and modern tourist sites are far more abundant in London than in many of Europe’s other capitals.
COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced on travel, making it possible to explore London once more and bath in these top 5 London landmarks.
Tower of London
The Tower of London may get overlooked by other landmarks such as Big Ben or Tower Bridge, but it is a must-visit tourist attraction. The fortress dates back to the 11th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site today.
Located within central London, the fortress has served time as the royal mint, a prison, and zoo. It is currently the home of the Royal Family’s Crown Jewels, which have lived on site since the 1600s.
The View from The Shard
Okay, The Shard is not one of London’s historic landmarks, but it is certainly worth see the post-COVID-19 pandemic – especially if you have been to the Big Smoke previously.
Opened to the public in February 2013, The Shard was designed by architect Renzo Piano. Standing 72-stories, The Shard altered the London skyline due to its incredible design.
The viewing platform makes The Shard a modern must-visit. You can access the viewing platform on the 69th to 72nd floors which provide you with incredible 360-degree views of London.
If you want more breath-taking views of London, then ride the famous London Eye. The cantilevered observation wheel is located on the South Bank of the River Thames.
It was built to celebrate the new Millennium and has been a major success ever since. A ride on the London Eye takes you high above the city for Instagram-perfect pictures. Its location puts you right near many of London’s other great tourist attractions.
As cliched as it sounds, Buckingham Palace is truly a must-visit London Landmark. The popularity of Netflix’s The Crown has placed Buckingham Palace even higher on the bucket lists of travellers around the globe.
While it is an incredible palace to view from outside, the true magic is within its walls. Inside is world-famous art, royal luxury, and fine furnishings.
Buckingham Palace has been the London home of the Royals since 1633 when the building was forcibly taken from Lord Goring due to an issue with his contract.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
How many people can say they saw a Shakespeare play at the Globe Theatre? Well, you can, if you visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.
The theatre isn’t just a London landmark to visit post-COVID-19 pandemic, rather it provides an event to savor on your trip to the Big Smoke. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is an accurate recreation of the theatre The Bard would have written his plays for.
The best place to view a play from is the ground and the open-air pit in front of the stage. Groundling tickets offer you the best atmosphere experience.
Whether you want something built in 40CE or for the new Millennium, the Big Smoke has something for every aged traveler. With the city back open post-COVID-19 pandemic, you will find London just as wonderful as ever.