Seeing the London Highlights

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My home away from home, London! Absolutely my favorite place on Earth! If I could press a button and be anywhere, it would be here. Where to start….well, the people are the nicest in the world, the city is charming, and there’s tons of history here. So come along and I’ll tell you about seeing the London highlights! Plus, people actually dress up when going out here, out anywhere for that matter. No sweat pants and messy buns here! 

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus, it’s sort of London’s version of Times Square. You’ll find several theaters, tourist shops, street performers, and restaurants here. Right near Criterion Bar there’s a big London tourist store, you may see a guy dressed in a Union Jack suit. Say hi! He’s awesome and real sweet!

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is a must, of course! Check the schedule though, the Queen maybe in residence, which means you can’t go in. Both times I’ve been to London she’s been in residence so I can’t really tell you about the interiors.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is gorgeous and a great place to visit. It’s right near Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye so you can hit them all at once. The audio guide tour is very detailed so make sure to get it! This is where Prince William and Kate got married recently. It is also where the British royals have had their coronation ceremonies for years. The same chair is used and is housed here at the Abbey. Don’t be stupid like I was and forget to turn off your phone. My phone spontaneously started playing “More Bounce in California.” It’s never randomly started playing my iTunes like that so just turn it off to avoid this.

One of the best parts of the Abbey is the area dedicated to writers, called Poets’ Corner. Charles Dickens is buried here, and Shakespeare has a memorial here. There’s a load of other literary geniuses buried and memorialized here. Famous monarchs are buried here, such as Edward the Confessor, read up on him. It’s good luck to pray to him. I did while I was there for my Nana, and heck she made it into her 90s!

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  1. Reply

    Oh, I really enjoyed this post! Very informative! Makes me wanna take a trip to London (and live there!!) that much more!

      • Elle
      • July 27, 2013
      Reply

      Thanks 🙂

  2. Reply

    Ah, London, how I miss you so.

    Buckingham Palace itself is usually closed to the public. The only chance to visit inside is the summer opening (around August/September). The tickets sell out fast, too. But it’s totally worth it in my opinion as it’s magnificient.

      • Elle
      • July 27, 2013
      Reply

      Yeah I though so. I’ve missed it both times. I’m glad you got to go though!

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