London is one of the most popular cities in the world. Over 30 million people visit the city every year and since it’s definitely not for the weather, then it has to have some other compelling reasons that people love it so much. If you’re wondering whether or not to spend your hard-earned vacation time, here are six reasons to convince you.
London is full of amazing buildings, not including the many historical examples (more on that later), but some of the most beautiful and admired modern examples of architecture can be found here. The styles are as eclectic as its inhabitants. With great examples from Scenario Architecture and other renowned creators.
This city truly comes alive at night. London is filled with some of the best pubs, clubs, theatres, and live music venues in the world. Whether you’re looking for a pint in a traditional British pub or a super trendy night out at a hipster cocktail bar, you won’t be left disappointed. Camden and Shoreditch are perfect for those looking for the ‘alternative’ scene.
There are so many amazing sites to see. Most of them don’t charge an entry fee. The city is awash with art galleries and museums. Some of the most popular include:
- Buckingham Palace
- Big Ben
- Houses of Parliament
- Westminster Abbey
- The London Eye
- The Tower of London
- Madame Tussauds
- Tate Modern
- Natural History Museum
- British Museum
- Botanical Gardens
The vibrant life of London is on display in the city’s rich cultural sector. There are over 150 museums, a world-class theatre heritage, live comedy, art, and music venues. Depending on the time of year you visit. The west end is home to the world’s most famous theatres including The Barbican, The Young Vic, The Palladium, Saddler’s Wells, and many more. On these stages, you’ll find some of the world’s greatest talents treading the boards.
Everywhere you look, you’ll see Britain’s social, political, and military history on display. The monarchy is a popular tourist attraction and Buckingham Palace has over 50,000 visitors every year. The spectacular houses of parliament and the Palace of Westminster are popular destinations.
If typical British cuisine doesn’t take your fancy, there’s no need to worry. The London food scene represents almost any type of food from every country you can think of. From high-end Michelin starred restaurants, to authentic street food and everything in between. It’s foodie heaven. You could live in London all your life and not get experience everything London has to offer.