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Top 5 things to do in London - The Bustling City with an Outstanding Culture and History

London is known to attract the most number of international tourists per year; which is of no surprise because it is a city that has thrived over centuries and has a rich history.

1

Hyde Park

It is the most famous park in London and is associated with many historically significant events due to it being the most sought-after venue for many protests. In fact, there's a little spot in the park named the Speaker's Corner which is almost always occupied by performance artists and debates.

Situated in the middle of the bustling city, surrounding many hotels near Hyde Park London, out of which the closest one is the Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel, this makes it a great place to escape the city for a peaceful stroll at any time of the day. One could also sit by The Serpentine; a recreational lake and indulge in the serenity surrounding it.

2

The London Eye

This iconic giant Ferris Wheel which was built in March 2000 to celebrate the millennium, is a mandatory attraction for any tourist. It is the second highest viewing point of London, standing 135 metres tall, giving the viewer a panoramic view of the cityscape. Spot the Big Ben, Tower Bridge and if you're lucky, The Queen sipping tea at Buckingham Palace. The wheel is lit up in the night in seasonal colours and during New Year's Eve, is the main centrepiece of London's annual New Year's fireworks display.

There is an entrance fee that is charged for everyone. There are many packages, so do your research and try to buy the tickets online as there are many online discount deals that will help you save money.

3

Westminster

This is the political hub of London and home to the iconic Big Ben and Houses of Parliament. The Big Ben is the world-famous clock tower that was opened in 1859 and to this day, chimes every hour. The Westminster Abbey, the Gothic abbey church, is also situated within the vicinity and is open to the public almost every day.

4

Baker Street

A name that any Sherlock Holmes fan would instantly recognise. This is the known to be the street where the famous detective lived on according to the novels written by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Sherlock Holmes Museum is situated near the underground station.

Madame Tussauds, the famous wax museum is also situated around the corner.

5

King's Cross Station

This station has been open since 1852 and is one of the city's busiest locations. However, it is known well known for something else: Platform 9 ¾; the one that Harry Potter and everyone else uses to catch the Hogwarts Express. Ever since the popularity of the novel, King Cross station has installed a trolley that looks like it is magically disappearing into the wall between the platform 9 and 10. So, if you are a Potterhead and still awaiting your letter from Hogwarts, you can, for now, take a picture of yourself pretending to go to Hogwarts! Make sure you are wearing your house colours too!