London has entered the new millennium with its unique qualities: a splendid historical background, a feeling of motivation, a cosmopolitan sight and flourishing economy. If your going to do London in 2 days or your visiting for the first time you will discover a city full of remarkable monuments and exciting things to do.
I do have one confession to make. I have a lot of family here, so most of my time was spent with them, mainly my cousin Chris, his Mother and his sons. They really made me feel at home. But what I’m really excited about is Chris’ new book. A Product Of My Environment is a true life story written in memory of his son and represents an emotional journey in a London far removed from the glitz and glamour the world sees. The book exposes the reality of urban youths growing up in London’s inner city. Well done Couz!
So, London in 2 days. Well in order to maximize your time, you gotta figure out your bearings; Where are you, where is your accommodation, where are the things what to see, do, eat and drink and what is the fastest way to move in between it all. We have a lot of great Navigation posts but my favorite is OffMaps 2, so be sure to visit our post OffMaps – The Cheapest Way to Navigate Abroad to see how it works.
If your in London in 2 days, start with one of Britain’s most exemplary buildings, Buckingham Palace is also the scene of London’s most popular display of changing guards. Buckingham Palace was built in 1837 and has been the London residence of the Royal Family since Queen Victoria’s accession. When the royal standard is flying at the flagpole day and night it means she is at home. When she is away, visitors can purchase tickets for a tour of the State Rooms, the Queen’s Gallery and the Royal Mews.
Palace of Westminster:
The Palace of Westminster, usually called the Houses of Parliament, is situated alongside the river Themes. It was designed by the architect Charles Barry. Big Ben is a huge bell in the Elizabeth Clock Tower. This palace is known for its centuries old traditions. There is a gymnasium and hair salon. The building contains over 100 staircases and 3 miles of corridor which might cut into you time if your only in London in 2 days.
Westminster Abbey, once know as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster, is a large, Gothic just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.
London in 2 days must include Europe’s largest observation wheel. London eye offers you the chance to see London from a unique perspective. You have not seen the good side of London until you have experienced it individual glass capsules, which offer spectacular views of the city as you embark on a circular tour rising 443ft above the Themes. The journey lasts 30 minutes.
St. Paul’s Cathedral:
This is the largest and famous church in London. The spectacular cathedral with twin Baroque towers and magnificent 365 ft. The dome is a masterpiece of English architecture.
120 years ago Tower bridge was opened by prince Whales and it is one of interesting places one should visit during the tour.
Tower Of London:
The Tower of London is located on the north bank of river Themes. The white tower has four corners and has three stories. It has become a place to house high- status prisoners. Many people believe that the tower of London is haunted and they have seen the ghosts.
**Many people believe that the Tower of London is haunted. People report to have seen the ghosts of Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Gray and the murdered Princes.
Rudderless lands in England to tackle London in 2 days. Host Christopher Rudder visits some of the main sites (Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Tower Bridge, Tower of London etc) hangs out with family and finds the secret to good fish and chips.
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There is an international sized ice rink, open all year around. Each year 30,000 visitors visit here. While here my cousin Chris and I caught up over a Fosters beer. Head over to our Foster’s in London post and vote on your like or dislike of Foster’s Beer.
This is the largest shopping mall in London with 250 shops plus 70 places to dine and a huge cinema.
This is a music club, an exhibition space, pizzas, bars and restaurants. It is a large dome shaped building located on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London. The O2 arena is also called O2 dome or O2 center.
London is quite a safe place for tourists and shows many faces with different attractions, picturesque sceneries, historical monuments, many green parks and modern entertainment. You can find hotels with breakfast at affordable prices throughout the whole of Central London including areas Victoria, Kensington and Covent Garden. That being said London not cheap. As a Canadian, the last check of the exchange rate means 20.00 CAD will buy me 10.00 GBP. Ouch…that hurts. This means that when the price tag or menu item says 10.00, it’s not a discount.
Fish & Chips:
Fish and chips are essential part of London cuisine whether it is served on the newspaper or expensive cutlery, you can’t leave London without sampling those hot piping hot chips and battered fish.
Be sure to experience an unforgettable afternoon tea in London. I’m still waiting for my invite from the Queen.
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Using the latest travel apps, technology and gear, I take a city; see the sights, taste the food, smell the roses, hear the stories and feel the love. All in 48 hours. Then, using videography & editing, photography and writing I retell and share those stories with my readers and viewers. I'm Christopher Rudder and welcome to Rudderless.