Planning a trip to England can be overwhelming, simply because there’s so much to see and do. If you’re short on time, consider skipping some of the tourist hotspots, like Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster, and Buckingham Palace. Here’s what to see in London off the beaten path:

South Bank

Take a leisurely stroll along the South Bank, a perfect place for people watching and hanging out. There are plenty of bars and restaurants, as well as quaint cafes. Depending on when you come, you may even experience a festival or special event. See the London Eye from ground level, instead of waiting in a long line and paying to ride.

London The London Bridge Experience & Tombs

Rather than waiting in line for the Tower Bridge or the Tower of London, take a tour of the London Tombs, a year round haunted attraction. You’ll learn more about the city’s dark history, and get scared silly in the process.

Finally, get a real taste for England’s finest foods by dining on fish & chips in a pub or restaurant that’s located off the beaten path. Look for smaller establishments that are situated away from the tourist attractions. They’ll likely be more affordable, less crowded with tourists, and more delicious.

Rudderless lands in London. 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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