18. May 2012 09:47
Although there are a huge number of museums to visit in London and an array of must-see attractions, it is also home to beautiful parks and open spaces, a plethora of fine restaurants and some of the best shopping districts in Europe. Below are our top 5 places to go in London.
South Bank: Overlooked by the iconic London Eye, this area along the Thames River is only a short walk from the West End and offers stunning views of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben across the Thames. Home to London's Aquarium, The Hayward Gallery and the Jubilee Gardens, South Bank is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.
Covent Garden: A top location for entertainment, this popular area in London's West End is a must-see for visitors to London. Wander the cobbled streets and quaint winding streets before visiting the historic market on the Piazza at very heart of Covent Garden.
Richmond Park: With herds of deer wandering the open landscapes, cycle paths and horse riding, Richmond Park is a serene escape from busy city life. London's largest Royal Park at almost 100 hectares, Richmond Park is a unique way to spend a day in London.
Oxford Street: A mile and a half from end to end and lined with every high street shop imaginable including some of London's finest department stores, Oxford Street is a shopppers heaven. Although it can be busy during rush hour, it offers unrivaled shopping and is close by the stylish Regents Street which leads onto Piccadilly Circus
Trafalgar Square: A visit to London would not be complete without a visit tot he famous Trafalgar Square. At it's centre lies the historic Nelson's Column surrounded by four bronze lions and the square is home to The National Gallery and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Throughout the year there are numerous cultural events, parades, performances and events taking place on the square.
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