London Tourist Guide

London is a popular place to visit for British people and foreigners alike. The exciting, bustling capital city certainly has plenty to do whatever the time of year. From the massive January sales to the city`s Christmas and New Year celebrations there is a plethora of events, sights and places to visit.

Attractions in London range from Madame Tussaud`s, where you can have your pictures taken with the stars… or at least their waxen representations, to London Zoo home to a vast array of animals and the centre for much important conservations work. Of course there is Buckingham Palace home to the Queen and her family, today you can visit three sites within the Palace itself: The Royal Mews, The State Rooms and The Queen`s Gallery although you can still get some great pictures from the gates outside as well.

If you particularly like the architecture of London then there are plenty of sights to delight you. St Paul`s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament are impressive additions to the London skyline. Big Ben is another favourite photograph tourists like to bring home, but there are also modern spectacles to snap away. The London Eye is possibly the most famous of these and not only can you take pictures of it, but from it. Do bear in mind that London is very large however and you might want to invest in a very good zoom for your camera.

London is home to a huge number of museums sure to have something to please everyone`s tastes. Potentially the most popular is the Natural History Museum, where it is entirely possible to lose yourself for an entire day strolling through the various fascinating exhibits. Many Brits have fond memories of a school trip or perhaps were taken by parents. There is also a Museum of London, which documents the city`s history from its first inhabitants to its present day. For the money minded there is a museum at the Bank of England, for scientifically interested people there is a Science Museum and of course the Royal Victoria and Albert museum.

Another reason people come to London is for the nightlife – particularly the exquisite theatres and the shows they host. As important as Broadway many shows live or die by their reception from the city`s West End audiences. The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Chess and The Mousetrap to name but a few of the long running shows. Most theatres have websites to book seats through so whether you want to see The Woman in Black or The Lion King tickets should be easy to find and purchase.