London is a city that personifies all of Europe’s unique attractions; exotic art and entertainment, history, grand architecture and the best shopping and dinning experience. Little wonder London is the most attractive tourist destination racking in 30 million visitors each year! Who wouldn’t want to tour in such a great place?
First time tourist are often overwhelmed by the experience of the mega city. The red double decker buses, Buckingham Palace, crowds and numerous street performers are a lot to take in. Even having that many people around you speak with that Zene Zellwegger accent can be weird!
I have come to your rescue with this short guide to show you the best approach in exploring London. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
First, put your fear for water aside and book a boat cruise. This is simply one of the best ways to experience London as a tourists, attractions like St. Paul’s Catherderal, Tower Bridge, House of Parliament, Tate Modern and Coca-Cola London Eye can be seen from a boat cruising down the glorious River Thames. Nothing beats relaxing on the deck and letting the scenery blow you away, definitely beats walking around the crowded city looking lost and confused with a camera hanging on your neck. Don’t be that guy.
The boat cruise is great, but it doesn’t really give you the feeling of the city, you know what I mean don’t you? You can experience London up close and person way of from the top of a double deck bus. The ride is simply surreal. There a lot of bus tour services to chose from that offer guides and documentaries while the ride goes on. Just take a moment to picture if; you sitting on top of those cool red London buses without a care in the world, watching the city and feeling its pulse. Amazing.
If you’re an adventurous person and want to tour London without feeling like a tourist, I have the perfect answer for you: use the tube and bus routes. Just get on a random bus and ride through the city, then stop at places that catch your attention. Then trace find your way back to the road and take another bus ride with occasional stops at places you want to explore, give it a try! Although, to do this you need to get over nervousness and realize you can just take a cab back to your hotel if you ever get lost. The fun thing about exploring London this way is that it gives you the sensation of being a part of the city, you basically become one with its rhythm. You can take stops at bars, galleries, stores, street performances, and the hundreds of other attractions that London offers.
There is simply no limit to the dimensions of London you can uncover, every tourist has different stories to tell about this megacity. It doesn’t matter if you tour by road, river, a private guide, walks or just going with the flow, you’ll definitely uncover a part of London that appeals to you. Don’t be shy to do “touristy” things and follow your heart, you’ll not regret it!