From its beginnings back in the 1st century AD, when the Romans founded it as a communications center and port for trade with continental Europe, London has grown into a world class multicultural, historical, and dynamic city. Home to 8.4 million people, with 300 languages spoken, there really is something that can be found here for everyone.
London was last invaded when the Normans arrived in 1066 and since then it has survived plagues, fires, and bombing during WWII. Despite all this most of the historical treasures of the city survive today- from Roman walls, Norman towers, Tudor palaces, and the grandeur and splendor of the Georgian and Victorian periods. More recently it has seen modern additions such as the Shard and London Eye. There is a huge array of world class museums and galleries, beautiful parks, modern shops, award winning theater productions, and even four UNESCO World Heritage sites! With so much variety it can be hard for visitors to even know where to start. Whether you are looking for events that showcase London’s pomp and ceremony, a visit that incorporates your love of the Royal family, or just some quiet lanes and parks to relax that’s where I hope my London Love series will be able to help you.
Please feel free to visit this page frequently to see what has been added. By clicking on the images you’ll be taken to my post (s) about each of the sights and attractions. Welcome to London!
If you’re planning your first trip to London and have limited time, may I suggest checking out my “London in One Day ” itinerary. This covers all the highlights of London, including places to eat, tips for purchasing tickets, public transportation, and other helpful tips. If you have more time in London you could also use this itinerary as a guide for things to see and do- you’ll just have time to actually visit some of the sights (like Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London), instead of seeing them all from the outside.