A London Guide for the Uninitiated

A London Guide for the Uninitiated


London, Big Ben, View of the Thames River

Why come to London?

Every visitor wants something a little different from their stay in the capital. While some will want to follow the tourist trail; others seek culture; while yet another group wants to visit the best pubs, restaurants and london nightlife on the map. You might even try to include a little of everything into your visit whether you are coming for a day or a much longer stay.

However, whatever you want from your visit there is something for everyone.  This guide will help you find your way and guide you to the best on offer.

Top London Attractions

There are so many tourist attractions to see in London that it is best to plan out what you want to visit ahead of time, so you miss nothing. Then plot your route either on an Underground map, a street map or decide which open-topped bus you will hop on to see as much as possible, in the shortest time.

It’s often best to group London attractions together, so for example if you are heading to the South Bank you can take in Tower Bridge, The London Eye, the London Aquarium and then move on to the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben. St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum are all worth a visit as are Trafalgar Square, Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Globe Theatre. You can choose which of them you are just going to view from the outside and which you will spend longer touring.  Plot the places you want to go on a map, so you’re not running back and forward

A London Sightseeing Checklist

So you don’t miss any of London’s main attractions:

Tate modern – SE1 9TG
London Zoo – NW1 4RY
London Eye – SE1 7PB
Natural History Museum – SW7 5BD
Tower of London – EC3N 4AB
Churchill’s War room – SW1A 2AQ
Big Ben – SW1A 0AA
Hyde Park – W2 2UH
British Museum – WC1B 3DG
National Gallery – WC2N 5DN
Palace of Westminster – SW1A 0AA
Globe theatre – SE1 9PD
London Dungeon – SE1 7PB

Not to be missed

If you’re coming to London, I’d definitely recommend you check these tourist hot-spots out.

What to do next?

Check out what I recommend in the Popular Watering Holes of London

The London Eye and River Thames

Written by Joe Thomas