It’s raining outside and while searching on google for travel rain pictures, surprise: most pictures are from rainy, foggy London. It got me thinking that I have to write about London, one of the top must- see cities in the world.
I love rain and I love London, but I was so lucky to have a sightseeing tour in July and have the best weather possible: sunny days in London, clear sky and perfect aerial view from the plane. If possible choose British Airways for a real experience.
If you are into history, you must love London. I know this is a chic- escape& travel-style blog, but from time to time you have to indulge me for my history references. I can’t help it, history is a huge passion since I was little. My father used to tell me endless stories about Henry VIII and his sixth wives. I knew their names by heart by the time I was 10 and how they either died of natural deaths or were beheaded and rarely divorced by. I grew up admiring Henry VIII although back then I only associated this image with his historical portrait from the books and not with the handsome modern Jonathan Rhys Meyers impersonation.
Anyway, maybe I am a fun spoiler, but I do think you need to learn a bit about history before visiting London. Or if you don’t, go for a guided tour. I always go for guided tours and lately I have made a real passion for going on Tour Bus ( hop on hop off). It’s relaxing, we get to see so many attractions and you can enjoy really good stories from the guides. I do think one of the best investment in a trip is the guide. How else can you enjoy all the history related sightseeing points: The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, London Tower, London Bridge, St Paul Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace National Gallery and many, many more.
Take the time and enjoy a half of hour ride in the famous London Eye. The view is spectacular.
I couldn’t help having fun with the iconic London trademark:)
While relaxing in Trafalgar Square, looking at the lions guarding Nelson Column, I actually thought about Queen Elisabeth I, who used to say ” I am my father daughter and a Lion’s cub”. ( Note: shes was the daughter of Henry VIII) 🙂