London is one of the most visited cities in the world. The history and tradition of the capital of England is only compared with its order, diversity and modernity.

As expected, in a city as big as London, travelers will find all kinds of entertainment, cultural and food offerings (we can’t forget the #FudisPorElMundo) that will satisfy all kinds of people and budgets.

But since there are classics that are not forgotten, we leave you with 10 popular activities in this city.

Take a photo in front of the Palace of Westminster

Everyone knows it as Big Ben, but did you know that’s actually the name of the bell of the clock? His correct name is Elizabeth Tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

This iconic postcard on the banks of the River Thames is part of the UK Parliament and if you don’t want to just look at the outside, I share a video of the inside of this important venue.

Visit the impressive Westminster Abbey

Tradition says that this Anglican Gothic church was founded in the year 616 and is undoubtedly one of the most important temples in the country, since royal coronations have been held here since 1066.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple keeps inside the remains of British monarchs and famous people such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin or Stephen Hawking, among others.

It has also been the site of several royal weddings and in every corner of this site you will find a priceless piece of the history of this nation. Among the most outstanding sites are the Lady Chapel, the corner of the poets, the Throne of San Eduardo, the Cloisters and the Chapter House, among others.

Precio: Adults: £27, students and over 60s: £24, children 6-16: £12.

Address: 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, Reino Unido

It is recommended to buy your tickets in advance at the official page and your entry is included in the London Pass.

Photo: Karla Campos

Travel through time at the Tower of London

The walls of this fortress built by William the Conqueror in 1078, they became synonymous with terror for those who for hundreds of years were against the people on the throne.

Almost since its uprising, it was used as a prison and famous characters (and common people) spent the last days of their lives locked up in this place, before dying accused of treason. Among the best known are Thomas More, Anne Boleyn and Queen Jane Grey, among others.

Walking through its buildings such as the White Tower, the Medieval Palace or the Royal Chapel of San Pedro y Vincula will make you feel that you have gone back several centuries in time, also within the property there are activities with costumed actors from different eras and representations of them .

The British Crown Jewels, a collection of royal armor and remains of the Roman wall, deserve special mention.

Price: Adults: £33.80, under 16s: £16.80, students and over 65s: £26.80, under 5s: free admission.

Address: St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK.

Entrance included in tourist pass and in your page tickets can be purchased to save lines.

Foto: simon11uk/123rf

Witness the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace

One of the most anchored guards in the collective imagination along with the Swiss guard of the Vatican is the so-called Welsh Guard. The name may not sound familiar to you, but this regiment of the British Army under the Queen’s orders is recognizable by its uniform:

Have you already remembered them? One of the most popular activities in London is attending the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, which takes place every day at 11:00 a.m. from May to July. The rest of the year it takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

We share the Buckingham Palace page to find out more about your guard and other activities that can be done in this site.

Price: Free.

Address: Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom

Take a walk along the River Thames

What would the city of London be without the Thames? Considered the most important in England, this river originates in the county of Gloucestershire, passes through Oxford, Eton and London and empties into the North Sea.

Walking along its banks and crossing its bridges (Westminster Bridge, London Bridge, Millennium Bridge and Tower Bridge) is an activity that will make you discover the city in a different way and without rushing.

There are also several companies that offer boat tours to cover the main tourist section, which can be hired around the London Eye.

Learn to the fullest in one of its museums

Do you know what is the best of London museums? That most are free and has some of the best in the world such as the British, the National Gallery, the Tate Modern and the Natural History.

If you want to know more about each one of them, we leave you this special entrance of museums in London.

Foto: nui7711 / 123RF

Go to St Paul’s Cathedral and go up to the dome

St Paul’s Cathedral is one of London’s most famous and recognizable landmarks. This Anglican cathedral is the seat of the diocese and the Bishop of London, belonging to the so-called Church of England.

Due to its location on Ludgate Hill, it is at the highest point of the city and you can go up to its dome for incredible views of the city.

#DatoViajero The dome of San Pablo is the second largest cathedral dome in the world.

Price: Adults: £20.50, Under 18s: £9.00 and Students and Seniors: 18.40.

Family packs and other activities can be purchased at the venue through their official page.

Get lost in one of its neighborhoods and markets

The daily life of Londoners is lived in any of its neighborhoods and either from looking for a good place to eat (as in the famous borough market) or a night outthis city has something for everyone.

Among the best-known neighborhoods are Camden, Mayfair, South Kensington, Soho and Notting Hill, among others. If what you are looking for is a place to do your shopping, you can go to the markets of Brick Lane, Alfies, Portobello Road y Borough Market.

Get lost in its streets! It is the best way to get to know a city.

Admire the city from a viewpoint

London is one of the most visited destinations in the world and walking through the streets of the capital of England is in the dreams of many travelers, who can enjoy its centuries-old tradition and one of the most modern cities on the planet.

Its architecture on the banks of the River Thames and its green areas are one of the great attractions of this metropolis, which is worth seeing from the heights and among the main viewpoints of the city are The View From The Shard, Tate Modern, the Thames Cable Car, London Eye, Up at O2 and Greenwich Observatory.

If you want to know more about each one of them, we leave you a special entry of viewpoints in London.

Foto: mistervlad / 123RF

Rest in one of its parks

London has incredible green areas, which on a clear day can be a great way to take a break from our itineraries. With a book in hand or simply to eat our snack, these areas are a good place to rest.

Among the main parks in London are Hyde Park, Green Park, Kensington Gardens, Regent’s Park and St James’s Park, among others.

EXTRA: See theater in London

Along with Broadway in New York, the theater in London’s West End is generally considered to represent the pinnacle of commercial theater in the English-speaking world. If you can, take the opportunity to see some of his works!

#QuestionAXM What else would you recommend?


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