Many people love to visit London. There aren’t many cities that can offer as many places to visit and as much to do as this beautiful capital of the UK. From entertainment and historical monuments to unique landmarks and museums, London will delight the interests and passions of just about any visitor.
Looking beneath the obvious attractions like the bronze statues, grand architecture and expensive retail stores like Harrods, you’ll find a number of unique restaurants, cafes and some of the coolest bars one could ever imagine.
Things To Do And See
There are many thing that you need to do and see during your visit of London, but it will be mentioned just some of the most interesting sightseeing places in this gorgeous city.As an alternative to the usual London guide, on practically every street corner you’ll find numerous interesting attractions that young people of all ages should find interesting to visit. Here are some favorite choices:
Greenwich Village – Located just south of the Thames River, there’s a “diamond in the rough“ where you’ll find the famous clipper ship, Cutty Sark, along with Greenwich University and Park. You can also stop for a view of London’s skyline, probably second only to the famous Primrose Hill. There’s also plenty of room for longboarding and skating if that’s what you’re interested in doing. However, be prepared for a bit of a climb as the walk up to the park can be a bit tiring for some.
Canary Wharf – This is London’s version of New York’s glamorous restaurants and bars. With glass buildings, which are beautifully illuminated at night, it will definitely remind you of a miniature version of The Big Apple. The Canary Wharf estate is considered to be the center of London’s financial power house and is a great place to settle down at a wine bar to eat or drink and check out the mini-mall for some designer gear. One of the most unique spots to visit and enjoy up close and personal is One Canada Square a/k/a the Canary Wharf Tower, which was the tallest building in the country until 2010.
South Bank – By just strolling around South Bank of the River Thames, one can admire its beauty that it offers. There are street performers that work their way to entertain the crowd, both locals and tourists. Then there is also the London Eye, where it is easily spotted even from afar, and the blissful South Bank centre that glows at night. Going further down London’s man-made beach, you will see piles of sand that are wonderfully shaped into different forms. To top it off and ending your stroll memorably, you can catch sight of the skies that turn rosy-coloured as the sun sets at the East side of Hungerford Bridge. This is something one undoubtedly shouldn’t miss.
Clink Prison Museum – If you like history in a spine-chilling way, there are many museums in London which are designed in that manner. You can start at the Clink Prison Museum that begun in the year 1144. Here, the museum has allowed interested visitors to go about and explore what dark mysteries that lie inside it. Starting from the tools that were used to torment the prisoners, and petrifying stories about how brutal the ill treatment was.
The Old Operating Theatre – Started in the 19th Century was sealed shut for 100 years before reopening it and turning it into a museum. Inside, they still have preserved instruments that are used to surgically remove body parts. As you delve deeper into the historic area, you will be able to witness the place where callous surgeries were done.
Queen Elizabeth Park – The man-made park, right beside the Olympic Stadium is one place to snack on because tons of food stands circle the area. Whether you were there just by luck or sweating yourself out, you can just relax and munch on what catches your eye. In addition, you can also visit other interesting parks in this city such as recreation parks, skate parks, and the others.
Cafes And Restaurants
In London, you can find many cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy tasty dishes and have a good time. I recommend the next ones:
Café 1001 – Step out from the hustle and bustle of the street to a sheltered place replete with DJ, piano and of course the bar. The entire atmosphere of Café 1001 is one of relaxed pleasure taking – you will find many patrons put their feet up while they have their coffee. Well, it certainly is not the Star Bucks all right!
ChinaLife Tea House – Come visit the ChinaLife Tea House with a touch of something more – a Chinese health center with herbal concoctions with enormous medicinal value. For the tea drinker an exquisite range of teas beckons. Of course, alcohol is not served here. The accent here is on health and you can imbibe some of the finest hold and cold drinks having spices, herbs, fruits and milk. The ChinaLife Tea House is a veritable laboratory for the staff who create exotic medicinal preparations.
Benihana – Eating time is fun time for patrons of this Piccadilly Japanese restaurant! The chefs at Benihana are talented cooks, but more than that, they are acrobats and perform wonderful tricks. The tunes keep time with the preparations on the stove. The mere sight of this ninja cooking style makes one grin widely…while chomping down on the sushi and fruits.
Bars & Pubs
Bone Daddies – This joint on Peter Street has people lining up for ramen and for the Rock ‘n’ Roll. People always love something more in both their food and their music. One gets both at Bone Daddies – a good dose of Guns ‘n’ Roses along with Beatles and Doors and good food. One may find good mention of Bone Daddies on Twitter – the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Ramen Bar”.
The Cuban – For those who have a good appetite after spending some time at the bar, The Cuban is the place to spice life. The salsa and the food makes one more than just full – one joins the elite class of the professionals. Well worth a try for those who find themselves in the vicinity of Camden stables market.
NightJar – After seeing the Niagara Falls one must visit the NightJar – the best bar on the planet! Creating unbelievable cocktails with equally enticing relishes and toppings, the chefs transport the patrons into a wonderland of quite and dignified comfort. By visiting the NightJar, you certainly have found a great way to wind up for the night.