London a Dream Destination for Shopping and Sight Seeing
The first name of a city I learned in my life was LONDON! I am sure most of you must be nodding that same is the case with you. This city of London fascinated me from the days I learned to speak. A pussy cat too could go there… that thought charmed me and instilled travel pangs right from my toddler age. Later through my growing years London featured in my life more than once. It was more in my history lessons. The real lessons of life failed to wear off the dreamy visions I had of London.
The recent British Airways discount offers that I have been seeing have rekindled my dreams and desire to get to London soon. UK / London is so much cheaper post the exchange rate gains (1 GBP = INR 100 earlier this year and now 1 GBP = INR 82, meaning rupee now goes further). This is the best time to travel to London with British Airways for Indians. And I have this list of things to do, buy and visit while I visit London, my dream destination!
London For Shopping
Shopping in London’s West End
Christmas and New Year’s is the most perfect time to visit London for shopping. And a visit to London’s West End is must. Having heard of this iconic shopping area of London several, repeat several times from friends who have been there the place is kind of imprinted in my mind. A friend even shared the tip to visit it late in the day to beat the queues. They are open till 10 in night.
Must shop for books at Foyles
This well established bookshop since 100 years is where I am dreaming to shop some British classics. Its statistics “200,000 titles in 6.5km of shelving’ gives me goose bumps. For my Indian friends keen on shopping, there are sales, exclusive offer for British Airways customers. Have any of you been to London for shopping? Do let me know your experience through the comments.
Historic Places in London
Relate to History of London
This is one tour I am craving to do in London – walk through the historic places of London to relate to the history I learned in my school days. Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament… the list is endless. The very idea of traveling back in time seeing these monuments gets me excited. I am doing extensive research on the guided walking tours of London now to make the right choice. Other than being to London for shopping have you
London Must See Sights
Free London Attractions
I plan to make most during my stay there in the city. Gorge on free sights and sites. London houses some of the best museums in the world. Topping that list is visiting Natural History Museum there. The exquisite parks of course another must visit place for me. In spite of all high rise structures there London is still considered among the greenest city in world. I was told the St. James’s Park offers great views of Buckingham Palace. (Is the Queen at home? You’ll spot the flag flying if she is.) Need to check out that. Sightseeing – including Christmas and New Year fireworks on river Thames.
View London from Top?
I mean – Is that possible? Coca cola London Eye on the banks of River Thames offers breathtaking views of London from high above. A 30 minutes ride in that offers 360 degree view of London. As soon as I read that I pushed it to top of my must do activities list there. It is closed from Dec 26th to Dec 30th.
Crown Jewels from India
The famous Kohinoor diamond, stories of which I had read from childhood is now on display in the Tower of London with Crown Jewels. And not only that I want to explore it for other treasures on display.
Last but not the least I have on my list to do things is devour the delicacies of London cuisine. First a full English breakfast, (there is a budget version too I hear) Yorkshire pudding, sticky toffee pudding… writing the list out is getting torturous for me. Have you been on a food tour there? How has been your experience?