So Much Yet to See!
What's left to do in London? Plenty! In fact it can be hard to decide what to squeeze in for the final day of your trip, but now's the time to get in anything you missed but simply must see before you go. Here are just a few ideas and possibilities:
* The Churchill War Rooms. Those interested in World War II history should not miss this fascinating museum and memorial, where you can see the actual Cabinet War Rooms utilized by the government to shelter the country's most important government figures - and where critical decisions were made during those challenging years. The attached museum celebrating Winston Churchill's life and accomplishments is fascinating as well with many hands-on exhibits and displays.
* Visit the Clink Prison Museum. If you have a taste for the macabre, check out this unique museum. Clink Prison was one of the oldest in England, and here you can see torture devices and learn about the famous (and infamous) prisoners who spend time here in the past.
* The London Eye. Now that you've explored the city on foot, take a ride on the London Eye to get a bird's eye view!
* Catch a football game! Love soccer - or what the rest of the world outside of America knows as "football"? Then you might want to catch a game while you're in London and enjoy the sport with the city's enthusiastic fans.
* Visit Mayfair and Hyde Park. One of London's most exclusive, attractive districts is Mayfair, where you can stroll through quiet residential streets of stately Georgian homes and shop at fine art and antique shops. From there you can visit Hyde Park and take in such sites as Speakers' Corner, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial, or simply relax before heading home by enjoying the natural beauty and gardens of the park.
* See more art. If you're an artist or art lover such as myself, you will likely need more than just one day to see more of the incredible works in London's museums and collections. In fact it took me three visits just to survey as much of the National Gallery alone as I could!
* Visit the Museum of London, to learn more about the city's history - and reflect back on all of the places you've visited and seen in the past week.
* Take another day trip. While Greenwich is one of the closest - and easiest - day trip locations from London, there are many other sites to consider visiting if you have more time, either by train or arranged bus tour. You could visit Bath, Cambridge, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge... so many possibilities!
Your photos are amazing. I am sorry you lost a day . I hope your exhibition was wonderful.
We were there specifically for the once-in-a-lifetime Da Vinci exhibit at the National Gallery...up two days in a row at 5am to get in line for tickets and it was well worth it. If we'd had more time we would have explored further (we even lost a day due to a flight cancellation), so next time!
These photos are amazing and I assume you took them yourself. They show the best sites to visit and capture your enjoyment.
We hardly ever go to London. My husband was born and lived 25 miles from London and never went at all when he was younger. I wasn't aware that Prince William and Princess Catherine were married there. I don't think I ever considered where they had got married to be honest. I think, ... I was last there to see a show a few years ago.
The best of England though is definitely outside London. If you return you should try the Lake District, York, Canterbury, Oxford. Stonehenge, Avebury, Cornwall, The Cotswolds, Liverpool, Chester, Lincoln, Newcastle, Macclesfield Forest, New Forest, Forest of Bowland . ....
So much to do, how did you manage in one week?