My Top 10 London Sites
Top 10 Tourist Must Sees while in London Town . . .
Buckingham Palace - a classic must see if you haven't been to London before. Who doesn't want to see the royal digs? Side Note: the Queen and the Royal Family don't really live there.
Harrods for shopping and lunch - this can take all day, this massive department store takes over an entire block. Be prepared to throw down $$$, this place is not cheap. For a more affordable shopping experience - shop on Oxford Street.
Bike or picnic at Hyde Park - close to Harrods.
Thames Clipper for a water viewpoint of London Town – you can stop at all the tourist hot spots, which can include the Globe Theater. I opted for the sea view route since I didn't go on a double Decker bus.
London Eye - be prepared to stand in a major line if you want to go on it, I decided to grab an ice cream instead while walked around taking pictures.
Walk the London Tower Bridge and explore the jewels - highly recommend paying for the ticket to the top to get an aerial view.
Eat and shop at Covent Garden.
Watch the sunset from Sky Garden or the Shard – definitely a highlight of my trip, 100% recommend this!
Explore Spitifield and Shoreditch for more of a emo/artist local taste.
Westminster Abbey, House of Parliament, Guards Building - typical building hot spots. Can see all of this in a day if you don't want to go inside of all of them and just get an outside perspective.
Rosewood for Tea Time or any of their onsite restaurants/bars - fantastic!
Coppa Club Restaurant with London Tower Bridge views, perfect for lunch.
Aqua at the Shard - 100% suggest sunset reservations for dinner.
Sky Garden - my favorite aerial bar views of the city.
Burough Market - by far the best farmer's market I've ever been to, great for grabbing lunch as you explore the city.
I didn't make it here, but I also recommend Sketch - you can come here for dinner, but afternoon tea is what The Gallery has become famous for.
The Ritz is also world renowned for their afternoon tea.