In and around London

Anastasia Travelsia
Jan 30
London is one of the hippest, most multicultural, open-minded-thinking cities in England and in the world. It has a lot of discovering inside of the city and nearby.
Royal Albert Hall

Now I am not going to tell you about London's see sights which you already have heard hundreds time. I will try to show you the part of this city which not every tourist know about.

Don't miss one of London's most iconic buildings. It has a capacity of over 5000 seats and has held the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941. Each year it hosts more than 390 shows, including classical, rock and pop concerts, ballet, opera, film screenings with a live orchestra, sports, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances, circus and banquets. Even if you couldn't go one of that event you should just take a tour here and know more about of the most notable events in British culture.

Richmond Park with over 600 wild deer

Richmond Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 2500 acres (the largest urban parkland in Europe). This park offers everything from formal gardens and ancient oaks to unsurpassed views of botanic gardens. Herds of more than 600 deer resting under the trees usual very calm, but they can be nervous in rutting season (September and October and from May to July), so keep your distance during these times. I would recommend you hire there a bicycle for seeing more there.

Hyde Park

Its the largest of four Royal Parks in London and located right in the heart of the city. its a perfect place for a go at boating, tennis, horse riding, or join the many joggers, walkers and cyclists enjoying the open air so you can easily spend several hours exploring the park.

Shopping in Harrods

For sure its London's most famous department store. With seven floors and more than 300 departments which sell the finest products in food, fashion, homeware and technology, Harrods has something for everyone. You can choose to dine in one of the store's 27 restaurants, including a pizzeria, steakhouse, oyster bar and Chinese restaurant.

Wimbledon

Its a district of southwest London and also is a home to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

So if your stay in London is during the tennis season you should try to get there. Be aware of the time. If you arrive there in the afternoon then for 100% you will miss it. There are so many people that you will just spoil your time in the queue. So for getting tickets go there as early as you can (about 6 am will be perfect) and enjoy strawberries with champagne during the game.


Royal Observatory Greenwich

It’s quick to get to Greenwich from central London by tube, train and bus, or you can travel by boat and in 20 mins will be there.

Greenwich giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is a term originally referring to mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. It is commonly used in practice to refer to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) when this is viewed as a time zone.

Go there and don't forget made an iconic selfie on the historic Prime Meridian Line of the world. 

Festivals and rallies

It's a famous seaside resort and charming city (on the south coast of England, in the county of East Sussex. To get there you can by train from Victoria Station (taking about an hour). Brighton's location has made it a popular destination for tourists. Brighton attracted about 7 million visitors every year. Brighton has been called the UK's "hippest city" and "the happiest place to live in the UK". There are a few festivals around the year. For example, here occurs, such as the veteran car run and bike ride. Groups of Rockers still bring their scooters and motorbikes to the town, but their gatherings are now much more sedate than before.

Brighton records LGBT history in the city since the 19th century. Many LGBT pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, cafés and shops are located around Brighton. Brighton Pride (LGBT festival) is usually celebrated at the start of August.

It is a major ferry port in South East England. Dover faces France across the strait of Dover, the narrowest part of the English Channel and in the good weather condition, you can observe France's coast from the rocks (just 21 miles from the French port). Also, it is most famous for its white chalk cliffs.

You should take a walk the scenic North Downs Way, a walking trail that follows the low hills that run alongside the coast