Top Reasons to Visit London UK

Red bus in motion with Big Ben as the background

If you are planning to visit Europe, make sure to include the Great Britain in your itinerary. And when you get to England, LHA London suggests booking a London hostel because you sure will want to stay a while. The city of London is by itself the best reason to visit England. Here’s why:

Historical Sites

There are so many historical sites to explore in London, and here are two of them:

1. Buckingham Palace. London is home to many castles. England was once a monarchy where the King held supreme power. Although now largely titular and ceremonial in nature, the Royal Family still has some influence in state affairs. As a result of the historical background, castles adorn the country. The most famous is Buckingham Palace. It is the official residence of Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

2. Big Ben. People now call it Elizabeth Tower since 2012, in honor of the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth as the Queen of England. But Big Ben is still the popular name for both the clock tower and the four-faced clock itself. Built in 1859, Big Ben is as synonymous to London and the UK as the Statue of Liberty is to New York and the USA.

Retail Therapy

You can’t consider your tour in London complete without shopping in downtown London’s well-populated commercial area. You can find here the quaint little bookstore reminiscent of the place in the movie “Notting Hill.” The famous Harrods Department Store is also in London. You should also check out local souvenir shops and other spots where you can find several global brands. London is the place to splurge and experience a different kind of therapy.

London constantly battles New York City as the most popular city in the world, and for good reasons. It is a great place to visit. You just have to get used to driving on the right side of the road, drinking warm beer from the tap, and the sweet British accent. Then you’re in for a jolly good time!