It’s all so surreal. A month ago, we travel lovers were planning our next getaway – if we weren’t already overseas. Now, we’re all locked down at home as the world wages war against COVID-19.
Don’t despair, though – eventually, this bug will run its course. Scientists will find a vaccine, and slowly but surely, the world will return to normal.
In the meantime, keep yourself sane by plotting out your next trip. If you’ve always wanted to visit London, bump this city to the top of your list.
There’s truth to the saying, “When one has tired of London, they have tired of life.” There’s so much to do, it can be hard to know where to start.
In this blog, we’ll lay out an itinerary that will ensure your first London trip is packed with highlights!
Go Museum Hopping
There are few cities in the world that rival London for its wealth of cultural institutions. Start with the granddaddy of them all, The British Museum. This attraction is a treasure trove of artifacts sourced from around the globe. Its collection of Egyptian antiquities is particularly impressive.
Next, check out the Tower of London. Around since the 11th century, it has been a controversial structure for centuries. Built by the conquering Normans, it served as a jail for political opponents of the ruling class. Interestingly, it was also a palace that the Royal Family used as a residence. Today, it is home to the Crown Jewels, and it hosts a daily Changing of the Guard.
Tour The Markets
London is more than a historic centre – it’s also one of the most diverse cities on the planet. Nowhere will you find this more beautifully reflected than in its markets.
Start by touring Camden Market. Here, you’ll find everything from indie clothes to shops selling raver merchandise. Then, head back to Central London, where you’ll find Borough Market. Located within sight of London Bridge, it is best known for its delectable selection of fine foods.
Don’t limit yourself to these places, though. There are numerous other street markets – from Portobello Road Market to Greenwich, each has its own unique flavour.
Court Lady Luck At The Empire Casino
London offers many distractions for those seeking excitement. Casino gambling is among them, with the Empire Casino being its trump card. This institution offers a wide selection of games – slots, blackjack, roulette, and pai gow are just a few.
In the wake of the Coronavirus epidemic, though, it’s understandable if you’re not comfortable with visiting a land-based casino. After all, cards and chips aren’t the most hygienic items.
This doesn’t mean you have forego gaming excitement during your London trip, though. Instead, you can make an account on NetBet. This online gaming site offers all the games a regular casino does. The only difference? You can game from the comfort and cleanliness of your accommodation!
Get Dinner And A Show In Covent Garden
Of all the Central London districts, Covent Garden is one of the most happening. This is especially true after dark, when its restaurants brim with customers, and its theatres with patrons.
If you’re stuck on where to go, we recommend dining at Steak and Co on Garrick Street. Here, you’ll find prime cuts of meat that will make your inner carnivore happy. If you’re a vegetarian/vegan, Monmouth Kitchen, a restaurant that offers Italian, Peruvian, and Mediterranean cuisine, has many fantastic options.
When the time comes to check out live theatre, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Well over a dozen performing arts venues offer stage shows, operas, and musical productions. In this neighbourhood, you’ll find more culture than anywhere else on Earth (save for perhaps Broadway in NYC). Embrace it!
Travel Will Go On
The current crisis has deprived travellers everywhere of their raison d’ etre. But, like all crises, we get through them. Soon enough, we’ll be able to sample the best the world has to offer. When you can hop on a plane again, London will be waiting for you!
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