My Londonized Must-Sees – Part 2

I have listed the things you really have to see when you are visiting London for the first time!

In total there are 10 Must-Sees.  

I have split my list in two. Enjoy part two!

6) Harrod’s
Harrod’s is one of the most impressive department stores in London. They are known for their luxury goods. In this lovely shop, all the products are beautifully displayed. You can chose from a wide range of products. The shop windows are the most beautiful in London. You also can find food departments. If you are hungry you can eat a bite at the in the chic Georgian restaurant at the top floor. The sales period starts from mid-June until early July and from the 26 of December until early January. If you like fancy shopping than you definitely need go to Harrod’s. The staff is always on hand and you are nicely helped :o)

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7) Hyde Park
When you are in Hyde Park you forget immediately that you are in the centre of London. There are plenty of activities, it’s the perfect place to escape from the big city life. You can enjoy cycling, skating, swimming and boating. Everyone can have fun here, it doesn’t matter what season it is. There is a nice children’s playground and there are: pitches for team games, tracks for horse riding and tennis courts. When you go to the lake, you can enjoy the view in the restaurant. The park is full of fascinating buildings and monuments, there is always something to see and do! There also are open air events. From November until January Hyde Park is transformed into Winter Wonderland. You can glide around the enormous glittering Ice Rink, all the lightening creates a magical atmosphere. Or take a flight on the Giant Wheel and see the stunning London skyline. You can watch a sensational circus show at the newest and biggest circus tent in London. And last but not least. At the Magical Ice Kingdom, you can walk through a world full of snow and real ice :o). In short the Winter Wonderland is an astonishing and unforgettable fairy tale happening.

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8) Walk or cycle along the Thames River (The London Bridge, The London Eye & The Big Ben)
If you are in London, you most have seen the legendary Thames River. You can start at the London Bridge, it’s one of the best known bridges. After your visit at the London Bridge, you can hike or cycle in the direction of the Big Ben. It’s healthy and you can enjoy an amazing view. If you are walking alongside the water, you will see the London Eye. This Ferris wheel is located on the South Bank of the Thames. A ride on the wheel takes 30 minutes, you have a wide view over London and the landscapes around it. On a clear day you even can see: the bridges, the football stadiums and the counties. When you leave the London Eye and walk further, you will arrive at the Big Ben. It’s the large Bell in the Bell Tower of the Palace of Westminster. Here you also will find other points of interest that you can enjoy!

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9) Tate Modern
Tate Modern is the national museum of London, that it’s famous for the international modern art. The building was a former power plant. Here all the exhibitions are housed. The permanent collection is free accessible, this includes: surrealism, minimalism and minimal art. It’s one of the most visited places by the locals and tourists. If you are an artistic person, you will discover a new world :o).

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10) Musical
When you are in London, you really have to see a musical! There are a lot of different musicals. It depends at your own interest. The earlier you book, the cheaper the tickets. The rates vary by date and place. If you are lucky you can find a cheap ticket. There are different websites that have special ticket offers. Do some research and make some reservations before your departure to London ;o). I have picked three musicals that are incredible to see.

1 Les Misérables
Les Misérables is the world most famous and longest running musical. It tells the story of an escaped convict, Jean Valjean. By an act charity, Jean’s life turns into goodness. In the musical, the survival of the human spirit is put forth. It’s all about: unrequited love, broken dreams, sacrifice, passion and redemption. If you want to relive the turbulent 19th century in France on a touching way, the Les Misérables is the right choice!

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2 Wicked
Wicked is a revival of the stories and characters of the Wizard of Oz. It’s about the friendship between two girls (Glinda & Elphaba) who meet as sorcery students. Your experience their extraordinary adventures in Oz and see how they became the Wicked Witches of the West. The Sunday Telegraph called this musical: “the hit musical with brains, heart and courage.”Wicked also has been voted as London Most Popular Show. If you like wizards, witches and magic, than this is your musical!

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3 The Lion King
If this timeless classic Disney film about Simba and his heroic journey to fulfill his fate as King of the Pridelands, touched you, then you have to see the musical! The incredible effects and wonderful music ensure you a unforgettable spectacle. The colorful African costumes, décors and rythms, make the show complete. Don’t worry “HAKUNA MATATA” and go through Simba’s circle of life. You won’t regret it and walk out with an extreme satisfied and happy feeling ;o).

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Of course there are still a lot of other musicals. If you are not addressed to one of the musicals that are listed above, go and have a look at this link. 

These are my 10 Must-Sees in London. I hope you can make use of it! Search, plan, explore, experience and conquer.

Feel free to send me an email or comment :o)

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Author: Miss Sharon

My name is Sharon. I was born in Belgium and grew up in Antwerp. I have multicultural roots: South American and Belgian . I am broad-minded and enjoy life to the fullest. I love to smile and go with the flow. I throw my heart and soul in everything I do.The world is my runway! :-)

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