Discovering a city of 1 572 km² (607 sq mi) and 8.5+ million people can be quite challenging, so the aim of this website and blog has always been to share the places I know and to be some kind of guidance. In the meantime I'm explaining my love for London and I hope I can transfer it to you.
Back to business now: if you're visiting the London jungle for the first time, what do you do?
Of course you have to see the architectural highlights, but you probably don't want to spend the entire weekend walking from tourist attraction 1 to tourist attraction 2, 3, 4, etc., right? So I would say plunge into the must-sees for a few hours and spend the rest of your time exploring the wide variety of neighbourhoods in London.
So, how to see as many tourist highlights as possible in the littlest amount of time? Equally important: on the cheap! Jump on bus 11 at Liverpool Station, take a seat on the upper deck (front row of course) and enjoy the view. This bus takes you to St Paul's Cathedral, the Strand, Trafalgar Square, 10 Downing Street, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and Sloane Square. This will cost you only £1.5 and you will see the main sights in Central London.
The first chapter of my (imaginary) book: 'an introduction to London' would be: you can't do it all. Even people who have lived here for 40 years haven't seen it all. I, for example, have never visited the Tower of London or Westminster Abbey (on the inside). Maybe I should, but in this way I always have a reason to go back.
Whenever I go to London, I always try to do new things. But honestly I'll never set foot inside Madame Tussauds.