Places to visit in London-Cricket World Cup
With the recent Cricket World Cup coming up in London, people are planning to watch the finale and spend quality time at London. Read my article to make the most of your visit to London.
London is one of the most popular and expensive tourist destinations in the world. Not only is London the most advanced digitized city but also its history dates back to the Romans. It is also one of the most visited cites in the world.
The city is filled with a rich history and the architecture will leave you in awe. It doesn’t just house Londoners but also other foreign nationals. One out of three people in here is not Londoner. It houses around people of 280 nationalities.
How to Reach London
London has five airports with Heathrow, Gatwick being the most important ones. Flights are run here by all popular airlines.
By road: The road network links are easily connected and safe. The roads are also well maintained.
The British Rail Network has rails connected to all major cities of Europe like Paris, Amsterdam.
Best time to visit London
The best time to visit London would be from March to June when the temperature is mild as the cold can be very harsh.
Sightseeing passes and tours.
- Visitor Oyster Cards- Electronic smart cards to pay for public transport.
- London Pass Cards to have a hassle-free and pocket-friendly sightseeing tour. To know more follow the link.
- Hop on of Hop-off Bus Tours- They provide sightseeing services of all the spots for 24 to 48 hours. Free walking tour and river tour is also included.
Places to visit in London
Tower of London
It is the most historical place of London located in the north banks of River Thames. It is one thousand-year-old castle that protects the crown jewels. Throughout history, it has seen the Kings’ rise and falls from the times of Romans till today. It was also an infamous prison and execution ground.
Location: St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK
Timings: 9 am to 5. 30 pm
Entry Fees: £24.5
It is the official London residence of the Queen, open to the public in the summers. You can explore the well-furnished State Rooms and the Museum. It is a working royal palace. At 11.30 am the Changing of Guard Ceremony takes place which should not be missed. You can also visit the throne room, spend time in the gardens. The architecture of the palace is one of a kind, even the flags and clock stand out.
Location: Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, UK
Timings: Open from July to Sept and on selected dates from Dec to May
Entry Fees: £24.00
Warner Bros Studio tour – Making of Harry Potter
If you or your kids are Harry Potter fans this place must be added to your itinerary. You can see the original sets, they are breathtaking. The original props and costumes are also present. To know more details follow the link.
Location: Studio Tour Dr, Watford WD25 7LR, UK
Timings: 9.30 am to 10 pm
Entry Fees: From £80.00 per ticket
It is a large, Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster. The official name is the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster. It has been the coronation church for the British Monarch since 1066. 39 coronations have taken place by far.
Location: 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK
Timings: 9.30 am to 6 pm (Closed on Sunday)
Entry Fees: £23
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Anglican church in Central London, England. It was started in 604. The man who started the building was called Mellitus. He was Bishop of the East Saxons. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London. It is also the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London.
Location: St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, UK
Timings: 8.30 to 4 pm (Closed on Sunday)
Entry Fees: £20
Churchill war rooms
The Churchill war rooms are the underground bunkers that Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his war cabinet used to shelter from bomb raids and plot their steps during World War II. The maze-like corridors tell the story of this volatile time period, centering on the larger-than-life leader that Churchill was.
Location: Clive Steps, King Charles St, London SW1A 2AQ, United Kingdom
Timings: 9.30am to 6 pm
Entry Fees: From £22
Tower bridge exhibition
It is one of the tourist spots in London that shouldn’t be missed. It stands on River Thames since 1894 is very popular and majestic. The bridge is crossed by nearly 40,000 people every day.
Location: Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP, UK
Entry Fees: £20
Houses of Parliament
It is one of the most iconic buildings in London. It is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The place is bound with rich history and politics of thousands of years.
Location: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm
Entry Fees: From £19.50
It is a cantilevered observation wheel on South Bank of River Thames in London. It is the best way to say the panoramic view of London. The tour takes around 30 minutes. It is best to buy tickets online to avoid standing in a queue.
Location: Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK
Timings: 10 am to 8.30 pm
Entry Fees: £32.00
It is the home of Cricket ground and also known as Mecca of Cricketers. You can plan your visit and buy tickets at this link.
Location: St John’s Wood Rd, St John’s Wood, London NW8 8QN, UK
I hope this above list of places gives you a brief idea about creating an itinerary for London along with enjoying the finale of the World Cup. Feel free to share your experience and views in the comments section below.