20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit London

Magical. Posh. Dreary. Quirky. Gloomy. These are just some words that come to mind when you think about London. The city has been on my bucket list for the longest time and I finally planned a trip there to celebrate my birthday in August! As the plane flew over the city, I caught sight of the Tower Bridge (that’s the famous “bridge in London” that everyone knows but often gets confused as the London Bridge) and and the River Thames below us. I was finally in London!

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Sure we travelled to London in the summer but I wasn’t expecting the perfect summer weather during the trip. However, we were blessed with clear skies for most of our trip, save for a few showers during the day that didn’t last long! What a departure from the usual weather in the city.

From the life on the streets, historical monuments to the diverse culture, there’s plenty to see and do in the city. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and you’ll soon be exhausted by the options (and all the walking!) available. I’d recommend setting aside a couple of days to take things slow and relax, and fill the rest of your days with all the exploring you want to do.

Put it simply, there’s plenty of reasons that will make you fall in love with the city. It brings a great mix of everything a big city offers and more; you’ve got the history, great vibes, culture, food and beautiful architecture (see: pastel coloured houses in Notting Hill, quaint stores and picturesque pubs). But don’t just take my word for it, here are some amazing shots of London for you to feast your eyes on and give you a sneak preview of what the city has to offer.

So take a short wander around the city through these shots and you’ll soon find yourself booking a flight to Heathrow and counting down the days (impatiently) till you get to touch down in this beautiful city!

Feast your eyes on the spectacular views & amazing scenes in London!


Figuring out the various lines and routes on the London Underground
Figuring out the various lines and routes on the London Underground

 

Get up close & personal with the lavish Crown Jewels in the Tower of London
Get up close & personal with the lavish Crown Jewels in the Tower of London

 

Start at Buckingham Palace to begin your royal tour of London
Start at Buckingham Palace to begin your royal tour of London

 

Step back in time and explore the expansive Tower of London
Step back in time and explore the expansive Tower of London

 

View of The Shard from the banks of the River Thames
View of The Shard from the banks of the River Thames

 

Old meets new - first sight of the St Paul's Cathedral
Old meets new – first sight of the St Paul’s Cathedral

 

Visit Borough Market and get your fill of delicious eats!
Visit Borough Market and get your fill of delicious eats!

 

Amazing spread of bakes at the Bread Ahead stall in Borough Market!
Amazing spread of bakes at the Bread Ahead stall in Borough Market!

 

Upbeat, quirky and unique. Step into Camden Market for a spot of shopping and to tuck into a wide variety of food!
Upbeat, quirky and unique. Step into Camden Market for a spot of shopping and to tuck into a wide variety of food!

 

Chocolates and hot chocolate galore at Dark Sugars Cocoa House! An amazing find and a place not to be missed!
Chocolates and hot chocolate galore at Dark Sugars Cocoa House! An amazing find and a place not to be missed!

 

The amazing Hogwarts Castle at the Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter!
The amazing Hogwarts Castle at the Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter!

 

The majestic Victoria Memorial opposite the Buckingham Palace
The majestic Victoria Memorial opposite the Buckingham Palace

 

The famous Tower Bridge in London! Not to be confused with the London Bridge!
The famous Tower Bridge in London! Not to be confused with the London Bridge!

 

Changing the perspective with this Lensball shot of St Paul's Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge
Changing the perspective with this Lensball shot of St Paul’s Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge

 

A rare sight of the London Eye against blue skies
A rare sight of the London Eye against blue skies

 

Get a bird's eye view of London and the Tower Bridge from The Shard
Get a bird’s eye view of London and the Tower Bridge from The Shard

 

One of the famous buildings in London, otherwise know as The Gherkin
One of the famous buildings in London, otherwise know as The Gherkin

 

One fun activity is to go around London on a hunt for these iconic red phone booths!
One fun activity is to go around London on a hunt for these iconic red phone booths!

 

Time your visit to the Tower Bridge and you could catch the moment when the bridge is raised to allow vessels to pass through on the Thames River
Time your visit to the Tower Bridge and you could catch the moment when the bridge is raised to allow vessels to pass through on the Thames River

 

Plenty of history to soak in at the Tower of London
Plenty of history to soak in at the Tower of London

Where to Stay in London

Splurge: Shangri-La at The Shard – Bask in the opulence and luxury that comes with staying at the Shangri-La. Experience great service, fantastic facilities, and amazing views from the tallest building in London.

Treat: The Hoxton Holborn – Urban, happening and carefully curated. Enter this chic and trendy space that will change your perception of a typical hotel room.

Save: Point A Hotel, Shoreditch – Things are quite pricey in London and costs add up but that does not mean you have to scrimp on where you stay. The rooms here are functional and will let you have a good night’s rest before starting your adventure the next day!

Backpacker: Generator Hostel London – Save up for all the exciting things you have planned in London. Comfortable bed, clean hostel and friendly staff will set you up for a great stay in the city.

Unique: citizenM Tower of London – The place exudes a quirky vibe with a big punch of personality. The hotel delivers everything you might need and is value-for-money; all with an efficient and practical touch.

Check out other properties in London and their latest prices here!


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