Top 5 Wonderful Locations To Wander in London

The capital city of the United Kingdom and England, London is the most popular international city, which towers over Thames River. A cultural capital and among the most toured city worldwide, London has established its position as a powerhouse city with the 5th largest metropolitan area GDP and leading city airport system globally. With a thriving cultural and city tourism, London attracts throngs of both local and foreign tourists who come to wander and wonder at this intriguing city that is over two millennia old.

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Here are the top 5 wonderful locations to wander in London:

1. Hampstead Heath

Sprawling on a land area of 790 acres, Hampstead Heath is London’s best kept secret and a reprieve from the city’s heat, spiraling traffic congestion and hassle and bustle associated with city life.

Blending the magic of countryside and the serenity of open green field broken by beautifully and strategically designed recreational facilities, Hampstead Heathis a must go location in London.
People are able to trek up the highest points of the capital at Hampstead Heath such as Parliament Hill and take in the scenic view of the city’s skyline.
Guests can exercise their muscles by participating in various sports organized at Hampstead Heath from athletics, bowling and cricket to croquet, cycling, football and fishing.
The Park has dazzling open air swimming ponds where people can take dips.
Golders Hill Park is a great picnic area for individuals and families.
Guests can learn a thing or two about different plant species, habitats, wildlife, fungi.

2. Pollock’s Toy Museum

Located at Fitrovia, Pollock’s Toy Museum is a place like no other. Guests visit this museum to provoke their happy childhood nostalgia or simply to freak themselves out. This museum, which is straddled by two Georgian buildings is an ideal location to wander into.

The toy museum elicits an eerie atmosphere and the squeaky floor boards and narrow and dark corridors add to the museum’s spooky feeling.
The dolls showcased are mainly from the 20th Century and Victorian era, which makes them vintage pieces worth seeing.
For those who can stand the unnerving stares of teddy bears and roving eyes of plastic dolls, Pollock’s Toy Museum is the place to be.

3. The London Eye

London’s iconic symbol, the London Eye is situated on the bank of Thames River.
At 135 meters high, the 120 meters diameter colossal Ferris wheel, is United Kingdom’s most popular paid tourist hotspot, attracting over 3 million tourists annually.
The London Eye has glass-sided capsules that slowly turn at 0.9 kilometers per hour.
At the top of the wheel, tourists are rewarded with a panoramic view of the city of London including other iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace among others.

4. Thames River
Rolling along iconic landmarks, Thames River generates cool breeze that spread out through London.
Rumbling through the city, Thames River is a good place to see the capital and enjoy London’s splendor.
A cruise down the river allows guests to see London’s Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower of London, CuttySark, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Footbridge, Westminster Abbey, Tate Modern and Canary Wharf among other iconic places.

5. Wellcome Collection
Arguably, a blend of a science gallery and hoarder’s den gone wild, Wellcome Collection in Bloomsbury is among the top 5 wonderful locations to wander in London.

An assortment of artifacts from the moccasins worn by Florence Nightingale and Darwin’s walking stick to long winding collection of medical tools from ancient ages that resemble tools of torture, Wellcome Collection has it all.

In conclusion, navigating through the wondrous and hidden gems of London is no easy feat since they are located in different zones of the city. As a result, it is advisable to have a Transport For London Contact Phone that comes in handy when you need to seek a means of transport such as taxis to move from one wonderful location to another across London.

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  5. These are on my list too but our London trip got cancelled so I have to wait for next year…sad!!!

  6. Yay! Thanks for this po. I’m trying to hit my goal so I can give myself the gift to fly to London! 🙂

  7. omgggggg eventually ill go there and see them in person <3 well I will definitely save enough money for my dream!! 🙂

  8. Thames River is something I really look forward to seeing if and when I find myself in London. Also, I will not miss the chance to visit Madame Tussauds, The London Eye + #10 Downing Street. I bet my son will not leave the city without riding one of them doubledeckers! 🙂

  9. One of the great place to visit since you don’t have to go far to see a lot of historical moments of the city. The transport system is quote satisfactory as well.

  10. Don’t forget Big Ben! You have to have a photo with that big old clock in the background. 🙂

  11. oh, London…love to see it someday! K was born in UK and works there for quite sometime. hayyy, i can imagine how lovely to be there, and thanks for sharing this 5 wonderful places there, might be handy someday—who knows! hehehe! happy weekend.

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  13. Dreaming of a 5th wedding anniversary celebrated in London.. hehehe . Thanks for sharing details of good place to wander around (as if I was about to come to that place huh) just as I want to know the place and what it offers for visitors.

  14. Amazingly clean river…it can be seen by the shadow of the buildling. It looks just the sam as the real thing.

  15. Oh, how I wish I will be able to visit this country and those wonderful places you’ve mentioned here.

  16. if ever i got the chance to go to london… definitely look for these places. very informative… thanks. Yahweh bless.

  17. London wait for me!!! 🙂 whew, the places you shared make me dreamy and looking at that photo brings out the child in me 🙂

  18. I want to see the cleanliness of this place as what the picture depicts. It is really well-maintained.

  19. By the way, there are different beautiful landmarks in London really that one shouldn’t missed if in town.

  20. I’ve been to two of the places you listed here. And yes, they are truly beautiful. As a matter of fact there are quite number of places you must see there in London.

  21. I was actually wishing to see a picture for each place to accompany me in my imagination but alas! I think I have to wait for you next post fro that… I’ll be waiting and bookmarking your blog now… 🙂

  22. For me the London eye is the third most romantic place to visit when in Europe, next to Paris’ Eiffel and Venezia’s canal! =)

  23. Wow, I want to go to Pallock’s Toy Museum! I am a fan of antique toys! ♥♥♥ I have never been to Europe but I do dream of flying to this continent one day. 😉 Thank you for giving us a list of go-to places! =)

  24. Great sites to visit. I’ll just content myself be with my wife holding hands while crossing the Thames River.

  25. My bff lives there now and we have good reasons to come and check london soon. For now, we have to save money first.

  26. LOVE THIS!!!
    I’ve always wanted to go to London.. mainly because of Harry Potter! hahah 😀 <3

  27. Oh, how I’d love to be in London. Apart from Venice & Paris, that’s one place I’d love to go to. It’s in my bucket list. Thanks for this post. Really helpful for those who are planning to travel & aspiring to be there ^_^

  28. Your post made me crave to travel more. Waah! Someday, I’ll be stepping foot in UK. Thanks for these notes btw, very helpful for future references.

    Anne,
    http://iamstickthin.com

  29. Have you been to these locations? All of them seemed surreal and I like the first one very much. It’s like living in a perfect world. 🙂

  30. I’ve always wished to visit London or have an European tour someday. 🙂 I will keep note on this places. Thanks for sharing sis! 🙂

  31. Wooow! London is one of my dream places to visit. I hope I can visit that too even just for a vacation. I’ll take note of your list ^_^ thanks for sharing!

  32. Oh London! Everyone loves to visit this place. Gusto ko siya puntahan because of its beautiful history 🙂

  33. London is one of my to-visit-country list since forever! Haha! I so love how vintage looking their cities are, feels like royalty actually. Especially the Toy Museum, been seeing that on some hollywood’s movies. 🙂

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  34. I want to go see the London Eye. Saw it in the movies once and I’ve never stopped dreaming of going there one day.

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