Updated: Apr 14, 2020
London is another Mega City, which is impossible to pin down to 10 items. I’ve been to London around 200 times for both pleasure and business and, similarly to my previous posts about New York and Paris, the list below is my top 10 and does not try to replicate any other popular lists.
Similarly to if not more than New York – London is so cosmopolitan and diverse that you will absolutely find everything here. Samuel Johnson put it best: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
With that, let’s dive in:
1. Buckingham Palace & Big Ben
It was extremely difficult for me to select the top spot and I’ve been changing it few times. At last I decided that the Buckingham Palace has to be there as it’s one of the most impressive buildings ever created. It is considered the most expensive property in the world, valued at around $1.5 billion. With all houses considered, Buckingham Palace is ranked 14th largest palace in the world with 77,000 m2.
Originally built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, it is currently the home of Queen Elizabeth II and the seat of royal power in the United Kingdom. The architecture, monuments, gardens and smaller residences are absolute “must-see” and make this palace the most identifiable of private “homes” in the UK.
15 min walk to Big Ben, which I don’t have to introduce I’m sure 🙂