You finally got to London and settled into your Student Housing London. First, you focus on knowing the areas around your accommodation, making some friends, finalizing your classes, etc. Now it is time to explore the city with your new friends.
Start your journey with the Westminster Alley.
First stop: Westminster Abbey, where nearly all of England’s kings and queens have been crowned, and many of them have been buried, on your second day in London. As a general rule, you should arrive between 9.30 am, and 10 am and plan on spending 90 to two hours with your host.
Eyes of London
After exiting the Abbey, walk across Parliament Square to Big Ben’s left. Take the left fork of Westminster Bridge to reach your destination. To reach the London Eye from the riverside, cross the bridge, then turn left and follow the steps down to the riverbank. You will need around 40 minutes time to complete the walk at a moderate pace. It’s a good idea to book the London Eye in advance to save you money.
POINTS OF INTEREST IN THE AREA INCLUDE:
Take the Hungerford Pedestrian Bridge across the Thames to Embankment Underground Station, then a tube to Mansion House Station to begin your afternoon. Exit four is on the left, and Bow Lane is on the right. The medieval street pattern of this attractive thoroughfare is still intact, and it is lined with a variety of shops and restaurants.
Upon arrival, make your way to the Cathedral’s west entrance by going around it in a clockwise direction. If you have excess energy, you can climb to the top of the dome for a breathtaking view of the London skyline. St. Paul’s admission fees and hours of operation can be found here.
A trip to one of London’s world-class theatres from your Student Housing London is a great way to enjoy. Check out the available shows at the Half Price Ticket Booth in Leicester Square. You can also check priorly what shows are available on their website.
London’s tallest building
When King William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066, he ordered the construction of this fortress as a tribute to his bravery. As an interesting place to visit and learn more about its history, the Yeoman Warders, more commonly known as Beefeaters, offer excellent guided tours at regular intervals. As a bonus, the Tower of London houses the Crown Jewels, so get ready to be wowed. On this page, you’ll find information about admission fees and hours of operation.
Museum of British Art
Make a detour to Platform 9 3/4 if there are any Harry Potter fans from your Student Housing London. People can take pictures here because they’ve inserted half a luggage trolley into the wall!
TOUR OF JACK THE RIPPER BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Once you’ve arrived at Aldgate East Station, follow the same route back to Exit One, cross Commercial Street, pass Sportech, and veer right at Burger King to cross Whitechapel High Street, where you will find Exit Four. Because space on tour is limited, making a reservation is a must.
Mitre Square will be the final stop on the Jack the Ripper tour. On Aldgate High Street, you can find the Hoop and Grapes Pub, one of the few remaining City buildings that survived London’s Great Fire and an excellent place to relax after hearing about all the terrible things you’ve just heard.
WHY DRIVE WHEN YOU COULD TAKE THE TRAIN?
Train travel is also an option for those who prefer to travel independently. Direct trains leave London’s mainline stations frequently, and they are often faster than coaches, which can become bogged down in traffic.
For example, you can travel from London to Windsor in about one hour and fifteen minutes. Oxford can be reached in about an hour and a half, and visitors can spend a day exploring the city’s colleges. Bathing can take up to two and a half hours, on average. Visiting Salisbury and Stonehenge can be done at the same time, and there is a regular bus service between the two locations. If you’re feeling particularly daring and up for the challenge, you can take the train from London to York and back in a single day.
According to public opinion, walking around central London from your Student Housing London on a day like the one described above is entirely possible. However, if you’re not a fan of walking, London’s public transportation system is excellent.
There is no reason to visit all the above-mentioned regions in one go. You can pick and choose whichever ones appeal to you the most. However, try to conduct the entire London trip in a whirlwind. That way, you will not be able to make the most of your trip. Make your own itinerary, gather your friends and set a date for the trip.