London is an amazing city to live in. There are so many different sights to see, museums to explore, and streets to wander. Each borough is so vastly different, and the people that populate these areas differ greatly. I have loved being able to explore all of these different areas, and I would highly recommend studying abroad here or even just visiting London for a week or two.
If you plan on coming across the pond, the top three attractions of sights I would recommend seeing is the Victoria and Albert Museum, any musical on the West End, and the Tower of London. All three are extremely interesting, and will keep anyone entertained.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, and houses over 4.5 million permanent objects on display. The museum was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Both the permanent and the changing exhibitions are beautiful, historic, and extremely interesting. I have been twice, and would go for a third time in a heart beat. I love this museum, and I highly recommend spending an afternoon walking through the building.
The West End of London is an area of London where many of the city’s major tourist attractions, shops, businesses, and entertainment venues, including West End theaters, are located. I have seen two shows on the West End, and I have officially become obsessed. The shows that run in these theaters change depending on when you visit London, but I would highly recommend researching what is going to be playing and buy tickets. The productions are amazing, and the tickets are a lot less expensive compared to tickets to see the same shows on Broadway in New York City.
The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. The Tower of London has lived through so much history, and the different exhibits within the stone walls are extremely interesting. The Tower also houses the crown jewels currently, which are absolutely beautiful.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London’s West End, and the Tower of London are all very historic and interesting. I highly recommend visiting one, if not all, of these attractions.