I just spent an amazing 10 days in London with my husband. We left the kids at home and while he worked during the day, I had lots of quality alone time for sightseeing.
Here are my 5 favorite places:
1. Westminster Abbey
This beautiful structure held most of the British monarchs’ coronations, the funeral of the much loved Lady Diana, and years later the wedding of her eldest son, William, to his lovely wife, Kate. There are memorials, graves, and small chapels throughout Westminster Abbey. I even had the opportunity to watch a communion service.
After my tour of this incredible church building, I went across the street and parked under a tree to write for a while. It was so inspiring to have this view while I worked on a devotional for emotional freedom I’m creating for my subscribers. I hope to finish it in the next couple of weeks. If you are already a subscriber, I will make sure you get a copy.
2. Westminster Cathedral
This is a place we stumbled upon after eating at my husband’s favorite restaurant. It’s surrounded by new, modern buildings, which really makes it’s old, charming beauty stand out.
We were able to ride an elevator to the top of the tower. It is the most amazing view. There are 4 lookout points to see London from every angle.
Of course, selfies were a must…
3. British Museum
This museum is packed full of interesting history. The picture does not do the building justice. It shows less than a third of the front of this gigantic museum.
There are many paths you can take to walk through history here. I bought a book in the museum gift shop which focused on the Bible. I highly recommend it.
4. Tower of London
The only day it rained on my trip was when we visited the Tower of London. It really added to the drama of this attraction. This has been many things over the years, including a royal palace, prison, and home of the Crown Jewels. We were able to tour the buildings, see the exquisite, over-the-top Crown Jewels, and stand where Queen Anne Boleyn and many others were beheaded.
5. Hyde Park
There are so many other amazing places I was blessed to see in London- Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Abbey Road, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus,… Not to mention all the sites I didn’t have time to get to, definitely not due to a lack of trying. I walked 7-9 miles a day, tracked by my nifty Up Wristband.
If you ever have the opportunity to go, I highly recommend a visit to London. It is filled with extraordinary beauty and history…
*Linked with The High Calling’s Best Vacation Stories.