The top 10 reasons to visit London according to Belvicci

‘Because we know when you visit London, you want to feel the finest things in life!’

London, the capital city, is the most populous city in the United Kingdom. Standing on the banks of the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for over two millenia. London is a metropole and a leading global city with strengths in arts, commerce, fashion, entertainment, media, tourism,… That’s why we think at Belvicci that it’s never a bad idea to visit this ever-changing city.

It’s a vibrant, diverse and exciting city with some of the world’s best sights, attractions and activities. That’s why it’s extremely hard to narrow down the long list of reasons to visit, but we gave it our best shot!

1. The spectacular London skyline

The London skyline is iconic! The tower of London, the Tower bridge, the Palace of Westminster, St.-Margaret’s Westminster Abbey and St.-Paul’s Cathedral are but a few of London’s magnificent buildings which have stood the test of time. One of the most recent additions is the Shard, a striking 87-storey skyscraper.

Lately there’s been a lot of debate on the London skyline as at least eight new towers will be added within the next fifteen years, changing the view of this metropole for ever.

Make sure you can take in the panoramic view from somewhere up high or somewhere a long the banks of the River Thames during your stay.

2. Top attractions

London boasts some of the world’s greatest, iconinc and exciting attractions! That’s why it’s little wonder that ‘The City’ is one of the planet’s top tourist destinations.

The British museum, Tate Britain, The National Gallery, Hampton Court Palace, London Olympic Parc 2012, the London Eye,… This is but a grasp of London’s amazing attractions.  You can spend days discovering sights without missing out on incredible things to see and to do.

3.Luscious green spaces and parks

London is one of the greenest capitals in the world. One of the best things of London is it’s abundance of open spaces and the fact that you can visit these majestic parks for free. Take a relaxing stroll in Regent’s Park, or move faster by cycling, skating or skateboarding on one of the designated paths in Hyde Park. Visit the oldest of the Royal parks, Greenwich Park, or the once private gardens of Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens.

4. Shopping galore

London is a shopping paradise. It’s a dream come true for every fashionista in the world.

You can visit an iconic department store such as Harrods or Selfridges. Or take a stroll down Portobello Road, or the markets on Camden Road for a more traditional taste of London.

In any case, no mather what style of shopping you love, you will find it all in London!

5. Museums and art exhibitions

London is a real treat for museum and art lovers across the world. Big venues with incredible collections, like the British museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History museum, would be sorry to miss. You may be surprised to hear that most of London’s major museums and art galleries offer free admission. We also have a list of art exibitions to see in 2015: ‘Barbara Hepworth’ at Tate Britain, ‘Ai Wei Wei’ and ‘Rubens and his Legacy’  at the Royal Academy of Arts, ‘Marlene Dumas’ , ‘Sonia Delauny’ and ‘The world went pop’ at the Tate Morden, and finally ‘Goya: The portraits’ and ‘Inventing Impressionism’ at the National Gallery.

6. Theatre

London has the best theatre scene in the world. It attracts the very best actors in the business. There’s wide selection of musicals and plays making their debut in theatres like the Royal National Theatre.

In 2015 Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring in Hamlet at the Barbarian.

7. Sporting events

London is home to some of the most prestigious sporting locations in the world such as Wembley Stadium, Wimbledon, Lords and Twickenham.

This year London will be hosting the Rugby World Cup and the EuroHockey Championships 2015.

8. The River Thames

London’s fame and fortune is due to The River Thames. The river makes for a stunning backdrop to the city’s top tourist attractions.

9. Fine dining

You’ll find some of the world’s best restaurants in London. You can taste creations of your food heroes such as Gordon Ramsay and Hestor Blumenthal (Hotel Mandarin Oriental), by dining at celebrity chef restaurants in London. You can find out where to eat award-winning   meals from world-class chefs with our guide such as: The Ledbury, Sketch,…

Discover all the best restaurants in London in the Belvicci Top Ranking

10. Luxurious accomodation

London’s five-star hotels are some of the best in the world. They’re luxurious, opulent, majestic and historic. Most of them have long-standing connections with royalty, celebrities and wealthy families from across the globe. Belvicci already made a list of 10 of the best hotels in London. Our top three: The Savoy Hotel, The Corinthia, Four seasons at Park Lane.

Discover all the best hotels in London in the Belvicci Top Ranking