By Marine Proudhon
London is recognized as one of the most important cities in the world. Indeed, culture, economy, history, entertainment, everything is united in the sublime city of London. Discover in the heart of England a city full of monuments to visit, and atypical and unique places. Fly Aeolus will take you on an unforgettable trip to London, between walks, museums, monuments, and magic, right here !
Walks in London
Walking in Hyde Park
Depending on the time of the year, your walk in Hyde Park will be completely different. In the summer you can go for a walk in the park under the sun, or just have a picnic or lunch close to the water.
In the winter, you can browse the Christmas market in Hyde Park, or take the opportunity to go to the Winter Wonderland fairground, and put on your skates to skate on the biggest ice rink in the UK.
Walking along the Thames
For your walk along the Thames, there are several choices available to you. Several circuits are available according to your desires and the desired walking time. Along your walk you will be able to admire many monuments such as the Tate Modern Museum, or the Millenium Bridge for example.
However, the walk is not only done by foot, you can also have the possibility to take a cruise along the Thames. This will give you a 360° view of the Thames, and the various monuments. In addition, it allows you to stop when you want to spend a little more time in one place than another, as you can get on and off the boat as you wish.
Museums to discover
National Gallery Museum
If you are an art lover, the National Gallery is for you! This museum has one of the greatest art collections in Europe. You can also admire Van Gogh’s Sunflowers or many other paintings from several centuries.
Furthermore, your visit to the National Gallery Museum is free! In fact, all the national museums in the city are free all year round. For more practical information about your visit to the museum, you can visit the National Gallery website.
The British Museum is the most visited museum in the whole of Great Britain and will take you on a journey through the history and culture of mankind. Apart from the millions of objects from all over the world, you can also take the opportunity to see many archaeological remains, and even have the chance to see mummies. The museum is also well known for its futuristic and special architecture. Once again, this visit is totally free, and you can find all the information for your visit on the British Museum website.
After a few historical and cultural visits in the traditional way, why not learn more about some of the UK’s leading figures? A large number of wax statues are on display in this museum. You can have your picture taken next to the Queen or next to the Beatles! For your visit, Fly Aeolus advises you to order your tickets in advance on the website, to avoid waiting for hours in front of the museum.
Places to see during your visit
Big Ben / Palace of Westminster
Big Ben is one of London’s best-known symbols. Big Ben is also part of the Palace of Westminster which sometimes is also called the Houses of Parliament. However, you may not be able to visit Big Ben from the inside as only British people are allowed to do so.
Once you have admired the famous London Clock, you can visit Westminster Abbey, where the kings and queens of England were crowned. This will be the perfect end to your visit to Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster.
The London Eye
To continue your visit of London, a small turn of the Ferris wheel is necessary. The London Eye is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe! After your visit to the nearby Big Ben, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city. Fly Aeolus advises you to order your tickets in advance, as the site is very coveted. The London Eye is an excellent way to get to know London in an original way.
The famous London Bridge is a must-see during your stay in London. Every day, many vehicles and pedestrians cross it on their way to the north or south bank of the city.
There are several viewpoints: you can of course cross the bridge, but you can also admire it from the banks of the Thames. Day or night, you will be amazed by the Tower Bridge. If you’re lucky, you can even see it split in two to let the boats through.
Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
This tourist attraction is surely the most atypical and emblematic during a trip to London. Indeed, the monarchy and its history is very important to the Britisch people. Thus you can admire the royal guard with their famous red costumes that parade inside the castle. Whether on foot or on horseback, the show is absolutely fantastic. You can attend the changing of the guard only on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The must-see districts during your trip to London
You’ve probably already seen pictures of the beautiful pastel-coloured houses in Notting Hill. This chic district of London is famous thanks to the film “Notting Hill”! You can also visit the film set during your visit to Notting Hill.
During your visit, don’t hesitate to go to the flea market which is very well known for having some very beautiful and unusual antiques, and then go and eat a local speciality in the area.
The Chelsea district
If you are passionate about the world of fashion, a visit to the Chelsea area is a must. In this trendy area of London, you will find a large number of luxury boutiques and designer shops. After your shopping session, it is possible to have lunch in the Duck of York Square. After lunch feel free to take a short walk around the area, as it is also well known for its colourful terraced houses which have inspired many photographers.
Bonus : Close to London
Harry Potter Studios (around London)
To finish you visit of London, you can go to the Harry Potter Studios ! If you are a fan of Harry Potter, it is possible to visit the studios where the 8 episodes of the world famous saga were filmed! The studios have now been transformed into a real museum, where you can admire the sets and objects present in the film. Don’t hesitate to visit Hogwarts castle to take beautiful pictures by day and by night (every 4 minutes the lighting alternates between day and night).
For your visit do not hesitate to order your tickets before your visit on the website. In addition, shuttles from London can take you there !
Private Jet for a visit of London
Antwerp – London
Flight time: 1:17
Price: € 2290,00 one-way for 3 passengers
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
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