Destinations,  England,  Europe,  United Kingdom

20 Reasons London is One of My Favorite Cities

Some people may think London is too touristy or a “cliche” destination. However, here are twenty reasons London deserves a top 10 spot.

1. The London Buses


Can anything be more iconic than these red double deckers?

2. The Pubs


The atmosphere cannot be beat at the traditional pubs that are all over London.

3. The Size of the Beers

And speaking of the pubs…the size of the drinks are ridiculous (in a good way)!

4. English Breakfast


Fries for breakfast?? Amazing!

5. Pret Coffee Shops


Every time I’ve gone into Pret A Manger, I’ve received coffee on the house so how could I not put it on the list?

6. The British Accents!

Of course!

7. The Shops

So many of them look like they could have materialized right out of a storybook (like this candy shop… adorable!).

8. The Beautiful Green Parks in the Middle of the City


Did you know almost 50% of London is green?

9. Buckingham Palace

It’s cool because the Queen really does live here! Oh, and I mean look at it… it’s a gorgeous building.

10. Big Ben


Its beautiful not only in the day, but also when it’s lit up at night!

11. London at Night

Speaking of Big Ben’s lights… the whole city looks insanely beautiful at night!

12. The Underground

Because no other metro system in the world compares to it… fast, reliable & convenient!

13. The Red Telephone Booths


They are scattered all over the city and oh so photo worthy!

14. Harry Potter

So this should be a given buuuut you CANNOT walk through London without completely geeking out over everything Harry Potter.

15. The Story Behind the London Bridge


It’s pretty incredible. Please treat yourself and take a tour.

16. Jack the Ripper

As horrifying as Jack may be, murder mysteries are fascinating and this one in particular is an integral part of London history. There are pretty awesome walking tours you can take to learn all about it!

17. London's History

And speaking of London history… this city is full of fascinating buildings that hold centuries of stories from the past. It may be worth reading up on some of the background as you take in the sights.

18. The Architecture


Annnnd I’m still obsessing over the buildings… But can you blame me?

19. The Neighborhoods


European neighborhoods are so picturesque, they will always be my favorite.

20. The River Thames

There is just something so magical about a river running through the center of a city…

Did I miss anything? What was your favorite part of your trip to London?? Comment below or tweet me @travelswithkayy 

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