Eerik B.

Eerik B.

My travel itinerary is not the right way of doing expat travel, it's my way!

Here I'll emphasise the best places to visit in UK as an expat.

What are my top 3 BEST attractions to see in London?

When I first moved to UK, I wanted to know what are the 3 best attractions to see in London? Having studied about the attractions in history class and Googling like a crazy person, I thought this would be an easy thing to decide on!

London is a diverse city with high culture and hipster neighbourhoods.  This said, I think Manchester is better for hipster culture in England, but I’ll share that on another post and this is what the locals told me anyways! London is one of the world’s iconic cities with everyone having heard of Big Ben and the Royal Family. England’s capital for me was an absolute must-see.

Big Ben

Big Ben in London

The Big Ben, must be London’s most iconic landmark. The actual name of the landmark is The Elizabeth Tower and the name” Big Ben” is actually given to just the bell itself which weights over 13 tonnes. The best time to visit the Big Ben is in the evening when the lights hit the bell giving you a chance to take some nice photos! 

Unfortunately this attraction is not open for visitors abroad, but as an expat you might be able to send a letter to your local MP to arrange a visit!

The Natural History Museum

Explore natural history museum with a digital tour!

Since as a school boy, I loved history and biology. This is also why I just happen to love Natural History Museum with its exhibits on various specimens through out our history of evolution! It is also an astonishing building that you should not miss when you’re traveling and looking for things to do in London!

As now, during the pandemic, most of the locations are closed. I’d love to share this link to their virtual museum tours!  I think their deep dive with whales was ace!

Buckingham Palace - it's a must!

Buckingham Palace is a must place to visit in London

With around 20 rooms open for visiting with items from the royal collection, this Palace is a must! As a Finn we don’t have palaces so seeing something this magnitude is a must! The Palace is not open for visitors now, but if you’re planning in advance for future this is a must! The admission pricing at £20-£30, can be a bit dear for some travellers, but the experience is well worth it!

These are my top picks!

Please let me know your top places in London and I shall add them to  a new post, when I’m writing the expat guide to traveling to London. Other cities will follow and I’m always open for suggestions!

I hope this gave you some ideas for your next visit to London, but till then: Stay home, Save Lives. 

P.s. If you can’t wait to see London, you could start to explore with this 360map of London!

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5 Responses

  1. Great content! Don’t forget to check when the guard changing ceremony is in buckingham palace – it’s not one to miss!

    1. Hey Laura!

      I’m actually located in West Midlands and will do one of my next posts about Stoke-on-Trent and the Potteries! Thanks for your suggestion!

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