Upcoming Travels 2017: 5 Attractions I Can’t Wait to See in London, England

One of my favorite things about part-time travel is that by the time I get to traveling again, the anticipation really truly builds. Don’t get me wrong, I love teaching and all, but the travel itch has been killing me lately. Thankfully, I’m gearing up to visit London towards the end of December, while Ausha holds down the fort at home.

When I think of winter in London I think of white lights, Big Ben, warm pubs, and boys caroling. But know there must be more to London than that. That being said, here are 5 things I don’t want to miss that I absolutely. cannot. wait. to see.

South Bank Neighborhood


An eclectic neighborhood in central London right along river Thames opposite Westminister. Known for its entertainment, culture, and riverfront views.

Soho Neighborhood


Neighborhood known for sex, gays, and jazz. Intriguing, right?

Oxford Street & Trafalgar Square


Considered the center of London, Trafalgar Square is marked by a 145-foot-high monument with a statue of Lord Horatio Nelson guarded by lions. Trafalgar square has also been known for community organization and political demonstrations. Oxford Street is predominantly known for its shopping. In the winter, the areas is known for white lights and holiday shopping.

St Paul’s Cathedral


Historic anglican church that sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point in London.

Dover Castle


Largest castle in England. Defensive historical significance with secret wartime tunnels. History buffs, anyone?

Now tell me: What am I missing? What else do I need to see??


Photo Credits South Bank Phil Dolby via Flickr|Soho Tee Cee via flickr| Trafalgar Square Mark-Spokes.com via Flickr| St. Paul’s JackPeasePhotography via Flickr| Dover Jim via Flickr


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