The Treasures of London

London occupies a special place in my heart – after all, I was born there. There exists a classiness and charm around the city despite the relentless year-round rain. I also have to praise the energy and culture of the city. From an insider’s point of view, there are some experiences in London that everyone deserves to have.

Tower of London
The Tower has served countless purposes since its creation. The building once housed royals, acted as an armory, and held prisoners. If you believe in ghosts, the stories about this place are seemingly endless, but don’t even get me started on that.

As a boy, my face lit up while looking at the suits of armor. Consider how little kids’ imaginations run away when you tell them a story and I’m sure you’ll know how excited I was at the time. Educational and visually dazzling, the Tower of London evokes some of my fondest memories.

Madam Tussauds Wax Museum
If you’re unfamiliar with this museum, don’t worry, there’s nothing horrific here as the name might suggest. Instead, you’ll find delicately crafted wax figures of our species’ most famous people. In fact, you can even take pictures with the figures.

Tragically, Princess Diana died in a car crash while attempting to escape the paparazzi. If you follow news about English royalty, like that which concerns Prince William, keep an eye out for these public figures.

These days, the English royal family has taken some of the spotlight from David and Victoria Beckham, but they are still loved by the masses. Personally, I would love an updated photo with the wax couple.

Of course, not all the figures are of English nationality. George Clooney’s duplicate, for example, sits inside the museum.

Soccer (Football) at Wembley Stadium
Alongside Brazil, you’d be hard pressed to find a nation more in love with soccer than England. The noise from England fans in Wembley Stadium during an England versus Germany match is deafening. The stadium acts as a cauldron where the singing and chanting echoes from one end of the venue to the other. With a capacity of 90,000 people, the explosion of emotion after a goal makes for an exciting day out.

Photo Credits: Laz Ama, R.Classen, Fedor Selivanov, John Crux x 2, Yuri Turkov, Glynsimages2013, Anton_Ivanov, Zeart, Victor Moussa, and Yuri Turkov x 2 respectively /

By: Kishan Patel


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