25 Amazing Tourist Attractions In London

As the famous quote from Vivienne Westwood goes, “There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere”; London is undoubtedly one of the finest destinations in the world to visit. There are many tourist attractions in London that have been topping the bucket list of travelers for years.
But here’s a twist, scroll down to discover some of the quirkiest things to do in London which you have never heard of before!
  1. The Rolling bridge:
Also known as curling bridge, it curls up to allow the passage to the boats at the Paddington Basin and otherwise operates as a pedestrian bridge.

The Rolling bridge
  1. St. Martin in-the-Fields' Weird Window:
The work of an Iranian artist and former Turner prize nominee- Shirazeh Houshiary, the stained glass effect looks like the glass’s reflection in water.

St. Martin in-the-Fields' Weird Window
  1. 10 Downing Street:
A Prime Minister’s home with around 100 rooms and a front door with no door knob! Also One of the most guarded buildings in Britain.

10 Downing Street
  1. The Samuel Johnson’s Cat:
The statue of Hodge- pet cat of famous English writer and literary critic Dr. Johnson; the cat also features in the famous book “Life of Johnson” by the writer.

The Samuel Johnson’s Cat
  1. The Brixton Windmill:
Pioneering new music, this is in fact a venue for a pub with live music. It is named after the neighbouring and last surviving windmill of the London area.

The Brixton Windmill
  1. The Neal’s Yard Water Clock:
To check out this water clock, you have to look up, but the periodic water splashing and the ringing bells are captivating!

  1. Sir John Soane's Telephone:
The tomb of the famous neo-classical architect, this generated the shape of the re telephone boxes in London.

Sir John Soane's Telephone
  1. Wilton’s Music Hall:
A multi-art performance space and one of the very few surviving music halls retaining its features just like they were in 18th century

Wilton’s Music Hall
  1. The London Noses or Seven Noses of Soho:
Attached to the prominent buildings like National Gallery and Tate Britain, these plaster of Paris reproductions resembling an artist’s nose popping out in a bizarre way are a mockery to the CCTV cameras installed everywhere in London.

The London Noses or Seven Noses of Soho
  1. The Hidden Ears Of Covent Garden:
The cast noses of artist Tim Fishlock, two of them can be found on the Floral Street in convent garden, others need a little hunt!

The Hidden Ears Of Covent Garden
  1. The Whitechapel Bell Foundry:
The birth place of the world famous Liberty Bell!

The Whitechapel Bell Foundry
  1. The Water Pump Of Broadwick Street:
The public water-pump causing the outbreak of cholera in 1984 which was then disabled by physicist Dr. John Snow

The Water Pump Of Broadwick Street
  1. Britain’s Smallest Police Station:
Dating back to 1920, this tiny cell can hold two prisoners and apparently acted like a CCTV back then where a police officer could observe the busy Trafalgar square.

Britain’s Smallest Police Station
  1. The Famous 18 Moles:
A mysterious large jar crammed full of whole preserved moles in the Grant Museum. A must-visit attraction in London for sure!

The Famous 18 Moles
  1. The Kyoto Garden:
Recreation of Japan in London, a winter retreat and a landscaped garden,  

The Kyoto Garden
  1. Camley Street Natural Park's:
A Verdant treat in the urban area, two acres of woodland, water and wild meadow, concealed in the urban heart of King's Cross

Camley Street Natural Park's
  1. Pelicans that have been living in St James's Park for nearly 350 years:
First introduced in 1644 as a birthday gift to King Charles II from the Russian Ambassador, these pretty birds have been calling James Park a home for last 350 years.

St James's Park
  1. St Dunstan in the East Church Gardens:
Beauty from the ashes- a scenic garden set up by re-modifying bombed ruins of a medieval church.

St Dunstan
  1. Aldwych Tube Station:
Located in the city of Westminster, this is a closed station in central London. The entrance board says Piccadilly RLY strand station!

Aldwych Tube Station
  1. The Hidden Space Invaders:
Installed by a French guy who calls himself an Invader, these 8 bit images are not just in London but also in Hong Kong and Paris. Only few of them are found; rest are still unrevealed!

Space Invaders
  1. The Mandela Way T-34 Tank:
A decommissioned Soviet T-34 battle tank preserved on the corner of Mandela Way and Pages Walk in Bermondsey, London

The Mandela Way T-34 Tank
  1. The Fake Bridge at Kenwood House:
 Made out of fencing panels that are painted in white colour, you cannot cross the bridge when it comes to it- because it is fake and just an illusion.

The Fake Bridge At Kenwood House
  1. The Faulty Lions Of Trafalgar Square:
Masterpieces of Sir Edwin Landseer- the lions have paws of cats since the model dead lion which was the inspiration to the artist, decomposed while he made the art piece.

The Faulty Lions Of Trafalgar Square
  1. The Little Pet Cemetery :
A Victorian cemetery in Hyde park with over 300 tombs where pets of the locals and regulars are resting in peace.

The Little Pet Cemetery
  1. The Literary Graves at Bunhill Fields, EC1:
The burial place of Isaac Watts, William Blake, John Bunyan, George Fox and Daniel Defoe, these literary graves were specially allotted to the non-conformists. There is also a monument dedicated to Thomas Hardy.

The Literary Graves At Bunhill Fields

So, packing bags, are we? Travel to London and explore these off-beat attractions, have an experience like never before!

Top 10 Things to do in Rio de Janeiro city in Winter

Rio-de-Janeiro; a modern heaven of Samba with breath-taking city views and the famous ‘Christ The Redeemer’ which is the crown jewel of Brazil. Beautiful people and mind-blowing nightlife, Rio-de-Janeiro is known for its warm hospitality just like its breeze.

For a first time traveller however, Rio-de-Janeiro in summers can be a bit daunting – making Winter (December- February) an ideal time for really getting into the groove of the city. Read on to know what you can do on your winter trip to perhaps the most loved city on the planet.
  1. Christ The Redeemer:
Standing regally with open arms on mount Corcovado in the Tijuca Forest, Christ The Redeemer is a must when you visit Rio-de Janeiro. The statue took 9 years to build and is synonym to the city. Hike through to the mountain to embrace the view. The statue is at its best after dark.

Christ The Redeemer
  1. Copacabana:
A beautiful beach with the most serene view is the perfect way to experience the pleasant winters in Rio-de-Janeiro. If are not a beach buff then the promenade by the beach is perfect for a stroll anytime of the day. The beach is also a part of the annual Carnival.

Copacabana Beach
  1. Santa Teresa:
Santa Teresa is the perfect place if you want to get familiar with the art pulse of the city. The neighbourhood was originally known as the elite centre of Rio-de- Janeiro witnessed by its beautiful mansions and narrowing streets which now accommodate some of the best art galleries in the city.

Santa Teresa
  1. Sugarloaf Mountain:
Known for its distinct shape which sticks out from Rio’s Peninsula, the Sugarloaf Mountain is the perfect spot to see the city like never before. Take a Cable-car ride to reach the peak. Don’t forget to capture the views of the Atlantic as you relish in its breeze.

Sugarloaf Mountain
  1. Feira Hippie:
The Feira Hippie is the Sunday hippie market of the city. A melange of trinkets, handicrafts, jewellery, foods, leather products, this place is a must if you love street shopping and don’t mind digging in to find your latest favourites!

Feira Hippie
  1. Cultural Banco Do Brasil:
The building is one of the Rio-de-Janeiro’s oldest and is known for its magnanimous and intricate architecture. Originally a bank, today the place is open for public use as an exhibition centre, three theatres and a video room along with a tea room. Don’t miss the spectacular exhibition by the world known artist Picasso!

Cultural Banco Do Brasil
  1. Rio Carnival:
The Rio carnival is a mega festival which Brazil is proud to show off every year at the end of winter. The street carnival which is hosted at the Sambadrone and the Copacabana Palace and beach, is an open parade with welcoming arms for its many tourists this time of the year. Groove to the music as you watch the iconic dancers dance like never before.

Rio Carnival
  1. Petropolis:
One of the biggest winter attractions in Rio, Petropolis is known for its Summer Palace which is now a museum. Visit the Wax Museum, Rio Negro Palace sure to make you day trip count. The place is literally a walk in Rio’s rich history.

  1. São Bento Monastery: Baroque architecture at its best, the Sao Bento Monastery is known for its larger than life design and still functions to arrange weekly masses for its new admirers. Note that the magnificent organ still used here is from late 17th Century!
Sao Bento Monastery
  1. Urca: On your way down from the Sugarloaf Mountain, take a pit stop at Urca Beach to have a drink and enjoy the beautiful sunsets that the city is known for. If you like a little adventure, take a dip in the cold waters to make it a memorable stop.
Urca Beach

Rio-de-Janeiro has carved out a unique place for itself on the globe and is the most visited city in the history of tourism! Catch up with its vibrant pulse which celebrates life to the maximum. Plan your trip to Rio and experience the things to do in Rio De Janeiro in winter like never before.

What To Do In London For 5 Days

London- the royal city, the dream destination of every avid traveler! They say that a bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else and hence, however hard you try to plan the perfect London Trip, you can never get enough of this majestic capital.
Here are few tips on what to do in London for 5 days:

1. Visit the historical monuments:
London has outstandingly beautiful and well-maintained monuments that go way back in the history. Be it the legendary Big Ben or the stunning Westminster Abbey, the monuments of London never fail to awe the visitors. Kensington palace,   Buckingham palace, St. James Palace are some of the monuments worth being to. Also, the London eye, Tower of London and the tower bridge are unmissable!
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey

2. Go shopping:
London is a shopper’s paradise and one of the finest places in the world to shop for the latest fashion labels that rock the international fashion scene. Go on a shopping spree on the oxford street which has over 300 shops, designer outlets and landmark stores or the Regent street and Jermyn street if you are a budget shopper- London has treats for everyone!

The Oxford Street
3. Get a taste of adventure:
London may appear as a classy, prim city and people with an adrenaline rush may be under the impression that there’s nothing in store for them. London righteously proves them wrong with its Rollerblading in Battersea Park or Kayaking in West Reservoir center. Also, the Richmond Park offers great set of activities right from horse-riding to fishing- so don’t forget to pack your sports shoes on your London trip!

4. Treat yourself with the gastronomic delights:
The English man loves his tea and he’ll make you love it too! The backstreet cafes serve a Rack of English breakfast loaded with bacons, egg and sausages as cheap as 5 euros under 5 euros all day long, the tons of Chinese restaurants serve buffets at modest prices and if you are looking for a romantic dinner at a fancy place, London spoils you with choices.

5. Click pictures, take selfies and flaunt your vacation:
Piccadilly Circus with the huge statue of Eros standing proudly in its center is one of the most photographed places in the world and you shouldn’t be missing the opportunity to click a picture here on your London vacation. Click selfies with the landmarks, record your experience of the ‘Change of Guards’ and take home a pocket-full-of photographs!

Statue Of Eros
6. Plan a picnic at the Parks:
London has some lovely parks where you can pack your picnic basket, throw in some Frisbees and board games, grab your favorite book and go for a pleasant day-out with family. Be it Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Holland Park or the St. James Park, you are all set to have a gala time!

Hyde Park

St. James Park

Plan your 5 day London itinerary with this tips and you will surely say ‘ London is always a good idea!’