Virtual Tour of London
Having just moved to London, I’m quickly falling in love with the city. Travel is difficult at the moment, but we can still dream and plan for future travel with virtual audio tours! Let’s get a feeling of wanderlust and learn about London.
The Great Fire Of London
In 1666 on Pudding Lane, a huge fire started that destroyed much of London. There’s a tall memorial there now to commemorate the fire which you can go to the top of and get a fantastic view of central London.
Southwark Needle, London bridge
There’s a large 16-metre spike at the end of London Bridge where traitor’s heads were impaled on spears along the city wall and it was the first thing people sat as they entered the city.
Tower of London
It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The king built the fortress to defend himself against a rebellion. Kings and Queens have kept their valuables in the tower throughout the years.
Tower Subway is the world’s first tube railway and the second oldest tunnel running under the Thames. The tunnel was built in 1870 and was only 2 metres wide. The tower subway can be found just west of Tower Bridge, between Tower Hill on the north side of the river, and Vine Lane on the south.
The First Red Telephone Box
From 1924 at The Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly. (not the one in the photo)
Hidden “Roman” Baths
In the 1830s, the owner of the pool said it was a Roman bathhouse from 100AD. Most people believe it’s not that old. Historians believe that the bath dates back to the early 17th century. It’s very hard to find along Surrey Street.
A cool, grimy tunnel where graffiti (or street art) is accepted and ubiquitous. Check it out – especially for a cool selfie!
Leadenhall Market is a covered market in London, located on Gracechurch Street. This Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
Parakeets (a tropical green bird) can be found in Kensington Gardens where they will land on you if you have food. They are not indigenous to Britain, but nobody really knows how they got here.
Wild City Foxes
There are foxes all over London who scream and fight during the night. They are usually not too afraid of humans and have been known to steal wallets and shoes!
Meet Up & Couchsurfing
For meeting locals and travellers alike, check out Meet Up and Couchsurfing. I’ve used them myself and it’s a great way to learn more about the city.
A beautiful, huge park in north-west London. You can see the London skyline and is especially beautiful at sunset.
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