Until recently, traveling to London was considered an expensive and distant destination. Flight prices were very high, the pound sterling rate was skyrocketing and many Israelis preferred cheaper destinations. The open sky reform that began six years ago changed the situation with the entry of low-cost companies such as Wizz Air that operate a line of convenient and daily flights to London.

Here are the top five places you must visit when traveling to London:

Shoreditch neighborhood

A short drive on the Savoy to Old Street Station will take you to the business and nightlife district of London – the Shoreditch neighborhood. A neighborhood that until a few years ago suffered from crime but has become one of the neighborhoods that you must visit. There is no recommended route. It is just a fun walk in the neighborhood. All you need is comfortable shoes, a touristy mindset, and go for a stroll in the alleys of the neighborhood. The buildings in the alleys of the neighborhood are decorated with extraordinary graffiti that you can’t miss.

Wall Art
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Buckingham palace

The British royal house that does not fall from the headlines is one of the most visited palaces in the world. A visit to Buckingham Palace is a must-see attraction in London. The visit to the palace begins with cute and well-kept parks – St. James Park and Green Park. Followed by the entrance plaza of the palace where the changing of the guard ceremony takes place. The ceremony takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 and lasts about 45 minutes. As long as the weather allows. It is advisable to direct the trip so that the visit to the palace will be at the time of the shift change to complete the London trip experience.

marching band
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Hyde Park

A short walk from the palace is one of the most famous parks in the world – Hyde Park. There are many reasons to visit this amazing park: Hyde Park is a 2.5 square meter park, the park is one of London’s Royal Gardens. The speakers ‘corner  houses the finest of London’s attractions on Sundays, and the park is active and recommended for visiting all seasons.

 

London Ai

London’s famous Ferris wheel began operations in 1999 and soon became a must-see attraction on a visit to the city. The wheel is 135 meters high. Until 2006 it was considered the largest wheel in the world. It is located on the south bank of the River Thames in the Lambeth area, north of Westminster Bridge. Passengers can get an impressive view of the city of London from the top of the wheel.

 

English soccer game

Soccer in England is one of the most important sports for the English public, and has played a significant part in the leisure life of the English. Watching a soccer match provides an anthropological experience with the British people. So if you are visiting the city during the game season (September-May) it is recommended to add a local game trip to the trip.

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