Welcome to super vast London with literally thousands of things to see; thousands of pleasures waiting for the lone travelers and gypsies at heart, for the bonding families and friends on a mission. There are a thousand and one ways to have fun in London. Let us count the other ways, or at least two that smacks of curiosity and oddity: bridges and a circus without a show.
Cross the Bridges
Yes, you have to cross the bridge to get there – to London’s most interesting attractions which lie a short distance from each other. So why not explore London bridges before they fall down? Start your mark by strolling along the famous River Thames and if you happen to catch one that opens at the middle to give way for large vessels, it is the Tower Bridge, arguably London’s most famous bridge.
On to the West side, there suspends a bridge held up by nothing but a set of steel cables, The Millennium Bridge. Nearby are the real London Bridge (you can hum that song while here) and Southwark Bridge. Keep your pace and you will set foot at Waterloo Bridge. While here, the London Eye on the south bank, the biggest Ferris wheel in the world, will catch your attention –save for that thrill later. The bridge tour ends at Westminster Bridge. Look up and say “hello” to Big Ben.
A Different Kind of Circus
Odd, but this is not one you would have expected of a catchy name that sounds like all the exciting carnival rides and adorable elephants on balancing acts are there. Piccadilly Circus, at the junction of Regent Street and Shaftesbury Avenue is a trapezoidal venue, as opposed to the impression that the area is a wide, wanton rotunda.
Circus notwithstanding, London’s most excited crowd is here! Piccadilly is known to attract the most diverse set of people – partying people. Think of New York’s heady Times Square. So this is a circus, after all. The “carnival” of sorts is Piccadilly’s ever bustling nightlife. London’s famous West End glitters nearby.