London Calling! Things To See In England’s Bustling Capital

London Calling! Things To See In England’s Bustling Capital

Whether you’re heading to London for the Olympic games or just passing through, there is so much to see and do in this incredible city that planning a few days can be an overwhelming experience. Like any big city, London offers something for every traveler; the museum lover, the artist, the sports fanatic, the history buff, the political geek etc. so before you take-off, it’s important to think about what kind of traveler you want to be! That will help you narrow down your choice of things to do and see, but of course you can always shake things up once you touchdown. Having lived in the city multiple times while job searching and studying abroad, I acquired a taste for the best (and the worst) of things to see and do in London. Delivered in a four part series, each blog will focus on a different part of the London experience. To kick things off, here are my favourite things to see in England’s Bustling Capital city:

Oops – wait a second, you nearly forgot your map!

A map of the London Underground (the Tube) is vital for any visitor looking to explore London, all year round. The underground website also offers a journey planner so you can plug in exactly where you want to end up, when. So, pick your starting point, hold on tight, and away we go:

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Ottawa: A City for Every Season

Ottawa: A City for Every Season

Tucked somewhere in-between the business culture of Toronto and the trendy beat of Montreal, is Ottawa, Canada’s (cute) capital city.

Subjected to ridicule by home grown Canadians and tourists alike, this forgotten gem continues to be overlooked and is, more often than not, skipped over by most folk with limited time to tour the best of Canada. My first instinct is to nod in agreement when people say they are skipping over Ottawa as they plan a whirlwind trip to T.O or Montreal, followed by an over the border crossing to NYC. Sure, Ottawa doesn’t have the skyscrapers lighting up  Toronto’s downtown core, and no, it doesn’t offer the same historical appeal as Vieux-Montreal. Yet, Ottawa, as small and as quaint as it may seem to the excitable traveler, remains wholly underestimated in it’s ability to entertain. Here are a few reasons why Ottawa should make the top ten on your Canadian hit-list:

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