The UK offers about as much variety as you can hope to find in a single travel destination. There’s just a lot of things to see and do, from the coast to the castles and everything in between. But because a lot of the focus on UK travel tends to boil down to sightseeing, I wanted to point out some of the more active ways a traveler can enjoy a visit to this wonderful part of the world.
The Tower of London aka Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress is one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo. The ancient stones hold within them dark secrets, as fortified vaults shine with priceless jewels and historic uniformed Beefeaters stroll the grounds. Situated in Central London, just a stone’s throw from the River Thames, the Tower of London is one of the city’s premier attractions.
I walked many, many miles spending as much time above ground as possible to get a real sense of distance and how the pieces of London fit together. There are just plenty of things to see and do. But as a first timer, there are couple of sights you must not miss on your first week in London.