Many Americans have one tourist destination in mind after moving to London England – Buckingham Palace. The home to England’s queen and backdrop to several centuries of British history, the palace epitomizes the British experience to so many American expats. Now, thanks to a special limited time opening private tours are made available in Buckingham Palace.
With London being such a large city, packed full of so much history and culture, it can quickly become overwhelming for Americans moving to London to organize a system to visit all the important attractions. I recommend those new to the city from corporate relocation to make a New Year’s resolution to see one iconic London attraction a month. By setting up the schedule now, at the end of the current year, one can make sure to take into account weather conditions, special events or features and any other important factors to consider when visiting attractions for which London is famous.
If you’re moving to London, you’re joining the UK in an exciting time of royal transformation. The Guard at Buckingham Palace isn’t the only thing that’s changing these days…
First of all, we’ve already seen how the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge have both bucked convention by marrying commoners. Not that this was unprecedented, just not overly common and certainly not accepted for British monarchs of centuries ago. Well, this wee, headlines in the UK papers have announced that… [read more]
The last thing you want to do after your relocation to London is to forget that you are in one of the most exciting and tourist friendly cities in the world. You should make the time to immerse yourself in the city and everything she has to offer before you settle into your new job and home.
Finding your way around can be confusing after your relocation to London. It is a complicated city, full of winding roads that twist and turn in a seemingly random pattern. Many modern cities are laid out in a grid format which makes them easy to navigate. Not so in London. The city has grown up over centuries, expanding and growing each year.
If you want to get a good idea of how the city is laid out, you should spend a morning soon after moving to London, and visit the London Eye.
Bird’s Eye View of London
I think it’s safe to say that after living in London for some time, you’d be quite familiar with the famous tourist attractions that the city has to offer. Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Regent’s Park will leave you feeling a bit ho hum after a while, particularly if you’re the kind with your very own London flat.