England, London Guide (B): The Ultimate Guide For First-Time Visitors to London

The Ultimate Guide For First-Time Visitors to London
The best thing about having a wandering soul is the wandering part.

The worst thing about having a wandering soul is that you’re never 100% happy where you are.

Take me, for example. 

I’ll always be at least 10% happier when in London. 

London stole my heart back in 2002. Well, actually, it first stole my passport—I believe I got a piece of paper with “DETAINED” stamped on it in exchange. Apparently, peeps working at the Heathrow airport had never seen an unaccompanied minor at the ripe age of 14 flying solo into the country. My young looks didn’t help either, but that’s another story. I remember them being nice and asking if I wanted juice or something to eat (I just wanted to go to the loo, thank you very much, being too frightened because this was not how my London vacation was supposed to start!) Well, it toughened me up. There’s nothing airport related I am afraid of after that experience. 

I don’t remember much from my first visit to London, though I wasn’t that young. But I do remember the feeling very accurately: being crazy in love with what I believed was the most amazing place in the world. 15 years later, I still believe that. In fact, London is the most amazing place in the world, and I don’t think that will ever change for me.

Later on, after having got a decent number of stamps in my passport, I was wondering if London still had its magic. Maybe it was just the first big city I ever visited so that was why it felt ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Ultimate Guide For First-Time Visitors to London
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Houses of Parliament   Big Ben   10 Downing Street   Trafalgar Square   Nelson’s Column   Leicester Square   Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop   Soho Square Gardens   Z Café   Oxford Street   Piccadilly Circus   Buckingham Palace   Westminster Abbey   Westminster Bridge   London Eye   Globe Theatre   Millennium Bridge   St Paul’s Cathedral   Tower of London   Tower Bridge   Shangri La Hotel   British Museum   Tate Modern   Madame Tussauds Wax Museum   National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery   The Knight’s Templar   Ceviche   Covent Garden   Borough Market   Camden Lock Market   Book Warehouse   Kensington Palace   Platform 9 ¾  
Author: Tihana Smiljanic
Read it on author's website: http://www.wanderingpolkadot.com/2017/09/first-time-london-ultimate-guide.html

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