What should I do while traveling in England

London is a beautiful place to see and visit. Here are a few must see vacation spots in London.

 

Big Ben

When you think of London,  you automatically think of Big Ben.  This has to be the world’s most iconic clock tower.  Located at the north end of the Palace of Westminster, is in one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions. Definitely go on the hour to hear the chimes.  It is busy with tourists trying to take picture of it so the bridge can be crowded. Even busy it is definitely worth seeing and taking in the architecture surrounding it. Big Ben will  unfortunately go silent soon till 2021 due to renovations. But you need to see this iconic clock that most of us grew up seeing in our childhood books.

 

Buckingham Palace

You have to stop at Buckingham Palace, right? Your trip would not be complete without seeing the working headquarters of the Monarchy.  The Changing of the Guards is a colourful spectacle of British pageantry. The ceremony last about 45 minutes but what a sight to see. You need to visit the State Rooms using the headphones and mini tablet so you can stroll through at your own pace and listen to the history of the palace in your language.  Also, the gardens are magnificent to see. Pictures are not allowed inside so you really have to see it for yourself. They do offer guided tours so if you are limited on time this option might be more beneficial for you. Help you plan your day.

Westminster Abbey

You can’t leave London without seeing Westminster Abbey.

This 700 year old building has over one million visitors a year.

The Abbey is the place where the royals hold coronations, funerals and other religious ceremonies.  Princess Diana’s funeral was held here. The Abbey is rich with history, paintings, stained glass, other artifacts. You can join in for worship daily and guided tours are offered.  You need to visit the Abbey to truly appreciate the stunning architecture and get a postcard worthy picture.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace is the former home to Queen Victoria and Princess Diana.  This beautiful palace has exhibits throughout. Currently the Princess Diana:Fashion Story is being displayed.  Come and see some of her elegant dresses and outfits. Diana, Princess of Wales was considered a fashion icon of her time. Make sure to take a stroll through the well manicured gardens that Princess Diana loved to visit.  She raised Prince William and Harry at Kensington Palace. Prince William and his family now reside here.

It is just a special place to visit knowing Princess Diana lived there.  You can’t help but love the “Princess for the People” as she was known.

The London Bridge

The London Bridge has beautiful views and is a great place to take pictures. The view at night is stunning with the city illuminated.  

Definitely worth taking the time to stroll across it and enjoy the view. Also in a trendy part of town and the food is great. Close to the Tower of London so you can visit to attractions at once.

 

 

The World Ranked Safest Destinations

Vacations are for unwinding, not for worrying about terrorism, crime and political upheaval on the rise which makes it difficult to choose a safe place for a vacation. While there is no exact “safe” place on earth, as crime and problems can happen anywhere, there are many places to travel that are quite safe. Here is a selection of the safest places to visit for families, for couples, for just about anyone. The following locations are probably the safest travel destinations, but it does not imply that bad things cannot happen. It simply indicates that bad things are far less likely to occur.

Singapore

Singapore boasts an extraordinary low homicide rate of 0.38 per 100,000 people and also ranks lowest regarding crime and theft cases. The country warmly treats the holidaymakers with the hygienic environment, extremely clean food and safe drinking water. Furthermore, efficient health care system, proper sanitation, safe accommodation options and ensured security prompts many to come back again.

Switzerland

Another beautiful, as well as a safe destination in the world, is Switzerland. With low crime rate and incredible natural splendors, these European countries make for a mesmerizing vacation. Other factors like clean food and well-developed sanitation facilities take care of other requirements of travelers.

Macau’s:

Macau has lots to offer all its tourists – exotic restaurants, the best resorts and lots of casinos that make the nightlife vibrant and exciting. It is a very safe place for all the tourists as the crime rate is as low as zero.

Finland:

It is probably the safest travel destination in all of northern Europe. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is named “the world’s friendliest city” year after year. It deserves the title. Travel to Finland might cost more, but it’s safe!

Mauritius:

Together with Seychelles, Mauritius has the lowest rate of crime in Africa. Mauritius’s location is much further south in the Indian Ocean, and therefore it is safe from piracy.

St. Barthelemy:

St. Barthelemy is certainly the safest island in the Caribbean, and it has virtually no crime rate at all. You can walk around in this place at any time -night or day without any fear as there are no muggers or robbers to hassle you. The roads in St. Barthelemy are very steep and narrow, and one should be careful while driving around.

Bhutan The kingdom is settled in the Himalayas, and it’s one of the safest Asian countries. Due to their Buddhist belief and high level of family values, most of the people are poor, and they are some of happiest people in Asia

Greenland:

Greenland, Denmark is a peace-loving city and has the least crime rate, and ill-will towards foreigners is virtually unknown, as long as you follow the basic rules, common sense, and etiquette.

The above mentioned are a few countries that are considered safe regarding crime rate, violence instances, the reaction of people towards foreign tourists and sanitation. Nevertheless, tourists must take appropriate measures to ensure their safety and to have enjoyable vacations.