Love at first sight in London

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Ravi Goel

England had always been famous for being one of the most sophisticated, stylish and classy countries and its capital is even more ornamental and photogenic than the description of the entire country sounds. London goes beyond any boundary or convention. It contains every wish or word ever spoken, every action or gesture ever made, every harsh or noble statement ever expressed. It is illimitable. It is Infinite. When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
London, without a doubt can make you fall in love with it. It’s beautiful Victorian architecture, diverse dining, trendy and cool shopping sprees, Friday Piano nights, its beautiful crypts, a London spa day, rock climbing at west way, the amazing silence of London river, Big Ben…. I think you got the drift! It has all the things that can turn that spark of infatuation into red burning flame of love.

What made me fall in love with it? Well, here it is.
That big blue (sometimes dank) streak of water which runs through London: where the boats float by, modern high rise apartments fill the banks, and tourists climb on top of one another to get the best photo of Big Ben! Yes, we all ‘know’ the Thames. And there is one slice that deserves a closer look. A part of the Thames that is untamed, naturally protected and provides ample opportunity for various daytime and nighttime activities. A part you wouldn’t know unless you reside in close proximity to it.

Tate Modern and Tate Britain are exceptional national art galleries housing some of the finest artworks in the world. Tate Modern focuses on contemporary art while Tate Britain displays British Art from the sixteenth century to the present day. Other major London art galleries include the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. I would also recommend The Wallace Collection as it’s just off Oxford Street so a perfect escape from a busy shopping spree.
And remember, many of the major art galleries and museums stay open late.

ZSL London Zoo is a great attraction in London for all the family. The zoo features the popular Gorilla Kingdom and Clore Rainforest Lookout which both get you closer than ever to primates of Africa and South America. The London Bridge Experience is an attraction set within the arches of this historical bridge. Featuring real life actors, stunning special effects and animations, this is unique interactive adventure really does takes you back in time.

Yes, it’s a giant ferris wheel, and, yes, it’s for tourists — but it’s a worth a spin. Once you’ve boarded your glass-sided capsule — each capsule holds 25 people — it will be a half-hour before you get back down. Creeping along at 0.6 miles (0.9 km) per hour, it’s an excruciatingly slow flight, as a trip on the London Eye is called, you’ll be rewarded with gloriously unimpeded views over London. Ever climbed something reeeally high and had the urge to jump, do a couple of stylish spins in the air and land flawlessly on the ground with everyone watching and wooping? I haven’t. But in some fantastic moment of madness last summer I signed up for a flying trapeze lesson on Acton Common with a company called Gorilla Circus, and it was amAZing!

These were some things which captivated me! Once you visit it… you can find your own thousand reasons to love London!

Written by Ravi Goel