London has always been a part of every traveller’s bucket list because of its iconic attractions. Add the delicious food and delicacies that you must try once you visit London. But did you know that there are some places in London that should be avoided? Just because they are avoided doesn’t mean they are not scenic. It’s just that you might not enjoy your tour much when you go to these places. To prevent being disappointed in your trip, check out these red-flagged spots in London.
If you are looking to have a retail therapy in London, then Oxford Street is the place to be. The Oxford Circus has become a home for shoppers. Unfortunately, it causes so much crowding that it became too intoxicating for the tourists. You can visit it but you won’t enjoy staying for too long because of the massive crowd.
Towering at 443 feet, the London Eye is one of the most iconic landscapes in the city. Most tourists, or sometimes even natives, visit here to have a better view of the beautiful city of London. On the other hand, the time spent on waiting for you to get your turn on the London Eye can be spent on going to those places you’ll see instead. Not only is it (well, not really) a waste of time, but it will also cost you £20 to be able to experience the London Eye. Still, if you want to experience it and you brought a lot of pocket money with you, then maybe it’s okay to give it a try.
This is definitely one of the most renowned places in London. However, there is not much to do here and it has become a center for passers-by. Things to see here include the famous statue of Eros and a few shops you can enjoy.
One of the skippable parts of the trip is the Madame Tussauds’ wax figures. This is not exclusive to London and it has different branches all over the world like Hong Kong, USA, and other European cities. It is even better to visit the National History Museum and the Victoria & Albert (commonly known as V&A) Museum to have a more unique experience.
There is not much to see in this place except for the large corporate shopping center and high-rise buildings soaring the area. Canary Wharf is known as London’s little sub-city and is the heart of the financial district. So if you are looking for a place where you can set your mood a little high, then Canary Wharf is without a doubt not the place for fun.