If you’ve never been to London, and you are going for your first time, you will certainly feel obliged to see the sights (see below). But do yourself a favour and allow for more than 1 day to see London. By all means, see the sights – the well known palaces (Kensington, Buckingham and the often missed St. James’s), the parks (Green and Hyde), Big Ben, the London Eye, and more. But you’ve got to allow time to get out and see the heart of the city. If you’ve been here more than a few times, as I have, you’ll get out and explore like a local . See my “A Day in London” Post https://markstraveljournal.me/2013/03/17/a-day-in-london/. The markets, quaint shops, local pubs, small restaurants, etc. The real heart of any great city is of course it’s people. And London is without question one of the world’s great cities.