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London’s Top 5 Instagramable spots!

Bored taking same selfies on the mountains, valleys, cliffs, beaches, around lush greenery, etc? Have you had enough of these in your previous holidays? Looking for a destination that is trendy, chic, and upmarket, has none of the clichés, and yet becomes a preferred holiday destination? If you nodded positively, you simply have to head to London on your next holiday and get clicked at some of the best tourist attractions.

Some icing on the cake, these attractions are completely FREE! Imagine planning a holiday at one of the most expensive tourist destinations, getting sublime selfies, which then becomes your next Instagram story. This certainly will be your most memorable holiday.

Remember this is just a small Instagramable guide of London. The city has a lot more to offer its tourists. London is quite rich in history, architecture, shopping, and food, and night life. To know the complete guide of the city read Places to visit in London. One can even club Scotland along with the London holiday. To plan your Scotland holiday read Scotland's heavenly beauty.

Here is a guide for the Top 5 Instagram spots of London.

     1) Big Ben: This is one of the oldest and iconic towers of London.  A very popular tourist attraction, it is usually very crowded and has a lot of hustle-bustle around it. There is a huge giant like a bell inside and the clock outside the tower right at the top is quite a highlight point.  Not to forget a lot of popular Hollywood and Bollywood movies have been shot here. Isn’t it a good selfie point?

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2) Tower Bridge: Yet another iconic piece of London and a popular spot for movies. This artistic bridge looks incredible from a distance, especially at night. It overlooks the Themes River. The bridge opens up when a big vessel passes through it, it’s an amazing sight. You can simply take a walk on the bridge in the evening and admire its beauty. One of the most admired location for taking selfies

3) London Eye: Closer to Big Ben and near Thames River, the London Eye is a giant like a wheel which rotates very slowly giving a 360 view of the city. It rises above the skyline and one can get its mesmerizing views even from a few miles away. This is a paid ride, however for you to get clicked in the front of the ride, doesn’t require any penny.

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4) Buckingham Palace: This is the most famous address of London for centuries. The palace is home to the 'Queen of London'. The best attraction is the change of Guard which happens daily in summers around 11.30 am. The view of the parade is simply remarkable. Tourists throng here in huge numbers just to get a glimpse. Situated off Hyde Park, one can spend some time there before proceeding to the next location.

5) Oxford Street: It is the most popular shopping street in UK. It houses some of the best flagship brands, huge departmental stores, and cheap shopping all in one place. Thousands of locals and tourists horde here daily to satisfy their shopping needs. The locality is nicely decorated during winters, especially during Christmas. All the more reason for you to get a selfie here!

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5 things to know before traveling to Cuba

5 things to know before traveling to Cuba

Cuba is a growing tourism destination in the Caribbean. In fact, the top solo female travel destination in 2018 was Cuba (according to HostelWorld). However, despite its popularity, it remains a slightly unusual destination, with a lot of quirks that might be frustrating to an unprepared traveler. Here are five things you should know before going to Cuba.

Do your research:

The appeal of Cuba is not only its sandy beaches and colonial architecture but precisely the fact that it is different from most other countries. Before you go read up on where you are going. Find out what things you can do in Havana in 2019 and some of the history of the country.

Learn some (basic) Spanish:

Learning some basic Spanish words will make your life easier. Not everybody speaks English, and being able to communicate basic things with everyone is useful. Moreover, Cubans have their own slang that is different from Spanish in most other places. It might be useful to familiarise yourself with it before you go there. 

After arriving in Cuba: Get your head around the confusion of Cuban money.

Cuba is the only country in the world to have two official currencies, the CUC, and the CUP. But confusingly they are both called Peso and are used interchangeably, even though the exchange rate is 25:1! Be sure to read up a guide to Cuban money

Getting around Cuba:

Cuba can be a lot more expensive than people expect, and a big part of the cost is the cost of getting around in the country. Finding out how transportation in Cuba works can be extremely useful if you want to make sure you aren’t scammed by taxi drivers. 

Internet in Cuba: it's not what you are used to.

One of the big developments of 2018 in Cuba was the introduction of 3G. Many other countries are now introducing 5G. Most of the time you’ll have to look for a wifi spot in a public park and buy a scratch card to get online. It might be useful to find out how the strange internet system in Cuba works before you get there.
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We are an international network of Cubans and Cuba lovers dedicated to sharing travel inspiration and up-to-date travel advice about visiting the island.

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