There is, no doubt hundreds of things that you aspire to see in your life but the chances that you will see everything are extremely small. Even those who travel on a regular basis may still miss things, therefore, it’s far better to make a list of the top sights that you wish to see and stick to those.
Full of culture and rich history, the East End is definitely a place that you should visit at some point in your lifetime. There are East End tours that will take you to all of the most popular spots but if you’re still unsure as to whether you want to visit the East End or not, these reasons may just convince you:
As mentioned, the East End is full of culture; from Banksy’s street art to the hundreds of people that have migrated there to appreciate its rich history and tourist attractions.
You can book a tour that specifically takes you to view all of Banksy’s street art, he’s one of London’s most well-known artists, but it’s not just his art that he is famous for as no one actually knows his identity – which makes his work even more sought after. London is also the central hub of the UK, meaning that millions have travelled from various corners of the world to visit or settle; resulting in a rapidly growing multicultural capital.
The Rich History
Owing to its wealth of history, the East End is extremely well known and with renowned personalities such as Jack the Ripper and Guy Fawkes making their mark, it’s no wonder why the East End is so popular today.
Thousands of people flock to the streets of Whitechapel each year to visit the places where the notorious killer, Jack the Ripper callously killed his victims – but it’s not just the people that bring this history – the buildings are also incredibly popular. Westminster, for example, is well known for its connections to both Parliament and royalty and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London today.
Places to Eat and Drink
No matter where you go, you want to be able to find somewhere nice to lunch or dine and there’s no place more suitable for everyone than the East End.
There are pub tours for those who enjoy a drink or two and a myriad of different restaurants offering a wide range of cuisines to satisfy each and every palate. Whatever it is you fancy, there will be a restaurant or bar for you. You may even decide to have a drink in a famous pub; Jack the Ripper and his victims frequented various pubs in the Whitechapel area and who knows, you could find yourself sitting in the exact place that one of his victims was last seen in?
There are hundreds of famous people attached to the UK but none more interesting than those attached to the East End. Of course, you have Jack the Ripper and Banksy but there are so many more.
Legends like the Kray Twins and William Booth have graced the streets as well as Dick Turpin and the Elephant Man. Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street also worked in the East End and not only does this help create a rich history but it makes for a brilliant and fun tour.
So, now that you know what the East End has to offer all that’s left is to visit. If you don’t have time to see it all then book your visit with East End Tours today. You can visit the places that specifically connect to something that you’re interested in such as the Kray twins or Jack the Ripper – so what are you waiting for? Don’t just sit around, book your tour now.