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5 Famous London Sites

Posted by: Phin Upham

In recent years, London is remembered as the site of Michael Phelps’ record setting Olympic wins, or the backdrop to the popular Harry Potter Franchise, but the city has a long and illustrious history of places  you can visit today.

Covent Garden

From its less than reputable origins as a pub for bare knuckle boxing matches, Lamb & Flag is the oldest pub in the Covent Garden area. Covent Garden actually has 60 prestigious pubs that you can crawl through, with award-winning locations like the Harp.

Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s original Globe Theater burnt down in 1613, but the one that stands today was rebuilt on the original schematics. The theater still performs shows such as Much Ado About Nothing and Midsummer Night’s Dream for audiences who travel around the world to see Shakespearean theater.

Tower of London

In the Tower of London on the Thames, you can walk the halls of the Tower of London. Listen to the stories the Beefeaters will tell you.


A recent addition of a $44 million dollar visitor’s center is just one of the draws. The beautiful glass encasing leads travelers to the monument, a place modern science can only guess at explaining.

The London Eye

Perhaps its a bit cliché, but the London Eye is a must see for first-time travelers. The Eye is the world’s largest Ferris wheel and provides a view that stretches up to 25 miles, from a vantage point of 450 feet in the air.

About the Author: Phin Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. You may contact Phin on his Phin Upham website or LinkedIn page.

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