London truly is one of the greatest cities on earth. London, the capital city of both England and the United Kingdom. A melting pot of all cultures and faiths, it is also a leading center of finance, trade and commerce, culture, fashion, and education. It multicultural character city , coupled with its great historical importance. The city has many attractions for all traveling tourists, adult and children. London is a city of galleries, and you will find one on almost everything there, London has been called a ‘world in one city’. The British Museum in London is one of the world’s largest , famous and most important museums of human history and culture. It was established in 1753 and was based largely on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. collections of art from the prehistoric man to the latest works of world-renowned painters.
The museum departments include: Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Pre-historic, Oriental, Japanese, British and European.
The British Airways London Eye is the world’s tallest observation wheel at 135 meters high(443-foot tall). The London Eye stands on the South Bank between the Westminster and Hunger ford Bridges.
On the banks of the River Thames people could sit and see up to a distance of 40 km, as far as the Windsor Castle and about 55 of London’s most famous landmarks, and is still one of the tallest Ferris wheels in Europe The wheel weighs approximately 1,800 tons and was opened to the public in March of 2000.
Visit Madame Tussauds’ to meet with all your favorite celebrities ( and best stars ) that have been created from wax. From the Beatles to Beckham, the Madame Tussauds has fast become on of London’s top traveling attraction.
The Tower Of London, one of the most fortified buildings in the world. An imposing fortress was built around the White Towerby William ” the Conqueror” – the name White Tower dates from the thirteenth century, Opened on 1894 bridge and bascule bridge combined to allow boats to pass freely underneath on the River Thames.
The Tower of London has been a fortress, palace and prison, royal treasury and the kingdom’s main arsenal. In 1100 the White Tower was host to the first of many hundreds of prisoners. Although it is no longer occupied by the Royal Family, the Tower officially remains a royal residence.
Talking of history, a visit to the Queen, in the Buckingham Palace is a must. Buckingham Palace is one of the world’s most familiar buildings and the balcony of the Palace is the focal point at times of national celebrations when the Royal Family make a balcony appearance.
The Buckingham Palace is both the office and the London residence of the Queen. You can take a tour of 19 State Rooms inside the Palace. Or you can even watch the Changing of Guards ceremony held right outside the palace. Was bought in 1761 by George III for his wife, Queen Charlotte to use as a as a private residence There is also the gardens within Buckingham Palace that is home to over 350 different types of wildflowers!
The city of London offers various kinds of interesting tours of the city, some of which include the Open Bus Tour and the Walking Tour of London. These tours will make sure that you do not miss out of any of London’s many wonders.
You can visit sites of religious interest. London’s religious attractions range from cathedrals and synagogues to Hindu temples and Methodist historical sites.
There is Big Ben too, not named due to it’s sheer size, but after the first Commissioner of Works, Sir Benjamin Hall. It is 96.3 meters (315.9feet) high! It has four clock faces which are 23 feet squared and the minute hand alone, stands at 14 feet long.
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