A Grey city?
Sight seeing unlimited
Millions of tourists from all over the world visit
Still a super-power!
When it comes to finance, education, trade and commerce
With a population of 8.25 million;
Londoner’s own ‘Tube’
The heart of the city is called ‘City of
The world has different timings in various places but the
The ‘Eurostar Rail’ which crosses the
Channel Tunnel or Chunnel or Euro Tunnel
It is an under-sea channel crossing the
The best things in life come free!
This palace was built in 1850 by Edward Blore for The Duke of Buckingham; at present it serves as the residence of British Monarchs. This palace is venue for state ceremonies and royal functions. It is a major rallying center for the public at the time or national rejoicing as well as crisis. The
The icon of London; located in the western bank of River Thames; built by William the Conqueror in 1078 as a fortress; this complex of several structures have served many dialectical roles; like Royal Palace, prison for high profile prisoners, fortress, a place for torturing, Royal Mint, a place for execution, a zoo, as an armory, Royal Treasury etc.
Madam Tussauds Wax Museum
This museum with thousands of human sized models of celebrities has been one of the major tourist attractions of
London Eye is one of the most spectacular contraptions installed by British Airways on the banks of
This magnificent structure was first built in 1050 and has served as the king’s residence twice; the nearby tower is nicknamed as the Big Ben. As the original structure was destroyed in a fire the present structure was built between 1840 -1860 by Charles Barry. The two houses of British Parliament are housed in this palace. The whole palace occupies 8 acres and has 11 courtyards. It remains to be a very important landmark in
The Tower Bridge is no ordinary bridge; it is a magnificent work of art; it is iconic symbol of London built across River Thames; located very close to ‘The Tower’ and hence the name; opened for traffic in 1894; maintained by Bridge House Estate a non profit organization. The total length of this bridge is 800 feet (244meters) and its longest span is 200 feet in length.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
One of the most important landmarks of the City of
Lambeth Palace is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Millennium Dome (The O2 Entertainment District)
It is the largest dome ever built; built to welcome the third millennium and was opened for public in
It is one of the Royal Parks in England and the largest park in London, has turned out to be a favorite location for demonstrators; many of the public rallies assemble here before taking to processions. It was a former deer park for hunting and covers an area 350 acres; this park was opened for public in 1637.
This is for Shakespeare buffs; built as a reconstruction of the 1599 model open theater where William Shakespeare worked and he wrote most of his great plays. Here during the season (April to October) there is great opportunity for lovers of good drama to enjoy classic plays from Shakespeare and his contemporaries; works by modern authors are also played.
Because it is
A hurried trip may better kept for other cities but not for London because it is not just hype and glitter but things of real worth that should be understood and appreciated. Those who can spare a full five day vacation can utilize those full days in a worthy ways like enjoying a cruise on the River Thames, sipping some beer in one of the old taverns, watching a show the Globe Theater, a ride on the