The city of London denotes an impressive mix of history and tradition. It is one of the most important cities in Europe and home to the British Royal Family. A multitude of attractions are offered by this vibrant city and it offers something for everyone.
Most of the landmark attractions in the city boast of splendid architecture and denote the rich legacy of Britain. Visitors are treated to amazing views of the River Thames from Tower Bridge and The Tower of London. The iconic Tower of London can be called a royal palace, an armoury and a fortress. Among the top attractions of London, it also houses the crown jewels since Situated in the borough of Westminster, Buckingham Palace is another iconic landmark of London. It is the official residence of the Royal Family, whose state rooms are open for public viewing in the months of August and September. Another noteworthy attraction of Westminster is the Trafalgar Square. A public area, it includes a central Nelsonâ€™s column containing four lions at the base.
The banks of the River Thames are full of promising and engaging activities for tourists and visitors. Situated within easy reach of the river, Westminster Abbey is an eye-catching gothic style church that is also a UNESCO world heritage site. The London eye, also known as the millennium wheel consists of 32 capsules which can accommodate 25 guests to offer birdâ€™s eye view of the city. It remains open between 10:00 to 20:30 hours. Tickets can also be availed in advance to avoid long queues. After visiting the London Eye, tourists can catch glimpses of life size wax statues of famous celebrities in the Madam Tussads museum close to Baker Street. However it is always advised to pre book in order to overcome long queues. The abode of reigning monarch, Buckingham Palace hosts changing of guards between the months April to July. It is a colourful ceremony, is one not be missed during a London visit.
This ancient Roman city, formally known as Londinium is a treat for art lovers. It is full of museums, parks, galleries, all of which allow free tourist entry. Major free attractions include the Tate Britain, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert museum, the National Gallery as well as the Royal Parks. Situated on Millbank in London, Tate Britain is the one of the oldest galleries that is in operation since 1500 to present day. Tate Modern boasts of the largest collection of Modern Art in the world. The British Museum features works dedicated to human history, art and culture. It houses one of the most wide ranging and largest collection of works from all the continents. It is situated in the Bloomsbury area of London and is governed by Department of Culture, Media and Sports. A collection of about 4.5 million objects related to decorative arts and design make Victoria and Albert Museum one of the largest of its kind in the world. The Royal Parks are green areas in London owned by the monarchy of The United Kingdom, they were made open to the public due to mounting urbanisation. Some of the best known parks are Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green Park and Greenwich Park which is also home to the royal observatory and the time line.