London is certainly home to some of the most famous attractions in the world: here you can find pretty much everything, from historical monuments to museums not to miss, but also modern rides like the now famous London Eye.
Arrives in the capital each category of traveler, from simple tourist students attending English language courses in London, by music lovers to sports lovers, from lovers to lovers of art and history of science. But especially for those who are here and attend English schools in London, the capital offers a few places not to miss, and no doubt that complete the training plan of their studies. Here then 10 monuments and attractions that you can not miss in London, to have a nice reminder of the city on the Thames.
The Tower of London. Those who come here, attracted by the events in the ancient castle of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was beheaded place, but also, of course, the crown jewels still proudly displayed. Its walls are really stain the history of England, and recount the historical events studied in the history books.
Tower Bridge. Also on the River Thames, this bridge is one of the most interesting examples of Victorian engineering. The drawbridge of Tower Bridge was designed in 1884, to allow large ships to pass unimpeded along the Thames. Is still raised and lowered at least two or three times a day and is as fascinating today as it was when it opened. The bridge also houses an excellent exhibition on its history and offers fantastic views of the city from its scenic walkways.
St Paul’s Cathedral. This masterpiece of Christopher Wren stands imposing in the City of London for over 300 years. It ‘s famous for having withstood the Blitz and became a sort of monument to the determination and resilience of London and Londoners. Then, not in the second floor, there is its architectural splendor, his crypt with the graves of Horatio Nelson and Wellington, and impressive sound disturbing the famous Whispering Gallery under the dome.
Buckingham Palace. If you’ve never been to London, a visit to the palace of Her Majesty the Queen is a must for your holiday. The palace of 775 rooms, only 19 state rooms, used by the Queen and her guests, are open to the public, between August and September of each year. These sites contain some of the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto, Canova sculptures and pieces of priceless porcelain and furniture. Also, visitors can also stroll in the gardens of the Palace, during the weeks of summer opening.
Houses of Parliament. The Palace of Westminster, or more commonly The Houses of Parliament is the seat of British government from the 16 th century. Visitors from all over the world can visit the Parliament and attend debates, watch committee work and visit its labyrinth of old buildings, gothic and modern, including the Clock Tower, affectionately known as Big Ben. A true temple of democracy!
The Royal Observatory. Part of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, the Royal Observatory is the site of the “Prime Meridian” reference: this line officially separating East and West, longitude 0 °. This place is also the official center of world time, also called Greenwich Mean Time and Universal Time: putting your feet over the line, you can be in both Eastern and Western hemispheres, at the same time! The Centre also has a planetarium edge, some of the oldest and largest marine chronographs refractor of the United Kingdom.
The Thames. What better way to experience the charm of London from the Thames. Take a boat trip on the Thames is a must for any visitor to London and one of the most unique travel experiences is the London Showboat: this boat gives you the opportunity to sit back and enjoy a four-course meal accompanied by live songs, while the landscape varies from Westminster, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
London Eye. Not only history, in London! Higher than Big Ben, London Eye Ferris wheel offers the most spectacular views of the city, with visibility up to 40 km in all directions and looks set to remain one of the most beloved landmarks of the London skyline.
British Museum. And ‘a must-see, where you can breathe the culture and history! The British Museum exhibits various works heritage, from prehistoric to modern times and from all over the world. Some objects have a universal significance, and have been a subject of study for all students of this planet: we speak of course of the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Parthenon, and the mummies of Ancient Egypt collection. Plus admission is free, very enjoyable for students and budget travelers!
Kensington Gardens. Along with Hyde Park are the green lungs of London. They are a favorite place of relaxation and detoxification by the London traffic, and for those who feel young at heart is a must visit the monument of Peter Pan, built on the places frequented by JM Barrie, who here invented the hero’s timeless young and old. Not far Kensington Palace, former residence of Queen Victoria and, more recently, Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales. The building boasts unique exhibits such as a collection of real clothes, and a series of poignant photographs of the beloved princess.
Originally posted 2012-07-02 14:11:59.