“By Seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show”, said Samuel Johnson. The energy, the diversity and the soothing green spaces is all you need to spend your life peacefully. There is something about London that makes it the city we love, adore and dream of. This cultural melting pot London has grown to become one of the most important financial and cultural capitals of Europe, if not the world.
London is a world to explore with different districts that reflect different national characteristics, London’s strength and character lies in its cultural dynamism which has about 50 non-indigenous communities.
If you are a first-timer to London, here is a breakdown of the most famous tourism spots.
Dedicate two or three days to seeing the sights and soaking up the sheer weight of history. Do not forget to fit in a visit to some of the famous art galleries and museums. Then allow for some serious shopping time at world-famous venues such as Harrods, Hamleys and Oxford Street. Finally, soak up some culture with a visit to Covent Garden, Carnaby Street and Camden Lock. For a hair-raising day out, take in the Tower of London and the London Dungeon, and then relax with some laughs at lifelike replicas of some of your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. If you are a person of leisure then just strolling around on the streets of London is the best way to past your time and soak in the city’s unbeatable essence.
Double Decker bus
In England, double deckers are either a chocolate bar, or a big red, double layered bus. We are talking about the buses here, which are an iconic feature of London, almost as much as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. They are a fantastic and fun way to get around the city, whether you just want to go shopping or be taken on a guided tour.
The clock tower, built in 1288, on the Houses of Parliament houses a main bell known as Big Ben. Although the clock tower is a symbol of London and all things English, and a massive tourist draw card, the actual interior of the tower is not open to the public. It has featured in countless films and TV programs, and is the largest four faced, chiming clock in the world.
If the top deck of a bus just isn’t high enough for you, aim for a bird’s eye view of London with a ride on Europe’s biggest Ferris wheel, the 135-metre high London Eye. Once described as London’s Eiffel Tower, its complete rotation takes about 30 minutes, so no stomach-churning rush here!
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