London Travel guide
Traveling gives you an extraordinary experience and a chance to see how the world around us constantly changes. If you want to taste that kind of phenomenon, one of the best places for you to visit is the UK capital. London is a unique mix of old and new that perfectly complete one another, giving its visitors a time to remember.
Tower Bridge – It is a 900 years old precious piece of London history, treasuring some of the most interesting, but also scary and bloody tales and legends of the past. The fort is divided into 2 parts, Inner Ward with 13 towers and Outer Ward with 6 towers. The purpose of this amazing building has changed many times during the history; from being a palace, chambers for torture and execution and prison to the function that it has today, as a jewel house and a zoo.
British Museum – This is certainly one of the most famous museums in the world, with collections and artifacts that will catch your attention immediately. It was founded in 1753 and today museum can brag with more than 8 million objects in its permanent collection and over 2 million years of human culture, from Greek to Egyptian, all in one place.
London Eye – One of the famous symbols of London skyline that can be very often found on the postcards. But, the more interesting thing about it is that, when you go for a ride on this giant wheel, you can get your own London postcard, since the view that London Eye provides is just incredible. It is 135m high, which makes it the tallest cantilevered observation wheel, giving you a chance to of a 360 degrees view at London. Another great thing is that, from here, you get to see 55 most famous attractions of London – perfect if you don’t have enough time to visit them all.
Madame Tussauds Museum
Madame Tussauds Museum – It is a world known institution, with interesting past. It is visited by both locals, and tourists from all around the world and it is one of the most famous London attractions. This museum has its branches in Amsterdam, Las Vegas, New York and Hong Kong, but this one is the oldest; it is over 200 years old and all that time it has been carrying the name of Madame Tussauds, the first one who started making the wax figures. Today, museum has 14 interactive areas with more than 300 wax figures, from history characters and scientists to Hollywood stars.
Westminster Palace – One of the most beautiful buildings on the north side of Thames has more than 1100 rooms and almost 5 km of hallways. The looks that is has today dates from the 19th century, while the only things older that stayed preserved are the Jewel Tower and Westminster Hall, which is the oldest part of the palace. The main symbols of the Parliament are the 2 towers, Victoria Tower and The Clock Tower with the worldwide popular bell, known as the Big Ben. Fun fact – in 2012 the Clock Tower got the name Elizabeth Tower, in honor of Queen Elizabeth.