There is no doubt that every sightseeing tour in London starts from the most famous landmarks of the capital and the pageant of the British history, namely the Westminster Abbey (the coronation church and burial site for British monarchs), Tower Bridge (home to the Tower Bridge Exhibition), the Buckingham Palace (the London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and one of the few working royal palaces left) and the Tower of London (one of the oldest and most famous castle keeps in the world, an iconic symbol of the capital and the country).
Britain’s stunning and wonderful capital city hosts many world-class museums. The British Museum is, for sure, the most popular and splendid one worldwide in which visitors get acquainted with permanent collections and exhibitions of human history and culture from any part of the world.
Madame Tussaud’s is a must-visit site that attracts millions of tourists and locals alike with its waxworks of historical & royal figures, film & sports stars.
Last but not least, is the museum complex of the Royal Museums Greenwich comprising the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, the Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark museum ship.
London is not renowned only for its historical places but it’s a vast cultural centre as well. The famous Globe Theatre that was an Elizabethan playhouse was built by William Shakespeare’s playing company namely here in 1599. Now Shakespeare’s Globe is a reconstruction of the iconic building. It is built only 230 metres from the original site and it has the huge task to help its visitors explore Shakespeare’s works and the playhouse for which he wrote.
Following the tradition of being an international cultural place, nowadays London is home to a great number of theatres and seeing a West End show in London (like We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre) is a common tourist activity here.
The British capital city is reputed to be the greenest major city on the Old Continent as well as the third in the world. It contains vast areas of public parks among which is the famous Hyde Park. It is one of London’s largest royal parks. Apart from being a preferred place for recreation, strolls and sports activity, it is popular both with tourists and locals for its Shakespeare’s Corner where anyone can deliver a speech without their rights being restricted.
One of the newest and most modern landmarks of London is the London Eye. The Millennium Ferris Wheel is the tallest in Europe and attracts more than 3 million of people annually with its awe-inspiring bird’s eye views of the city.