Top 10 Best Tourist Attractions In London

London is one of the largest cities in
the world with the population of 8 million people it is a leading global
city of culture fashion finance politics and trade and remains one of the most
visited city by international tourists in the world the city contains many
famous landmarks and getting around is easy the famous London Underground also
known as the – is one of the most extensive subway networks in the world
and overview of the best places to visit in London established in 1753 the British Museum
in London is a Museum of human history and culture its collections which number
more than seven million objects are amongst the largest er and most
comprehensive in the world and originated from all continents
illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to
the present objects include the Rosetta Stone the key to the deciphering of
hieroglyphs and the largest collections of mummies outside of Egypt situated on the banks of the River
Thames the London Eye is an enormous 135 meter high observation wheel carrying 32
exterior glass walled capsules it offers fantastic views over central London the
wheel does not usually stop to take on passengers as a rotation rate is slow
enough to allow passengers to walk on and off the moving capsules at ground
level it is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom
visited by over 3.5 million people annually built in the 17th century st. Paul’s
Cathedral is one of London’s most famous and most recognizable sites the
cathedral was heroically saved by firefighters when it was bombed during
the Second World War it’s impressive dome was inspired by st.
Peter’s Basilica and Roman rises 118 meters to the cross at its summit it was
the tallest building in London from 1710 to – and its dome is also among the
highest in the world now home to the British crown jewels the
Tower of London was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 it served as a prison
from 1100 to the mid 20th century this has led to the phrase sent to the tower
meaning imprisoned famous prisoners include Sir Thomas More King Henry the
sixth and Boleyn and Catherine Howard and Rudolf Hess today the Tower of
London is one of the most popular London tourist attractions Westminster Abbey is
a large mainly gothic Church located just to the west of the Palace of
Westminster it is one of the most notable religious buildings in the
United Kingdom and is the traditional place of Coronation and burial site for
English and later British monarchs most of the present building dates from 1245
to 1272 when Henry three decided to rebuild an old Abbey and the Gothic
style the 150 year old Big Ben flaunt our is
one of the top tourist attractions in London the name Big Ben actually refers
not to the clock tower itself but to the 13-time Belle house within the tower unn
takes its name from the man who first ordered the Bell Sir Benjamin Hall the
present-day Big Ben bell was constructed in 1958 after first Bell of 16 times
crack irreparably two years prior the clock has become a popular attraction
and has appeared in many films Buckingham Palace is the main residence
of Queen Elizabeth the second although it is owned by the British state and is
not the Monarchs personal property the forecourt of Buckingham Palace is used
for changing of the guard a major ceremony and tourist attraction
between May and July the guard changes each morning and on alternate days the
rest of the year the Palace of Westminster is the seat of
Parliament and the United Kingdom the present building largely dates from the
19th century when it was rebuilt following a fire and a splendid example
of a Victorian neo-gothic architecture the house of comments is located to the
north of the building and is decorated with green leather upholstery and the
House of Lords is located to the south and decorated with red leather
upholstery the tower bridges at combined bascule
and suspension bridge London over the River Thames it is close to the Tower of
London which gives it its name and has become an iconic symbol of London
construction started in 1886 and took eight years to build the bridge consists
of two towers which are tied together at the upper level by means of two
horizontal walkways which are designed to withstand the forces of the suspended
sections of the bridge Trafalgar Square is a large city square
commemorating flora Horatio Nelson’s victory against Napoleon’s Navy at the
Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 the central monument within the square is a single
tell column on which the figure of Nelson stands gazing over London his
monument is surrounded by four colossal lions in a series of large fountains

Yvette Parker

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