It goes without saying that London is one of the best tourist attractions in the world, which grabs the eyes of over 15 million visitors every year. The capital city of Britain is the hub of entertainment and vibrant arts. London also houses one of the greatest cultural attractions in the world. From parliament to royal palaces, from churches to museums, to riding the Ferris wheel for panoramic views, you could spend wonderful days to explore the sites of London without having to run out of unique things to explore.
One of the most iconic architectures of Britain, the Buckingham Palace is the most popular and scenic display of London’s pomp and extravaganza of the Changing of the Guard. It is a free and vivid display of marching which grabs the attention of crowds in every season at 11:30am and music also accompanies at St. James’ Palace. Here, you can go through the band which marches along the Mall. Built in 1837, Buckingham Palace has been the residence of the Royal Family in London, since the accession of Queen Victoria.
At the Covent Garden, the market halls are exactly where the neighborhood starts, which has the restaurants and shops of Long Acre and various opposite streets of Seven Dials and Neal’s Yard, along with the street performers at the Central Square.
The arcades and the halls of Covent Garden Market are lined well with kiosks and specialty shops that are offering everything from tacky souvenirs to handcrafts. London Transport Museum is also located in the flower market. It is filled with trolleys, historic buses, and trams. You will also find the Royal Opera House in this area.
Hyde Park spreads over 350 acres and is the largest open space in London. It has been the most amazing sightseeing destination since 1635. The Serpentine is one of the major highlights of the park. It is an artificial lake made in 18th century for swimming and boating.
You can also explore the Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, a forum where you can give free speech. Apsley House is another major landmark in Hyde Park, former house to the first Duke of Wellington and it was bought when he won at Waterloo. Now it is a museum and houses the huge collections of paintings of Wellington.
The Tower of London
Once a prison, the magnificent Tower of London is now a treasure vault, palace and a private zoo. It has played several roles across the centuries. It is one of the most iconic landmarks in Britain. It is a World Heritage Site which has hours of amusement for the curious visitors who are hungry for the rich history of the country, where so much is happened in the past.
The 17th century Line of Kings is just inside the chest of huge White Tower which was built by William the Conqueror in 1078. It has scenic collections or royal armors and armaments. The Tower Bridge has two 200-foot towers rising over the River Thames.