The capital of United Kingdom is located in southeast part of country on the banks of the River Thames. London is currently one of the most visited cities in the world. In today’s blog we will present some popular tourist places.
Buckingham Palace is official residence of Queen Elizabeth II. and the biggest royal workroom in the world. Palace is open for tourists only in the summer. Do not miss exchange of royal guards at 11:30.
Trafalgar Square recalls the battle at Trafalgar where Horatio Nelson beat the Spanish-French fleet. In the middle of the square there is Nelson's statue with four fountains with bronze lions around. In the area of the square is the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Church St. Martin in the Fields, and many other important buildings.
Hyde Park is the largest park in London and popular place for Londoners who just want to chill out. An interesting part of the park is Speaker's Corner, where you can express your opinion on any subject. Prohibited are only two themes - the royal family and the overthrow of the British government.
Tower Bridge is lifting a 65-meter bridge was built in the Gothic style in the 19th century. In both towers there is a collection of historical photographs and manuscripts. Close to Tower Bridge there is situated Tower of London.
London Eye is the largest observation wheel in the world. It is 135 meters high and provide view on the entire city. One ride takes 30 minutes.
St. Paul's Cathedral built in the 17th century and now it is official residence of the Archbishop of London. The cathedral is the second largest in the world after the Cathedral of St. Peter's in Rome.
London offers much more. To save some money, we recommend you to buy a London Pass, which is prepaid ticket to several museums. Besides you get a lot of discounts in shops, hotels and restaurants.