Yes, London! A Bustling, vibrant and multicultural city is one of the largest cities in the world with a population of 8 million people.
It remains one of the most visited city by international tourists in the world. The city comprises of many famous landmarks and getting around is easy. The famous London Underground, also popular as the Tube, is one of the most extensive subway networks in the world.
A leading global city of culture, fashion, finance, politics, and trade. Presenting you the overview of Things to do in London.
The 150-year-old Big Ben Clock Tower is one of the top things to do in London. The name Big Ben actually directs not to the clock tower itself, but to the 13-ton bell hosted within the tower. Further, it takes its name from the man who first ordered the signal, Sir Benjamin Hall. The present-day Big Ben bell was constructed in 1858 post the first bell of 16 tons cracked irreparably 2 years prior. The clock is becoming a popular attraction and has appeared in many films.
Timings: Sat-Sun from 8am to 8pm
Established in 1753, the British Museum locating in London is a museum of human history and culture. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects, are amongst the biggest and most comprehensive in the world and originates from all continents. Further, it illustrates and dictates 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 vast collection of mummies outside of Egypt.
Timings: Friday (10: 00 am to 8:30 pm), Sat-Sun (10:00am to 5:30pm)
Buckingham Palace is the main residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Although, it is owned by the British state and is not the monarch’s personal property. The Forecourt of Buckingham Palace is used for Changing of the Guard, a big ceremony and tourist attraction. Between May and July, the guard changes each morning and on alternate days for rest of the year. However, since 1993, the palace’s state rooms are open to the public during August and September.
Timings: All days
Situating on the banks of the River Thames, the London Eye is an enormous, 135 meter (443 ft) high observation wheel. It carries 32 exterior glass-walled capsules. It renders fantastic views over central London. However, the wheel rotation rate is slow enough to allow passengers to walk on and off the moving capsules at ground level. It is the most popular things to do in London, visited by over 3.5 million people on an annual basis.
Timings: Mon-Fri(10:00am to 8:00pm)
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#Tower of London
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-twentieth century. This has led to the phrase “sent to the Tower”, meaning imprisonment. Famous prisoners include Sir Thomas More, King Henry VI, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard (wives of King Henry VIII). Today the Tower of London is one of the best things to do in London.
Timings: Sun-Mon(10:00am to 4:30pm), Tue-Sat (9:00am to 4:30pm)
#St. Paul Cathedral
Built in the 17th century, St. Paul’s Cathedral is one of London’s most popular and most recognizable sights. The Cathedral was heroically rescued by firefighters when it was bombed during the Second World War. In Addition, its magnificent dome was inspired by St Peter’s Basilica in Rome and rises 118 meters (365 ft) to the cross at its summit. It was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962, and its dome is also among the tallest in the world.
Timings: Mon-Sat(8:30am to 4:30pm)
#Place of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster (AKA Houses of Parliament) is the seat of Parliament in the United Kingdom. The modern building largely dates from the 19th century when it was rebuilt following a fire in a splendid example of Victorian neo-Gothic architecture. The House of Commons (elected Members of Parliament) locates to the north of the building and is decorated with green leather upholstery. However, the House of Lords locates to the south and decorated with red leather upholstery.
Timings: All Days
London is a place of great historical insights & have deep cultural roots from earlier times. You must visit such places as it will give a lot of heritage teachings and Lifestyle of the United Kingdom.