There’s more to the UK than Doctor Who, Luther, MI-5 and anything else direct tv Deals have brought to American television sets. London, a global city and the UK capital, is home to various tourist destinations. The city’s history dates back two millennia ago.
While you are in London, reach your destination via the tube or underground, which are words for subway.
The following are popular destinations:
The Tower of London and the nearby Tower Bridge are frequented by visitors. The former is best known as a prison even if its main function was a castle.
Big Ben or the Elizabeth Tower, the tall clock tower, is part of Parliament, which is home to the U.K.’s legislature. The official name of the historic site is Palace of Westminster. Near the Parliament are the churches Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church.
Buckingham Palace is the home of the British royal family. Many people including you take photos with the palace guards at the gate. In August and September, the state rooms are open to the public as part of the Palace’s Summer Opening.
St Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s design, is well-known for its domed roof.
Trafalgar Square honors Sir Horatio Nelson of the Napoleonic Wars.
Kew or Royal Botanic Gardens house an array of plants.
Piccadilly Circus is the shopping district in the West End of Westminster.
The London Eye is the large ferris wheel by the River Thames.
Greenwich is the location of the Royal Observatory, which was the origin of Greenwich Mean Time.
London museums include the Tate Modern, British Museum and the National Gallery.
Taking a trip to London can be a truly unforgettable experience, especially considering the rich and exciting history that the city has. Not to mention, there is simply so much to see and do in the city of London that you will be sure to have a wonderful time, regardless of what kinds of hobbies and interests you have. There is truly something for everybody to do in that great city.
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You can find great travel deals to the UK by comparison shopping. Compare different airfares found through a variety of travel agents and websites. You will find travel websites that compare fares throughout the UK. Traveling to the UK can be expensive if you don’t know where to stay or dine. Most people who travel to the UK are paying more money than they should on airfare and hotels. Comparison shopping is the absolute best way to Read the rest of this entry »
Visiting the great Big Ben should be of the utmost priority when visiting the Palace of West Minster. This large clock tower is the biggest four faced clock in the world and is made of an intricate and elegant design. The bell itself, which is called The Great Bell, is the biggest bell inside of the clock. In actuality, the bell holds the title of Big Ben, not the tower itself, and hangs in front of the other bells. Read the rest of this entry »
Does the sound of a English accent and the thought of tea time get you excited about visiting our neighbors in London? This beautiful city has a lot to offer tourists. English is spoken and written. It is especially easy to find your way around. If you are interested in the royal traditions of the English, you will be able to discover the rich history of the monarchy for hundreds of years. There are tours of many of the historic sites that can inform you of the traditions and lifestyles of former Read the rest of this entry »
London, or London Town, as Billie Holiday once referred to the capital on the Thames, is a hip and cutting-edge city. It rivals or exceeds New York City as an epicenter of cool, trendy, and fashionable. It just depends on who you ask: Londoners or New Yorkers. Either way, London has a vibrant arts, theater, and music scene. Whether you are visiting London or planning to relocate, do not forget to bring your vintage clothing, vinyl record collection, and a cynical and self-deprecating point of view.
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If you are considering moving to or visiting the UK than there are a few things you should know about proper restaurant etiquette in the UK.
When someone in the UK invites you to a meal most likely they will pay for the meal. Do not try to argue over the check and offer to pay, just accept the meal and their offer to pay and try to pick up the bill for another meal later. Furthermore even though your fork should be held in your left hand Read the rest of this entry »
A trip to London is no cheap excursion but why spend all day in your hotel watching satellite when you get there because you’re afraid to spend too much money? If you’re in the classic city on a budget we’ve got some suggestion for great free activities
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Finding housing in London is not an easy task. Not to mention, that finding affordable housing in London is extremely difficult. However, do not fear there are some things you can look for in order to get affordable housing in London.
You should start out by looking outside of central London. Central London is extremely expensive. Areas like Hounslow near Heathrow Airport and such are a lot cheaper and more affordable. Try visiting South London, East London, West London and North London when looking for affordable housing in London area.
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London is a multicultural city filled with endless things to see and do and countless monuments and attractions with historical, artistic, and architectural value.
One of the most famous monuments is the Westminster Palace with its beautiful clock tower and the legendary Big Ben. Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Westminster Palace brings together two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Also located in Westminster, The Buckingham Palace, home to the Queen Elizabeth II, is a must visit, especially during the Changing of the Guard at the Read the rest of this entry »