London is often described as the most beautiful city in the world, and when you’re viewing its many splenderous sights there are certain locations you cannot afford to miss.
But of all the eye-catching buildings across the city there are some historical landmarks that you simply must see, and in the age of new extravagant London structures such as the Gherkin and Shard buildings, they remain an irreplaceable part of the capital’s wonder.
Tower of London
The Tower of London is a fantastic castle that has had a huge impact on English history, having served multiple uses since its construction in 1066. This includes evolving from a prison into a home for royal residence and then into a Zoo!
The Tower is located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London making it an excellent place to visit on a day out in London.
The Tower has an unpleasant reputation for being a place of torture and death, however there are so many more tales associated with it that you are probably not aware of. A visit to the tower will grant you the chance to hear many of these incredible stories courtesy of a tour guide.
When in London, visiting Buckingham Palace is a must. The palace can be viewed from the comfort of a luxury chauffeured car, which can also be parked nearby to allow you to walk the short distance to the palace and take pictures of one of the most iconic of British life.
Be sure to check whether the Union Flag is flying, because if it’s not the Queen will be actually in the residence somewhere!
When the Queen is on her holidays (from the end of July to the end of September) you can see first-hand what living in the palace is like with a tour of 19 state rooms and its breath-taking gardens.
Big Ben is an iconic landmark recognised the world over and is one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking of the London sights, therefore anybody embarking on a London tour should make it a definite part of their journey.
Big Ben boasts the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world, and is often the focal point of British cinema and other UK art that relies on an expression of quintessentially British iconography.
Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster, is 900 years old and was originally a church made by the Saxons.
The church was then part of a monastery named West Minster, with St Paul’s, located east of London, known as the East Minster.
However, throughout its history the houses of parliament has changed dramatically and is well worth a tour in order to learn more about its amazing story of the past and present, such as modern day politics, stunning art and architecture.
St Pancras Station and Hotel
St Pancras Station and Hotel is truly breath-taking and it’s easy to see why this grade 1 listed building on Euston Road in the Borough of Camden is considered one of the UK’S most beloved landmarks.
St Pancras was damaged by German bombs during the blitz in 1940 but underwent a £800m restoration in 2007.
This is a perfect place to stay when travelling through London thanks to its close proximity to the Eurostar and high-speed rail among other thriving social events. Needless to say, it is an ideal location for filming and photography.
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