London
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London Castles, Royal Palaces, Art Galleries , Historic Buildings, Museums, Cathedrals, is what the largest city and heart of England is all about.
Superior , Exquisite, Masterful, Culture Rich, Accented, and famed - this is London!  Housing the central of England 's activities, London accommodates all of England 's culture.
 
The St. Paul 's Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the whole of England hosts the centre of the spiritual side of the English. A look into the Big Ben, the clock on London 's Parliament Square named after Sir Benjamin Franklin and the Parliament Square itself where the legislative assembly of Britain is housed would reveal a tidbit on England 's system.

And there's the Waterloo Bridge , a reminder of World War II , and also not to be forgotten is the Buckingham Palace home of England's Queen and other castles and palaces such as Eltham Palace , the Tower of London , one of the best family castles of its monarchs. There's also the Somerset house home of the world famous paintings and the London Eye, the highest observation wheel that could guarantee you to see over 55 of the London 's landmarks in just less than 30 minutes.

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London is the capital city of England and is home to the Royal Family. It is in fact two cities, the City of London and Westminster. It dates back to Roman times and was a flourishing city as early as 67 A.D. There are winding alleys, streets, museums and gardens for you to visit as well as a wealth of restaurants, pubs and cafes.

Attractions in London

There are so many things to see and do in London, that it is hard to narrow them down to a short list. However, some of the must-sees on your itinerary include:

Buckingham Palace
Open: State rooms open during the summer 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Admission: Adults - £12; Seniors - £10; Students - £10 with a valid student ID; Under 17 - £6 and those under 5 are free.
(Cash or credit card)
Purchase tickets at the Ticket Office at Canada Gate in Green Park or you can book online in advance at
http://www.the-royal-collection.com/royaltickets/

 

 

This is the home of the British Royalty when they are in London. The State Rooms are lavishly furnished and have paintings by some of the most famous artists in the world. If the Queen is in residence the Royal flag will be flying from the flagpole. If she is not here, you will see the Union Jack.

See the Changing of the Guard, which takes place every day at 11:00 A.M., which occurs every day from April to June. At other times of the year, it is held on alternate days.

Westminster Abbey
Location: Parliament Square, London (take the Westminster tube)
Entry: Free
Tours: £7

 

This is the place where the Kings and Queens of England have been crowned. It is also the site of the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the shrine of Edward the Confessor and the Royal Chapels, just to name a few and a short walk from here will bring you to Westminster Cathedral.

London Eye Open: 9:30 A.M. to 8 P.M. October to April. The closing time is extended to 10 P.M. in July and August. Tel: 0870 500 0600 Location: Jubilee Gardens (take Waterloo or Westminster tube) Entry: Adult - £11.50; Seniors- £9; children - £5.75. Under five years old is free.

Get a stunning view of London at the world?s largest observation wheel. It rises to a height of 433 feet. You can ride to the top in one of 32 glass capsules, each of which holds 25 people. The ride itself takes about 30 minutes and on a clear day you can for 25 miles, giving you a spectacular view of the city.

London Dungeon
Nearest tube is London Bridge
Open: 10:30 to 5:00 daily
Entry: £13.95 for adults, £11.25 for seniors, £9,95 for children over 5.

Journey back in time to a scary setting as you visit the dark dungeons of London. Revisit the time of the Black Death and learn about Jack the Ripper. This venue offers a scary adventure for every member of the family.

The Tower of London

Location: Tower Hill Tel. 0870 756 6060
Open: 9:00am - 5:00pm (10:00am Sun/Mon, November to February), 9:00am - 6:00pm (10:00am Sun/Mon, March to October)
Entry: £12.50 - £13.50 (adult), £9.50 - £10.50 (senior), £8.00 - £9.00 (child), free (under 5 years)

 

Safety

London is one of the safest cities in the world and tourists can travel freely on the tube, but taxi or by bus. It may be a bit daunting for North American visitors to drive in this city, especially since you drive on the left. As with any large cities, it would be unwise to display any large amounts of money that you might have in your wallet.

On a more non-historic note, you'll be amazed the famous Harry Potter movies were filmed in London . When you are in London you can actually check out Kings Cross and other featured landmarks on the movie.

Whether you're a lover of history or just a sucker for culture or on the way for the luxury travel of your life, England is the perfect destination for you. Make your accommodations at the renowned luxury hotels of London such as The Dorchester or at the Four Seasons of London.

But never limit your self on the unending sights of London . London is also the ultimate stop to satisfy your palate. Among the great restaurants to visit are the Mosaique, the London Bridge , the La Lanterna and the Tomato. There is just so many of them to mention and you'll just have to get to London yourself to have a firsthand experience on the greatness and the richness of this picturesque place. 
 
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