It remains one of the most visited cities for international tourists in the world. The city contains many famous landmarks that allow you to easily wander around. The famous London Underground, also known as the Tube, is one of the most widespread underground networks in the world.

Westminster Abbey

It is a large church, most of it is from the Gothic period, located just west of Westminster Palace. It is one of the most famous religious buildings in the United Kingdom and is the traditional coronation site and burial site for the English, and later the British Kings. Most of the current building dates from 1245 to 1272 when Henry III decided to rebuild the old monastery in Gothic style. The building was significantly expanded later, and the 7th Henry Chapel was added between 1503 and 1512, while the West Front Towers from 1745.

Westminster Palace

It is widely known as the House of Representatives, and is the seat of Parliament in the United Kingdom. The current building dates largely back to the nineteenth century when it was rebuilt after a fire, and was built in the neo-Victorian Gothic architecture. The House of Commons (elected members of Parliament) is located to the north of the building and is decorated with green leather furnishings. The House of Lords is located in the south and is decorated with red leather furniture.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral was built in the seventeenth century, and is one of the most famous and distinctive monuments in London. The cathedral was heroically rescued by firefighters when it was bombed during World War II. The impressive dome of the cathedral was inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and rises 118 meters (365 feet) at its top. It was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962, and also domed it among the tallest buildings in the world.

Trafalgar Square

It is a large square in the city commemorating the victory of Lord Horatio Nelson over Napoleon’s navy in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The central memorial inside the square is one tall pillar on which stands the Nelson Statue in London. The monument is surrounded by four large blacks and a series of large fountains. It is more than just an open square, Trafalgar Square is one of the most famous city squares in the world and has become a social and political site for tourists and the City of London alike.

London Tower

The Tower of London was built by William the Conqueror in 1078. It served as a prison from 1100 to the middle of the twentieth century. The famous phrase “sent to the tower” returns, meaning that it is sent to prison. Among the famous prisoners are Sir Thomas More, King Henry VI, Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard (Wives of King Henry VIII) and Rudolf Hess. Today, the Tower of London is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London.

The London Eye (London Eye)

Located on the banks of the River Thames, The London Eye is a massive 135-meter (443-foot) observational wheel that holds 32 outer glass capsules. It offers great views of central London. The wheel does not usually stop when passengers are riding because the turnover is slow enough to allow walking and exit mobile capsules at ground level. It is the most famous paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually.

Buckingham Palace

It is the headquarters of Queen Elizabeth II despite his ownership of the British state and not private property of the king. At Buckingham Palace, the Guard is changing, with a major celebration of tourist attraction. Between May and July, the guard changes every morning and for the rest of the year the days are changed. Since 1993, the public palace rooms have been open to the public during August and September.

The British Museum

Established in 1753, the British Museum in London is a museum of human history and culture. Its contents are more than seven million pieces, it is among the largest and most comprehensive places for creatures in the world coming from all continents, and clarifies and documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present time. These include: the Rosetta Stone, the key to hieroglyphs, and the largest group of mummies outside of Egypt.

Tower Bridge

It is a compact bridge and a suspension bridge in London, on the Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, which gives it this name and has become an iconic icon in London. Construction began in 1886 and took eight years to build. The bridge consists of two towers linked together on the upper level by two horizontal walkways designed to withstand the forces of the suspended parts of the bridge.

Big Ben clock

The 150-year-old Big Ben clock tower is one of the best tourist attractions in London. The name Big Ben actually does not refer to the clock tower itself, but to the 13-ton bell that contained the tower from the inside and its name is taken from the man who made the order to hit the bell for the first time, Sir Benjamin Hall. The current Big Ben bell was built in 1858 after the first bell cracked beyond repair two years ago. This watch has become a popular attraction and has appeared in many movies.

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