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Visiting London




London is an extraordinary city with so many incredible sights and unique activities. The city is well known for being a global centre of commerce, retail, entertainment and fashion; so it’s no wonder that London is recognized as “the capital of the world” The tourist centre lies mostly on the north part of the River Thames. In London there are four world heritage places: The Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster, the Maritime Greenwich and Kew Gardens. Watch England webcams here to view what is going on right now.

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London has also a great shopping area: The Oxford Street. There are many department stores and shops where are sold fashionable clothes, jewellery and accessories. The city is host of big annual events like the New Year’s Day Parade, the Notting Hill Carnival in summer, the Lord Mayor’s Show in November and a formal parade to celebrate the Queen’s birthday known as Trooping the Colour in June.
London is also a multicultural city with 37 different immigrant groups; it is evident on each street and restaurant that offers diverse dishes and drinks. After strolling through the city and know its cultural life and different scenes, visitors remain so fascinated that want to stay in the city much longer.


St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral


Rebuilt in 1710 by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the largest domes in Europe. It was inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. St Paul’s Cathedral has played host to funerals of some of the most powerful historical figures of Britain like Churchill, Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. St Paul’s also was used for one of the most famous weddings of the world, the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. The Cathedral is open to the public and is possible to climb the steps to the golden gallery where there is a beautiful view of London.


Tower of London

Tower of London


Located at the eastern boundary of the City of London financial district, the Tower of London has dominated the city for over 900 years; it is famous for its traditions and magnificent structure. In the past, the Tower has been a prison, place of execution, fortress and even a Royal Palace. The oldest building of the Tower of London is the White Tower; there is a collection of armour. The Tower also is home to the Crown Jewels, one of the most impressive jewels is the Imperial State Crown.


Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace


The Buckingham Palace was built in 1705 and is the official residence of the Queen and the Royal Family. The palace consists of 19 state rooms, 52 principal bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 78 bathrooms and 92 offices. The State rooms are open to the public during August and September. One of the most popular experiences is the daily changing of the guard ceremony; visitors can get a peek inside during the annual summer opening of the State Rooms. Other interesting attractions of the palace are the Royal Collection (paintings, invaluable furnishing and other artefacts) and the Queen’s gallery.


The British London Eye

The British London Eye


The London Eye was opened in 2000 to honour the new millennium and since then is one of the most popular visitor attractions. It is considered the biggest observation wheel around the world. The London Eye offers great views over the entire city, from 135 meters up visitors can see the Big Ben, the St Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament and many other popular attractions. Each capsule of the London Eye is able to hold 20 people and it is necessary to make reservations during the high season (from June to August).


Regent's Park

Regent's Park


The Regent’s Park is a large open park but it was originally an exclusive hunting area for Henry VIII. It is located in the northern part of central London in part in the City of Westminster and in part in Camden. Inside the park there is a ring road known as the Outer Circle that goes the entire way around the outside, and in the southern part of the park there is a smaller ring called the Inner Circle that surrounds the Queen Mary’s Garden. The park is also the home of the London Zoo.



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