London Attraction (Quick Glance)

Posted on: July 10th, 2012 by Ken Chong No Comments

This post mainly provide basic information about London city’s attraction for London tourist.

 

Tower Bridge:  Built in 1894, one of the most iconic bridges in London.

London Tower Bridge

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament: Parliament is open to all members of the UK public and overseas visitors. You can attend debates and watch committee hearings, tour the buildings or climb the famous Clock Tower and see Big Ben.

London Tower: Bloody royal history and one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has seen 900-year histories as royal palace, prison, armory and even a zoo.

London Tower

St Paul’s Cathedral: Built between 1675 and 1710, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married here in 1981. Famous of the dome which reaches a height of 111 meters (366 ft) and weights about 66,000 ton.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Thames River Cruise: Viewing some of the London sites glide past as your drift down Thames is an essential experience.

The Millennium Bridge: Officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames in London, England, linking Bankside with the London City. It is located between Southwark Bridge (downstream) and Blackfriars Railway Bridge (upstream).

London Eyes: The 135 meter (443ft) tall structure was built as part of London’s millennium celebrations.

London Attraction (Quick Glance)

Buckingham Palace: It was built in 1703 with a total of 600 rooms is the official residence of the British monarchy since 1837.

Buckingham Palace

London Olympic Park: The Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, will be the central venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.

Royal Observatory Greenwich: The Greenwich Meridian Line, Longitude 0°, is the centre of world time, defined by transit instrument and line across the Royal Observatory courtyard.

Notting Hill: Famous for the movie Notting Hill which starred by Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts

Kensington Palace: It was home to the late Princess Diana and birthplace of Queen Victoria

Trafalgar Square: It is the largest square in London and one of its most well-known areas.

The British Museum: Founded in 1753 by Act of Parliament, is home to nearly 2 million objects making it a fascinating experience. Plan a whole day here.

National Gallery- Hundreds of the most famous and beautiful paintings in the world are here. The pictures in the collection belong to the public and entrance to see them is free.

London National Gallery

 

 

Covent Garden: The area around the glass-covered building – a former fruit and vegetable market

Madame Tussauds: Display of wax figures has been fascinating visitors since the first exhibit was held in 1835.

Tate Modern: Leading names in the world of art galleries and museums, and each traveller with a soft spot for the arts should visit them within their life-time. You can see amazing work for free by artists such as Cézanne, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dalí, Pollock, Warhol and Bourgeois.

Westminster Abbey: Construction of the Westminster Abbey started in 1050 and spanned 8 centuries. It is steeped in British history having played host to many Royal weddings, including the most recent of Prince William to Kate Middleton.

Oxford Street: London’s leading luxury shopping destination; a list of London shops, boutiques & department stores can be found at the Oxford Street London.

Oxford Street

 

Piccadilly Circus: The Circus is close to major shopping and entertainment areas in the West End. Its status as a major traffic intersection has made Piccadilly Circus a busy meeting place and a tourist attraction in its own right.

Shaftesbury memorial fountain and Statue of an archer popularly known as Eros

HMS Belfast: She was launched in 1938 and served with distinction in both the Second World War and the Korean War. HMS Belfast is moored on the River Thames, with an idyllic location between London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

The Gherkin : Originally known as the Swiss Re Building, it was later renamed to its street address 30 St.

The Gherkin

Leicester Square: “Theatreland” of London with crowded with people especially on weekend evenings, a lot of London theatre here.

Leicester Square

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: This modern building is a faithful reconstruction of the Globe, first built in 1599, and perfectly evokes the atmosphere of Elizabethan London.

St James’ Park – One of London’s fine Royal Parks. With royal, political and literary associations, St James’s Park is at the heart of London and covers 23 hectares (58 acres). Also home to the Mall, with many ceremonial parades and events of national celebration.

Hyde Park: Hyde Park is one of the greatest city parks in the world. Covering 142 hectares (350 acres) and with over 4,00 trees, a large lake, a meadow and ornamental flower gardens.

London Attraction (Quick Glance)

Kensington Garden: Home to Kensington Palace

Victoria and Albert Museum: Celebrates art and design with 3,000 years’ worth of amazing artefacts from around the world.

Hampton Court Palace: The former home of the flamboyant King Henry VIII. Set in 60 acres of formal gardens, which include the famous maze and Great Vine, this palace is well worth a visit.

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