London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities that has been known in the world so far. Touring the most emblematic and essential places may take the tourist much more than a week because London is a very large city. In addition, the most curious travelers will find here a fascinating paradise of activities everywhere.
The capital of England is a mystical city and English popular culture is extremely rich. Music and art create an atmosphere where you breathe a scent of sublime beauty. For this reason we invite you to enjoy the most visited and essential places to get to know the most popular in London.
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1. The Palace and Westminster AbbeyPalace of Westminster - Songquan Deng
If there are popular places in London, The Palace and Westminster Abbey are certainly in the first place. Tourists take millions of photographs year after year to the palace that also houses Big Ben. In 1834 this old building was burned down and after evaluating more than 97 reconstruction projects, the winners were the architects Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Pugin.
The Palace of Westminster is located in the heart of London. It is also called The Houses of Parliament and is Victorian Gothic. This place houses the Chambers that make up the British Parliament.
The palace is made up of 1,200 rooms, 11 courtyards and 3.5 kilometers of corridors. This construction can only be visited on Saturdays and the entrance is priced at approximately £ 16.
As for Westminster Abbey, it is undoubtedly the most iconic temple in London. This Abbey houses the crypts of monarchs and historical figures of Great Britain of the last thousand years. In addition, it is the seat of the royal coronations and the last events that were commemorated in this place were the 80 years of Queen Elizabeth II and the funeral of Diana of Wales.
2. London EyeLondon Eye - PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek
This 135 meter high ferris wheel was inaugurated in 2000. This is undoubtedly an icon of the city of London and millions of tourists come from far away to visit it. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, this construction took more than 7 years to create and hundreds of people worked from up to 5 different countries.
This ferris wheel is the third largest in the world, since it was surpassed in 2006 by the Nachang Star in China. And later, in 2008, a new ferris wheel challenge was created and the Singapore Flyer, with 165 meters, takes first place in the world.
Watching the city of London from the London Eye is a dream trip. This structure has 32 glass cabins and each one can accommodate 25 people inside. The tour in the London Eye takes approximately 30 minutes.
3. Tower BridgeTower Bridge - S. Borisov
Tower Bridge or Tower Bridge is a symbolic place in London, This Victorian-style bridge is located next to the Tower of London. There is an exhibition showing the operation of the bridge lift system from its creation until 1976.
The exhibition also shows the history of the Tower Bridge and the importance it has had for the city of London. In addition, photos of the most emblematic and famous bridges in the world appear among which is, of course, the Tower Bridge.
The Tower Bridge It receives millions of tourists visiting from all over the world at any time of the year. Taking a picture by the bridge is one of the activities par excellence and knowing its history is essential when visiting London.
London has many other places and places you should know on your visit to the city, but remember that these three are essential.