Places To Visit in London | Attractions and Sightseeing

Places To Visit in  London|Attractions and Sightseeing

Its is the dream of many peoples to visit the world class city London. Its a very beautiful city and capital of United kingdom. In time ago it was the Romans who were               responsible for  build the city we know today as London. At its centre stand the imposing House of Parliament. Thames River includes its beauty four moons. London Eye observation wheel provides the  views of the whole city. The city is brimming with culture and art. 

Before knowing best places to visit in London, let's know some interesting fact about London city¬

° In United kingdom, London is the largest metropolitan economy by GDP (731.2)billion PPP.

° The Tower of London houses has six ravens.

° London has over 8 million residents and speaks over 300 languages.

° London gives world many iconing faces such as Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Sylvia Palace, Jimi Hendrix, Florence Nightingale and many more.

° The Millennium Dome is the biggest structure of its kind in the world.

° It is illegal to die in the House of Parliament.

° The iconic clock tower is not a Big Ben. But it is bell inside it. 

° There are around 20 subterranean rivers flowing beneath the city.

° London is also among most expensive cities.

° London is one of the richest cities, with more than 70 billionaires.

° The House of Parliament is officially known as the Palace of Westminster.

° London is full of pubs and includes artists, writers and poets.

° The reading room at the British Museum is place where Karl Marx wrote Das Capital.

° The Statue of Nelson was placed on top of the 17-foot-tall column in Trafalgar square in 1842.

Popular Palaces to visit in London-:

Buckingham Palace 

Buckingham Palace is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. It was official London residence of the United kingdom sovereigns. It has 775 rooms that includes 19 state rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. Now it serving as the venue for the many Royal events and ceremonies for entertaining foreign Head of  States. Her Majesty holds weekly audiences with the Prime Minister and receives newly appointed foreign Ambassadors at Buckingham Palace. Tourists can visit the Buckingham Palace, but it is open for public for few months in a year between July to October. 

Timing schedule 

July- August : Open daily

Entry time: 9:30  to 17:15 

Closing time: 1900 

September - October : Open daily

Entry time: 9:30  to  15:15

Closing time: 1800


Royal Day Out (The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace and Royal Mews, The Queen Gallery) 

Adults : €42.30

Students and seniors (above 60): €38.50

Children (under 17): €23.30

Children (under 5):  Free entry 

The State Room, Buckingham Palace :

Adults :€24.00

Students and seniors (over 60): €22.00

Children (under 17) : €13.50

Children (under 5) : Free entry 

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge of  London is one of the marvellous milestone of engineering, the architecture and the people who built it. The suspension bridge in London built between 1886 to 1894. See the machinery which once lifted Tower Bridge's 1000 tonnes bascules fill the space with whirring wheels and running pistons. It's coal- driven engines are really amazing. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London. We can also enjoy the witness of the magic of Bridge lift. 

Timing schedule 

April to September : 10:00 to 17:30

October to March :    09:30 to 17:00

Tower Bridge is remained close during Christmas from 24 - 26 December and open on 1 January on new year. 

Tower Of London 

Tower of London is currently most popular among tourist to visit. The tower of London has  played a prominent role in Britain history. From 700 yrs Tower of London consider a symbol of terror. It is a historic place located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. The tower is complex of several buildings. Explore the Tower as fortress, palace and prison. 

Timing schedule 

Sunday        - 10am- 4:30pm
Monday       - 10am- 4:30pm
Tuesday       -  9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday -  9am - 4:30pm
Thursday    -   9am - 4:30pm
Friday          -   9am - 4:30pm
Saturday      -   9am - 4:30pm

London Eye

London Eye is city 's top attraction point for tourists. In 2000, the London Eye was built to celebrate new millennium. The London Eye Observation wheel provides the views of the entire city. It is Europe's tallest ferris wheel. The wheel is 135m tall and diameter is 120km. It has 32 ovoidal capsules which weighs 10 tonnes and can carry 25 persons. It rotated by electric motors and takes about 30 minutes for one revolution. It's very enjoyable and adventurous. 

Time schedule 

Sunday                   10am - 8:30pm
Monday                  11am -      6pm
Tuesday                  11am -      6pm
Wednesday            11am -      6pm
Thursday                11am -      6pm
Friday                      11am -      6pm
Saturday                 10am - 8:30pm

Big Ben

The Big Ben is clock tower at  north end  of the Palace of Westminster. It was holds on 31 May 1859 on 96 m tower. It is the famous landmark of the London city and visiting venue. Big Ben is actually clock's  great bell and of 15.1 ton weigh. It is four faced clock which is set in 7m frame from all side of tower. It is the world's most reliable clocks which chiming in all weather conditions. Now due to maintenance work on tower, clock will be silent from 2017 to 2021 except New Year's eve and Remembrance Sunday.

Westminster Palace 

It is also called House of Parliament where both House of Commons and House of Lords meet. The building is managed by committee appointed by both houses. The UNESCO classified the Palace of Westminster World Heritage Site along with Westminster Abbey and St Margaret. There is no casual entry but are several authorised way for admittance. UK residents may get ticket from an MP. It is also possible for both UK residents and overseas visitors to queue for admission when House in session. However seats are limited. Proof of Identity is necessary. Free guided tours for the UK residents is held throughout the House session, can apply by approaching their MP or member of House of Lord. 

Timing schedule 

Monday       - 9am to 5pm
Tuesday       - 9am to 5pm
Wednesday -9am  to 5pm
Thursday     - 9am to 5pm
Friday           - 9am to 5pm
Sat- Sun        -  Closed 

British Museum 

It is the best place to visit for historical things lovers. It was established in 1753. It cantains several things to explore, to see and learn. It is a place fully dedicated to human history, art and cultures. You can enjoy their precious collections of entire world cultural under one roof. You can find their famous Egyptian memmies, Rosetta Stone and Parthenon sculptures and many more. It is located in Bloomsbury of London. Its entry is free and bag - baggage  search carry out before entry. 

Timing schedule 

Monday          - 10am to 5:30pm
Tuesday          - 10am to 5:30pm
Wednesday    - 10am to 5:30pm
Thursday        - 10am to 5:30pm
Friday              - 10am to 8:30pm
Saturday          - 10am to 5:30pm
Sunday             - 10am to 5:30pm

The museum is remain closed on 1 January, Good Friday and Christmas time from 24 to 26 December. 

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