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Unveil London's History: Museums & Landmarks
- Jonathan Chum
London is a fascinating city that's chock-full of history. There's plenty to see, do, and eat here! The city has a lot to offer: from museums and markets to parks and gardens. We've put together this guide so you can make the most of your time in London and make sure you don't miss any amazing attractions.
Tower of London
Located in the heart of the capital, on the banks of the River Thames, is a royal fortress and castle that has been home to kings and queens for more than a thousand years. The Tower of London is one of London's most famous landmarks, with its history steeped in both British and international intrigue.
Westminster Abbey is a church in the City of Westminster, London. It's the mother church of the Church of England and has been a place of worship for nearly 1000 years. In addition to being a historic site, it's also home to some pretty amazing artwork.
Westminster Cathedral is located at the intersection of Victoria Street and Great Peter Street, which makes it an easy stop on your way to catch a train from London Paddington Station. Designed by John Francis Bentley, it was built between 1896 and 1903 after an earlier church was destroyed in an 1885 fire.
Big Ben is the name of the bell in the clock tower at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, England. The tower is popularly known as Big Ben and is often mistakenly called St Stephen's Tower.
House of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament is where the UK parliament meets. They are located in the Palace of Westminster and have been a symbol of British democracy since their completion in 1834.
St Paul's Cathedral
If you're looking for a spot that's steeped in history and architecture, St Paul's Cathedral will not disappoint. Located at the western end of London's busiest street---the bustling Oxford Street---it is one of the most famous landmarks in all of England.
Tate Modern is a modern art gallery in London. It's located on the South Bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, just east of the Millennium Bridge.
The National Gallery is located in Trafalgar Square, which makes it easy to find. Be sure to visit the sculpture of Admiral Nelson as you enter---it's free! The gallery itself is free to enter and has a collection of over 2,300 paintings.
Covent Garden is a district in London, England, with over 400 years of history. It has been home to the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane since 1674 and is one of London's major tourist attractions. Covent Garden is also a shopping and entertainment area with many bars and restaurants.
Piccadilly Circus is a place where you can find many shops and restaurants. It is also a place where you can find many tourists and it is a beautiful place.
London is a great city to visit, and there are so many things to do. The best thing about it all is that you can find something for everyone here. Whether it's museums, markets, or gardens that you like then there will be something for everyone. Don't forget about the famous landmarks either; Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, House of Parliament, and St Paul's Cathedral are just some of the places that we recommend visiting during your stay in London! Take a tour of the city or listen to some music to get to know the city and its culture. Check out the markets or visit a garden with views of the city skyline. Walk around Camden Town to experience the bustling energy and street performers. With so much to see and do in London, you'll never be bored!