TRAVEL IN LONDON (Part 1)

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1. Big Bus Tours London Discount

If you want to see the greatest monuments in the price of a ticket, you should catch a big bus tour in London from any of its 50 stops you want at any time because its ‘hop on hop off’ policy give you freedom to explore centuries of landmarks and attractions at your own pace and pleasure. Moreover, you can plan your day in London and you can hop on or hop off only at the stops you want. It is very flexible as you get one ticket for three routes and you can switch between tours so you see London from all angles.  Last but not least, London big bus tours include either live English-speaking tour guides, or recorded commentary in 12 languages.

2. Tower of London EC3N4AB
The Tower of London dominates the City for more than 900 years but it used to be a prison and royal residence.
Do not miss the White Tower and the chapel built by the Normans, the palace dungeons, the famous ravens and the wonderful crown jewels.
A Yeoman Warder tour is one of the most popular attractions for visitors to the Tower of London and it lasts approximately 60 mins.
For those who are in a hurry, they can see the monument from the Tower Hill (close to the undergraduate station) or from Tower Bridge.

3. Tower Bridge

Entrance for visitors is from the northern edge of the bridge.
Since its launch officially on 30 June 1894, it has become one of the main symbols of London. You can admire the original hydraulic mechanism, which was in use until 1976 and enjoy a great view from the deck.
For the Bridge Lift Times, you should check here

4. Design Museum

224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG
The architect of design Sir Terence Conran opened this innovative museum in an old warehouse. Some of the exhibited furniture, cars and accessories are included in the classic design, however you will also see the latest creations of contemporary designers.

5. St. Katherine’s Docks

St Katharine Marina, 50 St Katharine’s Way, E1W 1LA
Old docks formed for leisure and housing purpose.

6. Monument

Fish St Hill, London EC3R 8AH
The Monument to the Great Fire of London is a Doric Column with height 62m., which was built to commemorate the Great Fire of 1666.

7. London Dungeon

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB
In the dark and damp lodges, waxworks recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a gallows humour style. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides

 

8. City

Created by the Romans in 50 AD and maintains its medieval plan. Business and international finance center but this “city within a city” is deserted in the evenings and weekends.

9. St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD
The cathedral replaced an enormous Gothic church that was lost in the great fire of 1666. The dome designed by Wren is among the highest in the world.
St. Paul is the 2nd largest church building in the UK after Liverpool Cathedral.

10. Guildhall

Guildhall Yard, Gresham street, EC2
Guildhall has been the City powerhouse since the twelfth century. Today, Guildhall is still home of the City of London and acts as a grand setting for glittering banquets for major historical anniversaries. The Guildhall also house the Guildhall library and a unique museum in the world with very rare clocks.

11. Museum of London

150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
The museum was built in 1976 close to the Barbican centre and refers to the history of London from prehistoric to modern times.
You should definitely see fragments of the Roman London Wall just outside the museum

…to be continued…

 

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