London is one of the oldest cities in Europe, a magnet for tourists who come to the UK. With many hotels from budget to expensive, London is well equipped to deal with every tourist. London has many historical buildings, from cathedrals to a massive fort that was built one thousand years ago. London has everything a tourist could ever want.
London is the capital of the UK and has so many attractions. By the middle of London is the River Thames and to get from one side of the river to the other, you get one of the bridges that London has. One of the bridges is worth, is the famous Tower Bridge, built in 1876 and is famous for its two towers and the bridge that opens for large ships to pass. The bridge is located just in front of the Tower of London and one more tourist attraction St Katharine’s Dock.
You can visit the bridge from April to September and opening hours are 10.00 to 1830 and from October to March of 0930-1800 and the price for the tour is £ 7.00 for adults and £ 3.00 for children (5 -15) and a family ticket costs from £ 11.00. With the tour you will see how the bridge operates as it did when it was first built and you will see how this works now in this modern age and if you time your visit just right planning, you see the bridge work to a ship to pass through.
Tower Bridge is a must see for anyone who comes to London from abroad or from Britain itself. The tower is actually a Royal Palace and the Royal Palace has also ceremonies and guards. The history of this palace is well documented and his bloody past, the visitor will be amazed.
St. Katharine’s Dock
St. Katharine’s Dock is just across from the Tower of London and it can be said that one of the top secrets of London. Many people actually walk by without really seeing because they do not know it exists. However, this site has been around for a thousand years and it is a medieval hospital and a monastery during the reign Queen Elizabeth 1 was a place for boats to moor.
Today it is a naval shipyard with more than 200 luxury boats of all sizes to moor here. You have a variety of restaurants and shops. One of the most famous London pubs can be found in St Katherine’s Dock, opened in 1976 by the grandson of Charles Dickens, Cedric Dickens. The Dickens pub stands proudly in the original building of a reconstructed wooden warehouse that around 1700 for the storage of tea was used.
St. Pauls Cathedral
London has many attractions including St Pauls Cathedral, the wedding venue of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. St Pauls conceals two crypts of England’s greatest heroes. The first British hero, Lord Nelson, the hero of the Battle of Trafalgar, who lost his life on the day of the battle and his proudest moment in his life. The second British hero was the Duke of Wellington, famous for the Battle of Waterloo.
St. Pauls is a landmark in London with its large dome that visitors can not miss. It is open 7 days a week, although only for Sunday worship.
But London is not just about seeing the sights of English history. London has one of the world famous shops, in fact, two famous London stores Harrods zaosl. Fortnum & Mason is the second shop where the Queen of England shop. You never see her shopping she seen anything to him. Located in Piccadilly shop has everything a shopper could ever ask.
To treat yourself why not walk in the famous Hotel Ritz. Taste one of the best afternoon tea’s you’ll ever taste in the foyer of the Palm Court and the tea is served in silver service.
London is a busy city, but you will find pleasant places to just sit and picnic or just relax. London has some of the world’s most famous parks, they are called Royal Parks but you probably know them more under the names: Hyde Park, Green Park, Regent Park, St. James Park and Richmond Park. All parks offer the weary visitors an enjoyable few hours away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
London, the city that never sleeps is a place of history, shopping and worship.