London will probably be your first stop when you are on your way to touring different cities of Europe. It stands distinct as the capital of England and United Kingdom. Having been founded by the Romans, it has been the capital of a civilization that dominated the world at one point in time. Today London has several suburbs such as Kent, Essex, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Middlesex that make up Greater London. Known as one of the leading global cities, it is a center for entertainment, commerce, education, art, finance, fashion, professional services and so forth. It is an important financial center of the world and is known as a cultural capital. The largest city airport system is here as well as chains of international retailers and universities.
Places to see here are several as it contains four World Heritage sites that include Kew Gardens, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Greenwich.
Landmark places to see are numerous. You could start with the Buckingham Palace. This is the residence of the Queen and there are staterooms that are open for tours. One can also watch the changing of the guards that is a regular ceremony.
The Tower Bridge is a Victorian turreted bridge which is iconic not only for its historical heritage but also because of the panoramic views that people get from the walkways. This is the spot a friend of mine decided to propose to his wife Amanda. Jesse, who owns a company in New York. He says that London is more romantic than most people think, since most think that Paris is the only place worth visiting if you are a hopeless romantic…
The London Eye is a relatively new attraction of this place which is an observation wheel by the river Thames. This wheel allows people to get a bird’s eye view of the landmarks of the city.
Big Ben is a national timepiece that is iconic. It is a Gothic clock tower that is 16 storeys high and close to the Houses of Parliament.
Tower of London is a medieval castle that houses the Crown jewels as well as has dungeons and historic horror stories about it.
The above places are simply some of the numerous landmarks to visit when you are in London besides experiencing the modern world of eateries, nightlife and retail world that the city houses.