- By Kevin
- On Aug 31, 2017
- Travel Tips
Today London is not only the largest city but also one of the most visited thanks to its numerous famous attractions such as the Tower Bridge and the Big Ben.Map with attractions in London,London city sightseeing and travel guide as below:
Construction of the Westminster Abbey started in 1050 and spanned 8 centuries.The abbey serves as a burial ground for many famous monarchs,scientists and artists.
Tower of London
The Tower of London was built at the end of the 11th century by William the Conqueror.The fortress houses a famous collection of jewelry including the Imperial State Crown.
Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament,the seat of the two parliamentary houses of the United Kingdom,was built in 1870.The enormous building is best known for its iconic clock Tower,the Big Ben.
One of London's most popular tourist attractions,Buckingham Palace is the most famous of all the palaces in London.The palace is still used as the official residence of the Queen.
One of London's most popular tourist attractions,Buckingham Palace is the most famous of all the palaces in London.The palace is still used as the official residence of the Queen.A modern but already very popular tourist attraction is the London Eye,a giant observation wheel located in the Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank.The 135 meter(443ft)tall structure was built as part of London's millennium celebrations.
A Landmark for the new Millennium--The structure was designed by the architectural team of David Marks and Julia Barfield,husband and wife.They submitted their idea for a large observation wheel as part of a competition to design a landmark for the new millennium.
None of the entrants won the competition,but the couple pressed on and eventually got the backing of British Airways,who sponsored the project.