Landmarks Sites to Visit London Tours

The historic and global city of London is one of the best tourist destinations in Europe because of the abundance of attractions that have fascinated visitors for centuries. If you are planning tours in London then you should not miss a visit to the following places of interest.

The Westminster Palace

UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Westminster Palace is located on the banks of the River Thames. The original building was built in the Middle Ages; but in 1834 much of it was destroyed by a huge fire. Later, between 1840 and 1870, the structure was restored in Gothic style by architect Charles Barry. On the ground floor of the palace there are dining rooms, offices and bars, and on the first floor there are libraries, lobbies and debates. The other two floors have offices and meeting rooms.

The Cathedral of St. Paul

One of the most important sights of the city, Paul was originally founded in 604. However, the current building was built in the 17th century by Sir Christopher Ren in English Baroque style. This building has a height of 111 m and a length of 158 m, with two towers with a height of 67 m. In this church were held many important events, including the ceremony of the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill; wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana; and anniversary celebrations for Queen Victoria.

Tower Bridge

The combined suspension and bridge was built between 1886 and 1894. Located near the Tower of London, this bridge crosses the River Thames. It combines two towers that are connected together with two horizontal paths that are at the top level. The total length of this famous bridge is 244 m and its height is 65 m. Pedestrians and vehicles can freely use the deck of the bridge; nevertheless twin towers, Victorian machine rooms and high paths can be seen only by the Tower Bridge exhibition.

Buckingham Palace

Home and Office of the Monarch of the United Kingdom Buckingham Palace was originally built in 1703 for Buckingham Duke as a town house. In 1703, King George III acquired this building as Queen Charlotte's own residence. A number of additions to the original structure were made in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Palace has a total of 775 rooms along with an incredible garden. As part of the summer opening of the palace, all cabins are open for public viewing during the months of August and September.

Westminster Abbey

Founded in the 10th century, this Gothic church is west of the Westminster Palace. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most important religious structures in the United Kingdom. He served at a burial site and a coronation site for the British monarchs.

Source by Ena Dey