The capital of United Kingdom and once – the capital of huge, covering almost half a world British Empire – this city nowadays still reminds an alloy of cultures, having Sherlock Holmes museum and Indian restaurant, famous theaters and noisy night clubs standing close to each other. Coming here you may have a feeling of déjà vu – as for many years all of us have seen these monuments in movies and documentaries and have read about them in movies. But it is high time to see London as it is – live open air museum.
10 most visited places in London
It is not just a palace – it is a brand name. Every picture frame and sauce dish here has long and exciting story, and the palace itself is as luxurious and beautiful as a real acting royal residence should be, there are not so many of them left in he world.
This attraction had been built in London by the year 2000 and another name of this construction is The Millennium Wheel. By the moment of its construction the London Eye was the biggest Ferris Wheel in the world, and though, later on the palm of supremacy had been taken from it by one of Asian countries (former British colony, by the way), still the London Eye is a unique attraction, definitely worth seeing.
The Tower of London
Once rather grim place – seven royals had been executed and a great number of high-ranking persons had been imprisoned here – nowadays the Tower of London has been turned into museum, which attracts more than 3 million visitors annually. Legendary residents of the sightseeing place – ravens of the Tower of London seem to pay no attention to the notorious fame of their home.
Probably every relatively big city has a zoo but barely any of them bears a fame of one of the first and biggest Animal Gardens in the whole world. Like people who dream to live in the upscale Soho neighborhood, animals from all around the world also do not mind to become inhabitants of this zoo on the outskirts of The Regent’s Park.
Harry Potter Museum
This museum is one of the newest attractions in London. After the overwhelming success of the so called Potteriada, children write thousands of letters to Hogwarts University and their parents take them to this museum/ Wizards must be having a lot of fun looking at Mugles that built a museum of their everyday life.
Relaxation under the canopy of trees of this beautiful park is a perfect break in an endless string of visits of museums and other important places. The park looks very natural and, in spite of the bustling metropolis around, the peace and calamity reign here. And the famous Speaker’s Corner attracts those who are indifferent to social life. Listen – future rulers of Great Britain might speak among them.
This place is associated for the visitors to the invincible military might of the British Empire. Decorated with monuments to several outstanding personalities of war history and with bas-reliefs made of Napoleon’s cannons, the Square have always been important historical place for Londoners. This is here where Churchill declared to the country about the defeat of Nazi armies in 1945.
You will fall in love with this idiosyncratic and original district of the city from the first sight. Wide beautiful streets and cozy picturesque lanes were meant for photo shoots and wonderful evenings in the capital. And each corner of this place has something beautiful to show – be it a museum or restaurant.
If you are tired of pompous buildings and stiffness of Victorian England – you are welcomed to visit the Cadmen Town. This place is famous among locals with its flea markets – you can find original presents and souvenirs here. Despite its modern look, Cadmen town exists for centuries – in ancient times the area was inhabited by artisans.
The British museum
London with its museums is a great place for those who got used not only to relax but also to expand their horizons during vacation. The British Museum with its 94 galleries will definitely satisfy your passion for knowledge. By the way it is the only place in the world, where cats are officially employed to the post of rat-catchers. Londoners seem to like animals working on them.
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When to visit London
London has mild marine climate. Contrary to general opinion it is not always rainy and foggy, though if you want to be sure that wet weather won’t spoil your plans – then you should choose a period from May to July to visit the capital of United Kingdom. This part of the year is ideal due to warm weather and big quantity of sunny days.