London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom and has been a major city in the world for over two thousand years. London is rich in history and dates back to the Romans, who founded the city. If you are planning a trip to London to attend the 2012 Olympic Games, do not miss the opportunity to venture into the city of London and experience all of the London attractions and sites that this great city has to offer.
The city’s rich history can be seen in the royal palaces, beautiful cathedrals and historical sites that are located there. In addition to its historical nature, London is a world leader in the commerce, financial, cultural and fashion industry. Whether you want to view some of the best art pieces in the world or go shopping for the latest fashions, London is one of the best cities worldwide in which to do it. With all the London attractions to see, no trip to the United Kingdom should be planned without including a few days in the heart of London.
Sites to See
There are many historical London attractions that you should be sure to see when visiting London. The royal homes of Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace will give you a unique view into the past and present lives of the Royal families of England. Buckingham Palace is one of the few working palaces left in the world today. St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey are two absolutely astonishing churches that should not be missed. The beautiful artwork and architectural design of these two churches are breathtaking and one-of-a-kind. There are also the more famous sites in London to see like Big Ben and Tower Bridge.
Madame Tussaud’s was museum is another one of the London attractions that should not be missed. The wax figures in this museum include famous people spanning over 150 years. Popular wax figures that you will see when visiting this museum are Queen Elizabeth II, the Beckhams and Lady Gaga. These figures are so life-like that you will want to be sure to have your camera ready, to snap a picture of you with the rich and famous. The London Eye is a unique ride that will provide you with 40 km panoramic views of London during the 30 minute ride.
In addition to sightseeing, London is home to some of the best shopping in the world. As a leader in the fashion world, many boutiques can be found on the streets of London offering the latest fashion styles. London also prides itself on cuisine and many restaurants offering a wide range of foods can be found in London.
The London Pass
If you want to visit the many London attractions and be sure to see as many of them as you can, you may want to purchase the London Pass. This pass will give you admission to over 55 London attractions and a one day pass will cost you about £43. The pass comes with a complete guide book that will help you plan out your visit and help you see all the sites you want to see. The ease of this card lets you just pay once to gain admission to all of the popular London attractions.