Did You Know?
The London Underground is globally the oldest underground railway network.
When we say just 'London', it can mean either the City of London (1.12 sq mi in area) or Greater London, which is an administrative area that exceeds borders of the city. Here, we talk about Greater London.
However, if you are heading to the palace at a different time, you can witness 'Changing of the Guard', where the guard is changed daily from April to July, and on alternate days from August to March.
The main attractions include the much debated Parthenon Marbles (Elgin Marbles), Mummy of Cleopatra from Thebes, and the Rosetta Stone. Entry to the British museum is free.
Until the Shard's privately-operated deck opened in 2013, The London Eye was the tallest public viewing point.
The world's oldest scientific zoo, The London Zoo consists of more than 20,000 different types of animals and birds. This is also one of the best places for children, as you can book a VIP encounter with the animals for them. And what's more? You can also stay overnight at the zoo in Lookout Lodge.
Sir John Soane's Museum
Other than shopping in the streets of London, one of the best things to do is to check out Sir John Soane's Museum. Sir John Soane was an architect and an avid collector of curios. During the time he lived, he has collected some of the best antiquities from all the four corners of the world.
These antiquities can now be seen in the museum, which was the architect's former home. Visit the museum on the first Tuesday evening of every month; the house is lit by candles.
From Queen Elizabeth to Michael Jackson, you'll meet the world's most influential personalities from the field of sports, history, entertainment, etc. Sing along with Madonna, play football with Beckham, and click a photograph with her majesty Queen Elizabeth.
In 2012, it was renamed from 'Clock Tower' to 'Elizabeth Tower', during the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. On 17th April, 2013, during the funeral of Margaret Thatcher, the bells were silenced to mark 'profound dignity and deep respect'.
The beautiful state apartments and Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, which contains the dresses worn by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana are open to the public. Kensington Palace is now the official royal residence of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George of Cambridge.
With a look at these top places to visit, you must have realized that London is a traveler's delight. Make sure you at least get a glimpse of these wonders while in the city. Happy Traveling!