Transfer from City of London (EC3) to Stansted Airport
An example of exceptional beauty is the Leadenhall Market dating back to the 14th century, having an exceptional design with oranted roof structure, painted in various colors like cream, maroon or green and cobbled floors which were created by Sir Horace Jones in 1881. The place is mostly visited as a tourist attraction and less of its significance as a market and generally sells flowers, cheese and fresh food. It was employed to symbolize the area of London near The Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and is displayed in the films The Imaginarium of Love Aaj Kal, Doctor Parnassus, and Hereafter.
You can enter Leadenhall Market through Gracechurch Street, through a gigantic door designed in an interesting Dutch style. You will find the market reaching its climax each year for Christmas when it is ornamented with Christmas lights and a large Christmas tree is assembled at the north entrance.
The story of the magnificent Royal Palace and Fortress starts hundreds of years ago, when the area was just a plain ground, worked by farmers until William the Conqueror decided to build the mighty citadel. A great number of battles were fought until William managed to sit on the throne of England as after the death of Edward the Confessor many heirs were left that requested their title as King of England. Harold Godwinson, brother of Edward was the one to step first on the throne but William, Duke of Normandy at that time, said he too had been promised the throne.
So a mighty war started between the two, a war won by William after the crushed King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. Knowing he must next protect England’s greatest city – London – he did go for a direct charge but initially laid waste to the regions encircling London. Influenced by the glorious victory, the city’s soldiers went to William to take them under his leadership. Before he entered the city he sent an advance guard to London to build a citadel and prepare for a triumphal entry into the city.
The new king was coronated on Christmas Day at Westminster Abbey in 1066 and in this time, as ancient document prove, ‘several strongholds were made ready in the City to safeguard against the fickleness of the huge and fierce population, for he saw that his first task was to bring the Londoners completely to heel’.
One of this strongholds is today’s Tower of London, which was built in the south-east corner of the Roman city walls. The strongholds were later replaced with a huge stone tower (the White Tower) stating the physical power and ability of the new Norman king. Nobody knows when work on the White Tower began, but it is supposed that the construction was underway during 1070 and was complete by 1100.
On the moment of its completion it was the greatest Fortress in England and nothing like that was ever seen before in the entire country and its surroundings. The citadel was huge, at 36m x 32.5m across, and on the south side where the ground is lowest, 27.5m tall. The Tower dominated the skyline for miles around. It building was also considered to be unbreakable because it was secured by Roman walls on two facets, ditches to the north and west up to 7.5m wide and 3.4m deep and an earthwork covered by a wood made palisade. Its role as a fortress remained unchanged until the late 19th century and played a great role in the history of England.
While in the Second World War the Tower of London of considerable damaged by bombs and many of the buildings were destroyed, including the mid-19th-century North Bastion, which received a straight hit in October 1940. The Crown Jewels that were kept there for a great number of years were removed to a place of safety.
Present day Tower of London is one of the world’s greatest tourist destinations and a World Heritage Site, receiving inside its walls over two million guests a year from all over the world.
In 1565 Sir Thomas Gresham decided to found a building that would be used as the center of commerce for London. The designed was made after a stock exchange Gresham passed by in Antwerp.
It’s building received the title of Royal Exchange on 23 January 1571 when Queen Elizabeth I officially opened it but the initial building didn’t last for long as it was burnt down to the ground by the Great Fire of London in 1666. Edward Jarman designed the second building which opened soon after. No more than 2 years took for the construction of the new Royal Exchange building. It was as unfortunate as its predecessor because on 10 January 1838 the new Royal Exchange building had the same fate and was also destroyed by fire.
A third one designed by Sir William Tite was built, created in order to look like the initial one. It was made of a four-sided structure encircling a central courtyard where merchants and tradesmen could do business. It was open in 1844 by Queen Victoria but trading did not start until 1845.
The building you see now is the third one built. In front of it, the statue of the Duke of Wellington guards has been guarding the Royal Exchange for decades.
Transfer from London Stansted Airport to City of London (EC3) by Rail:
In order to get a transfer from London Stansted Airport to City of London (EC3) by rail, you need to take the National Rail Service to Liverpool Street Station in a journey that will last approximately 46 minutes. Other transport options include taking a transfer from Stansted Airport to City of London (EC3).
Transfer from London Stansted Airport to City of London (EC3) by Car:
In order to get from Stansted Airport to City of London (EC3) by car, you have to take the M11 motorway. The distance between Stansted Airport and City of London (EC3) is of 32 miles.
Transfer from London Stansted Airport to City of London (EC3) by Private Transfer :
A Transfer from London Stansted Airport to City of London (EC3) with 247 Airport Transfer will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. The Stansted Airport transfer to City of London will cost approximately 57 GBP for a saloon car.
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