Historical Places in London
Being regarded as one of the world’s “global cities”, the British Metropolis is a beautiful, lively and a multicultural European city, with clear evidence of the remains of the British Empire.
Forget about the clichés you heard about the “British weather”, the fog or even the eccentricity of British People. London offers you a lot of sightseeing opportunities, aside the ones that you probably already heard of – Madame Tussaud, Big Ben, London Eye etc. Suffice it to say that there are so much more outstanding historical places that you could visit while you are in London.
No doubt, to travel from anywhere in the world to London, the best option for you is by plane. You can benefit from several low-cost flights. From the airport to your destination in London, you could use the services of a reliable private car company, such as 247 Airport Transfer. The company is part of London Private Hire Car Association – LPHCA, which was awarded a 5 Star Grading for its excellent customer service.
London is one of the most complex cities in Europe, a historic city, well known for its famous landmarks, which means that you have almost limitless options in terms of places to visit. The most remarkable buildings are the historical ones and the ones related to the monarchy. Here are some of the potential outstanding historical sites/buildings that you should visit.
Entry: Adult: £9.00 ($14.5)
Tel.: +44 20 7930 4832
Hours- 9:45 am – 6:30 pm
If you are a fan of the Royal Family, you shouldn’t miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, which is one of most fascinating heritage buildings and tourist attractions in the English capital. You won’t be disappointed. It was built in 1705 and it is considered to be the official residence of the Royal Family.
The Tower of London
The Tower of London is a former prison, guarded by the famous Beefeaters. It is situated on the north bank of the River Thames and it contains the Crown Jewels. It is not surprising that the Tower of London is one of the most popular touristic and historical targets among tourists. It was founded by William the Conqueror and it preserves behind its walls England’s history for over a millennium.
Price: £6 ($9.7) adults
Hours: Daily -10 am – 6:30 pm
Address: 202 Grange Road
Tel.: +44 20 7403 3761
Tower Bridge was built in the 19th century, being one of London’s oldest and most iconic landmarks. Here, you can visit a historical exhibition and the main Engineering room of the Bridge.
St Paul’s Cathedral
Hours: Mon – Sat: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm/Sunday – closed
Address: St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD
St Paul’s Cathedral was constructed back in the 17th century and among its many tourist attractions we can include a room with a special acoustic, nicknamed “The Hall of Whispers”.
Admission: $24.27 adults
Hours: Mon to Tue/ Thu to Fri – 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (last admission 3:30)
Wed – 9:30 am – 7 pm (last admission 6 pm)
Sat – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (last admission 1:30 pm)
Westminster Abbey is the most famous church in the UK, where the descendants to the throne are crowned and the Kings and Queens of Great Britain have been buried for centuries. If you decide to visit this outstanding gothic style church, we suggest you to go in the early hours of the morning to avoid the crowd.
Palace of Westminster – The Houses of Parliament
Address: Westminster, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 3000
The Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster, is an imposing historical building situated on the bank of River Thames and an important tourist attraction in London. This Renaissance Gothic architectural masterpiece that you can admire today was built between 1840 and 1888 by Charles Barry, who designed the building in order to match Westminster Abbey, which is located nearby. The entrance to Westminster Hall is permitted only with an accompanying guide.
Leaving aside the historical sites mentioned above, you could also consider visiting: Trafalgar Square, Fulham Palace, British Museum, St. James’s Palace, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle or Royal Albert Hall.
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