Part of what makes London such a fascinating, compelling and unique city is its dark and intriguing past. From Windsor Castle to St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower bridge, London is home to a building on every corner that represents and delves into the capital’s enthralling history, buildings that should be considered ‘must sees’ on every tourist’s itinerary.
Take a look at the following five historic buildings in London that will guarantee to help make your visit to London an unforgettable one.
What has been dubbed as being one of the ‘finest working stables anywhere in the world’, the Royal Mews houses the royal collection of carriages and coaches that date back centuries. Even today this historical company is still responsible for the road travel arrangements of The Queen.
Experience for yourself a living part of Great Britain’s Royal Heritage, which has been in service since 1760 when King George III wanted to move his collection of carriages closer to his new home at Buckingham Palace.
From Queen Mary, Queen Victoria to Princess Diana, the architectural marvel of Kensington Palace has been shaped and evolved by generation after generation of royal women, and really is a sight for sore eyes!
To capture the varied, distinctive and unmatchable skyline of London at its most dramatic then a visit to the Monument is simply a must. This 202 feet high monument was built by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire of London and stands on the spot where the fire is believed to have started.
What is the oldest stone column in the world comprises of 331 steps and visitors who climb all the steps are rewarded with a certificate at the top!
Situated in the historical Bankside area next to London Bridge, Southwark Cathedral is the oldest Gothic building in London of which a visit is imperative!
Having been a place of Christian worship for more than 1,000 years, this beautiful Gothic building hides many secrets of London’s hidden past.
Having educated boys for almost six centuries, a visit to what is one of the oldest, well-known and exclusive education establishments in the world warrants a fascinating, educational and memorable day out.