There is no city in the world quite like London and part of the capital’s unique charm and fascination is that it is blessed with literally hundreds of historic and cultural sites. From dedicating a day to learning about the Royal history of London, to musing through the many wonderful museums and galleries London boasts, our city never fails to mesmerise and enchant all who visit it.
If your time spent in London is going to include visiting some of the tourist hotspots, then you may be deliberating which ones to head to. To help you make your decision, we’ve highlighted three of the best tourist sites in London that simply have to be discovered.
Botanic Kew Gardens
In complete contrast to the intricately complex structural mightiness of St. Paul’s Cathedral is the floral and rural simplicity found at London’s Botanic Kew Gardens. This truly tremendous tourist site is one of the world’s leading botanic gardens.
Guided tours of one of the most relaxing and scenic places in London are available, which will draw your attention to the best of the seasonal blossoms and bulbs, including English all-time favourites as well as exotic varieties from all around the world.
The Botanic Kew Gardens really are a breath of fresh air and a visit is highly recommended.
St Paul’s Cathedral
This iconic building is a dominant feature of the London skyline and is quite literally a sight for sore eyes. In embodying the ‘spiritual and heritage of the British people’, visiting this architectural London wonder is essential if you want to experience English heritage at its best.
After its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London, the present St. Paul’s Cathedral was built between 1675 and 1710. It was the first cathedral to be after King Henry VIII had removed the Church of England from the control of the Pope and the monarchy took control of the future of the Church.
Not only is St. Paul’s Cathedral an awe-inspiring place to visit for Christian worship and to be mesmerised by the splendour of its structure, but it also serves as a centre for the arts, learning and public debate.
Visit stpauls.co.uk for more information on this must-see iconic London landmark.
Tower Bridge Exhibition
One of London’s most recognisable structures, Tower Bridge London has stood across the mighty River Thames since 1894.
You will not be disappointed about taking the time to visit the Tower Bridge Exhibition, as, on the contrary, learning about the fascinating history of the one the world’s most distinguishable landmarks never fails to amaze visitors.
As well as enjoying fantastic views of London from the high-level walkways, visitors to the exhibition will be able to enter the Victorian Engine Rooms, home of the original steam engines. Visitors will also learn about all the exciting technology that has been used over the years to maintain the bridge and keep it in motion.
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