Visiting London And Its 2,000 Years Of History

Visiting London And Its 2,000 Years Of History

One of my favorite places to travel is London. London is a fairly walkable city, even if the London Underground (The Tube) provides a convenient method to get around. You may be shopping down a street lined with contemporary shops and buildings one minute, and then turn a corner and find yourself staring at a 1,000-year-old edifice of enormous architectural interest. To be safe, keep in mind that in England, traffic travels on the left side of the road, therefore glance to your right before crossing a street.

London has one major advantage for Americans visiting this wonderful city: Language won't be a barrier. After all, English originated in England. Everyone uses it, although you might find some of the idioms and many of the phrases to have multiple meanings a bit odd. London is one of the world's major cosmopolitan cities, having residents from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, including European, Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and others. It has places for historical as well as contemporary art, theater, music, and dance.

Here are some of my top recommendations for things to do in London:


Observe how the regal live. the Guard changing ceremony. Every door in the Palace has a story to tell. Explore it.


The Tower, which William the Conqueror constructed in 1066–1067 and now houses the Crown Jewels, once housed renowned prisoners including Elizabeth I before she was made queen and Sir Walter Raleigh.


You should see the clock tower that houses the 13-ton bell even though the name alludes to the bell that famously chimes over London. A striking sight, especially at night when the clock's four faces are illuminated, is its gold trim. The Houses of Parliament, another attraction, are connected to it.


You can witness 360-degree views of the city from the top of the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, which is 135 meters high (just over 440 feet). Each of the 32 glass capsules, which slowly revolve, can hold twelve guests.


The Abbey, which was established in 960 CE by Benedictine monks, receives more than 1 million visitors annually. It is the Coronation Church of England, but it also houses the remains of royalty, including Isaac Newton, as well as statesmen, poets, and others.


The internationally renowned museum houses artwork by humans from the Paleolithic to the Modern Era. The Parthenon sculptures, the Rosetta Stone, and the mummies from the Ancient Egypt collection are among the highlights. Even entry is free.


Consider joining one of London's renowned walking tours if you have a particular interest. meet your guide, who will give you a walking tour of local attractions and an educational discourse about the topic of the walk. Jack the Ripper, the Beatles "In My Life" Walk, London Horror Story, Harry Potter on Location, Oscar Wilde's London, and several others are just a handful of them.