London is the capital of England with an estimated population of 8,308,369 in 2012. It is the largest city in the whole of European Union, a leading global city and the world’s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals. It stands on the River Thames and was named by the Romans who called it Londinium. London has become a world cultural center and has the largest city airport in the world. In Europe, it has the largest concentration of higher education. London is a home for tourism with a lot of tourist attraction centers, to so many people, London is a home away from home.
The Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous buildings, you can discover the 900 year history of this center as a place of execution, zoo, arsenal jewel house and prison and royal palace. There is the medieval king’s bedchamber and the crown jewels for you to behold. Take a tour at the historical Queens’ House which is the world’s largest maritime museum and the Royal Observatory Greenwich which has become a part of the Royal Museums Greenwich.
Come to Madame Tussauds where you would see some of the world’s most prominent faces. You are going to see Shakespeare, Lady Gaga and so many celebrities such as Usain Bolt, Brad Pitt and many others not forgetting the Royal family.
British Museum is a famous destination to tourists that exhibits a lot of works right from the prehistoric era to our current world, there are the mummies from Egypt, Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and many mind blowing artifacts. The Tate Modern sits on the Thames banks which is the British’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. The National Gallery is the crowning glory of Trafalgar Square where you would see the works of Da Vinci, Van Gohn, Renoir, Titian, Botticelli and Constable. London Eye is another interesting place to visit which is where you find the world’s highest observation wheel, with 32 capsules. This is a great place for tourists who want to appreciate London in another way.
And if you love science, there is the Science Museum that would give you an opportunity to think of the future. And there is the Natural History Museum for you to see the tallest, rarest and biggest animals in the world. There is a 40-million-year-old spider and a life sized Blue Whale in this museum.
Do not forget the legendary Premiership league that has London as its center with so many famous clubs in it.
There are different airports in London but London Heathrow Airport is a major international airport that is located in the London Borough of Hillingdon. It is the busiest airport in UK and the third business airport worldwide as of 2012 and also the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic. You can make use of a Limo service from the airport when you are in London. There are different car hire services that are available for you to make your traveling around the city smooth and comfortable.
No time is going to be a dull moment when you visit London, all through the year are so many activities that ranges from sports, entertainment, religion, education, business and so many others.