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Things to see in London

Updated on July 9, 2011

Those who love the art, the monuments, the co-existence of different cultures, entertainment, music, shopping and shows, can’t help but go to, or return to London.

London never lost its vitality, this is easily witnessed from the crowds of tourists, the number of people of all ages and countries coming to visit this wonderful city.

London is a metropolis with more than 7 million inhabitants. No European city encompasses neighborhoods so well-defined and equipped with such vibrant variety to such an extent, that it almost appears to be moving from one city to another. There is another aspect of the city that Londoners are very proud of: its parks. Although London has more than 7 million people, 33% of the City’s surface is indeed occupied by green parks.

Visit London

It’s easy to reach London and move around. There are five airports and an easy accessible network of underground transportation (The Tube) that connects every part of the city. If that’s not enough, there is a very efficient bus system, working day and night, so widespread that it reaches even the most hidden suburb. There is a lot to see in London, and what to see only depends on your interests, available time and money at your disposal.

Monuments and museums.

There are so many; just to get an idea just go on the London Eye, Ferris wheel pointing his eye on the 55 monuments of the city. We start from the National Gallery which houses some of the most interesting paintings in art history with famous artists making this one of the most important museums of Europe. At Tate Modern, instead, we will be able to enjoy and appreciate the world of modern art, with artists like Picasso and Matisse. We can’t forget to mention the British Museum, which contains the history of the world since the prehistoric times, with unique works of inestimable value. We also have to mention the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The famous Madame Tussaud's wax museum also deserves to be mentioned, with its representations of famous people of the past and present days, in real dimensions, meticulous detail and perfectly made.

Among the monuments we must see the Tower of London, beautiful and mysterious. Here were kept the traitors of the monarchy and now houses the crown jewels, and wonderful collections of scepters, jewelry, swords. To experience the magical atmosphere of the royals up close, you will need to get near Buckingham Palace, hoping to be lucky enough to see the Changing of the Guard. Truly an unforgettable experience.

Very beautiful is also Kensington Palace surrounded by a magnificent park. In the northern part of town is the Regent's Park, one of the largest public gardens from which you can visit the Regent's College and the London Zoo.Not too far from the park is Camden Town, known for its local market. Other interesting places are the Royal Academy of Music and the Church of Holy Trinity .

As you can see there are plenty of reasons to visit London.


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    • susannah42 profile image

      susannah42 6 years ago from Florida

      Great tips for visiting london.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hi! London is a very nice and interesting city to visit. I have been there for more than 10 years now. I am sure there are lots of changes like the London Eye which I have not seen yet. Looking forward to seeing that one day and again to the National Museum visiting the lovely paintings of the great artists like Gainsborough. Thanks for sharing.