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|October 4, 2012||Filled under Latest Posts||
Things to do in London?
London is a beautiful and an expensive city which is full of surprises for you. It has undergone drastic changes since it was first founded by the Romans in 43 AD. If you have any plans to visit London, it is better if you can plan everything in advance about things to do in London and what are the places you should visit here.
London is one of the costliest cities in the world and being here, you may be tempted to buy many things. You can save a lot if you can narrow down your places of visit to very important ones. There are many places where you can experience London without spending much. Here are a few points that will help you know more about things to do in London.
River Thames and the Tower Bridge
If you visit London and not see the Tower Bridge and the River Thames, it will be quite unfortunate as the word London is derived from ‘lowonida’, meaning ‘river too wide to ford’. Tower Bridge runs across the River Thames and a part of it houses the royal prison where Prince Edward (12 years old then) and his younger brother Richard were imprisoned in 1483.
The other interesting things to do in London is to visit the Crown jewels, this is another reason for which you should visit Tower Bridge, as you can have a look at the Royal Family’s golden crowns that are studded with precious stones. These have historical significance and you should never skip seeing them.
It would be better if you can visit London during July-September as the palace will be open to visitors, but you need to get ticket a day in advance. The palace is the official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and you can see the most elegant paintings of famous European painters. Also, don’t forget to notice the most expensive furnishings.
If you want to see the best example of Gothic architecture,you should visit Westminster Abbey. The place is also famous for its precious paintings and the museum that houses the effigies of Royal family. Many of the Royal weddings have happened here, including the one of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
You just have to walk to see these places starting from Tate Modern to London Eye. You can find London Zoo and Regents Park in the Little Venice – Camden Lock route. You may even get London guides to know more about things to do in London. You can visit places such as Burrough and Broadway Markets, and Columbia Road where you can purchase some of the affordable things. In Burrough market you may find many shops offering foods for samples.
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This is really a great post. I have been to London for 2 weeks for holiday. I have been to Burrough Market, the market is quite nice, many people and lots of veggies & fruits that were selling in bargain price. For people planning for holiday, London is worth visiting.