London is the largest city in the European Union, and for a minute, the second largest city in the world. Kingdom of aristocracy, good manners, a city of unique traditions and culture. Yes, yes, it is the kingdom, because the tradition of royal government is still preserved in London - a majestic monarchy. London is also the world's leading financial center. It would not be enough the half of life to visit all the sights here , but let's try not to miss at least the most important and interesting.
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It is one of the widest and busiest streets in London. The variety of shops, restaurants and various beauties on Piccadilly is crazy. This street is located in the historic center of London - Westminster. It stretches the world-famous street from Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park. The main decoration of the street is the Royal Academy of Arts. London's sights and mood begin from it.
Stop 2: Leicester Square
While we are not far away from Westminster, let's look at the center of English art. Shakespeare, Newton, Hunter, Chaplin - these and other monuments of great people associated with Great Britain, decorate a chic square in the center of the square. You will find 5 largest cinemas in this area. On the one hand, the "alley of stars", similar to the American one, where tablets with names and prints of the palms of stars are placed. On the other hand, the Swiss Center - tempting shops, chic restaurants. Relax and calmly stroll under the sound of Swiss clock beats, the area is closed for vehicles and open around the clock for pedestrians.
Stop 3: Big Ben
What are the sights of London without Big Ben :)? The largest of the six bells of the Palace of Westminster. The tower is known throughout the world as one of the symbols of London and the entire Misty Albion. This is one of the most important sights of London, its pride. It is unlikely that there will be someone who would not dream of seeing him. The height of the tower is 96 meters, climbing the spiral staircase inside, you will find yourself on a covered area and you will be able to see the huge bell of Big Ben, in honor of the clock tower was named. On the 60th anniversary of the reign of the Queen, it was decided to rename the tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, so on the plate you will see the name Elizabethan Clock Tower. But guests of London and the residents of the city still call it Big Ben.
Stop 4: Tower
Symbol of the royal authority. The largest medieval castle in England. For many centuries, the Tower was the center of the country's governance. You will get the impression that you were transferred to the past as soon as you go into the middle of the building . After the Second World War, repairs were made here, but even the restoration could not deprive the castle of the spirit of the Middle Ages. The Tower has won the reputation of being an unfavorable place, as its walls have seen not a few conclusions, tortures and deaths. Summer working hours: from Tuesday to Saturday from 09.00 to 17.30, on Sunday and Monday from 10.00 to 17.30; Working hours in the winter: from Tuesday to Saturday from 09.00 to 16.30, on Sunday and Monday from 10.00 to 16.30.
Admission fee - 19.50 £. There are discounts depending on the age category of visitors.
Stop 5: Westminster
Historic district in London, where the Parliament of Great Britain is sitting. Here you can see the chicest Westminster Palace, a historical and unique place. There is a school not far from Westminster Palace and Abbey, one of England's most famous private schools. This area is located on the left bank of the Thames, to the west of the City of London. You can walk here on your own and at the same time learn the whole history of this place, as foreign visitors can use an audio guide, with which you will receive full information in your native language.
Stop 6: London Bridge
Absolutely the whole history of London is connected with the river Thames, so if you go to London and do not ride on a boat on it, then your trip will simply not be complete. In addition, the views that will be opened to your gaze during this trip are incredible. You can go on such a walk from the central pier in Wesiminster. Just look at the wonderful skyscraper Meri-Ex, who is called the cucumber, because of its shape and window panes with a greenish tinge. The Meri-Ex Business Center is designed in a modern style, located in a new and modern part of London, so unlike the historical buildings of the city.
Stop 7: London Eye
The Ferris Wheel, or as it is also called the Millennium Wheel. London Eye was built by the day of the celebration of the millennium. Here it is, the place from where you can see London from a bird's eye view. Unforgettable and indescribable sight. The wheel makes a full turn in 30 minutes, so you really have a chance to see almost the whole London in half an hour. This charm is located in the Lambeth area, SE1 7PB, London, Westminster Bridge Road, County Hall, Riverside Building. The time of work is very often changed, so it is better to clarify this issue on the spot or on the official website.
Stop 8: Madame Tussauds Museum
You really have the opportunity to see a huge number of stars and famous personalities in one place, even from wax, but such natural ones. The figures are made so realistic that you at least can dream and imagine that they are real. You will be able to see even those individuals who are already long gone. There is a museum for more than 200 years.
You can find the museum at the address - NW1 5LR. The museum is open from 9-00 - until 19-00. Ticket price 34 GBP, children's ticket - 29.50. Advice: book a ticket in advance, on the museum's website. So it will be cheaper and without queue.
Stop 9: Buckingham Palace
The official residence of the once British monarchs, and today - Queen Elizabeth. The palace is located in front of Pall Mall and Green Park. Buckingham has a huge territory, chic well-groomed gardens and sculptures in the territory and an equally delightful sight in the middle. Architecture, painting, furniture, huge gilded halls, family jewelry, infinitely long corridors, in one word, English refined sophistication at every turn. Not looking previously seen, believe me, it does not even have something to compare with. Quite a journey into the past.
Stop 10: Hyde Park
The main thing is not to change your mind about returning home from London. Manners and court sophistication is good, but we still have a lot of new!
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|This 5-star hotel is located in the heart of the London city. It offers luxurious rooms with stylish bathrooms and iPod docking stations. Less than 10 minutes walk is the metro station and the railway station Barbican.
|Point A London Liverpool Street is located in London, 400 meters from Brick Lane and 800 meters from Hoxton Square. There is a 24-hour front desk and free high-speed Wi-Fi.
|Citadines Apart Hotel Barbican offers modern apartments with a kitchen. It is located a 2-minute walk from the Barbican Metro Station and a short taxi ride from London Liverpool Street Station.
|Crowne Plaza London offers free Wi-Fi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars in the City of London. It is located on the north bank of the River Thames, close to popular tracks for running. A 10-minute walk from the historic Temple district, and 1.6 km from the lively South Bank district.
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You have almost everything ready for the trip, at least the route already exists, and we will just help you open a visa to London.