London is one of the most popular cities in the world to visit. Over 19 million foreign tourists visited London in 2016. There are plenty of reasons so many people want to visit “The Old Smoke”. Shopping, famous historical landmarks, and sports are just three reasons travellers descend on London. The English capital has just about everything a holidaymaker could want and more.
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Buckingham Palace is a must-see for anyone visiting London. The London home of the Queen of England is always filled with tourists snapping selfies. Tourists can see the famed changing of the guard. Right next to the palace is St. James’ Park. It is a green oasis in the grey pavement and brick-filled capital. Tourists can walk around the park to stretch their legs. There are also playgrounds in the park giving children the chance to burn off some holiday energy.
Tower Bridge is another of London’s iconic landmarks. Built in 1894, the bridge crosses the River Thames. Visitors can ascend to the top of the bridge and walk across the bridge’s glass walkway. After seeing Tower Bridge, visitors should experience the Tower of London. The tower is home to a Crown Jewels exhibit that must be seen. Any traveller who loves the Royal Family will enjoy seeing the display.
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Travellers to London shouldn’t miss the great museums housed in the city. London is home to so many museums, visitors may not have time to see all of them. The best part about London’s museums is nearly all of them are free to get into. The British Museum contains historical finds from British explores while the Tate Modern gives visitors the chance to see some amazing artworks. The National Maritime Museum showcases Britain’s past naval and seafaring exploration and the Science Museum is a hands-on experience for anyone who loves entertainment and education.
London is home to a wealth of fascinating attractions. Due to the variety and number of places to see, travellers will never be without something to do in “The Old Smoke”. Tourists should just remember to bring an umbrella.