Monday, February 4, 2008

Explore the streets of London

Submerge yourself in the culture, history, beauty and enchantment of one of the most visited places in the world: London.

The streets of Sherlock Holmes offer an adventure for each and every visitor. Museums, cathedrals, cruises, and bars are top attractions in this historic city.

One of the newest attractions that any visitor would enjoy is the London Eye, built to celebrate the new millenium. Visitors to the eye can gaze over London, spotting all of the famous landmarks. On a clear day, you can see up to 25 miles from the Eye, which is the tallest observation wheel in the world.

Once you have experienced London from a bird's eye-view, head over to the aquarium where you can see everything that is going on under the water. The aquarium is home to 350 million different species!

If you lose track of time, take a look across the street at the infamous Big Ben. Don't forget your camera, because you will want to take a picture of this one-of-a-kind monument! Alongside Big Ben are the Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster. The House of Commons and the House of Lords are here.

Opposite the Houses of Parliament is Jewel Tower. This medieval tower originally had a moat around it to guard the King's Privy Wardrobe, a treasury of personal royal valuables and rich robes. Today, you can explore the inside of this tower, and look through an interesting exhibit about British government.

Even the travelers who love to explore all day long need a chance to relax! Climb aboard a city cruise, put up your feet, and take in all the sites of London while you cruise down the river. Showboats are also available and feature dinner, cabaret, and dancing.

Westminster Abbey is one of Britian's finest gothic buildings. When you visit, you can also see the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, Royal Tombs and Shrine of St. Edward the Confessor, the Coronation Chair, among many other things.

Art and history museums and theaters are common throughout the city; which embraces the fine arts.

Delicious food is available in pubs and restaurants all across the city, along with fresh brewed ale, direct from London breweries.

Don't miss out on anything that London has to offer. Tours are also available from multiple operators if you don't want to visit alone. Your travel professional will be able to help you make the best plans for your interests and budget.

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