Recently we have experienced the most exciting tours of our lives, the London tour. The exhilarating day was kick started with the panoramic views of some of London’s most well-loved landmarks.
Tower of London
We started our journey by delving into the most colourful tower of London. Tower of London has the glorious past of grovelling secrets that are fascinating, mindboggling, gruesome as well as exciting. Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the river Thames in central London. Most exciting things to see in tower of London is ‘The crown jewels’ revealing the priceless treasures like never before, ‘White Tower’, ‘Yeoman Warders’ famously called ‘The Beefeaters’. ‘The Ravens’, ‘Tower of torture’ etc and many more. We were able to see everything inside out and it was one of our most memorable part of the entire trip.
We left the tower, took the tube and headed towards the next destination, London Eye, one of London’s most exciting attractions.
is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of River Thames. This is Europe’s tallest wheel and offers the highest public viewing point of London. We purchased the ticket well in advance to avoid long ticketing queue as well last time disappointment. Boarding the air conditioned ovoidal passenger capsule gave us the overwhelming feeling of flying in the sky in fact in the heaven. From the wheel when it is at its top position, we discerned all landmarks of London and around.
Walking through the space nearby, we could see a lots of amusement parks, statutes. It also reminded us some of the famous scenes of Hollywood and Bollywood films which were shot in this place. With this beautiful memory in heart and mind, we moved to the next touring attraction, Big Ben and UK parliament.
The name Big Ben is often used to describe the tower, the clock but the name was given to the Great Bell. This is located adjacent to the House of Parliament, UK. Enjoying the panoramic view of the parliament as well as listening to the ringing of iconic massive bell gives the glimpse of the brilliant architecture and advanced thinking. We stopped in front of the UK parliament for a while and were completely mesmerized by the design and architecture of the parliament.
We wanted to go inside the parliament but because of paucity of time, we had to head towards our next destination, Trafalgar square.
is one Britain’s a must-see destination for visitors from across the globe. We saw the famous monument, The Nelson’s Column. This monument commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The iconic stone lions, the famous Fourth Plinth, which showcases commissions by contemporary artists. The place was full with people across the globe and everyone seemed to enjoying every moment of their presence.
We visited the famous National Gallery which is located on the north side. It was amazing and breath-taking to see so many paintings from Middle Ages to the 20th Century. From the stairs that lead to the national gallery, the stupendous view of Whitehall and Big Ben was awe-inspiring and astounding.
Next and the final stop of our trip was at Buckingham palace which is the most famous buildings in the entire world and is another a must-see attraction for every visitor to London. Because of the lack of time, we couldn’t go inside the palace but we thoroughly enjoyed the outside panoramic and scenic view of middle age architecture. The palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom Located in the City of Westminster. The palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and mourning.
In front of the palace is situated the monument, The Victoria Memorial, is a monument to Queen Victoria. This is another must-see monument in the palace because of its most sophisticated architecture and of course beauty underneath. Of course, this was only one day trip in London so we were not able to explore the palace fully.
Overall the trip was very exciting and worthwhile. The food ate in the local shops, restaurants were delicious and is a great bargain compared to other places. The people were very friendly with full of energy and vigour and a great way to make new friendship. London is a must see place for people who love to explore new places and avenues. Last, not the least, one of the very best ways to spend time outside.