When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life: for there is in London all that life can afford. Samuel Johson, 1777
The most wonderful city in the world London is the most interesting, beautiful and wonderful city in the world for me, H.G. Wells 1911
Trafalgar Square at night How precious it is to be here, wandering…in the midst of the greatest city in the world,… Valery Larbaud, Trafalgar Square at night.
Today London is a sprawling, cosmopolitan metropolis, a city of contrasts, a melting pot of cultures and architectural styles. London Today
THE MILLENIUM EYE The circle is a universal symbol of renewal, regeneration, harmony and hope. J. Barfield
British Airway London Eye began life as the creation of two architects- husband - and - wife partnership Julia Barfield and David Marks. To celebrate the Millenium by giving both Londoners and visitors a view of metropolis that have never before been seen. British Airway London Eye
Eye info : Weight 2, 100 tonnes. Speed 0,26 m/s. Time to revolve 30 minutes. Height 135 meters. 25 passengers per capsule. Viewing distance 25miles/ 40 kilometers.
Mme Tussaud`s You mingle with famous and infamous, with royal family, pop stars, and in the Chamber of Horrors meet the executors at work. Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Merilyn Monro, Michael Jackson, Lady Di, the British Royal family…There is no other place where you can see all these celebrities, even if they are only wax figures.
Mme Tussaud`s The founder, born as Marie Grosholtz, came face to face with death. As a wax worker of renown in Paris and former tutor to the sister of Louis 16, she was commanded by the leaders of the French Revolution to take death masks from the decapitated heads of the victims of the guillotine. Having married a civil engineer, Francois Tussaud, she came to London early in the 19 th century and by the time of her death at the age of 89, her wax works were famous.
From Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square The Circus was formed in 1819.It is a popular meeting place for both Londoners and visitors and at night is enlivened by many illuminated advertisements. On the south side is the famous statue of Eros, really the Angel of Christian Charity.
Trafalgar Square with the National Gallery on the North Side and Whitehall to the South, is frequented as much by pigeons as by people. A Christmas tree is sent as a gift each year from Norway and on New Year`s Eve crowds gather around the tree and the lions to herald in the New Year. In Trafalgar Square, Nelson, this legendary admiral, victor of the Battle of Trafalgar 1805, stands atop his 44m high monument.