The most famous sights of the capital of the Great Britain are Tower Bridge over the river Themes, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Saint Paul's Cathedral, The British museum, Art Gallery.
On the Houses of Parliament one can see the famous Tower Clock Big Ben, the symbol of London. Big Ben is the real bell which strikes every quarter of an hour.
Westminster, now the political centre of London, can boast of its history and architectural memorials. Westminster Abbey was built by Henry III in the 13th century. All coronations have taken place there. The Abbey contains many tombs end memorials to eminent men and women, but perhaps the most popular ones are those to writers, actors and musicians in Poet's Corner.
The present Houses of Parliament built after the old palace burnt down in 1834 attract immediate attention. Big Ben chimes the hours. Its minute hands are 14 ft. long. In Parliament square opposite you can see a number of statues to famous statesmen, including Sir Winston Churchill.
This bridge built in 1894, is still in daily use even though the traffic in and out of the London wharves' has increased to an extraordinary extent during the course of the 20th century. Visit Tower Bridge Exhibition and enjoy stunning views of London from the high level walkways and experience the beautiful River Thames: Source to Sea Exhibition. Continue your journey to the Victorian Engine Rooms and learn about the inner workings of the Most Famous Bridge in the World!
Trafalgar Square is famous for its pigeons, demonstrations and New Year Celebrations. It was laid out in to commemorate the great navel battle of 1805 when the French fleet was defended by the English under Admiral Lord Nelson. In the centre of the Square is the 170 ft Nelson's Column.
Another place which you can admire is Buckingham Palace. Its the residence of the Queen. London is also famous for its beautiful parks. The private gardens of Buckingham Palace extent to Hyde Park Corner - Hyde Park and the adjoining Kensington Gardens together form one of London's largest open spaces and provide plenty of scope for leisure activities. Speakers' Corner is popular with tourists. There, on Sundays, people are free to give voice to their opinion on almost every subject.
It might be called The British Museum, but its exhibits represent the cultural history of much of the world. With artifacts from dozens of ancient and modern countries, exhibits include the Rosetta Stone, Aztec pottery, Phoenician clay masks, Roman coffins and mummy cases, medieval European coins, the Elgin marbles, Leonardo da Vinci's notebook, and jewelry from around the world and through the ages.Rosetta Stone PhoenicianmedievalElgin marbles Leonardo da Vinci's
Everybody coming to London for the first time wants to see St. Paul's Cathedral. This is the third cathedral with this name which London has had. The two others were burnt down, the first in 1086 and the second in 1666.