Big Ben Big Ben is one of Londons best-known landmarks, and looks most spectacular at night when the clock faces are illuminated. You even know when parliament is in session, because a light shines above the clock face. The name Big Ben actually refers not to the clock-tower itself, but to the thirteen ton bell hung within. The bell was named after the first commissioner of works, Sir Benjamin Hall.
The Tower of London Founded nearly a millennium ago and expanded upon over the centuries since, the Tower of London has protected, housed, imprisoned and been for many the last sight they saw on Earth. It has been the seat of British government and the living quarters of monarchs... the site of renown political intrigue, and the repository of the Crown Jewels... It has housed lions, bears, and (to this day) flightless ravens... not to mention notorious traitors and framed members of court, lords and ministers, clergymen and knights.
Westminster Abby An architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries, Westminster Abbey also presents a unique pageant of British history – the shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the tombs of kings and queens, and countless memorials to the famous and the great. Today it is still a church dedicated to regular worship and to the celebration of great events in the life of the nation. Neither a cathedral nor a parish church, Westminster Abbey is a Royal Peculiar under the jurisdiction of a Dean and Chapter, subject only to the Sovereign.
The Houses of Parliament Arrange a tour Visitors who tour Parliament will see the key areas of the estate, such as the Commons and Lords debating chambers and the Queens Robing Room. UK residents can tour throughout the year; overseas visitors may only tour during the Summer Opening. Accompanied by a trained guide, visitors travel through designated areas of the parliamentary estate.
Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since It evolved from a town house that was owned from the beginning of the eighteenth century by the Dukes of Buckingham. The State Rooms of the Palace are open to visitors during the Annual Summer Opening in August and September.
London's most famous tourist attraction has come alive! Why not come and visit us and get up close to your favourite celebrities at this amazing day out in London. Stars such as Brad Pitt, Wayne Rooney, Robbie Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Minogue and many more are all under one roof at the tourist attraction everyone is talking about. Madam Tussauds Museum
Lollypop women/men do great jobs making sure the kids get across safely, but what on earth is the point in a lollypop person waiting at a crossing for the light to turn red THEN they will cross the kids, even though the traffic has stopped? The Lollypop Lady
A double-decker is a bus, aeroplane, train, tram, ferry or any public transit vehicle that has two levels for passengers, one deck above the other. The term can also refer to a sandwich with three layers of bread and two fillings; and to roads and bridges which have one roadway running above another. A Double-Decker
Pillar boxes have been in use since 1855, only 15 years after the introduction of the first penny post. Anthony Trollope is credited with introducing the pillar box into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Pillar Boxes
Baker Street is a street in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster in London. It forms part of the A41. It is most famous for its connection to the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at 221B Baker Street, an address that does not actually exist. Baker Street