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London: The Places To See And Spots To Visit

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London is considered by many to be one of the greatest cities in the world.  And this is not surprising, considering its very interesting history, along with the different cultures that comprise it.

So are you ready to take on a tour of London’s best?  Here are some of its most historic and beautiful tourist spots:

The Windsor Castle

The Royal Family of England has been in existence for the past 900 years – and the Windsor Castle is a testament to the family’s long tradition of royalty and splendour.  This castle has been a home of the Royal Family for ages – and is considered as the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world.  Upon visiting, you will be able to have a glimpse of the most beautifully-decorated state apartments, as well as St. George’s Chapel, which has been the venue for numerous royal weddings.  In here, one will also be able to witness the Changing of the Guard, which, as many visitors attest, is a most wonderful sight to behold.

Stonehenge

This rock “formation” has baffled scientists and experts for such a

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long time.  It is said to have been built around 5,000 years ago – but no one really knows who built them and why.  And it is because of this aura of mystery that millions of tourists are constantly visiting the site on an annual basis.  And as of present time – the mystery still continues…

Madame Tussauds

This is one of the most popular spots in the city, with the gallery having more than 300 wax figures of the most historic, popular and iconic people that the world has ever seen.  It includes numerous interactive zones, sports zones and many other amenities that are bound to catch the interest of the young and old alike.

The Tower Of London

The Tower of London has a dark past and reputation, it being a place where numerous tortures and deaths have occurred during its tenure.  However, despite this fact, tourists still find it to be among London’s top attractions, because of its numerous features, such as the royal palace, armoury, fortress, as well as its wide array of “royal beasts” that have been part of the tower in its heyday.

Natural History Museum

This is considered by many to be one of the most excellently made landmarks in the City of London.  It includes a dinosaur gallery, a realistic model of a blue whale, its Central Hall, and many other features.  The said museum is also popular for the different exhibitions that are usually held therein – which certainly makes it among the spots that must always be visited by tourists.

The National Gallery

This museum is home to the works of the world’s most renowned painters and artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Renoir, Van Gogh, Turner, Cezanne and many other works ranging from the years 1250-1900.  Aside from these, it also houses numerous exhibitions as well, including lectures, guided tours, audio visual programmes and many other events, both for children and adults.

Buckingham Palace

This is the British Monarch’s official residence and office.  It is usually used for state occasions and in cases where dignitaries are to be welcomed accordingly.  However, during the summer months, the palace opens its doors to tourists and visitors alike, where each are made witness its splendour and beauty.

London Zoo

This is considered as the oldest scientific zoo in the world.  It was first opened in 1828, and today used for numerous scientific researches and purposes.  But of course, being a zoo, it has a collection of thousands of species of different animals – which likewise makes it one of the biggest collections in United Kingdom.

So, for those who are looking to find the best and most interesting sights to see in London, these are the stops that one should not forget to visit.  After all, not only do these places bring beauty in the fray – but they will certainly make fond memories as well!

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