Sightseeing in London
The most well known attraction in London is Buckingham Palace: the royal palace and residence of the British monarch. It is not just the residence of the Queen, but it is also used in official state affairs. The palace can be visited by tourists during the summer months for special exhibitions.
Another historical landmark is the Tower of London. It formerly served as a residence for English and British kings, as well as a prison and a place of execution. It has been a tourist attraction for nearly 600 years, and in 2011, was the most visited tourist attraction in the UK with 2.5 million visitors.
The tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard, is located in London. This skyscraper is 310 metres high.
The Coca-Cola London Eye is the world’s tallest Ferris wheel with 32 glass gondolas. Visitors can see the Westminster Bridge and Big Ben from this London landmark.
Speaking of Big Ben, the name of this famous symbol of London does not belong to the clock or tower, but the five bells inside. The bells weigh approximately 13.5 tons and their sound is world-famous.