the Iconic Attraction
London may be one of the most expensive places in the world to visit but for a travel enthusiast, it really doesn't matter London Eye, when it...
London may be one of the most expensive places in the world to visit but for a travel enthusiast, it really doesn't matter London Eye, when it opened to public in 2000, was the tallest observation wheel. Each rotation takes about 30 minutes and the wheel moves at about 0.6 miles an hour. Mira Pawar While visiting London takes you back in history, there are many modern structures too that reflect the contemporary times that Londoners are living in. It may be one of the most expensive cities to visit, however it is worth every penny. It is very essential to know that whichever part of London you may choose to stay; commuting is never a problem. The most convenient, reliable and economical means of transportation is the London underground rail system which will never fail you. If you are in the mood to walk and do shopping to your heart's content, then head to Oxford Street, the busiest luxury shopping area. After having ventured into Oxford Street, another place that one should visit is the Harrods Departmental Stores on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge. At the store, worth a watch are two memorials made by Mohd Al Fayed- owner of Harrods, for his son Dodi Fayed and Princess Diana who were romantically involved and died on August 31, 1997 in a car accident in Paris. The next attraction for tourists is the Buckingham palace, the official residence of Britain's Royal families since 1837. The change of guards' ceremony at the palace has had a historical significance for time immemorial and definitely worth watching. The guards arrive for the ceremony mounting on horseback and are dressed in traditional red tunics and bear skin hats. It's a spectacular view that displays British pomp for sure. London Eye situated besides River Thames should not be missed at any cost. When created in the year 2000, London Eye was the tallest observation wheel. Each rotation takes about 30 minutes and the wheel moves at about 0.6 miles an hour. From the top one can have a clear view up to 25 miles. All the popular landmarks like Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey can be seen from here. London Bridge is another landmark that attracts everyone's attention. It spans river Thames and pedestrians can have a marvelous view of the cathedral's dome especially at night time. The Tower Bridge can also be seen very clearly from here. In the good old days, shops and vendors on the London Bridge was a regular feature but now the authorities have restricted their presence. For every tourist in London, one thing that should not be skipped is to touch the heart of London. Yes! TheTrafalgar Square which is in the center of London is what we are referring to. Whether you like it or not, at the square every tourist must encounter the pigeons waiting to be fed. Years ago, it was a tradition to feed them. There were also vendors at the square selling bird seeds but since 2005 the government banned feeding of pigeons because their droppings was causing damage to the stones. The statues and fountains in the Square add splendour to the milieu. The National Gallery is in the vicinity of the square which has a collection of more than 2000 paintings of Van Gogh, Renoir, Leonardo da Vinci and Claude Monet. Watching the Big Ben in movies is not as exciting as standing close to the clock tower and staring at it. If you still have time on hand, a visit to the Hampton Court Palace (favourite royal residence of Henry VIII), Bushy Park and the Southwark Cathedral could be accommodated before the trip is concluded.