What to See When Visiting London

London offers a vast variety of noteworthy places and events that a tourist might find interesting. Trying to see just about everything that would be worth your time would be a project best suited for a lifelong stay in London, but even with a more modest goal, several days should be reserved for getting a good taste of some of the highlights of London. Due to the vastness of the London City area, you will need to take care of issues regarding transportation. London has good public transportation options that a traveler can use, but getting a Car Hire would be one excellent way to make the transportation easy and effortless when touring the fascinating attractions around the vast London area.

Buckingham Palace
The Buckingham Palace is one among the few royal palaces that still serve their original function. In addition to being the Queen’s official London residency, the palace also serves as the Monarchy’s administrative headquarters. During the summertime, much of the palace is open for visitors to see. There are many other interesting places nearby the Buckingham Palace, which makes this general area very interesting. Be sure to see the changing of the guards while you are there!

Madame Tussaud’s
Seeing a bunch of celebrities and famous people, both past and present, and even getting photographed with them can be great fun – even if they are just figures made of wax. This wax museum is one of London’s most popular attractions – and why wouldn’t it be? Where else can you see everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Lady Gaga and from Marlon Brando to Nelson Mandela at the same time?

Kensington Palace
A royal resicence that has been used since the 17th century. Today it is used as London’s official residence for the Dukes and Duchesses of Glouchester, Cambridge and Kent, as well as the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. It was also the residence of the princesses Diana, Magaret and Alice.

Big Ben
Big Ben is perhaps the most famous landmark of London. It is very hard to ignore due to its great size, but luckily you are very unlikely to even want to try to ignore it. It is almost 100 meters high and it is the largest four faced chiming clock in the world. The Big Ben is located at the northeastern end of the Houses of Parliament – though you probably won’t need the directions to find it.

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Windsor Castle – World’s Largest Inhabited Castle

Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England dates back to the time of William the Conqueror. British monarchy use it along with Buckingham Palace (London) and Holyrood Palace (Edinburgh) as their official residence. The Queen uses the Windsor Castle as a place to spend weekends, and also as a setting for some formal duties and visits from foreign monarchs and presidents. With a floor area of almost 45 thousand square meters, Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is one of the official residences of the Queen of England.

Easter Court is a month over Easter (March-April) when the Queen occasionally hosts ‘dine and sleep’ events for politicians, public figures, and other guests. In June, the Queen attends the service of the Order of the Garter and the Royal Ascot race meeting.

Visitors can access many parts of the castle such as the precincts, state apartments, Queen Mary’s dolls’ house, St George’s Chapel, and Albert Memorial Chapel.

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Buckingham Palace in London

The Buckingham Palace is is located in Westminster, London. The palace is only a short distance away from many other interesting places in London, such as Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, The Thames, etc. Therefore, it is a good place to start from when one wants to do some sightseeing in London while moving by foot. The Buckingham Palace is the resicency of the Queen of England, as well as the administrative headquarter of the British Monarchy, and a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. The core of the current building was originally known as Buckingham House.

Buckingham Palace is a popular tourist attraction that draws many visitors every year

The Annual Summer Opening that lasts from late July to September. At this time, the State Rooms of the Palace are open to visitors. These rooms contain some of the greatest paintings by Rembrandt, Rubnes, Poussin, Vermeer, and others, as well as sculpture, porcelain and fine furniture. Another spot that may be of interest is the Buckingham Palace Garden which is the largest private Garden in London.

Doors of Buckingham Palace garden

Online Resources
Buckingham Palace (the official website of the British Monarchy)
Interactive Panorama of Buckingham Palace

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