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Monday, 26 September 2011 01:00

Britain - London

LONDON Welcome to London, the historic capital city of the UK! Today’s London is a 21st-century city with history stretching back 2,000 years to Roman times. At its centre stands the imposing Houses of Parliament, the well-known ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British coronations. Across the Thames, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex and the iconic city skyline. Your London Travel Agency Guide will show you these and other great London landmarks - Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, Madame Tussaud’s, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, and The Tower of London. Entertaining and informative 'live-guided' commentary in English and other languages will also highlight London’s characteristic markets, unique shops and museums, from the British Museum to Kensington.

LONDON EYE there is no greater way to see London than through the famous London Eye, sitting between Waterloo and Westminster.  It which opened to celebrate  the millennium in 2000.  Since 2005, it has been the main focus of London's New Year celebrations, with its spectacular firework displays.

Up to 2008, over 30,000,000 people had ridden the London Eye. A camera on the Eye, near the exit, takes your picture and you can collect your photo on disembarking – a great souvenir, a magical memory. We can assist in hiring a cabin there if required for your special celebrations.

BIG BEN is actually the friendly nickname for the great bell of the clock located at the north end of the Palace of Westminster (aka:  Houses of Parliament!) but is usually taken to refer to the clock tower itself. The gigantic four-faced chiming clock is housed in the third-tallest free-standing clock tower in the world. Its 150th anniversary was marked in 2009. Big Ben, with its familiar chime, has become one of the most potent symbols of both London and England.

TOWER BRIDGE was one of the great engineering marvels of its age and remains an iconic attraction. Spanning the Thames near the Tower of London, this combined bascule and suspension bridge opens to allow oceangoing vessels through. With London Travel Agency, explore its history, uncover its secrets and enjoy stunning views from the high-level Walkways more than 42 metres above the river.

Westminster Abbey is a large, mainly Gothic church, in the heart of Westminster, by Parliament Square, and the Palace of Westminster. Since 1066 this ancient foundation has played host to every coronation and 16 royal weddings!  With 3,300 burials and commemorations, as well as innumerable treasures it is a stunning repository of heritage.

Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Audio guides are available in eight languages – or why not take the highly popular verger-led tour? Join the one million people that this historic building welcomes every year.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE is the London residence of Queen Elizabeth II and is also used for State occasions and royal hospitality.  Originally known as Buckingham House, the building which forms the core of today's palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1705 on a site which had been in private ownership for at least 150 years. The Palace stands between The Green Park, Hyde Park and St. James's Park in the heart of London.

LONDON BRIDGE is one of the five Thames bridges managed by the City of London, which it connects with Southwark, near to the Shakespeare’s Globe. Located between Cannon Street Railway Bridge and Tower Bridge, it forms the western end of the Pool of London. On the south side of the bridge is Southwark Cathedral, at its northern foot is the Monument to the Great Fire of London and the genius of Christopher Wren. On 17 March 1973 the current bridge opened, the latest in a succession of “London” Bridges on the site. The nearest London Underground stations are Monument and London Bridge. There is also a Railtrack station (National Rail) nearby.

To find more information about London Attractions, please go to Home page of London Travel Agency .co.uk.

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London Travel Agency is a professional Tour Operator and Travel Agency based in London with skilled tour guides. Our directors have 30 years’ experience as travel agents and tour operator, meeting clients’ needs in the Middle East, Europe and Britain.  London Travel Agency Ltd. Registered in England Number: 07727021 - VAT No. GB 135 8199 88.

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