The sights of the British capital can not be counted. Attention is worthy of each of them. But everyone who first meets in London , as a rule, is lost in a variety of historical monuments, architectural masterpieces, chic parks, stylish bars. We present to your attention the list of the most popular sights of the British capital, from which you can begin acquaintance with the most tourist cityof the Foggy Albion .
London begins with Big Ben
The most popular landmark of the British capital is the Parliament and Big Ben. Westminster Palace, a vivid example of the Neo-Gothic, was completely restored after the fire of 1834. Today the Parliament building is decorated with a photo album of every tourist who has visited London. The famous towers of the Palace of Westminster can only be viewed externally. Excursions in the Parliament building are held only during the parliamentary holidays.
Other sights come to the heels of the famous historical and architectural monument. Honorable second place, according to modern tourists, is Trafalgar Square. It is followed by the London Eye and Tower Bridge.
Walks in London parks: Hyde Park and other corners of nature in the city
Visit the capital of Britain and do not stroll around Hyde Park - Moveton. The park is famous for its many attractions. One of the main is a chic fountain, opened in 2004 in memory of Princess Diana. The design of the monument captures the vicissitudes of the life of a royal person. Here the water falls rapidly from the top of the fountain, below it spreads in two opposite directions. It seethes, sweeps quickly, and then calms down, merging into a quiet pool. In addition to Hyde Park in London, the tourist is recommended to stroll through the park of St. James, Green Park, the forest park Hepstead-hit, admire the beauty of Kensington gardens.
Recreation and entertainment
Tourist will be interested in all the entertainment places in London. Everyone who remains in the capital of Britain to study, for sure there will be a couple of loved ones. A survey conducted among foreign students showed:
- 42% of respondents believe that the best shops and shopping centers are on Oxford Street;
- 36% recommend bars, restaurants and clubs in the Soho area to the guests of the capital;
- 30% are advised to try the British Kitchens in Covent Garden restaurants.
Cultural lovers of culture should visit London's Royal Albert Hall with unique live music concerts, the British Museum with a rich collection of art objects, and the popular West End musical Mamma Mia.