London is brimming with stunning, iconic landmarks, immediately recognisable around the world; Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, Harrods….. it is an endless list of history, tradition and wonder. I maybe biased but every visit to London is a thrill, full of new insights and discoveries.
In the garden, from the other side of that famous balcony. You can tour this incredible royal palace, the busiest working palace in the world, annually from July to October, visit their site here
From underneath on the Thames; grab a boat tour along the River Thames from Westminster Bridge. For the next 3 months you won’t be able to drive across it, this Victorian masterpiece will be closed for renovations.
A Harrods’ distinctive green delivery van packed with teddies ready for Christmas!
St Paul’s Cathedral
Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece from under the Millennium Pedestrian Bridge. Visit the cathedral on the
350th anniversary of the fire of London.
And did you know that:
The Houses of Parliament at Westminster
Parliament is looking for somewhere else to reside, as their ‘home’ is about to be closed for a major refurbishment?
The Cutty Sark
At Greenwich, (home to the world’s time; Greenwich Mean Time) is one of the last tea clippers built is
1869. It was nearly lost in a tragic fire in 2007 but mercifully saved and beautifully restored.
Now floating on an incredible sea of glass and open for viewing.
The Tower of London
Truly one of London’s most enduring monuments; it was established by William the Conqueror in 1066 and those that were almost certainly about to loose their head would enter the tower from the River Thames through Traitors’ Gate (You can buy your tickets online here)
Have you seen the magnificent views from the largest ferris wheel in the world, remarkably already in its 18th year?
London continues to have a dramatic and rapidly changing skyline; ‘The Gherkin’ (30 St Mary Axe) now joined by ‘The Cheese Grater’, (the Leadenhall Building) and ‘The Walkie Talkie’ (20 Fenchurch St)? Click the links here for information about how to enjoy London’s spectacular views from any of these modern icons!
And dominating the sky across the Thames, is the Shard, a towering shaft of glass piercing the clouds above this historic city,
A glimpse of the Shard seen here by Southwark Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in London, (over 1000 years old), steeped in the history of the East End. Here, Shakespeare once lived and at his monument in the cathedral he can still be found, perhaps pondering his next masterpiece!
Close by is Borough Market where market stores have been since 1014, today an artisanal foodies’ heaven! Of course I could go on and on, there is simply so much to learn and thrill.
And talking of markets…… come back next time and I’ll tell you about our latest market discovery; if you enjoy Borough Market you will love this one!!