London, the largest city in Europe, is a modern and bustling city with a vast history reflected in the magnificent architecture of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and The Tower Bridge. London is the seat of central government in England and Buckingham Palace where The Royal family call home. London lies on the river Thames, the second longest in Britain where many extraordinary bridges have been constructed over time.
The city is most famous for its extensive underground rail system, commonly referred to as ‘the tube’. The traditional red London buses, black cabs and trains complete the city’s efficient public transport system. London is especially environmentally aware and the city encourages recycling and has introduced a number of ‘green buses’.
To celebrate The Millennium, The London Eye, now an integral part of the city’s skyline, was built and opened to the public as a viewing platform. London is famous for its theatrical and shopping experiences. Oxford Street and Westfield among others are retail heaven. The West End shows some of the world’s best and longest running musicals and the city has over 100 theaters. For culture, London is plentiful with museums and art galleries including the National and Portrait Galleries. London also leads the world in the financial, fashion, culinary and media industries.
Find the cheapest flights to London, the capital of the United Kingdom. These are the top 10 attractions that you should definitely not miss while you are there.
1. The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
2. Buckingham Palace
3. London Eye
4. Tower Bridge
5. The Tower of London
6. Trafalgar Square
7. National Gallery
8. The British Museum
9. Piccadilly Circus
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