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About London, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(London, England)

For nearly two millennia now, London has been a leader in and an important centre for finance, politics, entertainment, education, media, arts, and fashion. All these contribute to its global city status. London became England's capital in 1016, and it has held its position since then. It has a population of over seven million people, and it is one of the most populated cities in Europe.

What to do in London

There are many exciting things to do in London. Boarding an open top bus is an excellent way to see the city's popular tourist destinations. Visitors can take a guided tour that comes with detailed commentaries, historical information, and humorous insights about the popular tourist spots.

People will surely enjoy shopping in London. Considered the shopping capital of the world, London offers seemingly endless shops where clothes, shoes, accessories, health and beauty products can be bought. From the vibrant street markets to the boutiques on Oxford Street, visitors can definitely find something suited to their fashion preferences.

The city offers its visitors only the best deals when it comes to entertainment. They can catch theatrical and musical performances in the entertainment area around Covent Garden and Leicester Square in London's West End. The city is also filled with exciting places to dine in from cafés to bars and restaurants.

Tourist Attractions

London has a wide range of tourist attractions that a day is not enough to visit them all. The London Eye is one of the most exciting tourist attractions in the city. It is a large observation wheel standing 135 metres from the ground. It accepts three to four million visitors every year.

The National Gallery is located in the heart of Trafalgar Square. It houses a collection of some of the world's famous and significant paintings since the 13th century like the works of da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Renoir, Monet, Raphael, Cezanne, and Van Gogh.

Visitors can go to the British Museum for free to view the city's rich heritage. Founded in 1753 by Sir Hans Sloane, the museum started with a collection of about 71,000 objects of interest. Today, it contains more than 7 million historical objects, some of which are more than 10,000 years old.

The Tower of London is another popular tourist attraction that tourists can visit. Built using white stones imported from France, the tower has witnessed many various incarnations during its lifetime. Today, the Tower of London serves as a patriotic symbol and was previously home to many British monarchs and armies. It is also considered a treasury museum and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Westminster Abbey has always been the setting of the coronation of kings and queens since 1066. It is also a burial ground for famous and prominent individuals including royalty, statesmen, scientists, poets and musicians. A true medieval masterpiece, the abbey has attractive Gothic architecture that features stained glass and elegant stones.

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