1. Visit the Westminster palace

Westminster Palace, also known as the Houses of Parliament, is a Victorian Gothic building that houses the two Houses of Parliament. The palace, which is one of the four World Heritage sites in the city of London declared by UNESCO in 1987. It is located on the north bank of the River Thames. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful palaces in the world.

In the Palace of Westminster, you will find the famous Big Ben or Clock Tower, a magnificent building built in 1858, 96 meters high, which has become the central symbol of London.

One piece of advice is to look at the palace on the other side of the Thames, as it is quite a spectacle.

  1. Visit Buckingham palace

Built-in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, it is the official residence of the British Royal Family in London since 1837. Today, it is the place of residence of Queen Elizabeth II. The visit to the inside of the palace is only allowed for 8 weeks a year, so you will surely just be able to visit the castle from the outside, in addition to attending the crowded and overrated “changing of the guard” a ceremony that takes place at 11:30 and for many, including myself, is a real disappointment as it is incredibly dull.

  1. Crossing the tower bridge

This peculiar, striking and beautiful drawbridge built in the Victorian style has become one of the symbols of the city. The setting for a multitude of films, this famous bridge will leave no one indifferent. Inside the Tower Bridge, you will find an exhibition showing how the bridge’s lifting system worked and its importance in the history of London.

  1. Walk around Covent garden

Covent Garden is one of London’s most charming districts. Its streets are full of shops, terraces, markets and street artists, which make the area lively at any time of day. Its famous covered market will delight the visitor. On Thursdays, the Piazza is filled with confectionery and pastry stalls. One tip is to visit Neal´s Yard, a colourful oasis located in the heart of Covent Garden. It is a beautiful alleyway whose colourfulness will make you feel like you are in a city completely different from London. A perfect place to rest and have a drink or a beer without rushing.

  1. Climb to London eye

This unusual structure, 135 meters high and inaugurated in 2000, has become one of the icons of the city of London. It is composed of 32 substantial panoramic glass cabins that can accommodate up to 25 people. It was the largest Ferris wheel in the world until 2006 when the Nachang Star in China overtook it. The climb is quite expensive, around 20 pounds and the queues can be endless.

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