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Famous attractions in London – discovering the city!

London is one of the most visited cities in the world. Immersed in history London has something for everyone whether it's history, art, culture or architecture. This vibrant, multicultural and modern metropolis is also the capital and the largest city of the United Kingdom.

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London Eye

Get the best views of London while riding on the gigantic Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the Thames River. There are thirty two capsules on the wheel and each holds up to 25 people. You can get the best views of London's most famous landmarks when you take a 30-minute ride! Many famous landmarks are clearly visible, including Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral and the House of Parliament. On a clear day you can see as far as forty kilometers. Make sure you get the tickets in advance since lines can be very long. It's less crowded at night when the views are even more spectacular. During you visit contact hotels Bayswater London to find convenient and exquisite accommodation such as Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel.

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British Museum

The museum was founded in 1753 with the donation of 71,000 objects from the collection of Sir Hans Sloane. The British Museum quickly established itself as one of London's top attractions. The renowned British Museum showcases various works done from prehistoric to modern times, globally. Some of the highlights in the museum include the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon Sculptures, Lewis Chessmen, Samurai Armor as well as the collection of mummies from Ancient Egypt. You can walk in free of charge but for special exhibitions tickets need to be purchased.

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Tower of London

William the conqueror built the Tower of London, at the beginning of the eleventh century. The tower was expanded during the thirteenth century into the fortified complex that we know today. The Tower's most popular attraction is its famous collection of crown jewels.Discover the history of a royal palace and fortress when you visit the Tower of London. You can also find out about the numerous animals that have been inhabited in the tower grounds, making it the first ever zoo in London.

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Buckingham Palace

The most iconic royal building in the country, the Buckingham Palace is the residence of her Majesty the Queen. If you are visiting London during the months of August to September you have the opportunity to take a tour in the palace since it open up for the public during this period.

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Big Ben

The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster - officially named Saint Stephen's Tower - is commonly known as the Big Ben. The tower is one of London's most famous landmarks.The clock inside the tower was the world's largest when it was installed in the middle of the nineteenth century. The name Big Ben actually refers to the clock's hour bell, the largest of the clock's five bells. The other four are used as quarter bells.

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Madame Tussauds

At the famous Madame Tussauds wax museum you will come face to face with the world's most famous faces. You can have your picture taken alongside A-list celebrities, sports personalities, world leaders, the royal family and other well known figures.

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