London, The Romance & History: What to Do When You Visit

Things to do in LondonLondon — what’s not to love about it? Steeped in history, a sight to behold and a wonder in culture, tourists around the world consider it one of their ultimate destinations. More than 16.8 million visitors arrived in the capital of the United Kingdom in 2013 alone, a testament to how London has become increasingly popular among those who love to travel and see the world.

If you ever find yourself in this wonderful world city, here are some of the places you must visit. During your tour, do not forget to sample world cuisines at the many restaurants and pubs, including London Indian restaurants — one of the restaurants you should not miss is Kennington Tandoori.

The Tower of London

In 1066, William the Conqueror had the Tower of London built to guard against hostilities. Now, a thousand years later, it stands as a testament to the dramatic and fascinating history of the city. Adult visitors until the end of February 2016 pay £24.50 per head (£23.10 online). Annual membership is also available at £47.00, with unlimited entry to six of London’s most beloved royal palaces.

The London Eye

Whether it’s through the news or in a movie, you already know about the London Eye or the Millennium Wheel. It’s been called many names by its changing owners; since September 2014, it’s been called the Coca-Cola London Eye. Four hundred and forty-three feet tall, it was the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel at the time of its construction in 1999. Prices start at £19.97 per adult.

Westminster Abbey

There are 3,300 people buried (including 17 monarchs) or commemorated in the hallowed walls of Westminster Abbey, which was founded in the year 960. Since 1066, this has been the church where Coronations are held. It is the site of many royal celebrations including 16 Royal Weddings. Enter this majestic building for £18.00 per adult via online booking.

The beauty of London is never-ending. A visit to this place brings wonderful memories and exquisite experiences.