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5 Things You Can Learn From Touring London

Posted on August 27, 2019

London is the most visited city in Europe and it attracts more than 27 million tourists every year. With a rich history and outstanding culture, London counts as one of the most diverse cities in the world.

Although it is the smallest city in England, yet it is home to 9 million people. With so much to explore, it is impossible to get bored and you always find something interesting in London.

Let’s explore 5 things to do and learn from touring London.

Museums- Get a Glimpse Of The History of England

There are lots of museums close together in London, especially on the Exhibition Road in South Kensington. The infamous Diplodocus skeleton in the Natural History Museum attracts most of the tourists.

The entire museum is filled with rare stuffed animals and ancient fossils and some of them are around millions of years old. Kids will love the Science Museum to investigate scientific progress throughout the ages and indulge in hands-on activities.

If you want to learn more about the cultural history of England, take a tour of V&A (the Victoria and Albert Museum). It has artwork display and you will find many art students and young artists sketching the classical ironwork. Explore centuries of archaeological discoveries, mummified remains, and the Rosetta Stone in the British Museum.

10 Minute Helicopter Flight Over Central London

The best way to observe the main highlights of the city is to climb aboard on the adrenaline-fuelled helicopter flight. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city center, and explore the iconic landmarks from an unusual perspective.

Look down the St. Paul’s while flying over the River Thames and get an overview of the London Eye and Westminster Abbey. You will get the live commentary from your guide cum pilot in English only. It is available for everyone who is fit enough. Health considerations include scare of flying, pregnancy, heart conditions, epilepsy, and limited mobility.

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Buckingham Palace- The London home Of Queen Elizabeth II

A trip to London is incomplete without getting the view of Buckingham Palace. Since 1837, this palace has been the residence of the British Royal Family and host guests for the official, ceremonial, and state affairs.

Some part of the palace is open for the tour where you can have a glimpse of the royal lifestyle and learn about their exquisite English and French furniture, paintings by Rembrandt and Rubens, chandeliers, candelabra, magnificent pieces of artwork from the Royal Collection. Changing of the Guard is the daily routine, a few times every day and it is the most historic tradition of London.

Hop On Hop Off City Bus Tour To Get A Close View Of The City

Explore London’s iconic landmarks on a hop-on-hop-off bus if you are a phobia of flying and want to avoid the helicopter ride. This bus has around 60 stops and it covers five different routes. You can hop on and hop off as many times as you want.

On this bus, you will get the opportunity to explore some of the iconic places of the city such as Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street & Regent Street, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Madame Tussauds, Shakespeare’s Globe, Buckingham Palace, and much more.

The multilingual guide offers live audio tour guides in the following languages: French, Japanese, English, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, and Brazillian. Take a walking tour to learn more about the culture of London.

Thames Cruise- Take a tour of the city in a unique way

The Thames is the lifeline of London is the longest river in England. It has a huge role in industrialization in London. It always has been strategic importance to English and the Romans Kings especially during both the world wars.

Moreover, Several companies are offering the cruise across the Thames. You can catch the cruise from several key locations on the interval of every 20 minutes. Furthermore, the cruise passes through the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, the London Eye, etc.

Conclusion

London offers lots of ways to explore its beauty. It has some of the best art galleries, museums, tourist spots, restaurants, shopping centers, and much more. Roam around the city and learn about their ancient history, culture, and traditions.

Bio: Jimmy Ferguson

is a media editor and blog writer.

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