Destinations

London

 

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London is the capital of Great Britain and England, and it’s one of the largest cities in Europe. Nowadays it is the major stock exchange in the world, as it recently became larger than the one in New York. With its five international airports, it’s the largest global air traffic hub in the world. Without doubt, London is a city that has immense influence on the rest of the world with its culture, art, communications, politics and economy.
The main tourist attractions are located in the city centre, including the “City”; the West End for cinemas, bars, nightclubs, shops and restaurants; Westminster with Westminster Abbey, the Royal Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Kensington and Chelsea area, with its museums (the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum) and Hyde Park.
Other important tourist attractions are: St. Paul’s Cathedral, the National Gallery, the Bank side of Southwark with the Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern and London Bridge, the Tower Bridge and London Tower, Tate Britain, the British Museum in Bloomsbury.
In 1987, Westminster Palace was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this also includes Westminster Abbey and the small Medieval church of St. Margaret.
Westminster Palace, known also as the Houses of Parliament, is where the two houses of British parliament hold their debates, (the House of Lords and the House of Commons). The palace is located on the north bank of the Thames river.
As far as museums are concerned, it’s certainly worth mentioning the British museum, with its countless treasures and the esteem of being the oldest public museum in the world. Over two centuries, the Museum has collected over six million masterpieces. Works of major interest are the Elgin marbles, the Egyptian mummies, the Rosette stele and the Mildenhall Treasure. The museum treasures include ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian collections as well as coins, medals, paintings and drawings.