London is a city full of opportunities and promises perhaps some of the most memorable experiences you will ever have. With so many amazing things to do, many people in the world dream of visiting the city and seeing some of the most amazing man made wonders the planet has to offer. Whether it’s the technical marvel of the London Eye or the historical reverie of St Pauls Cathedral, London has it all. This comes as no surprise; the city has existed since the Roman era and has therefore amassed a long history of sites which go back hundreds, and sometimes thousands of years. These are must see features of the city and should be experienced by any and all, whether you’re a long time London dweller or a guest at the Park Grand London Hyde Park.
Westminster Abbey was founded in 960 over a thousand years ago and is known as one of the countries most respected religious buildings due to the fact that it has been one of the most popular sites for British monarchy burials. Having a long history, Westminster Abbey was at one point a Cathedral, before turning back to an Abbey, which now it only holds the title of in name. Westminster Abbey is also the main site of British coronations, dating back to the crowning of William the Conqueror in 1066. What’s more, Westminster Abbey is also the home of many Royal Weddings throughout history, including Richard II and Henry I.
St Pauls Cathedral
Sitting on Ludgate Hill in central London, St Pauls Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of London and was founded in 604 AD in dedication of St Paul the Apostle. The current cathedral, rebuilt on the original foundation was built on the late 1600’s and was designed by famous British architect Sir Christopher Wren during the aftermath of the Great Fire of London. As one of the most memorable landmarks of London, the cathedral has held the funerals for many leading figures in the history of the UK. These have included Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Queen Victoria and Princess Diana. On top of this, the cathedral has been the celebration point for the Queens 90th birthday and Diamond Jubilee.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is located in South Kensington, not far from the Kensington London Hotel and is an incredibly memorable building. Opened in 1873, the museum was designed in a Romanesque style and holds one of the world’s largest collections of Natural specimens on display in the world. Here guests can find a huge range of taxidermy animals, many of which are now extinct. On top of this, kids will love the animatronic dinosaur displays, including Velociraptors and a T Rex which could be straight out of the Jurassic Park films.
One of London’s Best Attractions, the Tate Britain gives guests a chance to see one of the country’s biggest collections of British art. Part of the Tate group, the Tate Britain is an unmissable and free addition to the plethora of art galleries in city.