Big Ben & Parliament
The Palace of Westminster is an impressive building on the bank of the River Thames which houses the seat of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. At the end of the building, the world famous clock tower of Big Ben is located. The official name is Elizabeth Tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.
Westminster Bridge & London Eye
London Eye: 19.50 pounds / 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 PM
Westminster Bridge, at the foot of Big Ben tower, has found in recent years a great partner in which is one of the most famous images of modern London: the London Eye. The wheel offers spectacular views of the city and has become one of its major attractions.
20 Deans Yd
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30h to 16:30h
Wednesday: 9:30h to 19:00h
Saturday: 9:30h to 14:30h / Sunday: closed.
Price: 40 pounds (includes audio guide)
The spectacular Westminster Abbey mixed Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. This is the place where coronations, marriages and funerals of royalty occur.
The Mall - Spur Road
Visit: only I visited in August and September
Price: 19 pounds
Built in the 18th century, it is the official residence of the monarch of the United Kingdom, currently Queen Elizabeth II. It is also used for official receptions, ceremonies and sightseeing. Is one of the most popular places in the city, especially for the changes of the Royal Guard, a show of about 45 minutes which is held every day at 11:30h from May to July and every two days the rest of the year but is usually canceled on rainy days.
More than a square, Piccadilly Circus is formed by the intersection of several streets. It is the hub of entertainment in London, surrounded by theaters, shops and restaurants, and worldwide famous thanks to the buildings illuminated with advertising panels that surround it and the source of its center, with the famous statue of an angel.
This is an area of approximately one mile marked by Oxford Street, Regent Street (both commercial and shopping areas), Shaftesbury Street and Charing Cross Road. The Soho is an area of worship for the independent and modern art with streets full of vintage clothing shops, discos, restaurants, pubs and clubs.
Great Russel St
Open daily from 10am to 5:30pm, Friday until 8:30pm
Due to the information provided by the museum, the permanent collection have 8 million works from all continents and from the beginning of the human history to the present. Egyptian and Greek collections are the most famous ones.
Notting Hill & Portobello
Portobello is one of the most famous street markets in London. Along Portobello Road, numerous stalls and shops of various items, clothes, flowers and food with the famous londonner touch are located. The ideal day to visit the market is on Saturday morning when absolutely all stands are open.
Tower of London
St Katharine's Way
Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5:30pm
Monday and Sunday: 10am to 5:30pm
It is a fortification known for over 900 years as the Tower of Terror, because it is where those who offended the monarchy were locked. Nowadays, it keeps the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom and the real stars are the crows that live around it.
Sunday to Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm
Built in what was a Power Plant, it is the most important Museum of Contemporary Art in the country, with works ranging from 1900. Even if you do not like modern art, is a curious place with a nice view from its terrace to the Thames and St Paul.