London is a cosmopolitan city and varied, full of things to do and see, able to please everyone. Here’s what to do during a weekend trip to London.
The first day we headed to St. Paul’s Cathedral, begun in 1675 and finished in 1711, built on the ashes of the old one was destroyed in a fire in 1666. This work is influenced by Italian architecture. This building owes its birth to the architect Christopher Wren and the second dimension represents religious building in Britain after the Liverpool Cathedral. The Cathedral houses tombs and gravestones of British celebrities such as the Duke of Wellington, Lord Nelson, Sir Winston Churchill, Henry Moore, General Sir Isaac Brock.
The second day, in the morning, we headed to Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard: is a particular ceremony, must-attend, since it is a moment of great emotion seen what it represents. Soon after we headed toward Victoria Station: outside the station, there are several bus companies that make the sightseeing of the city divided into various lines depending on the routes presented. Many convenient weekend offers apply since in the tour, which by the way is free for 48 hours, extendable, also included is the boat on the Thames. We decided for a company that applied a low cost offer.
London is a wonderful city, offers a variety of things to do: everyone can be satisfied, the problem is time, it is important to plan well ahead to make the most of your time.
Working prior to departure, we got to see more places than we thought before leaving. It is important to carry an umbrella, the weather is really crazy!
The red bus line is the one that best met our program, so our tour started at Hyde Park, London’s Park: one of the largest in the city, wonder of nature, with an artificial lake, is well worth a stroll. Through Hyde Park you get at Speakers ‘ Corner, a place where the sentenced to death were executed, the place where anyone can give a speech to the crowd.
Dropped off at Oxford Street, we took a walk along the shopping street until you come to Soho, multicultural neighborhood where there are premises where they play the Blues, restaurants and handicraft shops.
Left St Paul’s Cathedral we headed towards Tower Bridge. We were lucky because it is open and we were able to observe its operation, we knew that you would open a few times a week and we have seen one of them, what a thrill! This bridge dates back to 1886 and was completed in 1894, manages to open in just 90 seconds and allows the passage of ships.
After this technological work arrive at the Tower of London, one of the most beautiful medieval fortresses in Europe. It was home to captivity and death of major characters such as Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, accused of adultery and subsequently beheaded. Inside you will find the Crown jewels.
A few meters away from the hotel you can embark on boat trips on the Thames: a guide narrates briefly the history of the most important. Dropped in front of Big Ben will remain ecstatic by the impressiveness of the clock tower, in neo-Gothic style, 96 m high and located at the northeast corner of the building Westminster.
Our weekend ended with an evening ride on the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel from which you can admire London.