London what to do and where to go

One of the world’s most and inhabited visited cities, London has something for everyone to enjoy. From history to culture and from art to architecture, London is a virtual treasure trove of entertainment, learning and adventure.

Kick back in your luxury suite in greater London and relax before you begin to take in the sights and sounds that make London famous. You will not want to miss the National Gallery with over 2300 European paintings on display and one of the richest art galleries in the world.

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If you’re after a sensory experience you absolutely need to tour the “cabinet of curiosities” at the British Museum with its Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, European and Roman galleries. One of London’ most famous attractions, the Museum has an average of five and a half million visitors every year. Be warned though that you will not be able to see everything the British Museum has to offer in only one day.

Standing 135m high and towering over the city, the London Eye gives visitors views 25 miles in every direction unless it is raining (which most probably it will be). Every rotation takes about 30 minutes. Officially the EDF Energy London Eye began revolving in 2000. It has altered the South Bank London skyline and is visible from just about anywhere in London. Don’t be afraid, your flight will take place in one of the wheel’s 32 glass enclosed eye pods and you can “ooh and aah” with 28 other people in your pod.

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Travel to the Tower of London or a castle of 20-odd towers. The Tower takes you back to London’s gruesome and gripping history. Two kings and three queens met their deaths here, and countless others were imprisoned. Come see the colorful Beefeaters, the Crown Jewels, and the soothsaying ravens.

Covent Garden, made immortal in most English romance novels is now the exclusive preserve of tourists who come here to shop in the arcades, relax with refreshments at outdoor cafes and bars, and watch street performers during daytime. On the square’s west side is St. Paul’s Church long known as the “actor’s” church. Way back in 1662, the first Punch and Judy shows took place here.

If you only have a few days and you really want to see London, take the 2.5-hour spooky tour of London. Driven around in a black cab by a private driver you will have a first-hand telling of London’s paranormal activities about the ghosts of London who are doomed to spend eternity among the living, believe them if you will. The tour takes you to the Big Ben and Tower Bridge, and you can visit where Jack the Ripper sent his victims to heaven (or hell). A flashy black taxi will pick you up at your central luxury London hotel and then you will be on your way. Take care and enjoy your visit.