Tourist Attractions in London
London is a world cultural capital of England and most widely known for tourism. It has been one of the most visited place around the world. Around 30 million visitors from all over the world visit this capital every year. It is the most alluring place filled with historical museums and art gallery, mesmerizing green parks, tremendous shopping and dining, colorful and vibrant theatre scenes. It is also known as world’s largest financial center. Free Things to do in London this weekend are: visiting parks, museum and gallery’s.
In 2015 survey, the most visited tourist attractions were from London, UK. Some of them are mentioned below:
The British Museum
This museum is situated in Bloomsbury area of London. It was established in 1753 and was first opened to the public on 15 January 1759. This museum has perpetual collection having some 8 million works. In the present age, it no longer holds the houses of the collection of natural history, books and the manuscripts which it used to hold once. It is open seven days a week except for 24th,25th,26th of December and 1st January. So those who are planning to go near Christmas and new year should keep this in mind. And the most amazing thing is free entry, there are no tickets for the entry, so you can surely visit this place without thinking of your tight budget. It is within a walking distance of other underground stations.
It is located in Trafalgar square, established in 1824. It displays over 2,300 paintings from mid 13th century.It comprises of masterpieces from Reubens, Van Gogh, Leonardo Da Vinci, Monet, Rambrant and a lot more. There are no entry charges here. The collection is less as compared to other European gallery’s but showcases the most beautiful masterpieces around the world. There are a lot of things to do especially for children and you can collect its information from the information desk. It is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm and on Wednesday from 10 am to 9 pm except on new year and 24th,25th and 26th of December. Lift facilities are also available for disabled people.
It is located on the south bank of the river Thames in London. In 2015, it has been broadcasted as Coca-Cola giant wheel. This design is 443 feet high. It was opened to the public in 2000 and is considered as Worlds tallest Ferris Wheel. The wheel comprises of 32 sealed and air-conditioned cabins for passengers. Around 3.75 tourists visitors enjoy this ride and view annually. It is also known as millennium wheel. This is a must go thing for all the tourists around the world. This 360- degree wheel lightens up at night and its view is commendable. The most amazing things to do in London this weekend is spending quality time with your loved ones while having London eye 4D experience.
Big Ben is a pen name for the giant bell of the clock at the north. The tower is formally known as Elizabeth tower and popularly known as Big Ben. It was completed in 1859 and was called as ‘the prince of timekeepers: biggest and giant four faced striking and chiming wall in the world. All the tours to Big Ben have now been suspended due to renovation works. They will be rescheduled in early 2020. It is the most demanding tourist attraction in London and can be seen in literary works as well.
Mrs Dalloway Tour
It is a literature based tourist attraction in London. Many literary scholars are always keen for such tours. Fragments of Virginia Woolf are diffused all around London. Virgina Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway comprises of a walk on the streets of London and she has described the details very precisely. This walk is known as Mrs Dalloway tour. The tour starts from Buckingham Palace where not much has changed. It’s a must go tour for all the literature Keens.