The Tourists Guide to London!
December 24, 2013
Many people who are visiting are often confused about where to go. Whenever you think about visiting Great Britain, the first city that jumps to mind is London. However, London is more than just an ordinary city; it is a complex system of alleyways, streets and roads branching off in every direction. London is a huge, sprawling area that is regarded as one of the largest cities in the world. Therefore, it is not uncommon for people to often get confused about where to go and what to do in London. Throughout the pages of history, London has held a historic position. Back in the time of the Romans, the city resided within the covering walls, and was known as Londinium back then.
The History of London
London has obviously had a very long history; as is evident from the various historical places that are present within the city. The Westminster Abbey was first constructed and rebuilt back in 1066, when the Duke of Normandy was sworn in as the King of England. He was also the person who constructed the Tower of London. The city continued to thrive under the reign of William, the Duke of Normandy until the plague struck. The Black Death, as it was commonly known was one of the most deadly plagues of its time, and London was badly hit; it lost nearly a third of its population.
It is safe to say that London has seen its fair share of threats; The Black Plague, the Great Fire of London as well as the many battles that have been fought from within the walls of London.
Yet, the city has continued to prosper, and today provides a fascinating experience for any visitor. From 1831 to 1925, London was the largest city in the world. The streets were usually over crowded, which often led to epidemics. Traffic also became increasingly congested, which ultimately resulted in the creation of the urban rail network in London; the first of its kind at the time.
London continued to thrive until the First World War, when it was bombed by the German Luftwaffe. After the War, development began again. However, it wasn’t more than twenty years when the Second World War began. The bombing by the German Luftwaffe as well as the Blitz tactics used caused a lot more havoc, resulting in the death of 30,000 residents of the city. A large part of the residential area was also destroyed. However, since then the city has continued to thrive and has earned a very positive reputation.
Tourism in London
Many people who visit London often look for something that is a bit more exciting than the common sights to view. Being home to hundreds of millions of tourists every year, there are definitely some places that are bound to catch your eye. The Westminster Abbey, for example, is one of the largest and the oldest churches within London, and its largely Gothic architecture is one of the most flawless examples of mankind’s dedication to structure building.
Then, there’s the Buckingham Palace in London, where the Queen often resides. There are numerous guides that will take you to these places, but if you are really interested in viewing these sights up close, it would be best to go on your own. The historic London Underground can take you to all parts of the city. One of the most legendary attractions of London is the British Museum, home to thousands of different artifacts dating from prehistoric times to modern inventions. The London Eye is another great place to visit, as from the very top, you can get a bird’s eye view of the sprawling metropolitan area of London.
There are so many places in London to visit that you can’t really explain them all here. There’s the Madame Tussauds, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, the Big Ben and hundreds of others.
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