PLACES TO VISIT IN LONDON

Britain’s capital city, London is known for the world’s top tourist attractions. London attractions include royal palaces, castles, cathedrals, people’s parliament, Roman ruins, and many more cultural attractions. It is considered to be the center for arts and entertainment.

Tourist AttractionsBuckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard

Built in 1837, the most iconic London attraction is the Buckingham Palace. It has been the residence of the Royal Family since Queen Victoria’s accession. When the royal standard is flying day and night, it signifies that she is at home. Visitors may get a chance to visit the State Rooms, the Royal Mews and the Queen’s Gallery while she’s gone to her summer palace in Scotland.

The British MuseumThe British Museum

London attraction, the British Museum exhibits one of the world’s finest collections of antiquities, approximately 13 million artifacts from the ancient world. You might be a little confused as to where to start from, there are many priceless objects from Assyria, China, Babylonia and Europe.

The Tower of London and Tower Bridge

This London attractions is considered as the World Heritage Site, has fulfilled various roles down the centuries. The massive White Tower inside was built in 1078 by William the Conqueror which displays royal armaments and armor. Other attraction in London Tower are – the Beefeaters, the Crown Jewels exhibition, and the Royal Mint. The Tower Bridge adjacent to it has two huge towers (61 metres) above the River Thames. It is known as the London best-known landmarks.

The most popular attraction in London is the 97 metre tower housing the clock and known as Big Ben. It is known in the world as the time signal of BBC radio. Along the Thames are the Parliament Houses, once the site of the royal Westminster Palace.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of the London attractions which has an area of 350 acres, the largest open space. The main attractions include the Serpentine, swimming and an 18th century man-made lake popular for boating. Speaker’s Corner is a traditional forum for free speech present in the park. Apsley House, another landmark of the park, is now a museum housing Wellington’s paintings.

Hampton Court Palace

Another attraction in London, Hampton Court features the Clock Court, the King’s Apartments, the State Apartments and the Tudor tennis court. The gardens are best in mid-May, including the Pond Garden, the Privy Garden, the Broad Walk, and the Elizabeth Knot Garden.

The London EyeThe London Eye

Built in 2000, this attraction in London is Europe’s largest observation wheel, providing the most spectacular views of the city for about 30 minutes. It is situated 443 ft above the Thames. It is advisable to book your tickets in advance to skip the line.

Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square

These two London attraction does not lie far apart and mark the gateways to Soho. It is the London lively theater and entertainment district. In 1805, the Trafalgar Square was built for the victory of Lord Horatio Nelson over the French and Spanish. Nelson’s Column is a 56 metre granite monument.

2016’s top sporting getaways

All sports fans will know how following their favorite team or athlete is a great way to explore some exotic global destinations. Not only does it provide you with an excuse to go to places that you’d never usually consider, but the carnival atmosphere of travelling with a group of supporters can be a lot of fun too. So here are some great sporting events to consider attending in 2016.

Olympic Games in Brazil

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Although the recent Olympic Games in London was a massive success, when the historic athletic event comes to Brazil it’s sure to ramp up the fun factor. Rio 2016 takes place for just over two weeks in August, and will be the first time that the summer Olympics have taken place in South America.

Rio de Janeiro is famous for its carnivals, bossa nova and its beautiful beaches, and will definitely provide one of the most memorable Olympics yet. Key moments to look out for include Usain Bolt aiming for a ‘triple-triple’ in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, as well as our own Bradley Wiggins looking to help the British cycling team overcome recent lack of form by achieving a further gold in Rio.

Golf at the Australian Open

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For something a little more genteel, but no less dramatic, the Australian Open will be held at the historic Royal Sydney Golf Club at the end of the year. It will be the fifteenth time that the venue has hosted the prestigious golfing event and many will be visiting the Coral site for the latest golf odds to see whether it looks likely that it will be Rory McIlroy for the Open Championship next year?

The golfing star has already been in great form with a Race to Dubai victory, but the Australian Open has featured many Australian victors, with this year’s winner Matt Jones keen to repeat his recent excellent performance.

Visiting the Superbowl in California

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And finally, for the sports fan who thinks they’ve seen everything, then a visit to the upcoming Superbowl in California this February should provide more than a little entertainment.

The Levi’s Stadium will hold a capacity crowd of 68,000 on 7 February where two teams compete for Superbowl glory at the end of yet another fascinating season. It’s still too early to say who will be in the final, but Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks have been showing great form. And regardless of who’s in the final, it should provide the perfect excuse to get a little Californian sunshine this winter.