THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN UK (1)
THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN UK
While it's possible to plan a trip to the UK without visiting London, it's certainly not to be advised, as the nation's sprawling capital boasts plenty of attractions to keep you busy.
For those interested in learning more about the UK's rich history, one of the top things to do in London is visit the tower of London. Located beside the spectacular tower bridge on the banks of the river Thames, this former palace and prison includes highlights such as the iconic 1,000-year-old White Tower, with its fascinating displays of armour and weaponry, and the Jewel House, home to the crown jewels. Fans of Britain's Royal Family will want to head to Buckingham palace, London's Royal home since Queen Victoria's reign. Here, you can enjoy the colourful pomp of the changing of the guard or even take a tour of the Palace's State Rooms (be sure to book in advance as they're only open for a few weeks each year).
The city's Whitehall Road area is another must, where you'll find big ben and the houses of parliament, as well as Westminster Abbey, scene of many a royal wedding.
Another area to visit in London is South Kensington, home to the city's best museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the natural history museum, as well as the famous Harrods department store. Also check out Trafalgar square, "home to iconic nelson column" and the National Portrait Gallery.