Attractive Tourist Destinations in London

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London, the capital of England and the United Kingdo as well as the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, is always best-known for attractive tourist destinations in the world. Big sites in London including London Eye, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the British Museum, Tate Modern, and West End theatres, etc have brought the city architectural splendors and diverse cultural heritage. As the best tourist destinations, London is chosen to be the host city to the London 2012 Olympics taking place at Olympic Park and the Olympic Stadium at Stratford East London. Below are the most splendid destinations in the city of London during your London trips.

 


Tate Modern, situated in Bankside, London, England, is considered to be the home of British art from 1500 to the present day. Tate Modern is a modern art gallery, attracting nearly 4.7 million visitors per year. Its collections include works of international modern and contemporary art dating from 1900 onwards. Besides, the Tate Modern\'s collections are categorized into different levels by contemporary artists.

 


Tate Modern

Tate Modern

 


Kensington Gardens, among the most beautiful Royal Parks of London, England, are the private gardens of Kensington Palace. Kensington Gardens is situated in the center of the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The site is located in an area of 111 hectares, equivalent to 275 acres with a wonderful views to Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James\'s Park.

 


Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens

 


St Paul\'s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral on Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, and is the seat of the Bishop of London. The church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, was built in the 17th century. St Paul\'s Cathedral is 365 feet (111m) high, featuring the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962, with its highest dome in the world.

 


St Paul\'s Cathedral

St Paul\'s Cathedral

 


Bloomsbury is best-known as the site to the British Museum, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and the British Medical Association. Besides, this is the place for the University of London\'s Senate House Library, the School of Advanced Study, and some colleges.

 


Bloomsbury Museum

Bloomsbury Museum

 


With more than 3.5 million tourists per year, London Eye has become the most expensive tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. London Eye, also called the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, Millennium Wheel, or the British Airways London Eye is a huge Ferris wheel located on the banks of the River Thames, Britain. London Eye is 135-metre (443 ft) tall, being featured in famous novels such as "The London Eye Mystery" and films such as "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer".

 


London Eye

London Eye

 

Built in 1759, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew celebrated their 250th anniversary in 2009. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are located on the area of 121 hectares with gardens and botanical glasshouses between Richmond and Kew in southwest London, England. This is the home to more than 30,000 various kinds of plants, attracting 2 million visitors each year.

 


Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

 


Palace of Westminster is referred to two structures: the Old Palace - a destroyed medieval building complex, and New Palace - its replacement today. The Palace of Westminster, also called the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace, is located on the north bank of the River Thames, the center of the City of Westminster, nearby the historic Westminster Abbey and the government buildings of Whitehall and Downing Street. This is the meeting site the House of Lords and the House of Commons, two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

 


Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

 


The Victoria and Albert Museum, located in the South Kensington district, London, England, is the home to more than 4.5 million items of ceramics, glass, textiles, costumes, silver, ironwork, jewellery, furniture, medieval objects, sculpture, prints, drawings and photographs. The world\'s largest museum of decorative arts and design was built on the area of 12.5 acres (51,000 m2) in 1852. The Victoria & Albert Museum is categorized into four collections departments, Asia; Furniture, Textiles and Fashion; Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass and Word & Image.

 


Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/01/13