London with its amazing tourist attractions is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here you will find the seat of government at Westminster, the royal residence at Buckingham Palace and the most important art galleries, museums and art scene of the country.
No matter the reason for visiting London, this fantastic and lively city will overwhelm you from the first steps. Although you might think that because immigrants British capital lost its charm found in Dickens’s stories, in the legend of Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd’s, when you will arrive there you will be surprised how well classic blend with modern and old with new.
London is present in everyone’s life long before visiting it . From English textbooks from school, from stories of Oliver Twist, Dorian Gray or Pip, newspaper or television – with news about parades dedicated to the Queen – walking its streets will give you a deja vu. Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Tower of London, London Bridge, Waterloo, Westminster Abby are familiar names that reveals unknown places and monuments.
Although London is an expensive city, the art is free here. National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is one of the largest art museums in the world and home to over 2000 paintings belonging to the greatest artists of all time. On the walls of the gallery you’ll find paintings of famous names such as Picasso, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Titian, Cezanne, Monet, Rubens, Renoir, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Botticelli or Turner. Visit the gallery takes at least 6 hours and it’s good to start visiting the east area of the building.
London is too big and has too much to offer. To fully know this city you probably need years. But try to take advantage of the time you spend here and enjoy every corner.