London, the capital of England and home to four World Heritage Sites, is situated along the scenic banks of the river Thames. Being the residence to the oldest surviving monarchy in the world, the city has been a major tourist attraction for many years.
London is famous for the London Eye, the world’s highest observation wheel, and the National Gallery, which houses numerous paintings of famous European artists, like Leonardo da Vinci. The four World Heritage Sites include the Tower of London, one of the world’s famous fortified buildings with a 900 year-old history of being a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house. The second is the historic settlement of Greenwich while the third is the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The fourth and the last World Heritage Site is the one comprising Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church.
Madame Tussauds is a must visit for witnessing the wonderful wax figures of famous sports and movie personalities. The National Maritime Museum showcases models, displays, paintings and trophies from every continent of the world. The Victoria & Albert Museum displays 3,000 years old artifacts like ceramics, furniture, jewelry, photographs, and paintings of many cultures. The Tate Modern is Britain’s National Museum of modern art and displays famous works of Matisse and Picasso. The British Museum and the National Gallery are the perfect place for art lovers, whereas the Natural History Museum has the collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world, like the life-sized model of the Blue Whale.
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