LondonAncient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc
Buckingham Palace Road, London. SW1A 1AA
The Tower of London
Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4AB
The Banqueting House
Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ER
Windsor, SL4 1NJ
Windsor Castle is the modern day royal residence
and an official residence of The Queen and the
largest occupied castle in the world. A Royal
home and fortress for over 900 years, the Castle
remains a working palace today. Visitors can
walk around the State Apartments, extensive
suites of rooms at the heart of the working
palace. For part of the year visitors can also
see the Semi State rooms, which are some of the
most splendid interiors in the castle. They are
furnished with treasures from the Royal
Collection including paintings by Holbein,
Rubens, Van Dyck and Lawrence, fine tapestries
and porcelain, sculpture and armour. Within the
Castle complex there are many additional
attractions, including the Drawings Gallery,
Queen Mary's dolls' house, and the
fourteenth-century St. George's Chapel, the
burial place of ten sovereigns and setting for
many Royal weddings.
Swain's Lane, Highgate, London, N6 6PJ
Highgate Cemetery was opened in 1839. The site is kept as the dignified resting place it was intended to be. Celebrated artists and sculptors created individual sepulchres. There is a small charge to get into the cemetery but it is one of the most amazing sites you will visit. The guides that take you around have wonderful stories and anecdotes to tell, not least when you come across the Aztec features in the centre. This really is worth a visit!
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
Housed within a magnificent Gothic building, the
courts handle many of the nation's most serious
civil, libel and appeals cases. Queen Victoria
officially opened the Royal Courts of Justice in
1882. Consisting of more than three miles of
corridors and containing more than one thousand
rooms- the architectural scale of the courts is
simply amazing, the interior of the building
every bit as lavish and impressive as the
exterior. As well as marvelling at the features
and sheer scale of the building, visitors are
invited to view an exhibition on the traditional
court attire. The ornate Central Hall informs
visitors of the cases currently being heard and
Trafalgar Square was built in honour of Lord Nelson after his victory at the battle of Trafalgar where he was killed in the battle with Napoleons army. The square was built in the early nineteenth century to a design by the Prince Regents favourite architect, John Nash. The site had previously been a royal stable yard. The most eye-catching sight in the square is Nelson's Column, the eighteen-foot statue of Lord Nelson standing on top of the 171-foot column. At the Base of Nelson column is a cannon captured during the conflict and four bronze lions designed by Edwin Lanseer which are a truly impressive sight. The fountains in Trafalgar Square were added in 1939 and in full operation is a beautiful sight. Situated around the square The National Gallery and Admiralty Arch. This magnificent triple arched building was to be part of a procession route to honour Queen Victoria. Trafalgar Square is a must see!
Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA
The most famous address in Whitehall and in London is of course number 10 Downing Street the home of the Prime Minister. Downing Street was named after Sir George Downing, the second graduate from the newly formed Harvard College in America. Downing Street has been the official residence of the Prime minister since 1732; it is also the location of the Cabinet Room and State Dining Room and official offices. Downing Street was open to the public butt is now guarded by iron gates, though is visible from Whitehall. Number 11 Downing Street is the residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and number 12 is the Whips Office. The black door of No. 10 guarded by a single policeman constantly.
Charing Cross, Embankment Tube Stations
The Hungerford Bridge was designed by the celebrated Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1841 and opened in 1845. The footbridge was built to link the Thames' south bank with Hungerford Market on the north bank. The suspension bridge, at almost fifteen hundred feet long, is supported by cast iron chains. After the completion of Waterloo station in 1847 the footbridge carried a considerable number of pedestrians and became a vital commodity for the capital. In 2000 a huge project was undertaken to create two new footbridges at the site. Dubbed the 'Embankment', visitors can see the huge building built on enormous stilts above Charing Cross Station.
The Tower Bridge Exhibition
Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2UP
Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the finest, most recognisable bridges in the World. At the Tower Bridge Exhibition you can enjoy breathtaking views from the high-level Walkways, and learn about how and why the Bridge was built. The Walkways boast special viewing windows, which allow you to take photographs unobstructed by glass, providing you with the perfect photo opportunity. You can then visit the Victorian Engine Rooms, home to the beautifully maintained original steam engines that used to power the Bridge lifts. Exciting hands-on mechanisms and information panels explain about the ingenuous technology used over the years to keep Tower Bridge in motion. Tower Bridge also houses four exquisite and unique venues, which are ideal for all styles of Corporate Hospitality and Private events, including weddings and civil partnership ceremonies.
Palace of Westminster - The Houses Of Parliament - Big Ben
Parliament, Westminster, St. Margaret Street,
London, SW1A 0AA
The palace is one of the largest Parliaments in
the world. The layout of the Palace is
intricate, with its existing buildings
containing nearly 1,200 rooms, 100 staircases
and well over 3 kilometres (2 miles) of
corridors. Where Parliament now stands has been
a centre of authority for over a thousand years.
Once the home of the Royal Family, and still
officially a royal palace, the buildings that
now make up the modern Houses of Parliament have
developed through design, accident and attack.
The Clock Tower (Big Ben) owes its existence to
a fire in 1834 that destroyed most of
Parliament. A commission was set up to choose a
new building design from 97 submissions and a
clock tower dominated Charles Barry's winning
plan. The clock swung into action in 1859.
Parliament, as a political institution, has
developed over hundreds of years. During that
period the two distinct Houses – Commons and
Lords – emerged and the balance of power between
Parliament and the monarchy changed
The Royal Mews
Buckingham Palace Road, St. James's, London,
One of the finest working stables in existence, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see the work of the Royal Household department that provides road transport for The Queen and members of the Royal Family by both horse-drawn carriage and motor car. The Royal Mews has a permanent display of State vehicles. These include the magnificent Gold State Coach used for Coronations and those carriages used for Royal and State occasions, State Visits, weddings and the State Opening of Parliament. A State motor vehicle is also usually on display.