The House of Commons and the House of Lords are located in this impressive palace of Westminster on the River Thames near Trafalgar Square. It is a Gothic Revival building and was designed by architect Charles Barry. It was built between 1840 and 1860. The famous Big Ben, the clock tower of the palace, is here. Your site is very comprehensive and can arrange a free visit when no session in Parliament.
The Guerkin tower, as it is popularly known for obvious reasons, is officially called 30 St Mary Axe and is located in the City of London's financial district. It is a spectacular building, both day and night when it is illuminated. Many people compare it to the Agbar Tower in Barcelona for its similarity. You can see it like this from all over the city. It was designed by British architect Norman Foster. It is 180 meters high and opened its doors in 2004. Its interior can be visited only once a year in September: Www.Openhouse.Org.Uk).
This impressive monument to Queen Victoria, which is 25 meters high, is located opposite Buckingham Palace. The monument pays tribute to this charismatic queen, the monarch has lasted longer on the throne of England, 64 years, and has led to an era name is also very characteristic of that country: The Victorian era when the Industrial Revolution took place .
This is the street where the British Prime Minister's residence is located. You can only see it from a distance. A metal cage and a friendly well-armed policemen protect this special place. It's funny how easy it is to put him head of government to approach the Parliament. So glad ...
A spectacular building on the London skyline which is not lacking in outstanding heights. We went up to the observatory that, despite being somewhat expensive, is worthwhile. It lacks a site from where you can take pictures without a glass front, but that's my only complaint. Recommended.
Daily from 10 am - 4 pm two guards on horseback wearing elegant uniforms stand guard outside the building of the Horse Guards. There's a funny little sign next to them which warns you that horses may bite you.
Built between 1978 and 1986, designed by architect Richard Rogers (who worked with Renzo Piano in the construction of the Centre Pompidou in Paris), the impressive Lloyd's Building in London stands between classical and Gothic buildings of the City of London. The building, with its hyper modern silhouette, consists of three interconnected towers in the financial district of London.
A monument in the center of the legendary London's Trafalgar Square made to commemorate Admiral Nelson's victory over Napoleon at Cape Trafalgar in 1805, a battle that cost him his life. It measures 52 meters high and is the most well-known monument of this ilk in London. From above, the Admiral Nelson, one of the most famous men marine history, views his fleet in the southwest.
Hyde Park is the most well known of all the London parks, and it is so enormous that it has different access doors scattered around the perimeter. One of the most striking is the white marble triumphal arch. It's not too big, but its whitish color makes it a very striking. It is close to Speaker's Corner, where all those who want to be heard meet on Sunday afternoon. Originally, the arch was built as a gateway to Buckingham Palace. The metro station of the same name drops you right in front. It is a good starting point for exploring Hyde Park.
Walking through the streets we reached this Egyptian obelisk, a little spoiled, since it was abandoned in a storm while being transferred from Alexandria, and suffered damage to the base in a bombing and perhaps pollution also caused some havoc. The obelisk accompanying two replicas of bronze sphinxes and from it you can get exceptional views of the river, the London Eye, etc ... For me Egypt was a long time ago and to see an obelisk here, gives me a strange feeling.
Wellington Arch, also known as Constitution Arch, is a triumphal arch situated north of Green Park. It is found in the middle of a roundabout, like Marble Arch, on the other side of Hyde Park. It celebrates the victory of Britain over Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo, and was designed by Decimus Burton. The statue on top is the largest bronze statue in Europe, showing a coach drawn by horses.
Camden Lock is at the heart of Camden Market which now forms one of the largest markets in the world and one of the most visited attractions in London. It was created in 1975. It is located next to the Grand Union canal.
The Monument was made for people to remember the fire of London in 1666, built between 1671 and 1677 it's a huge 61 meter stone column topped with a fire-shaped urn. A curious fact is that 61 meters away the fire started at Thomas Farynor's bakery. To get up the monument you have to climb 311 stairs to see the view, where you can see the Tower Bridge. Going down you receive a diploma, deserved as they are 311 steps in a very narrow spiral staircase. it's another beautiful view of the city although quite hard.
If you want to go from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace walk, you must pass through this peculiar arch. Something differentiates it from others, and has openings for passing pedestrians, and vehicles circulate around central arches, and inside there are offices. We saw its inscriptions from both sides, and the sumptuous central arch door gives it a very suitable majesty for its location.
The Temple Bar is the only gate to the City of London to survive the passage of time. Next to the Cathedral of St Paul's, it was built in 1672, during the reign of Charles III, to replace the previous one, destroyed after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the architect who built the cathedral of St Paul's, and built by Joshua Marshall and Thomas Knight.