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).
Hi guys! We did a 2 hour guided tour through the south bank of the Thames and loved the experience, they tell stories you would not know if you went alone, and also it was cheap, 10 pounds. The girl's name was Naomi and worked for WalkAroundLondon
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.
In Manchester powerhouse, it is surprising to find a Ferris wheel. It is very reminiscent of London Eye, London's spectacular building, and it also allows you to see the city from a different perspective: from the air. The funny thing is that it is located in a strange place for an "attraction" of this type, almost embedded in a triangle between buildings, and next to two of the most important buildings of the city: The Ubis and Printworks. You can visit it either during the day or at night, if you want to see the city in two different ways, awake or asleep.
I have been to London several times, but every time I go I am still surprised at the number of tourists and all the different places. Also the view is spectacular from the London Eye - you have a panoramic unparalleled view of the city in just one spin. You can also visit Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and see the bridge that crosses the Thames. Definitely a place to visit again and again.
Here, you can buy all kinds of plants, seeds, and gardening tools. The furniture is also for sale. After going through a walk through the nursery, you can have a slice of cake or a lovely brunch in the café. There's also a Michelin-starred restaurants within the greenhouse which is worth a visit. I recommend it 100%!
At 133 meters high this tower presides over the city skyline from everywhere. The original building was a source of ventilation for the city market. Today, at the top, you can dine in a revolving restaurant and it's home to Radio City, a well known Liverpool radio station.
The wild untamed lands of Scotland have hidden treasures in every corner: Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, Orkney, Fort William, Inverness, the countless castles of the ancient clans... all make this land a place to lose yourself and enjoy the most unspoilt nature that can be found anywhere in Europe.
How could I not visit, this place is an absolute must to see in Liverpool, this working class city is not very touristic, therefore one of the most interesting things to visit is related to "The Beatles". Here I leave my contribution, I hope you enjoy the famous yellow submarine of this British group.
When you're traveling through the Scottish Highlands it's easy to stumble across a meadow with these typical cows. These cows have long, red fur. They're called Longhom cows. They are raised primarily for their meat which is great (I tell you from own experience). They teach you that we are found on the Isle of Skye, although it is difficult to find anywhere in the Highlands.
All aboard, Harry Potters fans, to the Hogwarts Express! "The Jacobite" is an excellent steam train ride that can take you to Fort William to Mallaig. The route consists of 42 miles of spectacular views over lakes, mountains and meadows. It's unreal! Ben Nevis, climb the mountains around Glenfinnan and reach the shores of the sea to the Hebridean islands. Enjoy from your comfortable seat the beauty and history of the West Highlands. This train passes through the famous bridge of Harry Potter movies, the Glenfinnan Viaduct.
A very beautiful region of South West England with parks and amazing coastline with cliffs. Everything is very green and relaxing. Not the kind of place where you say: "OK, I'll go to the coast to swim", though some fools get in the water at any time of year to go surfing. Apparently, the waves are very good. It's best to rent a car, at least once you get to one of the main cities (Bristol, Bath and Wells) to be able to move freely. In Enterprise for example, you can rent from Friday to Monday for less than 50 euros. It's well worth it because the trains are expensive. The most amazing natural point is Exmoor National Park, which is along the coast. The hills of the region, with the sheep, provide beautiful scenery, but the weather can be terrible. Make sure before you go, because it is three hours drive from London. Some of te best local food: strawberries, lamb, and cider. In many places you see roadside offers to visit farms to see how strawberries are grown or how cider is produced.
The bus tour of Edinburgh is, as like most large cities, a double-decker bus tour. The price is 9 pounds (you can use public transport without limit for 3 pounds, but you have to know which bus goes where and when) and ensures you will not lose time and passes major attractions in the most direct way. The bus goes every 20 minutes 9 am - 4 pm and there's a small discount for students. It goes past the castle, Holyroodhouse Palace (the Scottish Buckingham Palace since the queen stays here and it was Mary Stuart's), then turns around Princes Street and Commercial Street for shopping. Then the new city, a UNESCO heritage site, the royal mile (a mile of the finest shops) and parliament (an architectural curiosity that deserves a look). Nothing you can do on foot, really, but if you have only a weekend it's ideal transport.
With the arrival of Media City UK which is the new home of the BBC, this area full of canals, stores, restaurants and the famous tram. It´s in one of the newest and most recently renovated areas in Manchester.
Who hasn't heard of the famous red phone booths in London or England in general? Even in other countries like France you can see some as decoration. These small red phone booths that are around all the streets in London are nice to see, fun to take a picture in and easy to spot. To use them, they take coins. The booths are locked and they say it's because a homeless person in London had made himself at home in one. In a time where cellphones are taking over, these booths are a wonderful lesson for the younger generations.