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15 places and attractions you can't miss in London

The network has expanded to 11 lines with 250 miles (400 km) of track. However, the Underground does not cover most southern parts of Greater London; there are only 33 Underground stations south of the River Thames. The system's 272 stations collectively accommodate up to 5 million passenger journeys a day.

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament – also known as the Palace of Westminster – are among London's most famous landmarks, the city's oldest royal palace, and a World Heritage site. During its lifetime, it's been a royal residence, a law court and even a penitentiary for menacing MPs.

Trafalgar Square is in the heart of London and is a large pedestrian square that is bounded on three sides by roads. It serves as a refuge and a major traffic intersection. Important roads go from the square: Whitehall goes to Parliament, the Mall goes to Buckingham Palace and the Strand goes to the City of London.

Chinatown is an ethnic enclave in the City of Westminster, London, bordering Soho to its north and west, Theatreland to the south and east. The enclave currently occupies the area in and around Gerrard Street.Chinatown is one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in London. It is home to many different ethnicities and cuisines, including Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Vietnamese cuisine.

Piccadilly Circus is an iconic and famous area of London. It is based in the heart of the city, and its large neon signs and ornate buildings give it an instantly recognizable look. It is a relatively small area, with a handful of bars, restaurants or shops in the square itself. History. Piccadilly Circus connects to Piccadilly, a thoroughfare whose name first appeared in 1626 as Piccadilly Hall, named after a house belonging to one Robert Baker, a tailor famous for selling piccadills, or piccadillies, a term used for various kinds of collars.

Canary Wharf is a major business district in Tower Hamlets, East London. It is one of the United Kingdom's two main financial centres, second only to the traditional City of London. It contains many of Europe's tallest buildings, including the second-tallest in the UK, One Canada Square.Canary Wharf is London's central business district, just east from the centre of the capital in Zone 2. It boasts many towering office buildings and luxurious residential properties that overlook the River Thames and many of the city's most notable landmarks, such as One Canada Square.

Camden is the cultural, shopping, alternative and music centre of London. You can visit the never ending Camden Markets and tour the streets of the outstanding neighbourhood of alternative life style in London. Camden has been home to many famous people including John Keats, Charles Dickens, George Bernard Shaw and JB Priestley and continues to be the home for many celebrities. Camden today is a multi-cultural area at the heart of London and will no doubt continue to evolve and change over the next 2,000 years.

By 1870s, around a million people were living east of London Bridge, so getting across it could take hours. Tower Bridge came out of this need for a new river crossing, and was completed in 1894. Its Neo-Gothic design was chosen to blend with the Tower of London, a request by Queen Victoria.Without neglecting its incredible road importance, Tower Bridge represents the difficult times that London had to go through during the Second World War. The bridge, like many other structures, was bombed but never fell.

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is an Anglican church in the City of Westminster, London, England. Since 1066, it has been the location of the coronations of 40 English and British monarchs, and a burial site for 18 English, Scottish, and British monarchs

Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The King, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every summer.

At 135m, The London Eye is the world's largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000. It has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement.

The Tower of London was built as a secure fortress and a symbol of royal power. Behind the castle's walls were storehouses for weapons and the Royal Mint produced the nation's coins.It is said that the kingdom and the Tower of London will fall if the six resident ravens ever leave the fortress. Charles II is thought to have been the first to insist that the ravens of the Tower be protected after he was warned that the crown and the Tower itself would fall if they left.

It is the most populous city in the United Kingdom, with a metropolitan area of over 13 million inhabitants. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. It is the ancient core from which the rest of London developed. It has been a centre for settlement, trade, commerce and ceremony since the Roman period, producing a unique historic environment of exceptional richness and significance

Covent Garden is a district in London, on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. It is associated with the former fruit-and-vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and with the Royal Opera House, itself known as "Covent Garden".Once home to the world-famous fruit and vegetable market, Covent Garden's Apple Market continues to support market traders, offering a range of unique handmade crafts and goods throughout the week.

Art Galleries Promote Art And Artists Art galleries promote art by showing works from many different artists at one time. They also give information about each artist's story. You can find new pieces that you will enjoy all over again! Art of London showcases art in every form, 24/7, behind the legendary doors of institutions, theatres and retail, and flowing through the area's streets and laneways, to create an exceptional 'Gallery without Walls'.