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WHERE TO GO IN LONDON?
Elizabeth tower (official), Big Ben (unofficial)
Location: Palace of Westminster, Westminster, London
- Built: 10th April 1858
- Weight: 13 tons (bell), 5 tons (clock), 300 kg (hour hand), 100 kg (minute hand)
- Designed: by Edward John Dent (English watchmaker) with Edmund Beckett Denison (lawyer, mechanic, architect)
Of course, the first place where every tourist go when they are in London is Big Ben, which is one of the well-known symbols of England. Actually, Big Ben is the unofficial name of a bell in the clock tower, and the name of the tower is the Elizabeth tower. However, people call the whole tower “Big Ben”.
London is famous for its big and beautiful parks. There are The Regent’s Park, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, Greenwich Park, which is the oldest of the Royal parks, Richmond Park and many other parks in London where you can relax, take a stroll or take bicycles, visit rose gardens, you can also observe freely roaming dears and watch pelicans (St James’s Park).
Museums and galleries
London provides you with an exceptional opportunity to visit a lot of different museums and galleries for free. The British Museum is one of the must-see museums! This museum of human history and culture is one of the most visited museums in the world and the most visited in the United Kingdom! The British Museum features one of the largest collections in the world numbering approximately 8 million objects.
Another must-see museum is the Victoria and Albert Museum. It holds a collection of about 4.6 million objects from different parts of the world – North America, North Africa, Europe and Asia. The collection consists of textile, jewellery, ceramics, sculptures, drawings, furniture and etc.!
After visiting the Victoria and Albert Museum, you can go to the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum because all the 3 museums are located very close. For the finest paintings go to the National Gallery that has a collection of more than 2000 works and masterpieces!
Other popular museums are: the London Transport Museum, the Imperial War Museum, Tate Modern, Design Museum, Madame Tussauds, the National Maritime Museum (which is located in Greenwich Park, so it is a good idea to go there).
Tower of London
The Tower Of London was constructed in 1066 as a symbol of Norman rule in England. Today it is one of England’s most iconic buildings!
The Tower of London had a decent role in history because of its important strategic location. Although, it was not the primary purpose of the castle, it was often used as a prison for many political opponents from 1100. Furthermore, it was a place of execution for some of the prisoners. The Tower of London was a royal residence for some of the kings.
There is a renowned collection of Crown Jewels in The Tower of London which makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions in London!
Entry fee: up to £24.50 adult
Coca-Cola London Eye
If you do not have much time to visit all the best places in London, then you can look at them from the tallest cantilevered observation wheel in the world! It provides you with an opportunity to see up to 40 kilometres from the maximum height of 135 meters! The Coca-Cola London Eye represents the modern symbol of London and attracts a lot of visitors, so expect queues.
Adult tickets are available from 20.70£
Charity events are one of the most popular way to raise money for any cause. Those events are helping charities across UK to raise millions of pounds each year. This could be public event such as marathon, a gala dinner or golf day but that’s just couple examples in fact there are plenty other types of charity events. The key part of any charity event is promoting it in advance to attract the right audience followed by the right planning and execution. Another key point is to choose the right programme, for example include the silent auction if you are hosting a gala dinner.