TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

Houses of Parliament is a site rich with English heritage and history. The oldest portion, Westminster Hall, dates back to the eleventh century reign of William II. Westminster has been used by Parliaments since 1295 A.D.

Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament

the home of British Governent

A good way to arrive at the market if coming from areas not serviced by the underground. A pleasant 3 minute-walk down to the market areas.

The buildings have survived such significant acts as the Gunpowder Plot, fires and World War II. In modern times, the Houses of Parliament is home to the House of Lords and the House of Commons among other important aspects of British government.

Visitors to the Houses of Parliament are treated with exceptional guided tours. UK citizens have more options than overseas visitors, though all visitors can attend debates, watch committee, and take tours. Tours are limited to Saturdays and the Summer Opening for overseas visitors. UK citizens can arrange free guided tours throughout the year and climb up the Clock Tower, affectionately known as Big Ben, by contacting their MP or a member of the House of Lords.

Visitors can learn about the process of British government and its rich history on the tours. Guides are friendly and knowledgeable. Guides will often tailor their tours to the level of knowledge their guests have about British government. Foreign language tours are even available for visitors on Saturdays and Summer Openings. Tours last around 75 minutes and depart every five minutes. This is the perfect amount of time to see the Houses and the Hall without occupying an entire day on a visit to London. The site is also conveniently close to other famous London landmarks.

The Houses of Parliament are available to tour on Saturdays from 9:15 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. During the Summer Opening, times vary by day and month. Visitors should check with the attraction to determine when tours are available. On non-sitting days, tours are also available from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Though it is encouraged to buy tickets in advance, there is a queue at the site to purchase tickets. 

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ARRIVING BY UNDERGROUND

To reach the Houses of Parliament, visitors may use the District, Circle or Jubilee lines on the London Underground getting off at the Westminster station.

Sweeney Todd

The tale of Sweeney Todd, a barber who murdered and then cooked his victims into pies during the late 1700s, is one of the most macabre and sinister to have ever come out of London.

Sea Life London Aquarium

Visitors are immersed in an underwater world when they walk through the London Aquarium’s Shark Reef Encounter exhibit. 16 sharks swim throughout the three-floor exhibit, which also features heads from Easter Island. At the interactive Shark Academy, visitors can feel actual shark skin and learn about these fascinating creatures.

Tower Bridge

The first bridge ever built over the Thames was the London Bridge. As the city of London grew over the years, more bridges were built, but always to the west of London Bridge. The area east of the bridge was a busy port area.

The Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum is committed to preserving and showcasing the history of conflicts from World War I through to the present day operation in Iraq and Afghanistan, paying particular attention to those involving Britain and the Commonwealth.

The British Library

The British Library, originally part of the British Museum, has over 170 million items: books, magazines, manuscripts, videos, prints, drawings and music recordings. It is the national library of the UK and the largest library in the world by total item count.

The British Museum

The British Museum represented a radical departure from traditional museums upon its establishment in 1753.

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum, also called the V&A, is named after Queen Victoria, the monarch of the United Kingdom and Ireland from 1837 to 1901, and her husband, Prince Albert, who died in 1861. It contains close to 5 million objects within 145 galleries dedicated to four categories of the decorative arts and design.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Set upon the highest point in the city, London’s famed St. Paul’s Cathedral comprises an iconic piece of both the city’s skyline and the country’s history

The Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament is a site rich with English heritage and history. The oldest portion, Westminster Hall, dates back to the eleventh century reign of William II. Westminster has been used by Parliaments since 1295 A.D.

London Transport Musuem

London’s Transport Museum takes you on a historic journey of London’s most iconic and famous transport models including the Taxi, Tube and London Buses. A great morning or afternoon out for all the family.

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