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  • Tweet Hyde Park is one of London’s finest historic landscapes covering an area of 350 acres. With over 4,000 trees, a lake, a meadow, horse rides and more one can naturally forget that he/she is in the middle of London. Hyde Park lies between the Bayswater Road in the north and Knightsbridge in the south. Park Lane lies to the east and Kensington Gardens to the west. At the junction of Edgware Road and Bayswater Road just outside the Park, is a triangular plaque set in the road which marks the site of Tyburn Gallows, where public executions took place until 1783. These were supposed to act as a deterrent, but instead became a public entertainment. The iron railings surrounding Hyde Park were removed during World War II when there was a big drive to collect iron, steel and aluminum…

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  • Tweet Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built in 1886–1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. Tower Bridge is one of five London bridges now owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. It is the only one of the Trust’s bridges not to connect the City of London directly to the Southwark bank, as its northern landfall is in Tower Hamlets. The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal tension forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical components of the…

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  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square

    Tweet Trafalgar Square is located in Northumberland Road, in the heart of London. In fact, its convenient location and large column makes it difficult to miss. The history of the Trafalgar Square begins in the 14th century. From this time until the 17th century, the space was used as a courtyard for the Great Mews. Not long after, the Great Mews was no longer in use. It was then that concepts began flowing for a new use of the space. The Trafalgar Square was developed by John Nash, a well-known London architect. He believed the space would be best used as an area open to the public. He dreamed of an area were culture and history can be shared. The name Trafalgar square was official given to the space in 1830. Inside the Trafalgar Square, you will find Nelson’s Column. This 18-foot…

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  • Tweet The Buckingham Palace is the most well-known landmark in all of London. As for its history, it was built in 1702. Throughout the years, it changed hands many times and underwent numerous restoration projects. It was in 1837 when it became the home of royalty. The first monarch to live there was Queen Victoria. Today, the palace is home to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. It is also used for administrative purposes. In fact, it is one of the few working palaces remaining in the world. If traveling to London in August or September, you can tour the palace’s State Rooms. Tours are only available during the summer. Watch the Changing of the Guards Throughout the year, you will find the Changing of the Guards. On average, a Changing of the Guard ceremony…

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  • Tweet There is nothing quite like the sights and smells of a bustling market. London’s Borough Market, located in Southwark, just a few minutes walk from Tower Bridge, literally smacks the visitor in the face with its abundance of culinary choices. Be it hard to find Indian spices, or the best bangers and mash in the country, all manner of exotic pleasures can be found at Borough Market. A long, long time ago… In 43ad Roman legions arrived at the south bank of the Thames on their way to the city of London and came across the early Borough Market. In order to reach the city, they needed to build a bridge to cross the river. The bridge they built was the first incarnation of London Bridge, and it is probably no coincidence that it was built nearby. Bridge…

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  • Tweet Although occasionally classified as a museum, there is much more to this popular attraction. In a way, it serves as a museum, theater, haunted house, and small amusement park. …

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