1. Houses of Parliament
The houses of parliament is an impressive building indeed! You can get a better sense of it from chapters in The 58th Keeper It is also referred to as the Palace of Westminster because that’s what it was...a Palace. The first royal Palace was built on the site in the eleventh century, After a fire or two over the years Parliament buildings were built.You can’t miss it when you visit London unless you’re absconded by people with thick accents, blindfolded and shoved into a black cab during a blackout.
2. Big Ben
2. Big Ben
If you ask any Londoner, “Where’s the clock tower, please?” you will get frowned upon, spat at and then thrown from the top deck of a double Decker! You may never make that mistake again and will always call it, Big Ben.
You can visit the insides of it too. See where Peter Pan hangs out. And if there are security guards about stop them and say: “Excuse me. do you have the...time?” ---
2. Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s official residence (when she’s not staying at no. 312 C Henchman St. London W14). King George bought the place off John Sheffield. As it stands today it’s only 77,000 square meters. So, hardly enough room to swing a small nation. However, the Queen suffers it stoically and tends to the gardens while overseeing a vast herd of corgis. There is rumour that you can visit the Palace and actually meet and talk to the Queen for just $99.99 during August but that could be false... Failing that, in the summer you can tour the nineteen state rooms with the other riffraff, er... people.
3. London Tower
Get it wrong and this is where you would have ended up. Not for stealing a loaf of bread perhaps, but certainly for treason. If you visit the Tower you’ll find it distinctly creepy. Black ravens hop about looking to peck your eyes out if you attempt to take pictures, Yeoman warders (knows as Beefeaters) will prod you with spikes for loitering, and if you should enter without paying you will be executed and have your head stuck on traitor’s gate--deservedly.
4. London eye
Built as a amusement park by King Henry the VII in 1526 the London eye was original made of fine British oak. This is definitely worth a visit - and what better way to get an bird’s eye view of the great city.
5. Eat at a Fish n' chip shop
If you’re really hungry...well, let’s say you haven’t eaten in three days, and you’re actually are starving, then you’ll love Fish n’ Chips. Try and eat them olde school, wrapped in newspaper and dripping with enough salt and vinegar to melt ink and granite counter tops. Mmmmmmm....
6. Hyde Park
Every great city needs great parks. London has several, the largest of which is Hyde Park. Formerly private hunting grounds it’s a superb place to relax from touristy things, rent a boat and splash about or even ride a horse. Situated right in the centre of London you’re never far from it. Jump in any cab to escape there...(if the sun’s out)
7. Covent Garden
Don’t let the word ‘garden’ fool you as there aren’t many shrubberies around in Covent Garden. Some foolish people call it ‘convenient garden’ as it’s a nice spot to meet up. Always bustling with wonderful places to eat. It’s central and if you just want to plonk yourself down and watch the world then this is the place. Try The Punch and Judy pub for a refreshing, warm pint of beer.
It is little known fact that Stone Henge was built sometime before April 22nd 1995 …(give or take several thousand years), and well before anyone could find out facts about stuff on the Internet. It’s quite a way outside of London. But if you need to get out of the great city then jump on a coach or rent a car and drive there. And If you can work out where on earth the stones come from then please feel free to email me.
9. Shakespeare’s Crib
OK, not exactly close to London, but this is where genius is born! Not just a prolific playwright but a tremendous businessman. Removed from school ate age 13 young William went on to right stuff...
Visit Stratford upon Avon and Warwick castle (day trip from London) to get your muse engaged.
10. The Natural history museum
The Natural history Museum is jaw-dropping mainly because the entry fee is 100% of nought.
What a place to see dinosaurs and everything in between. Not just for kids, adults will love it too.
Most of these places are covered in The 58th Keeper where you will be taken deep inside these landmarks and get to know strange secrets...http://www.amazon.com/58th-Keeper-R-G-Bullet/dp/0982931212/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319816777&sr=8-1