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A great way to kick off your trip to London is with a tour around the world-famous Buckingham Palace. The palace functions as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. The palace is unique in that it’s one of only a few remaining working palaces in the world. If you’re visiting in the summer you can tour the Palace’s State Rooms situated in the heart of the palace. The rooms are home to lots of treasures from the Royal Collection and art by some of the world’s most famous artists including Rembrandt and Rubens.
London 2012 Legacy
If you enjoyed watching the London Olympics on TV then an exciting place for you to visit is the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The park is home to many of the venues where the Olympians competed for medals. You should start your visit with a trip up the ArcelorMittal Orbit which was designed by Sir Anish Kapoor and is Britain’s tallest sculpture. The view from the top is breathtaking and is a great way to take in the entirety of the park.
Britain is famous for its tradition of afternoon tea and London has some of the best afternoon teas in the world. One of the most luxurious places to have afternoon tea is Claridge’s of Mayfair. The hotel has been serving afternoon tea for over 150 years and they have a special tea connoisseur whose job it is to scour the world looking for the best teas. The tea comes with the classic combination of finger sandwiches and warm scones made with ingredients painstakingly sourced for their quality.
London is home to some of the best shops in the world so you will definitely be able to find that perfect present for a loved one or a treat for yourself. There are lots of great department stores in London but one of the most famous is Liberty of London. Opened in 1875 and situated in a magnificent Tudor building, the store has five floors of amazing fashion and accessories for you to choose from.
Things to do in London
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