Belgrave Hotel, near London Eye
The Oval is a world famous iconic venue for Cricket fans everywhere. The cricket season is from April to September. During that time the Oval has thousands of fans – international and local – that flock to see the games.
The Oval is also an historical landmark for England. It used to host international football games. In fact, in 1870 the Oval hosted the very first international football game in history between England and Scotland.
Sports fans everywhere will want to get a look at this sports stadium. If you’re curious about cricket and you’re in town during its season, you may consider buying tickets to one of the games.
The world’s tallest observation wheel, the London Eye is 135 meters high. Formally opened on December 31, 1999, it gets visited by at least 10,000 people every day.
It only takes 30 minutes for one ride, since it goes less than 1km (0.9 to be exact) an hour. Because it moves so slow, it’s possible to board and exit the Eye without even stopping the ride.
On a clear day you can see about 40km. That’s the distance between the London Eye and Windsor Castle.
This is great family attraction. Children and adults will enjoy it immensely.
Big Ben is actually the name of the bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. The bell itself weighs 14 tons. The bell was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the firs Commissioner of Works.
The clock itself is the largest in Britain, with a diameter of 25 feet. The minute and hour hands are 14 and 9 feet long.
Big Ben was started in 1923. To this day it is still completely reliable and accurate. It has rarely ever stopped.
The chiming of the clock bell can be heard throughout all of London.
Buckingham Palace became the official home of Britain’s royalty in 1837. The forecourt is home to one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions: The Changing of the Guard.
The state rooms can only be visited on certain days in August and September. Outside of the palace you can clearly see two more famous British attractions: the Victoria Memorial and the Queen Victoria Memorial Gardens.
Audio tours are available. There are even separate audio tours available for children.
Waterloo Station, first built in the mid 19th Century, is said to be Britain’s busiest railway station transporting around 88 million passengers a year. The station is conveniently located near Lambeth and Southwark and has many connecting lines such as Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City.
Ideal for visitors, it is close to the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament as well as the Tate Modern and Tower of London. There are plenty of theatres and museums as well as sightseeing tours that may appeal to all ages.
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