Headlines : Best Interest Tours Places in London . London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. The city built by the Romans in the past and it used to be called Londinium on January 1, 2005 population of approximately 7.4 million people in the Greater London area and many millions more people in the metropolitan area.

The country is also the basis of various organizations, institutions and companies with influence in the world. London is also a mixture of tradition and technology, and one of the main tourist destination.

London is one of the major cities in the world along with New York, Paris, and Tokyo. London is also very developed in various fields such as finance, communications, and art. London also has many castles, museums, theaters, concert halls, galleries, airports, sports stadiums and the palace.

In addition, London also has an interesting place visited:

London Eye
London Eye (also known as the Millennium Wheel) at an altitude of 135 meters (443 feet), is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe, and has been paying most popular tourist attraction in Britain, visited by more than 3 million people in one year. At the time it was built it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until he was defeated by the Stars Nanchang (160m) in May 2006, and then the Singapore Flyer (165m) on 11 February 2008. However, it is still described by operators as "the tallest cantilevered observation wheel in the world." The London Eye is located at the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England, between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge. The site is adjacent to the former Discovery Dome, built for the Festival in England in 1951.

Designed by architects David Marks, Julia Barfield, Malcolm Cook, Mark Sparrowhawk, Steven Chilton and Nic Bailey, the wheel of a closed capsule carrying 32 passengers and air-conditioned attached to the outer circumference, each capsule is one of the districts of London

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Madame Tussauds is a famous wax museum in London with branches in several major cities. It was set up by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud was born Marie Tussaud.Marie Grosholtz in Strasbourg, France. His mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtius, who was a physician skilled in wax modeling. Curtius taught Tussaud the art of wax modeling. In 1765, Curtius made waxwork of Marie-Jeanne du Barry, mistress of Louis XV's.

A casting mold which is the oldest work currently on display. The first exhibition of Curtius waxworks' show in 1770, and attracted a large audience. The exhibition moved to the Palais Royal in Paris in 1776. He opened a second location on Boulevard du Temple in 1782, which "Caverne des Grand Voleurs", as the beginning of the Chamber of Horrors later.

In July 2008, Madame Tussauds' Berlin branch became involved in controversy when a 41-year-old German man passed by two guards and decapitated a wax figure depicting Adolf Hitler's. It is believed as an act of protest against the show ruthless dictator with sports heroes, movie stars, and other historical figures. However, the statue has since been corrected and the perpetrator has admitted he attacked the statue to win the bet. Hitler's original model, unveiled at Madame Tussauds London in April 1933 is often damaged and a replacement in 1936 should be carefully guarded.

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, England, above the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, which gives it its nameName [>]. It has become an iconic symbol of London. Tower Bridge is one of several London bridges owned and maintained by the City Bridge Trust, a charity overseen by the City of London Corporation. The bridge consists of two towers are tied together at the top through two horizontal tunnel that is designed to overcome the horizontal force given by section suspended from the bridge to the left and right. Vertical component of force on the suspended and the vertical reaction of the two trails conducted by two strong towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery stationed at the base of each tower. Its present colors dates from 1977 when painted red, white and blue for the Queen's Silver Jubilee. Prior to this, it is painted brown.

Tower Bridge is sometimes mistakenly called London Bridge, which is actually the next bridge upstream. A popular urban legend is that in 1968, Robert McCulloch, the buyer of old London Bridge which is then sent to the Lake Havasu City, Arizona, mistakenly believing that he was buying Tower Bridge. This was denied by McCulloch himself and has been refuted by Ivan Luckin, the seller of the bridge.

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the king of England. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is the setting for state occasions and royal hospitality, and tourism attraction. It has become the rallying point for British people in times of national joy and crisis. Originally known as Buckingham House, a building that forms the core of the palace today is a townhouses of which was built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 and acquired by George III in 1761 as a private residence, known as the "House of The Queen's". It was enlarged during the next 75 years, mainly by the architect John Nash and Edward Blore, forming three wings around a courtyard center. Buckingham Palace finally became the official palace of the king of England on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. The last major structural additions made in the late 20th century and early 19th, including present-day public face of Buckingham Palace. However, the chapel of the palace was destroyed by German bombs in World War II, the Queen's Gallery was built on the site and opened to the public in 1962 to exhibit works of art from the Royal Collection.

Early original interior design of the 19th century, many of which still survive, including the use of broad layers of brightly colored scagliola and blue and pink, on the advice of Sir Charles Long. King Edward VII oversaw a partial repetition of Belle Epoque in cream and gold color scheme. Many smaller reception rooms furnished in Regency style Chinese with furniture and equipment brought from the Royal Pavilion at Brighton and from Carlton House. The Buckingham Palace Garden is the largest private garden in London, originally the park by Capability Brown, but redesigned by William Townsend Aiton of Kew Gardens and John Nash. This artificial lake was completed in 1828 and supplied with water from the Serpentine, a river that flows in Hyde Park.

The Tower Of London
Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London (and history as The Tower), is a historic monument in central London, England, on the northern bank of the River Thames. It is situated in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and separated from the east end of London by open space known as Tower Hill. Tower of London is often identified with the White Tower, cool original square fortress built by William the Conqueror in 1078. However, the tower as a whole is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and moat.

The main function of the tower is a, fort royal palace, and prison (particularly for high status and royal prisoners, such as the Princes in the Tower and the future Queen Elizabeth I). This uses the past has led to the phrase "sent to the Tower" (meaning "imprisoned"). It also serves as a place of execution and torture, an armory, a treasury, a zoo, the Royal Mint, the public records office, observatory, and since 1303, home of the British Crown Jewels.

The Big Ben
Big Ben is the nickname for the big bell at the end of the north-east of the Palace of Westminster in London. nickname is often also used to refer to the clock and clock tower. This is the world's largest four-faced, the clock struck and the third largest free-standing clock tower in the world. It is celebrating the 150th anniversary in 2009, during the celebration event is planned. The tower was raised as part of Charles Barry's designs for a new palace, after the old Palace of Westminster was destroyed by fire on the night of October 22, 1834. New Parliament was built in Neo-gothic style. Although Barry was the chief architect of the Palace, he turned to Augustus Pugin for the design of the clock tower, which resembles earlier Pugin designs, including one for Scarisbrick Hall. Design for Clock Tower was Pugin final draft before the final descent into madness and death, and Pugin himself wrote, at the time of Barry's last visit to him to collect the drawings: "I've never worked harder in my life to Mr Barry for tomorrow I make all design to solve his bell tower & it is beautiful. "The tower was designed in the style of Pugin's celebrated Gothic Revival, and 96.3 meters (315.9 ft) high.

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