Heritage in London

1. Buckingham Palace

Explore the historic opulence and incredible craftsmanship of the Queen’s official London residence. See remarkable works of art and furniture and be wowed by walking through state rooms that have played an important part in British history.

 

2. Tower of London

Tower of London

London’s famous historic fortress is home to the Crown Jewels, the fabulous treasures of the British monarchy. See the ravens who have guarded the Tower over the centuries and hear tales about the Tower’s many occupants, from prisoners to kings, and more than a few ghosts.

 

3. Tower Bridge

Close to the Tower of London stands Tower Bridge, one of London’s most iconic sights. The bridge is raised to allow tall ships to pass underneath – take in the sites from the top walkway – it has a unique glass walkway - then take a tour of the engine rooms beneath the river surface.

 

4. Westminster Abbey

This magnificent Gothic cathedral is a centrepiece of British history. See the place where kings and queens of Britain have been crowned for centuries, and marvel at the spectacular architecture. More than a few famous names – such as celebrated British authors Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy – are also buried here.

 

5. Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament in the Palace of Westminster are the seat of British Government. Take a tour through the rooms where the big decisions are made, and hear some fascinating stories from British history.

 

6. Cutty Sark

Climb aboard the last of the great trading vessels under sail, lovingly preserved in Greenwich, south-east London. Explore the deck, and imagine a life spent at sea, then explore right underneath the hull!

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