Separated from the mainland by the English Channel, the United Kingdom
and suthe capital, London, are among the main tourist destinations in the world.
In fact, London is a permanent invitation to new discoveries, encounters and reunions with present and past glories of the British Empire.
Founded by the Romans, the metropolis is the third most important tourist destination in the world, behind Paris and Rome.
It is also one of the most important financial centers - Fleet Street, in the City - on the planet.
Big Ben and its incredible 96m Neo-Gothic tower in the Palace of Westminster
stand out among the numerous attractions of the UK metropolis. Officially,
and currently, the set formed by the tower and the bell is called Elizabeth Tower, also having been called before 2012 as Clock Tower. It is the second largest
clock of its kind in the world, the first is Minneapolis, USA. The tower, the bell (almost 14 tons) and its famous clock form the main postcard of London.
Every day the BBC reproduces the ringtone of the Elizabeth Tower, which first touched the tower on May 31, 1859.
London's most important temple, the gothic Westminster Abbey, whose influence radiates to the four corners of the planet, for its beauty, rich
Impressive history and architecture is a must-visit in the London metropolis. Westminster was the scene of the Coronation (and burial) of the Kings
and Queens of the United Kingdom.
Its construction was started in the 11th century (1042, by Eduardo the Confessor, whose throne is inside the abbey), reformed in the 13th century by
King Henry III. Since William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of kings and queens (as well as royal weddings) in the United Kingdom have been
held at Westminster.
From the 16th century, it ceased to be a Catholic temple and was transformed into an Anglican church.
There are many reasons and attractions for a visit to London, including: shopping, fashion, culture, arts, entertainment and
the finances. Department stores and super famous brands, museums among the most prestigious, galleries, theaters and many other attractions
in addition to the must-see Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, to name just the best known.
London is one of the most important cultural centers in the world. The British Museum and Tate Galery are institutions of great prestige and must-see visits.
Museums, galleries, parks, palaces, and more make London a permanent invitation to new discoveries, encounters and reunions
with glories of the British Empire, among which we highlight: the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Museum of Natural History, the Tate Modern museum, the London Eye, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tower
London, the Royal Greenwich Museums, the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the
famous and popular Hyde Park.
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