There is a wealth of things to do and see all over the capital of England. With a population of close to 8 million, London is not only among the largest cities in the world, it is globally famous for finance, trade, fashion, culture and politics. Thousands of international tourists arrive each day to visit various world famous landmarks, ranging from surreal churches and cathedrals, art and cultural institutions, to royal palaces. Further, there are a number of sightseeing and entertainment spots, such as parks and zoos, for children. Whether it is fun, business or leisure, London has it all.
Choose Where to Stay
Those planning to stay in Wembley arena hotels can look forward to easy transit options to most of the nearby attractions via the tube, bus or ‘black cab.’ Make sure you book your rooms in Wembley at a conveniently located hotel, such as Holiday Inn London Wembley, which is just 20 minutes from central London. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of things you can do in the capital, here is a list of attractions that you must see.
Located close to the Palace of Westminster, this traditionally designed gothic church is one of the most notable religious sites in the United Kingdom. It rests behind the House of Parliament and is a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site. It basically is a traditional building for the burial and coronation of British monarchs. The idea was incorporated by Henry III, who decided to reconstruct an old abbey into a gothic-style building during 1245-1272. As centuries went by, the building was gradually expanded by Henry VII and then later on, in 1745, with the addition of the two front towers.
St Paul’s Cathedral
Another iconic structure in the capital, St Paul’s Cathedral, was built in the 17th century and has survived the Second World War. The magnificent structure has an epic history and was saved by fire-fighters during the bombings of World War II. Inspired by St Peter’s Basilica, the cathedral has an impressive dome that rises 365 feet over the summit. Not only is the dome among the highest in the world; from 1710 to 1962 it was the tallest building in the world too.
Rising over the River Thames, Tower Bridge is basically a suspension drawbridge with a combined bascule. Construction commenced in the late 1800s, when it was called the London Bridge. Today, it gets its name from the Tower of London, which is close by. It consists of two independent towers, connected at the upper level by means of two separate walkways. These walkways are highly durable, since they are meant to withstand the force of the suspended sections. From atop the high walkway, you can get stunning views of the London skyline. This is also an ideal spot for taking pictures.
There are a number of other attractions, including The London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Madame Tussauds, and much more. Consider looking for Wembley arena hotels that give you good access to some fine eateries and the various means of public transport.