London, the enigmatic capital of the United Kingdom, is a global city renowned for its museums, historical edifices, festivals and entertainment. Located on the banks of River Thames, Greater London consists of 32 boroughs and the City of London. From the historical attractions of St. Paul's Cathedral to Tower Bridge, Tower of London and several museums, London has plenty of amazing attractions waiting to be explored. Travellers must also visit Madame Tussauds, National Maritime Museum, National Gallery and National History Museum on a London vacation. Travellers can go to the district of Westminster in Central London to see Cleopatra's Needle- an ancient Egyptian obelisk, Henry VII's Lady Chapel- a medieval architectural masterpiece and Westminster Abbey- the final resting place of the royal and famous. The Palace of Westminster along with the Westminster Bridge and Big Ben is a sight to see. Those on a trip to London just cannot miss out on witnessing the 'Changing of the Guard' at Buckingham Palace, the residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Travellers can also take some of the Free Walking Tours to cover a number of important sights in London. South Bank district is the hub of cultural activity in London.
There is much to see here including London Eye, a giant observation wheel, Tate Modern, one of the most-visited art galleries around the world which can take almost a full day to explore. Sea Life London Aquarium, The London Bridge Experience and Design Museum are some of the other important attractions here. This part of London boasts of a fine selection of cafés, eateries and bars catering to a variety of tastes and budgets. No London holiday package can be considered complete without a tour to Bath, a city that exhibits stunning Georgian architecture at its best. One can also take a day trip to explore Windsor Castle and Stonehenge. The British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum are home to some of the best and most diverse art and design collections in London. One can visit the West End to witness some of the most fascinating architectural creations. After travelling through some of the busiest parts of the city, one can enjoy enchanting views of riverside London for a change. The magnificent river bridges on the Thames River add to the charm of this city. To explore the best of Great Britain, one can choose suitable London tour packages offered by Yatra.com without a second thought.
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