Other top sites

London has so many interesting corners and open spaces for the visitor. The ones on this page will no doubt be familiar to many visitors since they represent the heart of London.

Tower Bridge, the iconic bridge which all visitors will wish to photograph. You will learn about its history and perhaps walk or drive over it. A must for lovers or London.

The Globe Theatre. This is not the original Globe Theatre at which William Shakespeare and the Lord Chamberlain’s Men performed. It burnt down in a fire. This is the reconstructed Globe Theatre, built ‘as faithful to the original as modern scholarship and traditional craftsmanship would allow.’ As well as attending open air plays in the summer, it is possible to go on a tour of the Globe Theatre to learn more about William Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

The City of London. This is the name of the financial district to the east of Westminster. It has a fascinating history which stretches back to the time of the Romans nearly 2000 years ago. There are historic walks to do in this Square Mile where you can learn about the ancient traditions surrounding the City of London and its Lord Mayor. The City boasts many fine historic buildings and has much to offer the visitor who has already seen many of the more well-known tourist sights.

Covent Garden. Formerly London’s best-known fruit and vegetable market but now is a lively district with bars, shops and restaurants. There are often jugglers, flame throwers, acrobats and other street theatre artists who entertain the tourists and workers in the afternoons and evenings.

Trafalgar Square, one of the most famous squares in the world has as a landmark Nelson’s Column built to commemorate England’s naval hero, Lord Nelson and his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. The square also is the home to the National Gallery, the country’s leading art gallery of European art from the 13th to 20th centuries.

Piccadilly Circus, a famous road junction at the bottom of Regent Street, this is the heart of London. Piccadilly Circus is close to Theatreland and the many restaurants, bars and cafes which serve this district.

The Shard, the tallest habitable skyscraper in western Europe. Come and visit it with me and I shall point out all the sites of London from the 68th and 72nd floors!