From Kensington Palace to the Houses of Parliament, from the Tower of London to Big Ben, you will never be short of things to do in the city. Also take the time to explore another charming and altogether different region of the UK; for example, take a Stratford tour, or explore Warwick Castle, if you so wish.
It is practically out of the question to contend against the fact that the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are among London's most renowned buildings. You must spend some time marvelling at these impressive edifices on a bus tour.
The true basis for the name ‘Big Ben’ is not actually known; nonetheless, two theories hold particular prominence. One theory is that the name was used as a dedication to Sir Benjamin Hall, the first commissioner of works, and affectionately called ‘Big Ben’ in the Houses of Parliament. The other theory is that it was named after a heavyweight boxing champion in that age, Benjamin Caunt.
The Tower of London tour is as daunting as it is spectacular, as startling as it is compelling: a landmark honestly like no other in the city. Famously, the legendary Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned in the Bloody Tower. Interestingly, he was given a comparatively large amount of liberty and not treated at all poorly whilst at the Tower. He was even able to use an aspect of the Lieutenant's Garden. By and large, he could move about the grounds without limitations. The elevated wall between the Bloody Tower and Lieutenant's House where Raleigh exercised is still called ‘Raleigh’s Walk’, a definite testimony to his lasting appeal even in the modern age.
You may not be aware that the Orangery restaurant at Kensington Palace proffers some of the very best tea in London, with over ten diverse flavours to decide between and relish. As well as this, there are an optimum array of wines and champagnes to choose from.
Take a day trip for a relaxing time spent away from London. Stratford upon Avon is, certainly, largely renowned as the birthplace of Shakespeare. It is accordingly a perfect town to delve into if you have ever been swept away by the mellifluous language used in the writings of Shakespeare. Stratford attracts around three million visitors per year. Visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on your Stratford tour; it is one of the most highly regarded cultural venues in the UK.
Warwick Castle is a breathtaking landmark it is also well worth discovering. Warwick Castle’s State Rooms have been recurrently bedecked in different ways by consecutive monarchs since the 14th century. Become enchanted by their elaborate and profuse décor. It is not possible to over establish the great import of the Great Hall to history; it is the largest room in the castle.
Explore London and other stunning parts of the UK for a tour experience you will not forget.