London holds a vast number of exceptional architectural landmarks; it is a capital sure to awe the visitor.
London is also home to many parks, museums of galleries that are amongst the most eminent and well known in the world. Just a few of the sights you must visit when exploring the capital include the distinguished Royal Courts of Justice, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Covent Garden’s renowned Royal Opera House and, for a tranquil escape from the fast-paced nature of London, Lincoln’s Inn Fields by London Tours.
Lincoln's Inn Fields is the greatest public square in the city; indeed, it has been claimed as the inspiration for Central Park in New York City. However, it has not always held a charmed history. In the 1980s, Lincoln's Inn Fields was home to a many homeless rough sleepers. The problem was worsened by rats that were spawned by the remnants left by the homeless as well as soup kitchens. To solve this issue, in 1992 temporary fencing was assembled around Lincoln's Inn Fields to implement a 'No Camping' by-law. When all the rough sleepers had finally departed, ornamented railings were set up and the Fields reopened to the public in 1993. Now you can explore this charming haven from the bustle of the city.
The Royal Courts of Justice are also well worth visiting. Queen Victoria officially opened the Royal Courts in 1882. The courts handle many of the nation's most severe civil, libel and appeals cases. The RCJ have established a solid reputation as being home to some of the most incredible events in London of the past few years. The structure itself is a Victorian interpretation of the Gothic style of architecture, and is genuinely stunning. Marvel at exquisite stonework, mosaic floors, intricate carvings and oak wood panelling in this grandiose landmark. The Great Hall is home to a veritable array of portraits, including works by Lawrence, Shee and Wright.
Finally, Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House is an intensely illustrious edifice. The Opera House was first constructed in 1809 on the site of a theatre which had stood since 1732. Admired from its very beginnings and focused on the production of Italian operas, its privileged status was guaranteed by Royal patronage from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. A fire unfortunately ravaged that building in 1857 but it was restored within a mere year to create the ROH building that we know today.
Once you have explored some of these distinguished London landmarks, why not take an England tour and delve into other unforgettable areas of the UK? For example, explore captivating Canterbury Cathedral or marvel at entrancing Leeds Castle. Savour an experience you will never forget: plan your sightseeing wisely.