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In episode 74 of the UK Travel Planning Podcast Tracy and Doug share their favourite landmarks to visit in London.
They discuss iconic sites such as the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
Tracy and Doug provide insights into the historical significance and must-see features of each landmark. Join them as they give travel inspiration and recommendations for exploring these famous London landmarks.
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So, plug in your headphones and prepare to ace your London trip planning!
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Episode 74 – Show Notes
Things to do in London: An Introduction to some of London’s famous landmarks
Topics and places that feature in this episode include:
- We chat about 10 of the most famous landmarks to visit in London to add to your London itinerary
- Tower of London: A historic landmark with a rich history, including the famous beefeaters, Henry VIII’s suit of armour, and the Royal Chapel of Saint Peter Advincula.
- Trafalgar Square: An iconic public square known for its demonstrations, New Year’s Eve celebrations, Nelson’s Column, and the famous bronze lions.
- Westminster Abbey: A renowned church that houses the burials of British monarchs, including Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I, along with its famous coronation chair and stunning Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.
- Houses of Parliament and Big Ben: The seat of the British government, also referred to as the Palace of Westminster, featuring the historic clock tower housing the famous bell, Big Ben.
- Covent Garden: A vibrant area with a covered market, street performers, pedestrianized streets, charming shops, pubs, and restaurants, making it a favourite destination for locals and visitors alike.
- St Paul’s Cathedral: A striking masterpiece of architecture, St Paul’s Cathedral is an iconic symbol of London. Climb to the top for breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
- The Monument to the Great Fire of London: Standing tall near the spot where the Great Fire of London began in 1666, the Monument offers visitors the opportunity to climb its spiral staircase for sweeping vistas of the city.
- Buckingham Palace: The official residence of the British monarch, Buckingham Palace is a must-see landmark in London. Witness the changing of the guards and admire the stunning architecture.
- The Thames: Flowing through the heart of London, the River Thames is not just a landmark but a lifeline for the city. Take a stroll along its banks or enjoy a relaxing river cruise to see the city from a different perspective.
- The Royal Observatory Greenwich: Located in the historic Greenwich Park, the Royal Observatory provides visitors with a chance to stand on the Prime Meridian, where the Eastern and Western Hemispheres meet, and explore the wonders of astronomy and navigation.
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Useful resources, articles and podcasts
- Podcast episode #71 – Things to do in London at Christmas
- Podcast episode #54 – Top 10 favourite experiences in London
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