Above Image: London Eye, London
2014 Vacation – Trip to London.
London has always fascinated me! In my very first trip to London, in 1999 I was in love with that city! It has so much to offer – an impressive history, how it rose after The Great Fire of 1666, large number of monuments, museums and galleries, and I believe the city has some “it” factor, which cannot be defined, but easily felt! I am so pleased that I was able to visit it fourth time, this June, 2014.
London has so much to see, that one always need to prioritize among competing destinations. In this post, I bring out some of the highlights of my London trip.. I took the hop-on-hop-off bus tour [The Original London Sightseeing Tour]. Few places I saw in details were: The Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge [on foot], the Tower of London, Thames River cruise [from Tower of London to Big Ben] and a ride in London Eye.. In my earlier trips I have seen Madam Toussad’s Wax Museum, so decided against visiting it this time, as time was the biggest constraint!
My four trips to London have been in 2014, 2003, 2000 and 1999.
NOTE: There are currently four designated World Heritage Sites in London and one potential site on the Tentative List:
• Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, including St Margaret’s Church [inscribed 1987];
• Tower of London [inscribed 1988];
• Maritime Greenwich [inscribed 1997]; and,
• Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew [inscribed 2003].
• Darwin Landscape Laboratory [Tentative List].
World Heritage Sites have been designated by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee as being of outstanding cultural or natural
heritage significance so exceptional as to transcend national boundaries, and to be of common importance for present and future generations to all humanity. To date more than 900 sites from across the world have been inscribed on the register.
London Photo Gallery: Each of these thumbnails, when clicked, will open into a separate post..