From the Tower of London, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, many of London’s icons are the most recognizable in the world. One of the finest and oldest museums anywhere is the British Museum, which boasts world class exhibitions such as Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon Sculptures.
On par with the standard and frequency of visitors is Westminster Abbey, an Early English Gothic architectural wonder and interment place of no less than 17 monarchs. St Paul’s Cathedral, rebuilt after the Great Fire of London on a spot that has been a Christian place of worship for over 14 centuries, has the world’s second largest cathedral dome and the famous Whispering Gallery. Other key places to visit in London include the Natural History Museum, the famous Tower of London, the modern and contemporary art gallery, the Tate and Shakespeare’s Globe which is not only a theater dedicated to the Bard’s works, but also home to a fascinating exhibition. London’s culinary importance should be mentioned, with Michelin star restaurants rubbing shoulders with authentic eateries specializing in cuisines from around the world. Markets, the Thames River, royalty, abandoned stations, green parks, shopping meccas, lost rivers, art hubs and urban jungles.