Monday, July 11, 2011

Places to See in United Kingdom - Visiting UK, Travel Articles

Places to See in United Kingdom - Visiting UK, Travel Articles

Get a map before you go, find the places you want to visit and work out a route - it will save time later but be prepared for a change if something more interesting should come up. You're bound to come across someone who'll tell you somewhere better to go! Want to find your way around then explore them before you go.

Firstly, a quick rundown of the most important places to see:

Tower of London where you can take in the Beefeaters and Crown Jewels, Westminster with Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square (just because everyone's been there). National Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden, British Museum, Imperial War Museum, St Paul's Cathedral, Madame Tussauds, Science Museum, Soho, & Piccadilly Circus. Here are:

• Tower of London: Apart from being a tourist attraction, the Tower is used to guard the priceless Crown Jewels, used to crown sovereigns on their Coronation Day. The guardians of the Tower are famously recognized in their red tunics and black stockings and being known as the 'Beafeaters'.

• The National Gallery: Situated on the north side of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery has been the home for the National Collection of Art from 1250 to 1900. The gallery contains more than 2,300 paintings - all of which are owned by the British public.

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