London has always been a great tourist attraction for the simple reason that it is a capital that is steeped in rich history, enjoys the patronage of a royal family and has taken serious measures to ensure that London has attractions to suit every age and type of visitor.
For those visiting the city for the first time there are certain sights and places that are a must visit in order to truly experience its surroundings.
The London Eye is now a permanent fixture attracting vast crowds each day and is the highest observation wheel in the world affording a 40 km viewing stretch and boasting of many 4D effects that give you the experience of a lifetime.
For those interested in the history of the United Kingdom and its Monarchs, the Tower of London will indeed be a treat. With Anne Boleyn beheaded here and King Richard the III’s nephews imprisoned and many other grisly and somewhat bloody stories to remember, the Tower of London has seen the course of history change. It is now also home to the Crown Jewels and historic armouries. A tour with a beef eater will certainly give you an insightful look into its rich past.
Madame Tussaud’s Museum is world famous and is constantly been added to. Despite many branches being set up elsewhere in the world, the original home of this wax museum has a special place in the hearts of visitors. Stand shoulder to shoulder with your favourite movie stars, sports heroes and political pesonalities that are amazingly life like.
The Westminster Abbey is the venue of choice for many a Royal Wedding and is also the resting place of many saints, martyrs and charismatically important persons in London. The coronation throne and the permeating sense of awe should be experienced by all those who visit.
The city is also home to many museums including the Royal Observatory, the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum and Tate Modern all of which warrant a visit.
For those wishing to maintain a healthy outlook and those purposely travelling to London and on the lookout for Health and Wellness Retreats will find quite a few to choose from. One such wellness retreat in and around London is the COMO Shambhala.
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