London is rich in history and what makes it interesting is that the past of London or England in general has a great mix of romance, horror, suspense and comedy. Visiting all the historical sites in the city will require a lot of time and effort unless you’re majoring on history in college. For those of us who want to experience one aspect of this history but not drown ourselves in it, the Tube tour London is one of the best answers, covering 150 long years in just 2 hours.
The first ever underground train in London blew its first ever whistle and chugged on from Farringdon and this is where you will start your journey. With around 28,000 passengers the train went to King Cross on 10th January 1863. The next station on the list is Oxford circus followed by the old British Museum Station. This one cannot be accessed from the surface which sort of adds a whole mysterious aura.
Coming up is the Piccadilly Circus with its clock that tells the time around the world, bet you never saw that one before! Westminster station which is your next stop also has something to do with a timepiece as it was designed by Hopkins architects to look like the inside of a clock.
There are tons of interesting facts like these that you will learn during your tour. Learning about how the Victorians dug all the tunnels using only their hands; now that’s hard work, or seeing the original plans for the tube which included steam engines inside glass, making a trip on the ‘Viking lane’ and a host of other titbits makes the tube tour that much more entertaining.
Taking on the theme of diverse experiences in the city is the Metropolitan London. Just like the tube tour offers one aspect of the history, this London luxury hotel offers a myriad of programmes that capture the distinct London culture. The building convenient location as a central London hotel makes it the ideal place for shopping trip, theatre trips, going to museums and pretty much everything and anything.
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