London, the capital city of England, is one of the most sought after destinations for tourists and travelers all over the world. Throughout London, every street and every lane is constructed thoughtfully to reflect on its years of tradition. There are abundant places of interests, for people of all age groups, to visit in London. The most important of the lot that should not be missed are described here.
Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament is a cultural heritage of London. It is located inside the Palace of Westminster and it is open to all, either the locals or foreigners. This is the headquarters of both the Chambers of the Parliament and is situated on the north bank of River Thames in the City of Westminster. This building was partially destroyed by a horrific fire in 1834. However, the Westminster Hall constructed in 1097, was saved from the fire. This was the exact place where William Wallace, Guy Fawkes and King Charles the First stood for a trial. After the 19th century, it was re-constructed to its present state. It has built based on the Gothic architecture and the interiors were designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Pugin.
Although the Royal Family does not reside here any more, following a fire in the year 1529, it has still retained its official status of a royal palace.
This is one of the most popular parks in London and is a popular recreation area. It has an artificial lake, tennis courts, cricket grounds, children’s playgrounds. It also houses the London Zoo which is located on the North side of the park. The best time to visit this park is in the early morning hours or in the late evening. Also, this is the perfect place to spend some time with your loved ones.