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London, England speaks of royalty, immense landmarks, and centuries old tradition. Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace, and the Tower of London all come to mind when imagining a visit to London. In addition, it is also a major world financial center and the site of engineering marvels.

Made up of 32 boroughs and the City of London, the Greater London area has come a long way since the invasion of the Romans in 43 AD. The Romans realized the safety factor of the far, inland location and deep water and soon decided it was an excellent location for a port. The town was built around 50 AD.

Heathrow is Europe’s largest and the world’s busiest airport in terms of international passengers. From Heathrow, take the London Underground, the Heathrow Express Rail, or a taxi to get to landmarks, museums, shopping, and sites around London.

London has much to offer in terms of what to see and do. World-class shopping includes the famous Harrods, The Duke of York Square, and the King’s Road shopping centers. The British Museum, National Gallery, and the National Portrait Gallery give interest to history buffs, while those preferring the outdoors can enjoy the big, grassy green lawns, lake, fountains, and rowboats at Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Queen, is always at the top of a London sightseeing list. While tours are given during the summer months, it is worth a visit even if you aren’t able to go inside.

Tower Bridge, built in 1894, stretches across the River Thames. At the time, it was an engineering marvel, with a then new bascule, or seesaw, mechanism that made it possible for boats to pass by. Visit the Victorian Engine room to learn about the inner workings of this 19th century marvel. A high level walkway allows visitors a birds-eye view from above, while a river cruise gives a different angle from below.

For a really unique view of the city, take a spin on the London Eye. At 135 metres (443 feet), it is the third largest observation wheel in the world. 32-cantilevered capsules, representing the 32 boroughs of London, carry passengers on a 30-minute trip around the circle, providing excellent views of the River Thames and the city of London itself.

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