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London short breaks


It most certainly isn't just the indigenous population who take their short breaks in London; people come from all over the world to soak up the history of our country which is portrayed by our capital city. Indeed, just as with York, the ancient capital city of the north, you will most probably see and hear more foreigners than Brits when visiting the tourist areas as it is one of the most visited capital cities in the world.

London is THE place to go in the UK for plays, theatres and the latest films and concerts. It also more visitor attractions than most other, similar capitals: I mean, where else can you see the Tower of London? The Tower is a ?must see? for anyone visiting London, but in all fairness it needs about 4 hours of your time. See the Ravens on the lawns, and let the Beefeaters escort you on a tour of 900 years of British history, through the ages when it has been a palace and prison to English monarchs from the days of William the Conqueror ? and of course, you must see the Crown Jewels.

Perhaps you intend to visit London more than once, in which case you can spread the visitor attractions between your short breaks there, but another ?must see? on one of your trips is Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard. You may also be able to see the very impressive State Rooms which are open for a couple of months each year at the end of the summer.

Your break in London is proving to be a busy one because as well as the above you really need to see Westminster Abbey, the venue of important royal occasions from the days of William the Conqueror whose coronation was there. The abbey has seen many important royal occasions from coronations, weddings to state funerals. Important  people from all walks of life, as well as Royal and political figures from British history are buried in the Abbey. You need to allow at least three hours to do justice to this visit.

Harrods ? Have you ever been to Harrods? This is a London institution presently owned by Mohammed Al Fayed, though we don?t think he works the counters there. There are 19 places to eat and a department for nearly everything you could possibly want to buy. Its massive, it?s expensive and it?s stunning.

And during the course of one of your short breaks to London another ?must see? are the Houses of Parliament, probably one of the most recognised buildings in the world, and certainly one of the most photographed by the Japanese!
Last update: 04.07.2016