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Waterloo to Whitehall
A Narrated Ride on the London Eye
The 443-foot tall London Eye is the highest observation wheel in the world, allowing riders to have a view towering over the city. It was created with British steel and Dutch engineering. The wheel runs almost in silence with Czech, German, French, and Italian mechanical parts. One rotation of the wheel takes about one-half hour, with each of the 32 riding pods 25 people. The view, on a clear day, can be up to 25 miles.
Sea Life London Aquarium Complete Walkthrough Tour
London Walk – London Eye to Westminster Bridge to Big Ben
Rather than the clock or the tower, “Big Ben” is named for the bell that tolls on the hour. Named for Benjamin Hall, the commissioner of works during the time that the tower was completed in 1858. The tower stands 320 feet high and the clock faces are 23 feet across.
Commonly called the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster, the first palace was at this location in the 11th century, established by Edward the Confessor. In 1087 King William II began construction on a new palace,, eventually becoming the seat of administrative power.
Fire destroyed most of the palace in 1834. Currently, the complex dates mostly from the mid-1800s, although Westminster Hall, a remnant of the original palace remains.
Britain’s Best Buildings – The Palace of Westminster
Continue to Parliament Square Garden taking a walk around the square to view statues of important historical figures, including Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, and Winston Churchill. The Churchill statue has a current of electricity running through it because Churchill noted that should a statue be made of him the head mustn’t be dirtied by pigeons.
Who are all the statues in Parliament Square, London?
Next to St. Margaret’s Church is Westminster Abbey. The abbey is the final resting place of more than 3,300 notable Brits. Within the highest Gothic nave in England there are more than 600 statues, tombs, and commemorative tablets.
Westminster Abbey Inside Virtual Tour
Changing of the King’s Life Guard at the Horse Guards Parade
London Walk – Whitehall to Downing Street to Parliament Square
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