Nelson’s Column is topped by a statue 17-feet tall – slightly taller than three Lord Nelsons.
The bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and the statue of Eros have become London landmarks.
>> Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall, famous for the Proms, was built to commemorate the death of Prince Albert.
The Royal Exchange, near the Bank of England, is the poshest shopping arcade in the city.
>> Royal Observatory
The Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, marks the point where Greenwich Mean Time began.
>> St. James’s Palace
St. James’s was built by Henry VIII, and has been home to some of England’s finest monarchs.
>> St. Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral, built after the Great Fire in 1666, boasts the second largest dome in Europe.
The Shard is one of London’s newest landmarks, towering more than 1000ft above Southwark.
Temple Church was founded by the Knights Templar, and based upon the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
>>Thames Flood Barrier
The Thames Flood Barrier near Woolwich protects the City of London from the rising tide of the Thames.
Tower Bridge’s mock-medieval turrets have been a landmark for just over a hundred years.
>>Tower of London
Built by William the Conqueror, the Tower of London has the Bloody Tower and Traitor’s Gate.
Trafalgar Square has Nelson’s Column, Admiralty Arch, and the world famous National Gallery.
Wellington Arch was built to celebrate the Duke of Wellington’s victories in the Napoleonic Wars.
>> Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey, burial place to England’s kings and queens, spans 1,000 years of history.
Westminster Cathedral is not as famous as the Abbey, but is worth a visit just for the high tower.