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  • The London Eye

    The London Eye

    The London Eye, also referred to as the Millennium Wheel, is a large Ferris wheel. In fact, it is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. It measure 443 feet high. Although defined as a Ferris wheel, it is important not to confuse this attraction with what you may see at a local fair. It is so much more. In fact, you may have seen nothing like it before. The London Eye is made up of 32 capsules. All capsules are seated and air conditioned; however, visitors have the option of moving around. In fact, you are encouraged to if you want to snap photographs and see the many nearby London landmarks. Due to its size, a ride around the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes. Although long by many standards, it gives you the opportunity to see London…

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  • London’s Borough Market

    London’s Borough Market

    There is nothing quite like the sights and smells of a bustling market. London’s Borough Market, located in Southwark, just a few minutes walk from Tower Bridge, literally smacks the visitor in the face with its abundance of culinary choices. Be it hard to find Indian spices, or the best bangers and mash in the country, all manner of exotic pleasures can be found at Borough Market. A long, long time ago… In 43ad Roman legions arrived at the south bank of the Thames on their way to the city of London and came across the early Borough Market. In order to reach the city, they needed to build a bridge to cross the river. The bridge they built was the first incarnation of London Bridge, and it is probably no coincidence that it was built…

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  • Buckingham Palace

    Buckingham Palace

    The Buckingham Palace is the most well-known landmark in all of London. As for its history, it was built in 1702. Throughout the years, it changed hands many times and underwent numerous restoration projects. It was in 1837 when it became the home of royalty. The first monarch to live there was Queen Victoria. Today, the palace is home to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. It is also used for administrative purposes. In fact, it is one of the few working palaces remaining in the world. If traveling to London in August or September, you can tour the palace’s State Rooms. Tours are only available during the summer. Watch the Changing of the Guards Throughout the year, you will find the Changing of the Guards. On average, a…

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