The iconic landmark designed by Christopher Wren after its predecessor burnt down during the Great Fire of London in 1666. Amazingly, despite the devastation caused to many of the City of London churches all around it, the Cathedral survived the bombs of the Blitz. It continues today, with some of the highest profile weddings and funerals held here.
MUSEUM OF LONDON
The history of London, from prehistoric times to the present is told in the Museum of London through reconstructed interiors and street scenes, alongside displays of original artefacts found during the museum’s archaeological digs.
TOWER OF LONDON
Located beside the equally impressive Tower Bridge in Tower Hill, the buildings of the London landmark span a whopping 900 years of history. Despite the exhausting crowds and long climbs up stairways, the Tower of London remains one of Britain’s finest historical attractions. Make the Crown Jewels your first stop, and as early in the day as you can: if you wait until you’ve pottered around, the queues will be humungous.
Take a walk across the top of London’s most famous bridge with only glass between you and the Thames, 42 metres below. One of the most famous river crossings in the world, Tower Bridge is actually only 120 years old.
London’s best, and best-known, food market is chock-a-block with takeaway choices, should all that prime produce make you hungry on the hoof. The food hound’s favourite market is also London’s oldest, dating back to the 13thcentury. It’s the busiest too, occupying a sprawling site near London Bridge.