Undoubtedly the River Thames is the source of life for the city of London, from its beginnings, in the distant year 43 of our era by the Roman invaders they founded the city on one of its banks. Nowadays you can cross the waters of this river in many ways, either in a traditional and calm cruise ship enjoying the urban landscape, or at full speed, feeling the adrenaline in a speedboat, in the best James Bond style, you decide!
If you want to see the beauty of the city of London from above we have two options to visit on your next trip to the British capital. The most famous of all the viewpoints in the city is without a doubt the London Eye, a gigantic Ferris wheel located on the South Bank of the River Thames, which will lift you about 135 meters in its glass cabins. The other, less well-known, but just as charming option is The View Lookout, located on top of one of London’s tallest and most modern skyscrapers.
Beneath the ground, in the heart of London, is the secret bunker where British government officials and all senior military officers took refuge and worked during World War II. Known as the Churchill War Rooms, this was the famous British Prime Minister’s place of command during the most tense moments of the conflict, especially during the shelling that hit the city.
Explore England’s most famous castle, which has been the home of British monarchs for over 1,000 years. Inside this palace you can discover the intimacy and luxury of British royalty, while admiring the masterpieces of the Royal Collection, which includes paintings by artists such as Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyck, among others. Without a doubt a visit worthy of a king or queen!
If you are a fan of the Harry Potter saga, you cannot miss this walk through the places where scenes from the movies of the most famous magician of all time were filmed. Stroll down Diagon Alley and you will see the inspiration behind the master craftsmen and wand makers, learn how wizards bank at Gringotts, and discover the origin of Hogwarts.
Built under the reign of William I, the Tower of London is a huge fortification located in central London. For more than 900 years, the Tower of London has had different uses throughout history: as the royal residence, arsenal, fortress, prison and now a museum. Inside are the British Crown Jewels, including the Queen’s great crown, which can be seen in the tower museum, through thick clear armored glass!