A lot has been written about England as the huge Indian diaspora has always held it in high regard. But we get you on a fast track on the things to do in London before we cover it in detail. This is for people who are short of time and would like to breeze through the capital before settling on other areas. With the new exchange rates coming into being, right now is the best time to travel to London with British Airways as we discovered the best of prices.

DSC01686_Trafalgar Square

One of the most iconic places, the Trafalgar Square is owned by the Queen in Right of the Crown. The square contains a large central area with the Nelson’s column flanked with fountains. The National Gallery is in walking distance from the square. The beauty of this place lies in beautiful architecture and sculpture work all over the place. Trafalgar Square is also a major shopping attraction of London. With the GBP losing ground from INR 100 to INR 82, it is perfect for your Christmas and New Year shopping. British Airways customers get special offers for shopping this festive season.

LondonBuckingham Palace

The seat of one of the strongest monarchical powers that ruled large swathes of the world. Some of the older rooms of the Palace are done in bright colours and gilt. A plethora of functions are held over the palace including the large gardens for the Queen’s tea parties. The forecourt is used for the impressive Change of Guard which takes places every day during the three summer months and on alternate days in the other months.

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LondonBig Ben

The Elizabeth Tower or the Big Ben is one of the most recognizable locations of London. Every movie or feature shows the camera panning out to the famous clock tower. Located right next to the House of Commons or the lower house of the English Parliament, this iconic tower has been built in a neo-Gothic Style. The interiors of the tower aren’t usually open to the public although it does have a stairs of more than 300 limestone steps.

London Eye

 

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames. Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, it offers a perfect view of the whole city of London. With slowly rotating chambers where you can stroll around or sit, the view over the Thames river and the metropolis of London is a sight to behold.

LondonTower Bridge

Another common depiction from the movies, the Tower Bridge is best seen from the Thames river cruise. One of the most interesting parts of this bridge is that it is a bascule bridge and a suspension bridge. The Bascule bridge is the central part of the bridge flanked by two towers which can be raised for river traffic to pass through. Although the bridge is raised enough for the ships to pass through, but the Bascules are raised to their full height when a monarch is on the vessel. But the best way to enjoy the London skyline is during the Christmas and New Year fireworks on river Thames.

We are heading to London this festive season with British Airways. How about you?

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