Not Just About the Baker Street... 🕵️‍♂️: London

The blend of influences, traditions and history, make London the unmissable destination for travellers.

Not Just About the Baker Street... 🕵️‍♂️: London
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Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom is renowned for its rich history, from the Roman occupation to the Tudor dynasty, as well as its green and pleasant countryside. Whether you’re here for a short break or a longer holiday, you’re sure to find plenty to see and do.

London as the capital of the UK as well as one of the most populous cities in the world. It's also one of the most vibrant and exciting cities, with a rich history and culture, and plenty of things to explore.

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From Camden’s punky vibe to leafy Hampstead Heath and historic Big Ben, London’s incomparable blend of influences, traditions and history make it an unmissable destination for travellers.

1. The Big Ben

As one of the most prominent symbols of both London and the UK, the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, nicknamed Big Ben, is a MUST visit spot, or at least take a photo with the clock tower.

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Get your culture fix at world-renowned venues like the Natural History Museum or savour award-winning cuisines in Chinatown, Little Venice and Brick Lane.  

2. Little Venice

Little Venice is a picturesque neighbourhood in London, known for its canals and colourful houseboats. It's a great place to take a stroll, relax by the water, and watch the world go by.There are also plenty of cafes and restaurants in the area, so you can stop for a coffee or bite to eat. And if you're looking for something to do in the evening, there are a few bars and pubs in Little Venice that are perfect for a drink or two.

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Fans of mystery won't like to miss the opportunity to involve themselves in the mysteries of the Victorian.

3. 221B Baker Street

Super Sleuth Sherlock Holmes made his residence, from 1881 to 1904, at one of the world’s most famous addresses, 221B Baker Street, London.  Want to escape the London bustle, step back in time, and enter Victorian curiosities, and many of the objects, letters and characters from Sherlock Holmes’ most famous cases, then visit the Official Home of Sherlock Holmes now!

It's not the end of the of time travel, let's jump back into the Gothic period and enjoy the art of English Gothic.

4. Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey has a rich history of royal coronations, burials, and weddings, making it one of the most identifiable churches in the world. People worldwide watched the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which was held at Westminster Abbey in April 2011. The Abbey is also a great study in the phases of English Gothic art, as it has been renovated and added to over the past nine centuries.

Westminster Abbey Cathedral Entrance, London, United Kingdom
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Meet your bookseller at Notting Hill though you can't expect he or she looks similar to Hugh Grant or Julia Roberts.

5. Notting Hill

Notting Hill is a neighborhood in west London that is known for its colorful houses and lively market. The neighborhood is also home to the Portobello Road Market, which is one of the largest and most famous markets in London. Notting Hill is a popular tourist destination for its many attractions, including the market, the houses, and the nearby Hyde Park.

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