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  • London Tower Bridge

    London Tower Bridge

    One of London’s most well-known attractions and a must visit for all tourists is that of the London Tower Bridge. Not only does this landmark play an important role in history, but it provides a great view of the city. Here’s a guide to the most popular parts of the Tower. White Tower This is the original part of the fortress, built at the behest of William the Conqueror in 1078 to protect the Norman rulers from the inhabitants of the city. It’s a magnificent white stone keep, which would have looked incredible when first built as the Norman style was completely unknown in London at the time. It’s right at the heart of the complex, surrounded by towers, walls and a moat. From the mid 16th century it was the main arsenal in the fortress and today it houses a fascinating museum of…

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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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  • Madame Tussauds

    Madame Tussauds

    Madame Tussaud’s is a waxworks museum located on Marylebone Road in the Regent’s Park neighborhood of London. It was opened in 1835. Madame Tussaud’s was setup by Marie Tussaud, hence the name. This museum has modernized with the times, but it has a great history behind it. Aside from creating the museum, she is most well-known for her own personal wax sculptures. Slated for execution during the French Revolution, it was Tussaud’s talent that kept her alive. Her life was spared and she began making death masks of those executed. Although she was unlikely to predict it at the time, her museum has since become one of London’s most well-known attractions. In fact, other branches have popped up around the world, including in Las Vegas. The wax sculptures at Madame Tussaud’s are…

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