London is the city of red double-decker buses and the world-famous Big Ben. Only in London can one see a skyscraper with the funny name The Gherkin and the unusual Dali Universe. However, first things first.
This city appeared in the year 43 AD, the emperor Claudius took it upon himself during one of the many campaigns. The name of the city comes from the Latin "londinium", but no one knows what this word means. There is an assumption that it denotes a place - a lake or just some wild place. However, this still remains a mystery.
Numerous wars almost completely destroyed the city, only in the Middle Ages it began to be actively restored and as a result it becomes the richest city in Great Britain, which it is to this day.
Among the most striking sights is Big Ben, the famous clock tower with a bell. However, Big Ben refers to the bell, and not the tower itself, as many tourists mistakenly believe. Quite often it is recommended to visit the London Eye - the so-called observation wheel, whose height is 135 meters. It is from this height that you can perfectly see the whole city at a glance, and at the same time notice the most beautiful places that you can visit in the future.
The Gherkin skyscraper, mentioned at the beginning of the article, also has every right to be considered a highlight of London. Its real name is 30 St Mary Axe, this creation has an oblong shape and is decorated with green glasses, which is why locals jokingly call the skyscraper The Gherkin. Due to its unique shape the skyscraper consumes half as much energy as similar skyscrapers of the same height.
For art lovers, the best place to visit is the Dali Universe - a creative exhibition of Dali's works, where more than 500 exhibits are presented.
London is famous for a large number of magnificent palaces of various eras, as well as all kinds of museums. First of all, one should pay attention to Buckingham Palace, the famous Madame Tussauds Museum and the Sherlock Holmes Museum. They perfectly reflect the true essence of London and all its beauty.
In addition to a review of local attractions, you can safely go to London for shopping. There are whole streets of boutiques, for example, Oxford street or Regent street, shops are located from the most expensive to the cheaper, so everyone can find the most suitable option for themselves. Twice a year grand sales are held when the price can even be up to 90% lower than the original. Usually, sales are held in January and June. However, some stores may choose their own time for sales.
Also worth mentioning is the local cuisine. Arriving in London, you should definitely try the Yorkshire pudding, which is a common English side dish. It is usually served with beef and gravy, and is part of the traditional Sunday roast. An interesting dish is the shepherd's pie stuffed with minced meat and vegetables. But if you can still skip the local food, then you must visit at least one of London's pubs! Only in there it is possible to try all kinds of British real ales, which are rightfully considered the national drink of Great Britain.
As you can see, London is not only a grey city of constant rains, as many mistakenly believe. This is a city of bright colors, friendly people and unique places of interest. Therefore, there are many reasons to choose the capital of Great Britain as a holiday destination.