Arguably London’s most famous square, Trafalgar square is famous for its fountains and, now sadly gone, pigeons. It’s a great place for tourists to gather and witness some street performances from street theatre teams, acrobats and clowns and of course get some classic photographs. The square is surrounded by many beautiful buildings including the National Gallery where thousands of art treasures are hung. The National Portrait Gallery, too, is just around the corner and boasts an incredible collection.
The London Eye
There’s no better way to view the City than by a trip on one of the newest landmarks in town. The London eye is, in effect, a huge Ferris wheel situated right on the banks of the river Thames and isn’t exactly ideal for those of us who don’t have a head for heights! If you’re a little braver though, the Eye offers unparalleled views of London and is well worth the price. Although, if you’re looking for a little extra cash you could see if you’re owed a tax rebate from RIFT UK tax specialists to afford this once in a lifetime experience.
Houses of Parliament
Just a short walk from Tower Bridge is the Houses of Parliament, home of the ‘mother of all democracies’. Again, this is easily London’s most well known landmark and visitors will surely be impressed by the Gothic grandeur the Upper and Lower Houses exude. Within the walls is also the famous ‘Big Ben’ housed in the newly renamed Victoria Clock Tower. And, of course, there are plenty of miniature versions on sale so that you can take one home with you.