London Tour Guide

Big Ben

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Big Ben

London, England is filled with many fun tourist hotspots to visit, as well as a lot of delicious foods to eat. Some of these tourist hotspots include Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye. As well as visiting these hotspots, tourists also enjoy eating fish and chips, the English breakfast, and sticky toffee pudding. This is why numerous tourists visit London annually to have fun with friends and family.

As mentioned before, tourist attractions are one of the reasons that tourists visit London annually. One of the most well-known landmarks of London is Big Ben. Big Ben is a 318-foot tower with a giant clock and echoing bell. Below Big Ben is the House of Parliament, where tourists can see real debates and political discussions. Another popular tourist attraction is Buckingham Palace.  Buckingham Palace was built in 1837 and has been the home of the Royal Family since Queen Victoria’s first lived there. However, the real sight that tourists want to witness isn’t the Royal Family as much as the Changing of the Guards. Every day at 11:30 am, many crowds gather around to witness the show of precision by the guards as they change, perfectly in sync with each other.

 

In addition to Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, the London Eye is yet another remarkable landmark to visit. Originally built to mark London’s millennium celebrations, the London Eye is Europe’s largest observation wheel, bringing tourists 443 feet into the air on a near 30-minute ride. Tourists can enjoy the breathtaking views of the city with friends and family in private glass capsules. Since it is such a popular attraction, the line is naturally very long. To prevent such painstaking waits, tourists can reserve times in advance, buy a London Eye: Skip-the-Line Ticket, or even rent a private capsule.

In London, some foods that tourists enjoy are fish and chips, the English breakfast, and sticky toffee pudding. Fish and chips are probably the most popular and well-known food from London. In case some people didn’t know, people from London call “fries” “chips.” So if this dish was translated into “American” English, it would actually be called fish and fries. Fish and chips feature fried batter-coated fish and chips and is served as a main dish and as a to-go snack at some food stalls. Although pretty much every English family has eaten this dish before, many chefs prepare it with fresh ingredients and in a gourmet style, which can completely change how some people see this common delicacy. Another popular food from London is the English breakfast. The English breakfast sometimes called the Full Breakfast, or Full English Breakfast, is an iconic well-balanced meal served at many pubs and cafes. It consists of bacon, eggs, toast, mushrooms, sausages, black pudding, baked beans, tomatoes, and tea or coffee.

 

In any state or country, a meal can’t be over without dessert, and London is no exception. This is why the sticky toffee pudding is on this list of London delicacies. Sticky toffee pudding is made with moist sponge cake, chopped dates, and a buttery, creamy toffee sauce. This iconic British dessert is usually served with vanilla ice cream or custard and has a light and fluffy texture.

With the captivating views of the guards at Buckingham Palace, the huge clock and bell of Big Ben, and the breathtaking city views offered by the London Eye, many tourists herd to London just to see these sights for themselves. As well as those attractions, tourists also travel to London to get a taste of authentic fish and chips, the English breakfast, and sticky toffee pudding. Just these tourist attractions and delicacies listed above is more than enough to draw flocks of tourists to London, but that is only the tip of the iceberg.