Top 3 Tourist Attractions in London

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  London, the capital of England, has a long history dating back to the Roman times. With about 8.7 million in population, this city is home to many people and more than twice the population of Los Angeles. Although this city is home to many people, it’s famous for its variety of popular tourist attractions. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in London are Big Ben, the Tower of London, and also the London Eye.

  The Tower of London was built by William the Conqueror in 1066 A.D. Located on the banks of the Thames River in London; this attraction has had a long history. The Tower of London has been a fortress, housed criminals, and today is known for its Crown Jewels and its infamous Tower Ravens. The Yeoman Warders or Beefeaters guard the tower. There are over 23,500 jewels being safely guarded inside the Tower of London. In the 17th century, the place had wild animals such as lions, an ostrich, and a polar bear until it was closed in 1835. The Tower of London is a great place to visit and is busy with tourists today.

The London Eye also is known as the Millennium Wheel, is one of the most famous tourist attractions in all of London. In 2000, the Ferris wheel was opened to the public on the south bank of the river Thames. It is 443 feet tall, has a diameter of 394, and weighs more than 1,000 tons. It is the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. It is open daily from 11 AM to 6 PM and has the highest public viewing point in all of London. This Ferris wheel travels at about 0.6 miles an hour and takes about 30 minutes.With more than 3.75m visitors annually, The London Eye is the most popular paid tourist attraction in London.

At the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London lies a famous clock nicknamed Big Ben. Built in May 1859 by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin, the clock had a height of an astounding 315 feet. In 1859. It was said that Big Ben was the biggest and most accurate four-sided chiming clock in the entire world. Inside are five large chiming bells with Big Ben being the biggest. The clock is busy with tourists each year and is widely known around the world.

  London, England’s capital, has many attractions and is busy with tourists yearly. Although London has a variety of tourist attractions, the Tower of London, Big Ben, and the London Eye are the three of the busiest tourist attractions in all of London.