Top attractions near Marble Arch
Although Marble Arch is one of the city’s best known attractions, London has many other beautiful places to see and explore, the rich list of attractions that can be found in the city, also containing the following:
Hyde Park, which is central London’s largest park, covering an area of approximately 350 acres, filled with Royal memorabilia. Along the park’s southern edge, there is the Albert Memorial, which is a tribute from Queen Victoria to her late husband Prince Albert, on the opposite side being the Royal Albert Hall, which is a venue for classical music concerts and summer prom series. The Diana memorial fountain is also nearby, and, of course, Marble Arch, which stands as the park’s entrance, among other attractions.
Buckingham Palace, which is a definitely “must” for any London visitor. It is the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen, and it is used as a home and as an office, as well. It was built in 1702 for John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham and was purchased by George III in 1761, in 1826, George IV commissioning John Nash to transform the original house into a palace. The state rooms are open to the public, each August and September, when the royal family is away on holiday. The ceremonial changing of the Buckingham Palace guard takes place daily at 11:30 am, during June and July, and on every other day, throughout the rest of the year, weather permitting.
The Palace of Westminster, which is another of London’s major “tourist drawers”. It is located on the banks of the the River Thames and it is home to the Houses of Parliament, the seat of government in the United Kingdom. The palace is built in a Gothic revival style and features the famous clock tower, which contains the well-known Big Ben. Given the fact that the Palace of Westminster is one of London’s most popular attractions, advance booking is recommended. Tours are available between August, 1st and September, 30th. The regular fares are: £7.00 per adult and £5.00 for children.
Other major London attractions, include: Westminster Abbey, located adjacent to the Palace of Westminster, the sight of royal coronations and burials since the time of William the Conqueror, London Eye, an adrenaline-pumping attraction, similar to a giant Ferris wheel, situated on the banks of the River Thames outside County Hall across the river from the Palace of Westminster, and the British Museum, located on Great Russell Street, featuring an outstanding collection of mainly archaeological and ethnographic objects, gathered from civilisations throughout the world.