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Train tickets to London are available online, so why not book a fun-filled trip to remember? Head to this vibrant capital with the whole family and check out some of the most historic sites in the
Here are four must-see places to squeeze into your itinerary:
Located just a stone’s throw from the River Thames and The Houses of
Parliament, Westminster Abbey is well-worth a visit if you’re area. This
beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site is particularly known for its gothic
architecture and is one the most-loved attractions in the city. It hosted
the spectacular wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and is also
the burial place of Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer and Charles Darwin
amongst others – so come along and check it out.
Tower of London
Are you fascinated by London’s turbulent and disturbing past? Perhaps you
want to find out more about the kings and queens of time gone by? If so, head to the
Climb the winding staircases, head to the White Tower – which often has
unique exhibitions for you to enjoy – and come face-to-face with the
Beefeaters that guard the Crown Jewels. What happened to the princes that
disappeared? Well you’ll have to find out for yourself.
St Paul’s Cathedral
If you appreciate wonderful architecture and buildings of importance,
you’re sure to love St Paul’s Cathedral. This remarkable place of worship
opens its doors to people from all over the world and offers a haven of
peace and tranquility within the heart of the city. The magnificent dome –
which dominates the London skyline – is a real highlight, as is the
Whispering Gallery which is famous for its acoustics. Situated around
85-metres from the cathedral floor, the Golden Gallery also offer
breath-taking views over the city, so long as you’re able to climb the 530
Eton College is one of the most-famous and most-exclusive educational
establishments in the world and was once home to 19 former Prime Ministers.
The college was set up by King Henry VI in 1440 and still stands today,
with tours taking place on a regular basis.
Guests can visit the Cloisters – the oldest classroom in the college – as well as the beautiful chapel and can experience how the first students would have lived. Scholars are still required to wear the original school dress and can often be seen with their tailored coats and pin striped trousers, making the experience extra special.
With so many places to explore in the capital, it’s wise to book a weekend
return train ticket online, so you can relax and make the most of your trip.
**Courtesy of First Capital Connect
Image via Westminster Abbey