Number 10, the home of the Prime Minister since the 1700s, with over 100 rooms it is the heart of the ruling party in Government. Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister said Number 10 had become " one of the most precious jewels in the national heritage"
The hub of London, marked by Nelson's Column, you cant miss it. Admiral Lord Nelson the nation's greatest Naval hero who died at the Battle of Trafalgar and the Victory of that battle is celebrated in this square. See the famous lions popular with enthusiastic climbers! The National Gallery of Art is in this square.
Big Ben (having a bit of a face lift at the moment !) and The Palace of Westminster more commonly known as The Houses of Parliament is the home of Britain's Government. It is possible to take a tour of the historic corridors of power when Parliament is not in session. A walking tour of Westminster will include the history and stories of this important national landmark.
The City of London is sometimes known as "the square mile" within London.It is the first financial district and the area that was founded by the Romans in AD50 It has had its own Lord Mayor of London since the 12th century. London proper just has a 'Mayor of London', and that only started in the 1980s! Confused? I can explain more....
Wander down this street and take in the buildings where government officials are hard at work. See the Foreign Office, The Treasurey, Downing street. It was onto Whiltehall that Charles I walked out to be beheaded on a cold January day in 1649.
Have your photograph taken with the splendid soldiers of the Household Cavalry guarding the entrance to Horseguards. Highly trained soldiers of the British Army who drive the tanks when not doing their ceremonial duties.
Come to this popular meeting place with the famous statue of the Angel of Christian Charity commonly known as Eros, designed by Alfred Gilbert and makes this a meeting place for one and all. Strole around this area and soak up the atmosphere. Wander to Leicester Square or China Town nearby or visit one of the many cafes, bars or restaurants. Perhaps you will want to see a show at one of the many theatres in Shaftesbury Avenue.
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