ARE YOU LOOKING AT TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY MOVING TO THE UK? THE UK IS KNOWN FOR ITS RICH HISTORY, STUNNING LANDSCAPES AND IT’S UNIQUE CULTURE. CHECK OUT THESE TOP SIGHTS WORTH SIGHTSEEING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM!
Located in Windsor, in the English county of Berkshire, Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. The castle is known for its long association with the English, and later the British, royal family for almost 1000 years. It’s an official residence of the Queen, whose standard flies from the Round Tower when she’s in residence. The castle is also famous for its stunning architecture that can be observed closer during guided tours.
BIG BEN & THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER
Located in Westminster of London, the Palace of Westminster is the oldest royal palace in London. It currently operates as a meeting place for the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of parliament. Overlooking the Palace is London Icon – Big Ben. Big Ben stretches to 96m high and dates back to 1859. Big Ben received its name from the massive bell that weighs a huge 13,760kg!
The British Museum is a museum dedicated to human history, art, and culture, and is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Founded and built in 1753, the museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history many unique treasures. Famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and even Egyptian Mummies make this place worth visiting! Get lost in history.
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London and one of the Royal Parks of London. Join the millions of Londoners and tourists that visit and relax at Hyde Park. Depending on your mood, you can boat the serpentine, visit the Diana memorial or just simply enjoy the fresh air on the grass!
Westminster Abbey is a 700-year-old large gothic church located in the city of Westminster, London. In recent years, the church held the marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William, but it’s not just this reason that makes this church worth visiting. The church is a must-see living pageant of British history that has welcomed over a million visitors per year!
EYE OF LONDON
The Eye of London is a giant ferris wheel on the River Thames, in London. Open to the public, this massive ferris wheel can carry 800 people over 32 air-conditioned carriages. Taking 30 minutes to do a full rotation, you can slowly ascend and observe London at a gradual height of 135m. If you are lucky enough, on a clear day you can see up to 40 km!
TOWER OF LONDON
The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames, in central London. Founded in 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England, the 900-year-old castle and fortress are famous for housing the Crown Jewels and holding many famous and infamous prisoners. The tower is also famous for another reason, the Beefeaters! The Beefeaters not only guard the tower today but also lead free tours of the Tower of London every 30min.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire. Built between 5,000 and 4,000 years ago this unique structure has left scientist and researchers baffled as to how the massive 25-ton stones got into the position they are in now. Check out this rich piece of history!