London Capital of the United Kingdom is one of the most visited cities in the world
Its cosmopolitan city characteristics, together with its respect for its traditions, the preservation of its cultural spaces and its diversity of tourist sites make it one of the favorite places for tourists worldwide. London is a city of which it is easy to fall in love; so, let us to help you to know some of its most emblematic service and places.
London has one of the largest underground networks in the world, with eleven lines in operation, allowing you to travel comfortably from one end to the other, from anywhere in the city. It is the best way to travel great distances at a relatively cheap price.
Famous for its punctuality and belonging to the Londoners, is a comfortable and very pleasant way to tour the city. For short trips is a wonderful alternative, especially to move from one place to another in the center of London.
Given the high costs of individual tickets, the city offers visitors an alternative that will save you a lot if you decide to move using public transport, The Travelcard, valid for the underground tube and public transport in general, the advantage is that you can travel unlimited with a single payment. The cost of a daily adult card is approximately $ 22, children under 11 do not pay, between 11 and 15 pay half. The travelcard can be purchased at any metro station.
Do not forget to download and print the maps of the underground tube here: TUBE MAP
For those who have more possibilities there is another alternative as they are the striking, elegant and comfortable, the famous Black Cabs of London.
London Big Ben
Known as Big Ben, the famous clock of the Houses of Parliament is the symbol of English punctuality, making it one of the most important representative images of London, as well as one of the main emblems of the city.
The tower, part of the Palace of Westminster, is a 106-meter-high building built in a Gothic style in 1858, which houses a large bell tower of more than 14 tonnes, as well as four huge clocks in each of its Facades
The clock of the Big Ben Tower was put into service in May 1859, becoming national pride, to the extent that its chimes are transmitted daily by the BBC's most famous radio station in London.
Official Residence of the British Royal Family in London since 1837. It has 775 rooms and 160,000 square meters of Jardin, making it the largest palace in the world.
Currently, the palace has its residence of Queen Elizabeth II, so that visits to it are quite restricted, for a short time between the end of July and the end of September. However the visits to the gardens of the palace and to observe the famous changes of the honor guard of the palace are open to the public in general and free of charge, every day of the year.
Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, the building was purchased as a private residence by King George III in 1762, as a gift for his wife Charlotte, becoming the official residence of Queen Victoria.
Popular Ticket Prices
Ticket valid only for entry Buckingham Palace and State Halls:
Adults: £ 23.
Students and over 60s: £ 21.
Children under 17 years: £ 13.
Children under 5 years: free admission.
Families: 59 pounds (2 adults and 3 children under 17)
July 22 to August 31 2017: 09:30 to 09:30 (last entry at 17:15).
1 September - 1 October 2017: 09:30 to 18:30 (last entry at 16:15)
Routes to get Buckingham Palace
Metro: Green Park, Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines.
Bus: lines 11, 211, 239, C1 and C10.
The London Eye
A giant wheel located on the south bank of the Thames river in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, the Ferris wheel is a design and engineering achievement built over seven years by hundreds of workers from five different countries.
The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). When erected in 1999 it was the world's tallest ferris wheel, however its height was surpassed by the at least three structure, the last, the 550 feet (168 m) High Roller of Las Vega, U.S.A. built in 2014.
After its inauguration in 2000, The London Eye has become one of the most important icons in the city and all over United Kingdom.
Normal ticket prices: subject to entry schedule
Adult (16+ years): £ 24.95
Children (4 to 15 years): £ 19.95
Children (0-3 years): free
Fast Track: Available in input tachy for immediate access
Adult (16+ years): £ 34.95
Children (4 to 15 years): £ 29.95
Children (0-3 years): free
The London Eye's schedule is daily, open every day except during the maintenance period and on Christmas Day.
Summer timetable from 10.00 to 20.30 (from late May to early September)
Winter timetable from 11.00 to 18.00 (rest of the year, except school holidays and special dates)
Routes to get London Eye
Metro: Westminster (Circle, Center and Jubilee lines) and Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City lines).
Bus: lines 211, 77 and 381.