Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
London is the perfect mirror for the essence of the British people, stately, reserved, and proper. The architecture of the city is classic and elegant, befitting one of the world’s great metropolises. Include London in your travel plans for at least the following reasons:
1. The center of government for the entire British Empire is symbolized by St Stephen’s Tower which contains the most famous clock in the world, Big Ben.
2. Near Parliament is the urban residence of the English monarchy, Buckingham Palace, a symbol of the ultra-formal and aristocratic aspect of being British.
3. Intrigue and conspiracy are represented by the Tower of London whose infamous history is fraught with violence and machination.
5. Playfulness and simplicity can be represented by the famous Tower Bridge.