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London

A very British experience: tour the cultural metropolis of London

Explorers venturing to London with guidebook in hand will discover a fascinating international city with very British roots. England's capital city and largest metropolis proudly reflects the country's rich history. Buildings such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral and the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament are not only world-renowned landmarks, but reminders of the might of the British Empire at its height. And no visit would be complete without a visit to the Tower of London, a historic prison where you can immerse yourself in the darkest secrets of British history. Together with the instantly recognisable Tower Bridge and dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, these classic London sites feature prominently in every city guide.

But London is not only about history and architecture. It is a living city packed full of cultural offerings. Visitors can enjoy a range of world-class museums and galleries, including the National Gallery and Tate Modern, for free. Your guidebook is also likely to direct you to lively Piccadilly Circus and the neighbouring Soho district, which is known for its range of bars, restaurants and kerbside cafes. For those looking for some classic oriental cooking, Chinatown is right next door. Meanwhile, visitors interested in their rock music heritage should not miss Camden Town's famous street markets, where they can buy everything they need to transform into their favourite punk icons. You can encounter some of these celebrities at close range at Madame Tussauds wax museum, which is one of London's top attractions.