London is a spectacular city with a lot to offer to its tourists. Apart from the topmost usual attractions like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, etc. there are several other landmarks and places to admire in the city. I was able to admire some of the lesser known attractions here in my summer holidays.
All of us know about the iconic Big Ben but less people are aware of the Little Ben. Yes, standing at only 6 metres height little Ben is located outside the Victoria Station. Erected in 1892, the Little Ben may not enjoy an iconic status as its big brother but is nevertheless worth a look.
Devonshire Square is another place I would recommend you to see in London. Located between Spitalfields and Leadenhall, the square is worth a visit not only for its historical importance but also for its shopping and food experience. The East India Company owned several property holdings across London and Devonshire was one of them. So, you will see several warehouses here along the streets which are now renovated as shops.
All those book lovers make it a point to see the London Library which is regarded as England’s famed literary institutions. Located at the St. James’ Square, free tours are allowed here which will take you around this library while showing the distinctive volumes and sections. The collection here includes the famed atlas collection with almost 200 atlases dated back to 16th century. I loved taking the guided tour.
London City Hall is a must visit if you really admire contemporary art & architecture. Designed by Norman Foster, it is the office of Mayor of London, London Assembly. The interiors are simply amazing with the curving staircase and the exhibits on display here are just lovely.
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