UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in London
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee administers a programme catalogue, names, and conserves sites with wonderful natural and cultural significance. There are number of cultural, natural, and mixed sites on its list that attracts tourists from all round the world.
London is one of the few cities on UNESCO’s list that boasts four important World Heritage Sites. These iconic landmarks are situated within or near Central London, representing most important cultural elements from British history.
If you settle down at any of the hotels in London, you can easily walk down to these sites to explore fabulous history of the capital. These hotels welcome visitors of all sorts with their exceptional service and hospitality. While staying at a hotel of your choice, explore these sites:
Tower of London
Situated on the banks of the River Thames, the Tower of London has been part of ancient British history from more than 1,000 years. It is a national symbol of British royalty and power, which was constructed by William the Conqueror in 1078. The White Tower inside Tower of London features a wide range of weaponry and armoury. This ancient tower was a historic prison that gained reputation for torture and imprisonment. You will find few priceless crown jewels and artefacts too.
Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, and St. Margaret’s Church
Westminster Palace and Abbey in Central London are great architectural marvels, boasting their traditional beauty and grandeur. The Westminster Palace is home to the British Parliament, while Abbey is the site for Royal Coronations and ceremonies. Visitors’ galleries in the palace invite tourists to see debates in the House of Lords and House of Commons. While staying at central accommodations in Westminster, you can see famous Gothic construction, Saint Margaret’s Church too. It is the age-old Parish church of the House of Commons in London, lying within the Westminster Abbey.
Royal Botanical Gardens
Also known as, Kew Gardens it spreads over 300 acres of green pastureland with old trees, a treetop walkway, and palm houses. Royal Botanical Gardens features a variety of beautiful garden elements from 18th century to 20th century. It is located between Richmond and Kew, besides the River Thames. You can spend a wonderful day out here exploring over 14,000 trees, small and big plants, the iconic Pagoda, and 6 glasshouses.
Maritime Greenwich is one of the popular tourist destinations in London, attracting travellers to National Maritime Museum and Royal Greenwich Observatory. You can technically stand at both western and eastern hemisphere at Prime Meridian too. The Royal Greenwich Observatory is home to the Old Royal Naval College, baroque masterpiece of Christopher Wren, and the Cutty Sark – last surviving tea clipper ship in the world.
A city as huge as London is home to four magnificent heritage sites where you can spend time discovering ancient history of the city. Book a room at London hotels and explore these attractions during your vacations.