London, the capital city of England and UK’s largest city is truly magnificent with many fascinating architectural marvels dotting the place. It’s truly a magical city whose charm can never fade. While there are several interesting and beautiful places here, there are places you cannot miss when if you have London as your destination.
Due to work reasons or because you have grown to love the city, you can apply for a new UK passport. There is an online application form available which after being duly filled, with photographs pasted and other documents in place can be submitted. Your eligibility for holding a new UK passport will be considered once the application form has been submitted. However, you could face circumstances where your application may be rejected too.
Places You Cannot Miss, Destination London
1. TRAFALGAR SQUARE:-
Visitors to London would never miss this and no visitor’s camera will be devoid of a picture of the Trafalgar Square! Located at the heart of London, the Trafalgar Square is the largest square and can be reached by the underground station in which ply the tube trains. Right at the center of the square, stands Nelson’s Column, a towering column in honor of Admiral Nelson. If a first-time visitor, you’d probably miss the pigeons that graced the photograph of all those who went there before you! That’s because in 2003, the erstwhile mayor, Mayor Ken banned public from feeding pigeons because their droppings made the place filthy. The fountain too which spouted water was stopped in 2102 due to a drought which London faced in the summer of 2012.
2. Thames River &the Tower Bridge:-
You will not be advised not to miss this, because it’s not possible to miss the Thames River! The Tower Bridge towering above the River Thames has been an iconic representation of London since eons. The bridge looks so majestic on the shimmering waters of the Thames, that most your photographs will be centered here. Ducks and swans are often seen gliding across the river and Coot and Kingfisher are frequent visitors too.
3. London Eye:-
What is a visit to London without a trip on the London Eye? Considered to be the ‘World’s Tallest Cantilevered Wheel’, this 32 capsuled wheel representing the 32 constituencies of London is a recent addition on the tourist map and can never be missed. Just adjacent to the Thames, the London Eye stands tall and gigantic, offering spectacular visuals of the city. It is indeed an experience never to be missed!
4. Westminster Abbey:-
Shrouded in mystery and spookiness, the Westminster Abbey is the place where the famous are laid down to rest. The pointed spires look alluring as much as they seem imposing across the skyline! Stories of apparitions and ghosts seen by the layman abound, making your visit here thrilling.
5. Palace of Westminster:-
The most wondrous and impressive of all structures in London, this palace today houses a collection of treasures and chronicles, revolving around Britain. The Big Ben that’s the most famous landmarks of London is a clock tower. A must see, this is!!
6. Buckingham Palace:-
How can you miss the Queen’s Palace in the Queen’s land? One of the most lavishly decorated palaces in the world, the State Rooms are open to visitors and they’re a sight to behold with their opulent furnishings and ornate architecture. Adjust your timings so that you will witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony too.
7. St. Paul’s Cathedral:-
Built between 1675 and 1711, it’s considered to be Europe’s largest cathedral. The dome is 366 feet in height and weighs more than 66,000 ton! The baroque styled interiors and the sculptures outside make it a remarkable piece of architecture! The remains of Admiral Nelson and the Duke of Wellington are interred here.
8. Madam Tussauds:-
Get clicked with your favorite star or leader and, none back home would even know the truth! Such is the beauty of the wax mannequins that grace Madam Tussauds! You have an array of personalities to choose from. From the Beatles to Kate Winslet, Martina Navratilova and David Beckham, you can meet the Queen and catch sight of Prince Williams too! After relishing your date with these, you must enter the Chamber of Horror which is the worst nightmare come alive! There’re dungeons, caves, guillotines, prisons and tunnels all displaying horror practices. The ‘blood-splattered’ walls and the eerie music that follows you throughout, is sure to cause a chill down your spine!
9. Kew Gardens:-
Listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kew Gardens is unquestionably the world’s most famous garden. From peering into rare herbs, climbing trees and having a rain-forest experience, you’ll find all these and more here.
Your visit to London is incomplete without a visit to these places, for these are laces of a shoe branded LONDON!!