Founded by the Romans in 43AD, London became a very significant city in Roman Britain. Since then the city has grown and developed continually thus becoming a cultural, political, historical and academic hub. There is a wealth of interesting historical places in London for history buffs can explore and London is definitely one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Let us look at some of the best historical places in London.
An iconic symbol of London, Tower Bridge is one of the five popular London bridges and is maintained by the Bridge House Estates. The bridge was built in the year 1984 and offers panoramic views from the walkways situated 45 metres above the iconic river Thames.
Once inside, you can explore the popular bridge’s works and the history behind in the Tower Bridge exhibition. The glass floor panels are another exciting development of the exhibition, which enables you to view the life of London beneath your feet.
The official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, Mansion House is the place used for all official functions of the City of London. It is also the place where the annual dinner hosted by Lord Mayor takes place. The house was built in the 18th century in Palladian style and is characterised by superb reception rooms, large gold, silver vaults and banqueting hall.
The official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury in England, Lambeth Palace is located in north Lambeth on the south bank of the iconic river Thames.
Lambeth Palace is surrounded by Lambeth Palace Road to the west and Lambeth Road to the south.
A mansion in St James’, Spencer House was commissioned in the year 1756 and is a fine example of an 18th century aristocratic private palace in London. It overlooks a beautiful park.
Spencer House was built for the first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales under the architectural and design guidance of John Vardy. The staterooms are furnished with antique and neo-classical furniture and are some of the first neo-classical interiors in Europe.
Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It has been the residence of the British Royal Family since the seventeenth century and is the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Prince Harry and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. A lot many serviced apartments of london are situated around these historical monuments to give visitors a lavish tour with comfortable stay.
Visit the palace and make your way through the staterooms that are open to the public and managed by the independent charity Historic Royal Palaces.
Also known as Number One, Apsley House is the London townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington and the former house of Wellington. It is located at Hyde Park Corner on the south-east corner of Hyde Park. The palace is the centre of state occasions and imperial hospitality.
If you are a history lover, London is a city you must visit. There is so much in this city. it will definitely amaze you.