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London, dear London!
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London is a world class city with an incredible array of sights to see and things to do. Steeped in a rich history, there are really an almost endless number of reasons to visit London. If you are able to do so, take the time to research the prices of cheap business class flights to London to see if this option is possible for you. There is nothing else that can get your trip off to a good start like traveling in style. There are boutique travel agencies that specialize in offering cheap business class flights to London so even if you think it is out of your reach, it's worthwhile to look into the options before you book your flight.
London is home to some of the friendliest live privates people in the world. There is a pub culture that has to be experienced to be believed. Unlike many other parts of the world, in London it is common to see entire families enjoying an evening meal in a pub. The ritual of going out to talk, meet other people, play darts and enjoy casual food and drink is legendary. Locals are known for being very open to meeting tourists making this one of the most enjoyable activities for a first-time visitor to London.
One of the great things about visiting London is having the opportunity to see the many fascinating historical landmarks. Be sure to visit Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, The Tower Of London, Big Ben and The London Eye just to name a few. These are all easily accessible destinations which are fascinating to see and are enjoyable for the whole family.
London is home to some of the most interesting museums and galleries in the world and the majority of them are absolutely free to enter. Start by visiting the Natural History Museum, the National Gallery, Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery. Fine art and fascinating history are yours to see completely free of charge!
Take the time to walk along the River Thames for a taste of the essence of London. There are boat tours available which are a lot of fun and a great way to see this beautiful section of the city. Alternatively, a simple walk along the river is a lovely way to spend a portion of a day to cameraboys and get a real sense of the look and feel of this vibrant city.
London property prices continue to rise with recurring news of joyourself Russian and Chinese billionaires choosing London as their home. This, however, is nothing new; for many years London has been the chosen residence of jasminelive sex and my cams celebrities, aristocrats and industrialists.
Tourism is becoming ever more jasmine live expensive but sightseeing is still free. Once you have seen the major sights of London, finding the homes of some of the key jasminlive figures from history can be very rewarding. Unlike Hollywood the celebrities of London are too numerous to locate on a simple sketch map.
Many of these houses are marked with a Blue Plaque, a permanent sign to commemorate a streamates link between that location and a famous person or even. The original blue plaque scheme was established by the Royal Society of Arts in 1866 and from 1986 was run by English Heritage but was suspended in 2013. There are currently about 850 plaques in London.
Locating these houses and stepping back into history is rewarding but not always simple, many are hard to find.
To start here are a few worth noting.
Charlie Chaplin - His childhood home at 287 Kennington Road, London, SE 11 where he lived for about a year. Later homes in London were destroyed in the blitz.
Charles Dickens lived at 48 Doughty Street, London WC1 from 1837 to 1839He leased Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, from 1851 to 1860. this is currently occupied by the British Medical Association.
Sir Winston Churchill had several homes in London. He bought 28 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington Gore, SW7 in 1945 and lived there until he died in 1965.
Benjamin Franklin - At 36 Craven Street WC2, is Benjamin Franklin House, the world's only remaining Franklin home. He lived here between 1757 and 1775.
Rudyard Kipling occupied a large home at 43 Villiers Street, WC2 from 1889 to 1891
Sigmund Freud his last homeat 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, NW3 is now the Freud Museum.
Sherlock Holmes even has a blue plaque on site of 221B Baker Street, W1, now the Sherlock Holmes Museum.
Oscar Wilde lived at 34 Tite Street, Chelsea following his marriage in 1884 until his trial in 1895.
Virginia Woolf lived at 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington from her birth in 1882 until 1904.
Vincent van Gogh, painter, lived at 87 Hackford Road, SW91873-1874.
Karl Marx - 46 Grafton Terrace, NW5 was the Marx family residence October 1856-March 1864.
London has changed over the centuries and little can be seen of the houses of many historical figures, who did not live in palaces or castles. The above is only a small jasminelive selection of those that can be found today.