Big Ben and the Clock Tower – Probably the most famous landmark of Britain, the Clock Tower (also called St. Stephens Tower) houses the world’s largest chiming four faced turret clock. Its construction was completed by 1858. This tower forms part of the north-eastern corner of the Houses of Parliament building. This tower is very often erroneously referred as “Big Ben”. Big Ben is actually the largest of the five bells within the tower. This thirteen ton Bell was named after Continue reading “Westminster Palace, Clock Tower and Big ben, London”
Hyde Park – This is a 350 acre park in Central London. One can easily reach there through the London Underground – at the Hyde Park Corner station on the Piccadilly line between Knightsbridge and Green Park. In the 16th century this area was a deer park and used for hunts. Henry VII had acquired this land in 1536. It was for Private use until James I gave limited access to the gentlefolk and later in 1637 Charles I opened it to the public. The Park is divided into two by the Serpentine Lake built in 1733 and designed by Charles Bridgeman. The memorial to Princess Diana is also in this park. It’s timings are Continue reading “Hyde Park – London”
How to get to London City centre from Heathrow Airport (LHR)-
From Heathrow the centre of the city is well connected by tube (underground), rail, taxi, bus. There are manned information counters from where one can obtain details about travel in the city and London-sight seeing. Also there are brochures and maps at various places in the airport which is really helpful for a new visitor to the city.
Traveling and sight seeing on your own in London is very convenient. From Heathrow one can take the Continue reading “Heathrow (LHR) to London City center”
With the opening of the new terminal at Heathrow, the airport will be able handle almost 45% more passengers. This could not have come sooner, when air traffic, especially the long distance inter-continental ones, has increased greatly in the past few years and the pressure on this international hub was starting to show. Continue reading “New Terminal at Heathrow Airport (T5), London”