Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Sightseeing à la Julia, Carina and Fiona

On our half day we will do a sightseeing tour with to see some of the main sights of London. We will use our Travel Card and go by public transport and can stay at any sight how long we want to.

The route

We will start at Victoria Station. The first stop is Westminster Station. To get there we take the tube to District Upminster and after two stops we are there. From there we can visit four of the main sights of London. First Westminster Abbey, which is a large, mainly Gothic church and the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English or British monarchs. And second Big Ben with the Westminster Palace is just a few minutes away. The tower is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and is often in the establishing shot of films set in London. The Palace is also known as the heart of British politics.

Moreover, we can visit the Westminster Pier. It is a pier on the River Thames and it is operated by London River Services and served by various river transport and cruise operators. If we want, we can also have a short walk through St. James Park which is also very close. 
To get to the next sight, the London Eye, which is a famous Ferris Wheel and The structure is 135 meters tall. We can either go by foot across the Westminster Bridge or we can take a ferry from the pier to get to the other side of the Themes.
After the London Eye our next sights are the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London which is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. 
We get there with the ferry RB1X North Greenwich Pier from London Eye Pier. 
The end stop for us is the Tower Pier. From there we can reach the Tower of London and the famous Tower Bridge. 

As well we can reach the city hall of London from there. It is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority which comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. The very interesting building was designed by Norman Foster.

With the tube from London Bridge (Jubilee Westminster Park) we get back to Westminster Station. From there we can reach our destination by foot in 10 minutes across the Northumberland Ave. The last stop is the Trafalgar Square. It is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. There we can see some statues monuments and memorials. Also we can get some food there if we want or look through some shops. So it’s perfect for a short break after our interesting sightseeing tour through London!

Written by Julia Sauerwein, Carina Hueber, Fiona Schafferer