One point in history, London was the largest city in the world. While it has relinquished that title, London still remains at the forefront of "the world’s great cities". London’s celebration of its dazzling history combines with its 21st Century hospitality to engage and entertain visitors from around the world.
From the arts to sports, from fashion to film to finance, London offers the world traveler a multitude of options...the only problem is choosing which options to see!
As Europe’s largest city, London is host to more than 25 millions visitors a year; yet, there is always time for tea and a leisurely stroll through London’s famous parks and boroughs. Popular destinations abound including theatres, concert halls, shops, restaurants, sports venues, world famous landmarks and hundreds of restaurants with cuisines from around the world.
Millions of visitors from around the globe attest to the continuing popularity of shopping at Harrods’s, shivering in historic contemplation at the Tower of London, recalling childhood nursery rhymes at the site of London Bridge, touring Buckingham Palace and the Parliament building, and reliving the glories of the British Empire while enjoying the animals of the London Zoo. Evenings begin with dinners at restaurants found in dozens of ethnic neighborhoods across London, continue with an evening at the theatre or the London Symphony, and a late evening stop in a neighborhood “public house” for a refresher before the last bell sounds.
Dozens of guided and self-guided tours emanate from London to the surrounding countryside to destinations such as Greenwich Observatory, Stratford-on-Avon and farther on to western England, Scotland and Wales. Many visitors also plan a quick round-trip on the "Chunnel", the undersea tube connecting England with France. And no visit to London would be complete without a ride on the famous "double-decker" buses.
It would take a lifetime to see everything that London has to offer ... perhaps that’s why no many visitors regard their trip to London as a "once in a lifetime experience". Once you visit this "Queen of all cities", you may agree!
After taking the breakfast & to meet with A.Karim Lakhani, a friend of Junaid & a nice guy, we go with junaid, as he take the leave for two days for us. 1st.we buy the one day pass for tube, then I call to Rafiq for sohail, he told me that he is in Royal National Hotel, which is on Russell Square, a hotel where the cosmos tour begin. I call to sohail & then we get the tube for Russell Square.
Madame Tussaud's waxwork Museum:
We took sohail & his wife & then we go to Becker Street, where Madam Tussad’s museum is situated,Madame Tussaud's Waxwork Museum is the world famous collection of figures of the famous - and infamous. Recent additions at the time of our visit include a 'Superstars' area in a glamorous Hollywood setting, where Marilyn Monroe rubs shoulders with James Dean and Nicholas Cage. Also new is who wants to be a Millionaire? Host Chris Tarrant and American President, George W Bush.
Wax statues of the world’s most famous (and infamous) citizens throughout history line the galleries of this famous attraction. Recent innovations include interactive areas.The popular Chamber of Horrors (murderers in history) may be too intense for some younger children.
there was a long queue for tickets, we bought the combo ticket for Madame Tussaud’s & London planetarium, the cost of ticket was 14.40 pound. Madame Tussaud’s museum is famous for its vex statues of celebrities from all over the world.
We saw many of famous personalities statues like, Jacky Chan, Steven Spell Berg, Marlin Manro, Arnold Shwarsneger, Pierce Brosnan, Michel Jackson, Nicolas Cage, Boxer M.Ali, Sir Don Brad man, Ian Botham, Shane Warne, Brian Lara, Viv.Richards, Amithabh Bachchan, Mahatma Gandhi, Indra Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, Nelson Mandela, Saddam Hussein, Col.Gaddafi, Shah Hussain, Desmond Tetto & lady Diana.
There was also a gallery of British Royal Family, where we can found the statues of British royal family. & there was also two other galleries of British prime ministers, & US presidents. Here we can found the statues of Toni Blair, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Jorge W. Bush Senior & Junior, Abraham Linken, Ronald Regan, Bill Clinton, & many other prime ministers & presidents.
Sohail buy a photograph with James bond 007. & I bought the souvenir book of Madam Tussad’s.
We also take a lot of photos with many statues.
We took lunch in a fast food restaurant, which was in side the museum. There is also a horror chamber, which is also a wonderful place to visit.
In the evening we go in the London planetarium.Travel on a journey to the stars, guided by world-celebrated experts. The Spirit of London ride is a fascinating attraction and is updated frequently,There we saw a wonderful show of earth, moon, sun & the other planets.
Then we came out from the museum & planetarium & go to Trafalgar Square, famous square of London, where you can found lots of pigeons. We make some photographs there, & then go to see the Big Ben, the world famous tower clock. We also see the house of parliament & abbey Westminster Abbey which is one of Europe's finest Gothic buildings and the scene of coronations, marriages and burials of British monarchs. It dates back to the 11th century, and highlights include the Coronation Chair made in 1300, Poets' Corner and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. we alos see London eye.Then we drop sohail & his wife to Royal Hotel & we go to the Pakistani Restaurant named Kababish, which was near at junaid’s home, there we take a wonderful dinner & then we go to home.