If you are someone who loves history, London is a great place for you. After all, it is nothing but history, wedged in with the modern world of course, but history nonetheless. Of course, with so much to choose between, you might be wondering where specifically to go for some of the best history experiences around. In this post, we are going to take you through some of the best examples that you might want to consider. All of these are great to see if you are interested in history and you find yourself in London.
Houses Of Parliament
If you want to see some of the history that London has to offer, then much of that is going to be political. In fact, as you are probably already aware, London is home to the so-called ‘mother of parliaments’, that is to say the oldest parliament still in existence. So if you want to check that out, you’ll need to go to the Houses of Parliament on the bank of the river. That is a top spot to visit, and if you go during the summer recess you can even take a tour of the whole place – which most people say is surprisingly small!
London is not short of castles. If you are wondering which to go first, there are a lot to choose from. But one of the most beautiful and historic is actually found slightly outside London in Windsor. We are of course talking about Windsor Castle. As the place where many monarchs – including Charles – have chosen to live, it is full of royal history. With some Windsor Castle tickets bought in advance, you will be able to get in quickly and see the whole place with ease. It’s a great day out, in any case.
Of course, museums are always a great place to check out if you want to learn some history. And one of the most extensive and impressive museums in the world has to be London’s British Museum. There is no doubt that there’s a lot of history there – not just relating to the UK itself, of course, but the history of the world, so there is so much to see in that sense. And it will likely be the kind of place that you can spend a whole day walking around. Entry is free, but booking ahead can help plan the day.
Natural History Museum
For many people, however, the best museum in London, and one of the best sites of all for history lovers, is the Natural History Museum. With links to Darwin and other such figures, it has a huge collection of genuinely amazing artifacts. It is also a very good place to take the family if you are looking for an educational day out for the kids. And again, it’s free to get in – though some exhibitions can cost at certain times. All in all, it’s a great choice.
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