Limousine London tour. By Kelly Simons.
''...when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford.'' Dr Samuel Johnson 1709-1784
What better way to experience London than with the limousine London open-top sightseeing tour? Jump aboard the hop-on, hop-off limo and be guided through London past and present by entertaining guides and a choice of recorded language commentaries. Jump off to join the free Thames cruise and take advantage of the many special offers made available. You almost get a bird's eye view of London's famous attractions. Limousine London stops at over 80 places, so you can hop-off, explore, have lunch, then hop-on the next bus along.
Limo London tour can start from Piccadilly Circus, though you can start it from wherever is more convenient, as it is a circular route. At Piccadilly Circus, walk to the beginning of Piccadilly, opposite Tower Records. Piccadilly Circus is an intersection where five roads meet, it is most famous for the elegant statue of Eros, the god of love and the advertising signs that light up the sky at night. If you are looking to go shopping it is a good place to start as Regent Street, Piccadilly and Shaftsbury Avenue all lead off of Piccadilly Circus.
Limousine London will take you along Piccadilly, around Hyde Park Corner, through Knightsbridge, then along Exhibition Road, passing the Albert Memorial (right) and Albert Hall (left), after which you should get off and see it not only from the limousine.
You will probably want to walk to Hyde Park Corner. Right in the middle of the hurly burly, this tranquil spot is so much more than a traffic island. Home to the most moving war memorials in London, stop here and find time to take it in.
Walking to the Knightsbridge you get in the heart of one of the world's greatest cities; a capital renowned for its international status in business and trade, and for its vibrant culture and arts scene. The Knightsbridge is a collection of luxurious apartments, mews houses and penthouses set around a private garden and supported by exclusive in-house facilities.
Then you can see the Albert Memorial in London which is a testament of the devotion of Queen Victoria to her Prince Consort and The Royal Albert Hall - one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognizable the world over.
From the Albert Memorial, walk down the hill parallel to the main road, but staying inside the park. After a few minutes, you will see Kensington Palace on your right.
Kensington Palace in London is a working Royal residence. Of great historical importance, Kensington Palace was the favorite residence of successive sovereigns until 1760. It was also the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria. Today Kensington Palace accommodates the offices and private apartments of a number of members of the Royal Family. Although managed by Historic Royal Palaces, the Palace is furnished with items from the Royal Collection. The State Apartments and Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection are open to the public.
After Kensington Palace limousine London will take you to Baden Powell House on your left (on a corner), and opposite Baden Powell House you will see the Natural History Museum. Baden Powell House is spacious concrete building, erected in 1961 in memory of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement. Throughout the year, thousands of scouts and guides visit the house when in London. Natural History Museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Paleontology and Zoology.
Then limo London will take you along Brompton Road (passing Harrods) along Park Lane, Marble Arch and Gloucester Place to Baker Street tube station. From there walk along Marylebone Road a short distance to the Planetarium and Madame Tussauds, both on your left. Then go to bus and it will take you past Harley Street (famous for its expensive doctors and private hospitals), near the corner of Regents Park, into Portland Place, past BBC Broadcasting House (on your left), along Regent Street, through Piccadilly Circus and then to Trafalgar Square.
See Trafalgar Square - one of the most famous Squares in the World - With Nelsons Column , the National Gallery and of course the pigeons. After tour will continue along the Strand (passing the Savoy), Aldwych, past the Royal Courts of Justice, along Fleet Street, Ludgate Hill and on to St Pauls. Situated on the north bank of the River Thames St Paul`s distinctive dome was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1710 after the great fire of 1666 destroyed the original church. The cathedral consists of the Crypt, Ambulatory and Whispering Gallery. The entrance price also includes a visit to the Crypt and Ambulatory.
Then after you past the Bank of England and through the city of London to the Tower. The massive White Tower is a typical example of Norman military architecture, whose influence was felt throughout the kingdom. After walk left towards the start of Tower Bridge towards the London Eye. Cross Westminster Bridge, passing Big Ben and Westminster Abbey (both on your left), around Parliament Square then along Whitehall, and Horse Guards (both on your left), around Trafalgar Square and back to Piccadilly Circus where tour started.
After limousine London tour you will realize that the most rewarding way to experience and learn all about London is to go on a sightseeing tour.