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About the county of Greater LondonGreater London is not only a County full of interesting towns and villages, it is also home to England's capital city, 'London'. Covering such a vast area and encompassing what used to be Middlesex and even parts of Surrey, Greater London has countless places of interest and 'must see' attractions to visit. Starting with The Queen of England's official London residence 'Buckingham Palace', parts of which are open to visitors. 'Kew Gardens' is a popular tourist attraction, a place of such natural beauty covering three hundred acres. The clock tower 'Big Ben' a famous London landmark which stands an amazing 316ft. high. Other fascinating places of interest include: 'Downing Street', home of the British Prime Minister. 'Marble Arch', built in 1828. The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Catherdral and one of Londons most recent tourist attractions is the 'London Eye', the world's highest observation wheel.
See our recommended Greater London towns and villages below, along with our listed Greater London attractions, and Greater London hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Greater London
Chelsea is a district in London which in recent times gained fame as the 'home' of the 'swinging sixties' . The swinging sixties was defined on the Kings Road, which runs the length of the area and both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones lived here at one time...
This area of London is known throughout the world as the scene of London's biggest annual street party...
One of the Capital's most noted places, Piccadilly sweeps uphill with handsome houses on one side and Green Park on the other...
The name of the area is taken from the boy martyred in AD 304. Pancras was the orphaned Christian son of a Phrygian nobleman who was brought up at the court of the Emperor in Rome...All Greater London towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
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This is London's newest and brightest business district. It offers luxurious office buildings with up to the minute facilities,.....
Although the history of Regent's Park stretches back to the time of Charles I, it really only came into its own during the early.....
The Royal Opera House is situated in the purely exquisite area of Covent Garden, London. Designed by Edward Shepherd, the.....
The Royal Stables at the side of Buckingham Palace, London. Established by George III in 1762 and Redesigned by John Nash in 1825.....All Greater London AttractionsCastles in Greater LondonGreater London Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
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Random England fact:
Studland Beach, in Dorset, has been used by naturists for nearly 100 years. Two of its naturist visitors were author George Bernhard Shaw and children's authoress Enid Blyton. With her familiarity of the area, the nearby village of Studland was the basis for Toytown in her Noddy books and used again in her Famous Five stories.
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