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About the county of Greater London

Greater 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.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in Greater London

St Thomas More Catholic Church

Chelsea (169 Pictures)

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...

View of the house and gardens at Eltham Palace, South London.

Eltham (33 Pictures)

The attractive suburb of Eltham is part of the urban sprawl of Greater London...

London - Marylebone, Paddington Place, Sept 2002

Marylebone (6 Pictures)

Marylebone is one of London's more affluent area's, it is home mostly to the well to do, and yet only a couple of centuries ago a large workhouse was built here to give shelter to the poor and homeless, often foundlings were discovered on the workhouse doorstep...

Terrace Across the Street from our Room at the Paddington Hotel

Westminster (131 Pictures)

Of all the jewels in the City of Westminster, none shines more brightly than Westminster Abbey, stunning setting for the coronation of almost every English monarch since William the Conqueror was crowned there in 1066...

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Buckingham Palace from the London Eye

Buckingham Palace (105 Pictures)

Buckingham Palace is the first home and office of the Royal family in England, and has been the home to British sovereigns since.....

London - Chiswick House, Sept 2002

Chiswick House (10 Pictures)

Few can resist this fine classical building which was the creation of Lord Burlington, patron of the arts in the early part of.....

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge (209 Pictures)

London Tower Bridge was completed in 1894. It is a beautiful piece of Victorian engineering and is one of the many symbols of.....

Winchester Palace, London, along the embankment.

Winchester Palace (2 Pictures)

Winchester Palace was built in the early 13th century as the London house of the Bishops of Winchester. Destroyed by fire in.....

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