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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...

London River Thames Hammersmith Bridge Sunset from the bridge.

Hammersmith (18 Pictures)

Hammersmith developed around the River Thames, which is crossed via a graceful suspension bridge designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette...

Marylebone, London

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...

The Opera Tavern

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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Picture of Parliment and Big Ben, taken during bus tour of London

Houses of Parliament (112 Pictures)

The Houses of Parliament, also known as The Palace of Westminster has been the seat of the two Houses of Parliament called the.....

London Eye

London Eye (242 Pictures)

At a height of 450 feet (135m) and 1600 tonnes, the London Eye Observation Wheel is the biggest of its kind to ever be built. It.....

Regent's Park

Regents Park (93 Pictures)

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 Institution of Great Britain

Royal Institution of Great Britain (1 Pictures)

For over 200 years, the Royal Institution of Great Britain has been 'diffusing science for the common purposes of life'. A range.....

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