Be taken on an exhilarating journey through two thousand years of British history and excitement. Find out how centuries before Christ, farming communities of Celtic Britons were established. Learn how Julius Caesar came to England on a reconnaissance mission in 55BC, nearly a hundred years before the full-scale Roman Invasion began under the Emperor Claudius in 43 AD when the Roman city of Londinium more commonly known as London was established. Discover how then, as now, Briton and London were vibrant and multicultural society.
Learn how Briton and London was invaded successfully for the last time in 1066 by William the Conqueror and his Norman lords, after the Romans left in 410AD. See how from all over the world, men and women made their homes in Briton; scientists and philosophers, writers and musicians, artists and thieves. You too could be part of the relentless stream of people that links Briton in the 21st century to its distant past.
St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1708. It is 111 metres high. There are 550 steps that will take you to the top of the dome and around 250 steps will take you to the Whispering Gallery, famous for its wonderful acoustics. Visit the nearby Millennium Bridge, best known to Londoners as the “Wobbly Bridge”.
Tower of London
The Tower of London was built by William the Conqueror shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066, which was also the last time that England was successfully invaded.
Westminster Abbey where many of Britain’s Kings and Queens are buried and is nearly a 1000 years old.
Tower Bridge. It was opened in 1894 by the then Prince of Wales, Edward the VII and is the only “see-saw” bridge in Central London.
Houses of Parliament
The Palace of Westminster better known as The Houses of Parliament which are also split into two sections called the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The foundations of Westminster Hall at the rear of the House of Commons date back to the 11th century though after a fire in 1834, the building was repaired and completed in 1860. The design was by Sir Charles Barry.
10 Downing Street