In my opinion you absolutely...
In my opinion you absolutely have to see...uhm...
Covent Garden...there're a lot of artists in the streets that sings or make strange shows: and also you have to visit The National Gallery...wonderful paintings!!! Nottingh hill Carnival...wonderful!!
Music...colours...people...lot of people!!!
it's something that i can't forget!!!
The National Gallery
The domed National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is a true gem of the UK. Free to enter, it contains the largest collection of Italian renaissance art outside of Italy, and the largest collection of art in the country.
Highlights include The Haywain by Constable, The Leonardo cartoon (c.1510), plus Cezannes, Renoirs, Brueghels, Holbeins, Van Goghs, Rembrandts, and many more.
My favourite room is the shop, as it has all the pictures in postcard form and takes a fraction of the time to see.
Oh, it's great. It is the Masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren, and the glory of London. It replaced the old Gothic St.Pauls, which was one of the largest in Europe before being destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. Wren was commissioned to build many new churches after that catastrophe, but this was his gem. Known as the Peoples Church, for back in World War Two, in the Blitz, it miraculously escaped destruction when all around it fell to bombs.
Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer here in 1981. The top of the dome offers fabulous views across the Capital, and you can visit the whispering Gallery - whisper on one side of the dome, and be heard on the other...
This is in fact the sixth St.Pauls to stand on this site. St. Paul is kind of the patron saint of London, and the first one was built by St.Augustine, who was responsible for converting this land to Christianity in the 6th century. Prior to that, they say, there long stood on this site a temple to Diana, which was founded by Brutus the trojan, founder of the British race (if Geoffrey of Monmouth is to be believed, and I sincerely hope he is not).
The funny thing about St.Pauls is that if it was placed in the sea between Dover and Calais, the tip of the dome would poke out of the water. This is because it floats (not really). It is in fact 365 feet tall, one foot for every day of the year (yes, it does grow by a foot in leap years...)
Highgate Cemetery and it's...
Highgate Cemetery and it's most famous grave of Karl Marx, but there are many others as well.
Below's little poem is by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, also buried at Highgate, probably written for the beautiful Elisabeth Siddal (her real family name was actually Siddall, but she signed with the shorter spelling - how efficient!).
Our lives, most dear, are never near,
Our thoughts are never far apart,
Though all that draws us heart to heart
Seems fainter now and now more clear.
Tonight Love claims his full control,
And with desire and with regret
My soul this hour has drawn your soul
A little nearer yet.
Special things to bring and those to forget
Make sure that you know what season you are going in. It rains a lot in London so make sure to bring an umbrella and/or appropriate clothes/shoes There are different outlets in Europe than in the US so make sure to buy a outlet converter when traveling with appliances like hairdryers and such.