Landmark is something used to mark the boundary of land, a building or place that is of outstanding historical, aesthetic or cultural importance. How many famous landmarks in the world have you experienced?
Without doubt, they’re not famous for nothing. Beside their name really familiar, you will truly appreciate when you’re actually standing in front of them.
Here are five Landmarks in London that you need to know :
Big Ben, London
Did you know that the name Big Ben only refers to the bell inside the tower? The tower itself that is featured on countless postcards is not technically classed as Big Ben.
In 1952 a double decker bus was crossing the bridge when it started to open. The bus driver, Albert Gunton had to accelerate and jumped a 3 foot gap. Afterwards he was awarded £10 for his bravery but we can’t imagine how terrifying it would have been at the time.
The London Eye
Receiving more visitors than the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids of Giza, the London Eye has much to boast about, yet remains unusually cautious. For example, each pod is numbered from 1 – 33, despite there being only 32 carriages. Number 13 is omitted due to the superstition of it being an unlucky number.
Westminster Abbey is home to the oldest and only surviving Anglo-Saxon door in England which has recently been dated back to between 1032 AD and 1064 AD.
Famous landmarks draw attention of tourists. moreover, landmarks help safeguard the city’s history and heritage of each country. That’s why landmarks is important thing for each country or place.
If you’re planning a visit to one of these world landmarks, make sure you prepare ahead of time.