London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. The most populated city of the United Kingdom, London is home to over 13 million people. London stands on the River Thames and to this day is known as a leading global city for its arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, media, professional services, research and development and tourism. It is one of the six cities in the world with the largest metropolitan area GDP. It is the world’s most-visited city and has the world’s largest city airport system to cater to its significant influx of arrivals and departures. It is cultural capital of the world and as such has a wealth of activities and sites to offer its visitors.
The staff’s first choices at Luxury Car Rental Club are the following:
1. WINDSOR CASTLE
Windsor Castle is the Queen’s favourite weekend residence located just outside London. Its location, offers a fantastic opportunity to take enjoy a fantastic ride in your favourite sports car, be it an Astin Martin, Jaguar or if you prefer you can be chauffeured in luxury car, a Rolls Royce or a Bentley.
This impressive castle is famous for its spectacular architecture and as one of the oldest lived in Royal residence in the world. It was built in the 11th century and it was used as military headquarters during the Civil War and as a refuge for the Royal Family during the Second World War.
2. HAMPTON COURT PALACE
Hampton Court Palace, once home to King Henry VIII, has been lavishly furnished over the centuries by its Royal occupants with decadent tapestries and paintings throughout the castle. The castle is set on 60 acres of groomed gardens, including the famous maze and Great Vine. Inside the castle, one can visit the grand kitchen during the reign of King Henry VII, a devout example of the Tudor times, this kitchen served up to 600 people twice daily and it also served the extravagant Royal Banquets. There is also a fabulous replica of King Henry VII’s crown and so much more to see.
3. WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Westminster Abbey is a stunning gothic church located just a stone throw away from the Thames River and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This spectacular church, host to Kate and Prince William’s wedding, holds the most important collection of monumental sculpture in the whole of Britain. It is endowed with numerous collectable paintings, intricately decorated with stained glass windows and other religious relics. Certainly a must see whilst in London.
4. KENSINGTON PALACE
Kensington Palace, located in central London has been the residence of the Royal family since the 17th century. Presently home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – (Kate and Prince William), this majestic palace was built in 1605, boasting Jacobean architecture. The palace is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and the world famous Orangery.
5. LONDON MUSEUMS
London has got an array of world renowned museums ranging from ancient art, to prehistoric times to cartoon museums, wax museums and so much more. The list is endless and one can honestly say that London offers a museum for every taste and interest. To name a few of interest: The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, Museum of London, Jewish Museum London, Charles Dickens Museum, Pollock’s Toy Museum, Cartoon Museum, Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, The Old Operating Theatre Museum.
6. LONDON LEISURE
There is so much to do in London. If you fancy a musical, London has a wonderful choice of musicals throughout the year. There are various exciting activities to such as the Rock n Roll Walk, this 90 minute walking tour takes you through the winding streets of Soho and Covent Garden, the very heart of the capital’s rocking heritage, where the Rolling Stones recorded their first album. You can visit David Bowie’s studio, the place where The Sex Pistols did their first show. Or if you prefer, you can view London by boat on the Thames River. A Thames River cruise enables you to cruise through the city centre, past some of London’s most popular attractions, admiring the city in a relaxed atmosphere. There are various tours and activities to please everyone.