Got a day use room in London Gatwick and need some sights to see? Give our nifty guide a look.
How To Spend Your Day Stay in London Gatwick
Food – London is rightly renowned for its wide range of restaurants, catering to every style of cuisine imaginable. From The Victoria gastropub to The Grange fusion restaurant, Rock Star Sushi Bar to Bocca di Lupo Italian restaurant, London has a dining delight ideal for you.
Architecture – Aficionados of architecture have a selection of world famous sites to admire. The Palace of Westminster is amongst the most iconic buildings in the world, as is its clock tower (housing Big Ben). The Great Fire of London destroyed much of the city in the mid-17th century, but from those ashes arose Saint Paul’s Cathedral. The architectural masterpiece is the creation of Christopher Wren, and has seen the funerals of Admiral Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Winston Churchill.
West End Theatres – Theatre-goers will face a dilemma when it comes to picking which of the dozens of West End venues to visit, but as problems go, there are worse ones to suffer.
Sights – Tower Bridge, one of London’s most famous landmarks, offers panoramic views of the city from high level walkways. By the River Thames, the London Eye offers similarly staggering views and is one of the most popular paid tourist attractions in the UK. Last but not least, Trafalgar Square commemorates the eponymous battle and features Nelson’s Column, which is guarded by four stone lions.
Seven Fantastic Facts About London Gatwick
The oft-quoted ‘fact’ that it is illegal to die in Parliament (on the grounds anyone who does so is entitled to a state funeral) is false.
However, it is illegal to wear armour in Parliament according to the Coming Armed to Parliament Act 1313, which remains in effect.
More than 300 languages are spoken in London.
London has hosted the modern Olympics three times (1908, 1948, 2012), making it the first city to do so.
Technically, Big Ben isn’t Big Ben. The bell itself is called Big Ben, but the Clock Tower (the original name) was changed to Elizabeth Tower to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Police never caught Jack the Ripper, arguably the most notorious serial killer in history.
The last outbreak of plague was during the reign of Charles II, as was the Great Fire of London.