London is one the very few modern and metropolitan cities that has restored most of its art, architecture, history and heritage in all its glory. This special feature makes London one of the most loved cities with travellers from around the world. The enchanting history of this city creates a spell-binding effect on anyone and everyone, and makes you fall in love with London. Time and again, London and its classic, historic monuments have been romanticised in both art and literature by artists all around the world.
If you are planning a trip to London and have a keen interest in its history or restored beauty, do refer to the list complied here. We have weaved together all the prime London locations famous for their history.
For all explorers and lovers of history, Greenwich of London is a not-to-miss place known for its maritime history. It even got its name from Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. It became the site of a royal palace, the Palace of Placentia (which fell into despair during the English Civil War) during the 15th century. Plus, it was the birthplace of many Tudors like Henry VIII, Elizabeth 1 and more. The Cutty Sark ship is also stationed here close to the river, which is an important ship in the history of UK.
Tower of London
The Tower of London, one of the most popular tourist attractions of London and is the city’s historic marvel. Officially known as Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, this castle is located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. You can visit this attraction on your or through a guided Hop-on Hop-off tours. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower is the most prime place in the Tower of London, which gives the entire castle its name. Some parts of the tower were used as prison and symbolise the oppression inflicted upon London by the ruling elite of the era. There castle is home to many fact, was home to eminent people and has many stories of the past to tell.
Banqueting House, Whitehall
The Banqueting House is the grandest and the most spectacular known survival of the architectural genre and is the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall. It was the first building completed in the neo-classical style, which later transformed the English architecture. For lovers of history this national monument is a must visit.
Where to stay
To discover and explore all the historic and iconic places in London, you should book your stay at the ideally located Park Grand Heathrow London hotel near Hounslow. This hotel is only a short walk away from the Osterley tube station on the Piccadilly Line that connects you to the heart of London. Plus, is you enjoy the benefit of being close to the Heathrow airport.