The Tower of London. Buckingham Palace. The Tower Bridge. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Piccadilly Circus. These are all 'headline' aspects of a trip to the Southern England, but that's just the start.
You won't want to skip the museums displaying some of the world's most storied art pieces. The shopping, from Kensington and Chelsea to the West End, is world-renowned, and when you tire, the various parks around Central London provide a quiet respite from the day's activities.
The history-minded traveler can also visit Cambridge, home of the internationally known university dating to the 13th century, and the other time-honored colleges in the city. Not far away, the American War Cemetery memorializes English soldiers from the colonial era, while the River Cam provides opportunities for boating enthusiasts.
Of course, the main event is still the selection of attractions that are distinctly Londonesque. Travel up and down the Thames and take your camera to walk in the places and snap pictures of the sights and sounds of this storied city. From the lights of Piccadilly to the heights of Big Ben, you may even find yourself affecting an English accent as you ramble among these must-see points on the London map. It's not often you can experience places that cast such a long shadow over English - and world - history while, just a few miles away, enjoy the entertainment and diversion of a district known for its color.
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