Explore historic London!

Explore historic London!

Discover the fascinating history and the hidden treasures of England’s capital through time.

London TowerLondon may be one of the most modern cities in the world, but at the same time it is full of history and culture and has an incredible past. The city’s historic streets, sites and palaces, bring London’s history alive and reveal fascinating stories about the people who lived there. Travelling to London you will have the chance to see exquisite art and antiques, walk at beautiful historic gardens, visit mansions and palaces and discover the city’s development, from the Roman period to the Tudor’s dynasty and from the Georgian London to the Victorian era. So, once you booked your cheap flights to London, plan your trip wisely and do not miss to see the following sites from different periods of the city’s history:

Roman London

Londinium was founded by the Romans around AD 43. The Roman capital of Britannia was one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire and a powerful trading center. If you want to see Londinium’s surviving remains you can visit the Museum of London and the Guildhall Art Gallery. The Museum of London houses the city’s fort wall remains and the London stone, while the Guildhall Art Gallery is home to the remains of London’s amphitheatre. As for the ancient park Hampstead Heath, it is one of the highest points in London, ideal for long walks. A must-see on your trip to London!

Tudor London

The Tudor Dynasty began with the reign of Henry VII in 1485 and lasted until the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. During that time, London was the largest city in Western Europe. There are many buildings from the Tudor era to explore in London such as the Hampton Court Palace, the Lambeth Palace and the Tower of London. The last one has been a palace, a prison, an armoury and a fortress and it was also the place where Henry VIII’s wife Anne Boleyn was imprisoned and executed.

Georgian London

London Natural History MuseumDuring your trip to London, you will also have the chance to see the most beautiful Georgian buildings. The key sites associated with the reign of Kings George I, II, III and IV are the Buckingham palace designed by John Nash, the National History Museum, the garden squares Manchester and Berkeley and Robert Adam’s buildings Kenwood House, Osterley Park and Syon House.

Victorian London

Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901) is known as the Victorian era. During this period, the United Kingdom experienced peace and prosperity. Many famous landmarks were built including Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster. If you want to learn more about Queen Victoria’s life, visit Kensington Palace. Don’t miss the Crystal palace park where you will see life-size models of dinosaurs dated from the Victorian era.

*If you want to visit the above sites, it is advisable to book your tickets in advance right after you secure your cheap flights to London, in order to get the best discounts and avoid lines!