In present times more then million people from Poland are living in United Kingdom, to work or study. Thanks to that fact we are able to travel to London and other cities for a song, cause small airline carriers are available. This is great opportunity to take a tour around the capital of England, even if we have only one weekend for that.
Most of tourists starts the sightseeing on Westminster Palace, the headquarter of British parliament. This building was constructed in first part of 19th century, after former parliament was set on fire. This is amazing example of neo Gothic architecture, also the Big Ben clock, the symbol of London is situated on one of Palace’s towers. Close to this monument you will see a Westminster Bridge, were you can admire wonderful view. If you are a fan of medieval architecture you should visit the Tower, former jail for royal prisoners. This interesting building was raised in tenth century, Mary of Stuart was kept in there for many years. Another, interesting monument is Westminster Abby. This is complex of Gothic buildings with amazing cathedral, were coronation of British kings are taking place. Also, in the underground area of Abby royal family have their tomb.
When you are visiting London you have a chance to see amazing galleries. First of all you have to go to National Gallery, where you can admire masterpieces of the greatest British painters, like Gainsborough, Turner, Rossetti or Blake. If you also like to see pieces from other part of Europe just visit British Tate. This gallery has huge collection of van Gogh, Cezanne, Gaugin or Modogliani. People, who better like modern art need to visit Tate Modern, with amazing exhibition of Dali, Picasso, Modrian, Kandinsky and many more. London also has one of the biggest Museums of Natural History. If you like to admire skeleton of dinosaur in regular size, you cannot miss it! One of the biggest attractions in the capital is Madame Tussauds, the first and the biggest wax figures exhibition in entire world. It is nice opportunity to take a picture with your favorite actor or musician, even Jean Paul the second has his figure in there. In the British Museum you can see interesting, architectural artifacts, like Rosetta Stone or Egyptian Mummies.
Even if you are visiting London only for two days, you still have plenty of time to admire most of it exhibitions. Doesn’t matter if you better like architecture, art or less cultural entertainments, you will appreciate this trip for sure.