Photos of famous London landmarks like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace in real life look nothing like you'd expect

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London: home to red phone booths, Big Ben, and, of course, Queen
Elizabeth.

The capital of the United
Kingdom
remains one of Europe’s top
tourist destinations. The city is rich in literary history, having
been home to writers ranging from William Shakespeare to T.S.
Eliot, and is also full of art in museums such as the National Gallery, the
British Museum, and
the TATE
Modern
.

Along with its royal
family
, London is known for its gorgeous parks. However, much
like other capital cities, London’s top attractions are often
crowded by tourists during peak visiting times.

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Since 2017, the iconic Elizabeth Tower — more commonly
nicknamed “Big Ben” — has been
under construction
and will remain scaffolded until 2020. While
these repairs are necessary to preserve the landmark’s
architectural beauty, unprepared tourists may be
disappointed
upon arrival.

Regardless of the repairs, hordes of tourists will still flock
to see Big Ben
along with other attractions. To avoid these crowds, it is best to
visit during colder months, when fewer people are apt to visit.

Keep reading to see photos from a tourist’s point of view,
as visitors navigate one of the
largest cities in Europe
.

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One of the largest cities in Europe, London is a popular urban
destination for travelers.

Source:
World Atlas

It is known for its easy-to-use and efficient public transportation

Source:
CNN Travel

… iconic red phone booths …

Source: BBC News


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Photos of famous London landmarks like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace in real life look nothing like you'd expect