Westminster - A Guide to the Abbey
Westminster and its majestic presence in UK have always been attracted foreigners and tourists for centuries. This city is popularly known for its main landmark which is also known as a home to London is Big Ben. You visit this place to for its splendid Victorian Gothic Revival building that are decked out by renowned gilded clock tower, founded in 1858 has height of 320 feet high and holds a bell of 14 ton that strikes precisely at every interval of an hour.
Other fortune travellers get by visiting this place is of medieval Westminster Hall, which is still surviving and is open publicly as a tourist place for the tourists. Another ancient survival of the fire in Westminster is Jewel Tower where the tourists will be enchanting by enlightening exhibition on this historical structure.
If you wash to see the going-on at House of Commons or House of Lords, move to the public gallery outside the gate of St. Stephen. If you do not have much time, then make plan for Lady Chapel, the architecture is inspired from the style of English Perpendicular carved intricately with vaulting.
This monument was built by Henry VII in 1503and became his last resting place. The main entrance to this place is via north. These monuments present there are truly devoted to politicians since medieval times. In spite of much blue blood underlying here, visitors do come for paying respect to poet at poets' corner.
Paradoxically, Geoffrey Chaucer, so-called father of English literature, buried here because he belonged to its vicinity, not due to his great craftsmanship.
This place proffers you great coffee at his great cafs, if you have got bored by all Cloisters and want some refreshment. After emerging from cloisters, you can see the nave that situated at height of an inspiring 100 ft, is the tallest structure in England.
The major suburbs in Westminster are: Bayswater, Belgravia, Covent Garden, Knightsbridge, Maida Vale, Mayfair, Marylebone, Paddington, St John's Wood and Soho.