UNESCO World Heritage sites can be found in cities and countries around the world. Today, there are over 1,000 sites protected by this designation, almost 800 for their cultural significance and another almost 200 for their natural significance although many appeal for both natural and cultural significance.
The city of London, England dates back almost 2000 years and began as a Roman settlement. Today, a culturally significant destination and one of the most visited in the world, London is home to not one but a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Island Trader Vacations invites you to review 4 of London’s most historic sites.
Tower of London
The Tower of London is not only one of the most well-known sites but one of the most historically significant. Noted for its architecture which is typical of its time it dates back to 1066. A fortress and gateway it has been the location of many significant events throughout history.
Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
Named in 2003, this historic site features elements of the art of gardens from the 18th to the 20th centuries. First created in 1759, these gardens represent one of the most significant and interrupted contributions to the study of plants and diversity in the study of botany. Diverse and beautiful, it is another of London’s most visited sites.
Inscribed in 2008, Westminster Abby is part of a larger inscription including Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church. Built in 1840 it is located on the site of architectural ruins which date back to neo-Gothic times. Westminster Abbey is the location where sovereigns have been crowned since the 11th century.
Added to the list in 1997, it was named for its concentration and its quality of architecture interest. Divided into groups along the riverfront, Greenwich Park and the Georgian and Victorian town center, this is an area you won’t want to miss. They are said to symbolize English artistic and scientific endeavor in the 17th and 18th centuries.
History is everywhere in London and throughout the region. Just one of many reasons to visit this and other top destinations, explore and find out more about this and other top destinations for travel with us.