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    London: A City In Pictures

    London is, some say, the largest urban zone in the EU, as well as one of its oldest capital cities, going back two thousand years. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some attractions you should not miss when visiting this amazing city with your car hire in London!

    The Tower of London
    Built in the same year as the Norman Invasion, the Tower of London has been an incredibly popular tourist destination at least since the 16th century. Known for housing the crown jewels and for its dark history of imprisonments and torture, the tower is at once infamous and morbidly fascinating. It has survived civil wars, revolutions, republicanism and two World Wars.

    The Houses of Parliament
    The Palace of Westminster, better known as the Houses of Parliament, is an immediately identifiable symbol of London, much like the Big Ben. The Palace is the subject of what is perhaps one of the silliest laws in the UK and which states that it's forbidden to die in the Houses of Parliament.

    The London Eye
    Who doesn't like Ferris wheels? At 135 metres of height, the London Eye is the highest Ferris wheel in Europe. From high up, visitors have a stunning view of the city below them.

    Buckingham Palace
    Buckingham Palace has been the official residence of the British Monarch when in London since Queen Victoria's time. Until 1997, only the Royal Standard flew from the Palace and only when the monarch was in residence. Furthermore, the Royal Standard was never set at half mast, even upon the monarch's death. After the death of Princess Diana, the protocol was changed and the Union Jack was flown from Buckingham Palace at half mast as a sign of mourning. Ever since, the Union Jack flies at Buckingham Palace whenever the Queen is not in residence.

    Tower Bridge
    Tower Bridge, sometimes mistakingly called London Bridge, was not too well received upon its completion, with one commentator actually declaring that 'A more absurd structure than the Tower Bridge was never thrown across a strategic river'. Nowadays, however, Tower Bridge has become an iconic symbol of the city and a must-see for any visitor.

    With a car hire in the UK, you can also take the opportunity to travel further and see some other amazing destinations. For instance, why not drive your car hire to Oxford and discover this fascinating city. Or perhaps take a trip to Southampton or visit Cardiff? The possibilities are endless!

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