Sights of London 2012Tuesday, January 24, 2012 By Anthony Catanzaro
The sights and smells of London, the fish, the river smell, hearing a draw bridge crank up to let a boat past and hearing Big Ben ring out the hours. These are all the amazing sensations that you will hear when you go to London, however, 2012 is a special year for London. This year, for one, Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her diamond jubilee (60 years on the throne). This will entice much excitement and celebration throughout the city enabling for a very nice visitor experience. There will be a river pageant on the Thames and a concert at the Buckingham palace at the beginning of June. The next event that will be beneficial to a wonderful visitor experience is the fact that London is hosting the 2012 summer Olympic Games. During the time near the games the preparations being made will be evident throughout the city. Many will flock to the city to see the games creating much revenue for the city, but at the same time bringing much excitement and action to London and its current occupiers. Yet another attractive thing London has in store for this year, is the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. There will be memorials and plenty of history regarding him all around London museums and perhaps even throughout the city itself. Because his literature is read and analyzed worldwide, it's no small anniversary. There will be tours, festivals, performances, and exhibitions to mark his birthday throughout the city as well. There are also many classic attractions as well such as the British museum which contains the Rosetta stone, the London Eye ferris wheel, Big Ben, the House of Parliament, and much more. This year, London will be a great place (more than it already is) to visit and enjoy the “olde” English city.