England’s capital is a 21st-century city with a history stretching back to Roman times. London is famous for its iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Enjoy panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex from the London Eye, across the Thames River. Explore the city’s many royal sites, including Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. The city’s museums and galleries, from the British Museum and National Gallery to the Tate Britain and Tate Modern, could keep you busy for days. Watch classic and cutting-edge theatre productions on the West End, dine out and shop in Covent Garden, Soho and Spitalfields Market, or picnic in Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath.