The views are quite lovely from the perspective of the Queen Victoria monument and water fountain out the front of Buckingham Palace. This marble monument, 25 metres high, commemorates the death of Queen Victoria in 1901.
It’s one of the most well-known of the London Parks, most notably for its long history as a site of protest and rallies and for its Speakers Corner, where people from all walks of life share their opinions.
There is a rule that St Paul’s must be visible from eight separate places throughout London which is why so many of the modern skyscrapers are unusual shapes. They are making room for that line of sight!
The Tower of London is actually a castle comprising twenty-two towers but sitting in the middle is the original White Tower built in the 1070s by William the Conqueror. The walls, towers, and moat surrounding it came in the 1200s and have been there ever since.