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Take your seat on the beautifully restored double-decker bus and marvel at all of London’s highlights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. Have your cameras ready as you stop for photos at Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St. Paul’s Cathedral, which contains impressive mementos and monuments to many of Britain's heroes including Nelson, Wellington and Churchill.
Next, sit back, relax and enjoy the London scenery en-route to the Tower of London. Built nearly a thousand years ago, this imposing building has been a palace, fortress and prison. Learn about the Tower’s famous Beefeater guards who are protecting its current treasure, the Crown Jewels and your guide will take you to see Traitors Gate where prisoners entered the Tower for the last time.
Public payphones are disappearing everywhere in the mobile era, and of the some 47,000 phone kiosks remaining on British streets, fewer than 11,000 are that iconic, classic red phone box.
The two most popular variations of this British classic were designed in the 1920s and 30s by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott—same bloke who did the Bankside power station that now houses the Tate Modern. Its design and domed top were supposedly inspired by Sir John Soane's tomb in the yard at St Pancras Old Church.