The Mary Eix skyscraper, better known as the London Cucumber, is one of the most attractive buildings in London and stands out against the backdrop of the city skyline. Mary X is one of several modern buildings that were built over the years in the historic district of London.
The construction of the skyscraper was financed by the insurance company Swiss Re. The 41-storey skyscraper was built in 2004 according to the modern glass and steel design of the architectural firm Foster and Partners. Continue reading
Covent Garden is one of the most popular London attractions. The area around the glazed building at the site of the former vegetable market is always crowded, especially during weekends and during the summer period. Covent Garden is known for its numerous cafes, restaurants, pubs, kiosks, markets and shops. Numerous street performers entertain visitors in the pedestrian square. Continue reading
The National Gallery is one of the most important London museums. Here is an impressive collection of paintings, covering the period from 1260 to 1900 with the works of almost all famous artists of the era.
History of the National Gallery
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, King George IV noticed that many European cities had opened their art museums to the public, including the Louvre in Paris, the Vatican Museums in Rome and the Uffizi in Florence. Continue reading