London is noisy, vibrant and multicultural. These are some of the facts that generally most of the Londoners as well as the upcoming visitors know. This enriching capital city of England is known for being the potpourri of culture, entertainment, history, art and deep dark secrets. The city is so huge that it often gets difficult to probe about each and every part of the travel attractions in person. Normally a tourist visa does not allot one with enough time to explore as much as he wishes to. This is why it gets difficult for anyone to explore and enjoy every part of the city in the most amazing manner. However, things can be easily sorted out if one takes the path of planning the holiday itinerary in a thoughtful manner. There are two kinds of London visitors.
(a) First, is the type where people love to follow other vacationers and be a part of the snake group who follows the others to every single attraction.
(b) Second, is the category of people who choose to create their own vacation. They do not have to follow others for sprucing up the spirit of their vacation.
Do not be a part of any group. Create your own planned itinerary and stick to that. Every one visiting London for the first time finds a different kind of solace in following the majority of the crowd and continues visiting all the most common attractions. If you are the one who has always shown enough interest in exploring the most unusual travel attractions then London is home to a large plethora of deep dark secrets that you may consider unveiling during the trip.
Apart from regarded as one of the leading global cities in the world, London is just the rightful city where you would love to be seen at during your upcoming trip. If you are done with exploring the British Museum, London Eye, Buckingham palace, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, then try to spend your leisure time in seeing the most unusual things.
Have you ever heard about the London Stone? This is considered as the historic landmark which is housed at Canon Street in the city of London.
What is London Stone?
This irregular block of limestone is popular for being the remnant of a larger object that had survived several centuries. At present this stone is preserved at the Museum of London due to the reconstruction work at the 111 Cannon Street.
This small slab of limestone lurks behind a metal grille set at a half burned out building on Cannon Street. Time and again, this piece of limestone has been identified as an object having different versions of definitions.
• A druidic altar for the human sacrifices
• Excalibur, Arthur’s sword was embedded in this stone.
• Roman milestone
• Remnants of the Palace of the Roman Governor in Britain
There is also another version of this London Stone which tells us that it was bought form the sack of Troy by Brutus himself. It is believed that as long as the Stone is safe, London city will flourish.
This stone measures less than two feet and passersby would not be blamed for walking right past the stone and not seeing it. It is encased behind a white iron gate on the Cannon Street. It is most certainly one of the unassuming attractions that London city has to offer but you can always check it out during your vacation.
This Stone has gained the title of being unusual for a number of reasons. It has withstood two World Wars which is itself a significant phenomenon in itself. Then there was also the Great Fire of London and the innumerable Changing of Guards Ceremony. Over the years, who had tried shifting the Stone form its original location have experienced huge consequences.
There have been several myths and rumors that came into existence surrounding the existence of this Stone. Some of the have been highlighted below:
• Magical powers are emitted by the stone: The royal astrological adviser beloved that the Stone possessed some magical powers.
• It is essential to preserve the stone for the sake of London city itself: Writers and researchers had this idea that there was a strong connection between the stone and the city of London. The Stone was often compared to the Palladium of Troy. The later was a statue of Athena and upon it the safety of the city was depended.
• Druids worship the Stone: There was an idea that this Stone was worshipped at several religious ceremonies.
Stay over at Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel London which will put you close to the Museum of London. If you have been planning a London visit then you must consider pang a trip to the Museum of London, the current home to the popular London Stone.
This free museum is open regularly from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. It remains closed from 24th to 26th December for Christmas. It is located in London Wall. You can take a tube to the Moorgate and from there you need to follow the signs that will take you to the Museum of London along the High Walk.
Anybody can see this Stone at the Museum of London which is free to visit. It has been put on temporary display at the Museum from 13th May, 2016. Its present home at Connor Street is knocked down and rebuilt which is why it has been shifted to the Museum of London.
These are some of the facts that you need to know about the London Stone. All of these will surely excite you to pay a visit to the Museum of London and witness this unusual piece of rock that exudes several interesting features and facts about the cultural aspects of the British capital. You are surely going to love every bit of your time over here.