The city of London derives its name from the English city of London and the name was given by the early settlers of European origin who lived there in the beginning of the nineteenth century. It is located on the South-west of Ontario, Canada and has grown with strong attention towards the fields of manufacturing, education, tourism and health care.
There are numerous attractions in the city of London that are sure to keep one occupied while on a tour here. The oldest weapons collection from the infantry troops is held at the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum which also has other historical artifacts. The London Museum of Archaeology is another must visit and it boasts forty thousand exhibits in its collection and deals strictly with the south-west of Ontario. Posters, trophies, music and other media have been used to capture Guy Lombardo’s music career and preserved at the Guy Lombardo Music Centre which is another attraction. To get to these attractions you need to rent a car in London.
The city of London has attractions that will interest families. Such is the London Regional Children's Museum that will be of particular fun to children especially those below the age of ten years. It has almost ten galleries with diverse themes and offers interactive, practical exhibits. The person who conceptualized the idea of insulin and who lived in London for a short while had his house declared an attraction site named the Banting House National Historic Site. While on a tour of the city, you can enjoy a boat ride on the River Thames in addition to a garden with a fairy tale theme and a small zoo as well. This is at Springbank Park. To get to these attractions, you need to hire a car in London.
An attraction that will give one an impression of how life was prior to the railroad construction can be found at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. St. Thomas, an industrial town near London, is also at the junction of a railroad and will give one a sense of the influence left by immigrants from Hungary and Belgium. It also has a museum with a children’s zoo, mini railway, flowerbeds and history of the region. This can be found at Elgin County Pioneer Museum. You will need car rental in London to get to these attractions.
Other sites one needs to pay a visit include Ska-Nah-Doht Indian Village and the London Museum is a key attraction of the city with its artistic works from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by Canadian artists.
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