The glorious times of Admiral Nelson are long gone, and the dramatic accounts of King Henry's six wives seem nothing but far-fetched legends today, but immigrants and visitors keep coming in droves to partake in the capital's splendor and dive in what many a weighty mind has described as quintessentially British. They all find out that, cosmopolitan and cutting-edge as it is, London has kept its historical spirit in the way that calls for utmost admiration. It can easily take weeks to give its iconic sights due attention, but with all the shopping extravaganza, double-decker rides and pubbing to be had, an ordinary package trip should ideally extend into a leisurely stay prolonged for as many days as you feel necessary. But mind you, long-lasting infatuation with London comes in a heartbeat. A month hasn't passed and you get an apartment overlooking the Houses of Parliament.