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Top Ten Places to Visit London

Big Ben
Big Ben

The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among London's most iconic landmarks and must-see London attractions. Technically, Big Ben is the name given to the massive bell inside the clock tower, which weighs more than 13 tons (13,760 kg).

London Eye
London Eye

From the modern Coca-Cola London Eye, to the historic Tower of London, the top 10 tourist attractions in London are a must-see on any London sightseeing trip. Even better, many London landmarks are free to visit, while others are available with discounted entry or special offers when using a London Pass.

Tower of London
Tower of London

Getting to the Tower of London: Bus routes 15, 42, 78, 100, and RV1, as well as the District and Circle lines of the Tube (Tower Hill Station) all serve Tower Hill. Riverboats for Tower Pier depart from Charing Cross, Greenwich, and Westminster; Thames Clippers' catamarans depart every 20 minutes from London Bridge Pier and Tower Pier.

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace

Book your visit to Buckingham Palace for a glimpse inside one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. During the summer, you can tour the 19 spectacular State Rooms. These magnificent rooms are decorated with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck.

British Museum
British Museum

Visiting the British Museum in London is free. It's one of the greatest museums in the world!

River Thames
River Thames

There are lots of ways to explore London’s famous river: Take in a relaxing overview of London onboard a Thames river cruise, or see London at your own pace with an MBNA Thames Clippers One-Day River Roamer ticket.

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge

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Hyde Park
Hyde Park

Hyde Park offers a range of leisure activities from informal games of frisbee through to boating on The Serpentine and horse riding. Wildlife Hyde Park provides a unique habitat in the heart of London for a diverse variety of species of flora and fauna.

Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square was designed by John Nash in the 1820s and constructed in the 1830s. It is both a tourist attraction and site for political demonstrations. Every December, Norway donates a marvelous Christmas tree to thank Britain for liberation from the Nazis. How to Get There. The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross and Leicester Square.

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Palace of Westminster
Palace of Westminster

The Westminster area of London comprises some of the world's most spectacular real estate. Stretching from the Houses of Parliament on the River Thames to St James' Park and Buckingham Palace, it's an area with attractions that can take days to explore.

St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral

Plan a visit to the iconic St Paul's Cathedral and discover the awe-inspiring interior and facinating history of this London landmark.

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Covent Garden
Covent Garden

Set in London’s West End, Covent Garden is a major draw for visitors and Londoners who enjoy its many attractions, including shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, history and culture. Things to see in and around Covent Garden include the London Transport Museum, the Royal Opera House, Somerset House and Covent Garden Market.

Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is one of London's most popular tourist destinations. Here you can sit by the famous statue of Eros (a popular meeting point), or take some photos in front of the iconic advertising hoarding. From here, you can easily walk to Regent's Street, Piccadilly or Soho.

Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey

Dedicated to the celebration and commemoration of national events and royal occasions, the Abbey may sometimes have to close to visitors at short notice. Please either visit our website www.westminster-abbey.org or call 020 7222 5152 before your visit to check for any changes to our opening times ...

National Gallery, London
National Gallery, London

With free access to over 2,300 paintings from altarpieces to the Impressionists, there's something for everyone at the National Gallery Ten reasons to visit 30 must see paintings

The Shard
The Shard

The View from The Shard is the premium visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe's tallest building, and London's newest landmark, The Shard. Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, the Shard redefines London’s skyline and has become a dynamic symbol of London.

Soho
Soho

Soho in central London is a great place to find live entertainment, interesting food and pulsing nightlife. Browse the boutique shops, relax in Soho Square, or treat yourself to a West End show, a meal and a delicious cocktail.

Oxford Street
Oxford Street

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London Bridge
London Bridge

Discover this bustling London neighbourhood with our guide to London Bridge attractions and landmarks London Bridge is one of the most popular areas in London for its wealth of historic sites, impressive modern landmarks, as well as its strong reputation for great food and drink. On the famous south bank of the River Thames, London Bridge is easy to get to and easy on the eye with its cobbled streets, winding alleys and river banks, making its urban landscape one of the best in London.

Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace

Attractions and places to visit in Kensington. The grandest building in Kensington by far is the Royal Kensington Palace and Gardens, the birthplace of Queen Victoria - located on the western edge of the broad green fields of Hyde Park.

Camden Town
Camden Town

Take the Tube to Camden Town, then head north along Camden High Street past stores selling Doc Martins, goth and punk clothing, body piercings, tattoos and more. Allow yourself a few hours to explore the extensive Camden markets. Top tip: Don't miss the futuristic styles of Cyberdog. 2. Vintage. Camden is one of the top places in London for vintage gear.

Tate Modern, London
Tate Modern, London

A visit to London isn't complete without a trip to Tate Modern. Britain's national museum of modern and contemporary art from around the world is housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames.

Harrods
Harrods

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Natural History Museum, London
Natural History Museum, London

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Regent's Park
Regent's Park

Information about Regent's Park attractions including the Queen Mary's Gardens, boating lake, the Hub sports facility, avenue gardens, the open air theatre and the ZSL London Zoo. Information about Regent's Park attractions including the Queen Mary's Gardens, boating lake, the Hub sports facility, avenue gardens, the open air theatre and the ZSL London Zoo.

Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's greatest museum of art and design, representing more than 3,000 years of human creativity, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. In recent years, the V&A has undergone a dramatic programme of renewal and restoration.

St James's Park
St James's Park

St James's Park TripAdvisor Traveller Rating Based on 15,416 reviews With royal, political and literary associations, St James’s Park is at the heart of London and covers 23 hectares (58 acres).

Borough Market
Borough Market

How to get to Borough Market Borough Market is located next to London Bridge station, serviced by the Northern and Jubilee Tube lines, in addition to mainline trains from all over London. London Bridge, Borough High Street and Southwark have several bus stops, with buses going to destinations across the capital.

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Notting Hill
Notting Hill

Notting Hill's convenient location close to Central London and the Westfield London shopping mall means it is one of the great places to stay in London. For a budget boutique hotel in Notting Hill, book at the London House Hotel or Garden Court Hotel.

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe

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Portobello Road
Portobello Road

Notting Hill and Portobello Road Market. ... 1st right into Tavistock Rd to junction with Portobello Rd. ... London & Partners is registered in England under no. 7493460.

South Bank
South Bank

The South Bank is full of top places to eat, including the Oxo Tower Restaurant, which enjoys sweeping views of the river and London's skyline. If you want to stay within easy reach of the South Bank's attractions, there are numerous hotels to choose from near Waterloo.

London King's Cross Railway Station
London King's Cross Railway Station

Gasholder Park London > Attractions > Sights Goods Way, King's Cross, King's Cross, London NW1 | 4 minutes walk from King's Cross Railway Station At 25 metre-tall, 35 metre-wide, Gasholder No 8, disused since 2001, is the largest of the gasholders at King's Cross.

Kensington Gardens
Kensington Gardens

Attractions and places to visit in Kensington. The grandest building in Kensington by far is the Royal Kensington Palace and Gardens, the birthplace of Queen Victoria - located on the western edge of the broad green fields of Hyde Park.

Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace

Visit the official Historic Royal Palaces website for Hampton Court Palace to discover more about this majestic abode and its unique history.

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Millennium Bridge, London
Millennium Bridge, London

The pedestrian-only Millennium Bridge opened to the public in 2000, linking St Paul's Cathedral on the north bank of the Thames with Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe in Southwark. The bridge is a great place to take photos of the river, with its magnificent views of some of the most iconic London landmarks.

Camden Market
Camden Market

Visit us. Camden Market. Camden Lock Place. London NW1 8AF. Open. Every day: 10AM-Late. including bank holidays. times may vary for each business. Train. Camden Town: 5 mins

London Dungeon
London Dungeon

The London Dungeon is a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you back to the capital ... The London Dungeon - One of London's Must-See ... Plan your visit

London Zoo
London Zoo

See http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/visitor-information/opening-times to check current opening hours. Closed Christmas Day. Last admission is one hour before advertised closing time.

Leicester Square
Leicester Square

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Paddington
Paddington

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Brick Lane
Brick Lane

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The Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall Box Office is open to everyone daily from 9am, with tours beginning at 9.30am and Verdi opening at 12 noon (Tuesday – Sunday). Use the pages below or browse our FAQ s to help you get the most out of your visit to London’s most iconic venue.

Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. Home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s Planetarium.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens' history. Our collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the Gardens and inside our glasshouses.

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Monument to the Great Fire of London
Monument to the Great Fire of London

The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument, is a Doric column in the City of London, near the northern end of London Bridge, that commemorates the Great Fire of London.

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Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf

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Science Museum, London
Science Museum, London

Whether you're a science buff, a budding surgeon or just have a curious mind, London is full of fascinating science and medical museums. From the world famous, ultra-modern Science Museum to the tiny, 19th century Old Operating Theatre, the capital has science and medical museums to suit all tastes and budgets; many offer free admission, too.

Sherlock Holmes Museum
Sherlock Holmes Museum

London is the only city where you can feel what it is like to walk in Sherlock's footsteps and visit his home. The BBC series, Sherlock, stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as modern day interpretations of the classic Conan Doyle characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson.

Kings Cross, London
Kings Cross, London

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