Things to see in London
Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in London.
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Excuses about the long queues or prices aren't welcome, although they may seem unfair at first glance. The lines go fast and prices for an unforgettable experience is bearable. The wheel rotates so slowly that you barely sense movem...
The name "Big Ben" commonly refers to the tower as a whole, but it's really just the clock (13 tons)at Westminster Palace, the home of Parliament in the United Kingdom. It is, in fact, the world's largest four-faced clock, and is th...
London - the city that has everything for the budding tourist - culture, sights, experiences and an amazing history. Here is the famous Tower Bridge a spectacle for tourists and this shot was taken during the time of the Olympics.
Camden Town is a tube stop on the Northern underground line in the London borough of Camden. It's famous all over the world, but what makes it so interesting and popular among tourists? Camden boasts one of the most colorful markets...
As far as superlatives go, this takes the cake: the largest palace in the world, the largest private gardens in London, and is the most obvious target in the UK. It's found at St James Park and Green Park, at the Hyde Park tube stop...
It is one of the most mythical places in London. Definitely a place to visit. Walking its streets, you see that it is full of people, artists, tightrope walkers, mimes, musicians ... and if you are here in this British city, you mus...
This is the perfect starting point for first-timers in London. You take the underground until Charing’s Cross (the brown or black lines), step out, and you’re right in the center of London! You’ve got the National Gallery (which has...
A fascinating place in the heart of London. If you are lucky and it's sunny out, you should spend as much time as you can. Londoners lay out on the green and enjoy the chance to spend the afternoon there walking, running, cycling, p...
Founded in 1753, it is the oldest museums in the world. Very large, it contains much material so if you want to see everything (it takes about 6 hours). It is the most popular attraction in London, with 5 million visitors a year. It...
We visited London's Parliament in November and, despite the cold, the magic of the Thames enveloped us. The absolute calm water reflection shows Big Ben. It's also a perfect place to take pictures, especially for photography enthusi...
When you talk about London, you have to talk about their shops and markets... and there sure are a lot. The Portobello market is especially well-known for its antique and specialty shops, and as the song says "where bought and sold ...
This square, in the center of London, was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the busier Piccadilly Street. Today it is more than that as it is a tourist attraction, meeting point and a party and shopping area. It links to L...
It is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in London. It is right next to Chinatown and Covent Garden and next to Picadilly. It's a neighbourhood worth visiting, especially on a Friday afternoon as the British use their many bars ...
It's very particular, and the strangest thing is that it's in the center of London. It's near Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly that are traditionally very English, and then suddenly you find yourself in these 4-5 streets that take yo...
It's definitely a different experience to find a place like Neal's Yard in the middle of London city. It has a lot of color and the atmosphere is between bohemian and tropical. Our visit was great because apart from taking excellen...
Another must-see in London is the Natural History Museum. There are lots of skeletons of various species of animals, including prehistoric and stuffed animals, or even life-size models of large animals such as the white whale or the...
This building has a very interesting story. It was designed by architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and was built in different phases since 1947. In the beginning it was a coal power plant. The construction was finally finished, specif...
The Abbey is the premier Anglican church in the world. It's a Gothic church the size of a cathedral, and is the priamry place for coronation and burial ceremonies of the English monarchy. The Abbey is stunning from the outside. The ...
A lovely park to get lost in, right in the heart of London, close to Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. It has a central lake inhabited by swans, ducks, etc. It is also quite common to see squirrels. It's a beautiful place ful...
If you are attracted to markets and cuisine in London this market will make you ecstatic. Borough Market, as Southwark Market commonly called, is the oldest food market of London. Located under a large bridge where the tracks go, th...
The Changing The Guard at Buckingham Palace, also called Changing the Queen's Life Guard attracts thousands of visitors to watch the soldiers and hear their music. The objective of the changing of the guard, as the name suggests...
The Guerkin tower, as it is popularly known for obvious reasons, is officially called 30 St Mary Axe and is located in the City of London's financial district. It is a spectacular building, both day and night when it is illuminated...
Saint Paul's Cathedral is one of the most iconic places in London. Built between 1676 and 1710, it's perfectly-conserved today and housed one fo the most famous weddings in the world: that of Charles and Diana. The most impressive p...
The price is a little steep (17pounds), but worth it to take you back to the Middle Ages. Over the years, it has been many things: an armory, treasury, menagerie, mint, public archive, and home of the Crown Jewels. For many years, i...
Oxford Street is one of the major commercial arteries of the city, along with Regent Street. It connects multiple points of interest and is full of shops and places to eat. It's like one of the hubs of the city, you have to go throu...
Harrods is the most famous shop in London. It is located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, near [poi?3529]Hyde Park[/poi]. Harrods dates back to 1834 when Charles Henry Harrod opened a small grocery store. In 1849 the store moved t...
This is a charming city, a city that's hard to get tired of because it offers you of all the best of culture, tastes and amenities, tailored to each personality. I recommend the Portobello Market on the Piccadilly underground line (...
Carnaby Street is a famous shopping street located in London. It is found parallel to Regent Street, and you can easily walk from Piccadilly Circus to Carnaby. There are a lot of people, especially on Saturday and Sunday, so many th...
Madame Tussauds is one of the most visited tourist attractions in central London. The museum is located in what was formerly the London Planetarium. It is famous for recreating wax figures of historical characters and famous artists...
Presiding over London's Trafalgar Square is the spectacular building of the National Gallery, one of the most important museums in the world. Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Renoir, Velasquez ... are just a sample of the ...
Possibly due to the film of the same name, Notting Hill is one of the most well known neighborhoods of London. Known for its curiously colored low houses and welcoming streets, Notting Hill offers two interesting events. Firstly the...
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