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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • This park next to the St. James park, which is the prettiest in London. In it, a part from a beautiful lake full of ducks and other birds, you'll find trees, plants and flowers. The garden was made to provide a great view for visito...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • This fabulous, modern steel bridge crosses the Thames linking Bankside with the north bank of London. The bridge, for pedestrians only, connects St Paul's Cathedral with the Tate Modern. Begun in 1998 and opened in 2000. The Millenn...
  • If you go to London and you like the Beatles, you have to go to Abbey Road. Here the album with the world's most famous cover, "Abbey Road", was recorded. Its name is derived from an abbey up the road. It is not near the centre but ...
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