London, the capital of United Kingdom, is one of the largest cities in the world. It has world class restaurants, parks, museums, cultural heritages, theaters and many tourist places. London is the center of culture, fashions, politics and trade. You will never get bored by admiring the beauty of London.
Your tour to London is incomplete without visiting these places-
1. London Eye
London Eye is Europe’s largest observation wheel and tourist’s favorite place as well. It is situated on the banks of Thames River. It is 400 feet high and has 32 glass walled capsules. You can admire the 360-degree view of London. The tour is for 30 minutes but the spectacular beauty will be unforgettable for life long.
2. Tower of London
According to history, Tower of London was a prison, jewel house and the royal palace. It is one of the most famous and most visited buildings. Though the interior is not so attractive but the crown jewels exhibitions, the history of the castle, tales about executions will bring history to life. Tower Bridge is situated near the Tower of London and it’s also a must-see architectural landmark.
3. Buckingham Palace
You must have seen Buckingham Palace and changing of guards in many movies. It is the home of Queen Elizabeth II but States rooms are open for public as well. It is famous for Changing of the Guards ceremony. The ceremony starts at 11.30 for 45 minutes.
4. Sea Life London Aquarium
The aquarium has underwater tunnel walkway which allows you to see the marine life closely without getting wet. It has 7 different species of sharks, green sea turtles, penguins, piranhas and many more.
5. British Museum
British Museum holds thousands of years of history and culture. It was established in 1753 and has a collection of more than 13 million objects from different countries and it’s priceless. Egyptian mummies, Mildenhall treasure, Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon attracts the most.
6. Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey, also known as Collegiate Church of St Peter in Westminster, is a place where monarchs are crowned, married and buried. The gothic architecture attracts visitors and shows the national character.
7. Madame Tussauds
The museum has more than 300 wax replicas of famous people like actors, politicians and other influential people. You may find your favorite marvel’s superheroes statues there.
8. Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar is known as the heart of the city and is the largest square in the London. The central monument of the square has a statue of Nelson and 4 bronze lions. It is surrounded by large fountains. The square is also famous for feeding pigeons but due to increased number of pigeons, it is forbidden now to feed them.
9. St Paul’s Cathedral
It is the second most famous church after Westminster Abbey. It was built in the 17th century and the dome of the church is among the highest in the world. It is famous for its dome, the dome has a gallery called Whispering Gallery; from there you can see the beautiful icons of London.
10. Camden Market
You can enjoy your morning by shopping at Camden Market. It has more than 200 stalls of ethnic clothes, souvenirs, varieties of food, leather clothes and shoes and so many other things.
There are other tourist attractions like House of Parliament, theaters, Shakespeare’s Globe, big Ben clock tower, Royal chapels, and tombs. You can also go for river cruise to see the bridges and monuments.
If you are Harry Potter series fan then you should visit Warner Bros Studio Tour, they show all the costumes, behind the scene, making of Harry Potter movie.