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Thinking of a place to visit on your next London trip? Here's a quick list of the city's tourist spots!

London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world's best sights, attractions and activities.


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ABOUT LONDON

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
Population8.136 million (2011) TrendingUnited Nations
Local timeThursday 2:46 pm
Weather23°C, Wind E at 19 km/h, 50% Humidity
Constituent CountryEngland
DistrictsCity of London & 32 boroughs
Sovereign StateUnited Kingdom


BEST TIME TO VISIT IN LONDON

The climate in the capital is one of the mildest in the UK, but London weather can be quite unpredictable. In autumn and winter, take in a museum or art gallery, or head to one of London's many pop-up ice rinks over the Christmas period. Spring and summer are perfect for enjoying the outdoors at one of the many wonderful parks, or indulging in a drink in the sun at a rooftop bar.






So here's our list of 10 spots to visit in London:



1. TOWER OF LONDON

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TOWER OF LONDON
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.
AddressSt Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK
BuiltWhite Tower: 1078; Inner Ward1190s; Re-built: 1285; Wharf expansion: 1377–1399
AreaCastle: 12 acres (4.9 ha); Tower Liberties: 6 acres (2.4 ha)
ArchitectsWilliam VertueRobert Vertue
Did you knowGerman spy Josef Jakobs was last man to be executed in Tower of London.


2. THE LONDON EYE aka COCA-COLA LONDON EYE

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THE LONDON EYE aka COCA-COLA LONDON EYE
The London Eye is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture.
AddressLambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK
Height135 m
Hours
Open ⋅ Closes 8:30PM

Phone+44 870 990 8881
Alternative namesMillennium Wheel
Did you knowWhen it was built, in 1999, it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world.


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3. ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL

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ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building.
AddressSt. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, UK
Construction startedJune 1675
Dome height (outer)278ft (85m)
Reservations: bookatable.co.uk
ArchitectsChristopher WrenNicholas Hawksmoor
Architectural stylesRenaissance architecture, English Baroque
Did you knowQueen Elizabeth II held thanksgiving services for both her Diamond and Golden Jubilees in St. Paul's.


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4. HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT aka PALACE OF WESTMINSTER

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HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT aka PALACE OF WESTMINSTER
The Palace of Westminster serves as the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
AddressWestminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK
Architectural style(s)Perpendicular Gothic Revival
Built1016
ArchitectsCharles BarryAugustus Pugin

The Houses of Parliament, composed of the House of Lords and the House of Commons, fill the massive Palace of Westminster. Guided and self-guided tours (which come highly recommended by recent travelers) take visitors through multiple areas of the building, including Westminster Hall (the oldest building on the Parliamentary estate), the House of Commons Chamber and the Royal Gallery, to name a few. If you're not interested in perusing the halls that make up the U.K.'s governing body, many travelers say that simply admiring the iconic structure's impressive exterior is enough, and an absolute must-do for anyone visiting London.


Did you knowWestminster Palace is an example of Gothic Revival architecture.

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5. BUCKINGHAM PALACE

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and mourning.
AddressWestminster, London SW1A 1AA, UK
Construction started1703
Opened1703


ArchitectsJohn NashAston WebbEdward BloreThomas CubittWilliam Winde
Did you knowBuckingham Palace has served as the London residence of the U.K.'s sovereigns since only 1837.


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6. WESTMINSTER ABBEY

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WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.
Address20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK
Architectural styleGothic architecture
DenominationChurch of England
ArchitectsGeorge Gilbert ScottNicholas HawksmoorJohn of GloucesterHenry of ReynsHenry YeveleRobert of Beverley
BurialsStephen HawkingIsaac NewtonMary, Queen of ScotsMORE
Did you knowRegular worship takes place daily at Westminster Abbey and all are welcome to attend.

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7. THE BRITISH MUSEUM

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THE BRITISH MUSEUM
The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire.
AddressGreat Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK
FounderHans Sloane
ArchitectsRobert SmirkeSydney SmirkeJohn Russell PopeJohn James BurnetSpencer de GreyJohn Taylor
Architecture firmsFoster + PartnersRogers Stirk Harbour + PartnersBuroHappold Engineering

If you want a little help navigating the museum's 8 million objects, consider tagging along on a guided tour. Several, including the daily eye-opener tours and weekly lunchtime gallery talks and Friday evening spotlight tours are free. You can also book a highlights and special early morning tour for 14 pounds (around $20) and 30 pounds (less than $45), respectively. Audio guides, which cost 7 pounds (less than $10), are also available to rent daily.

The British Museum is both an architectural beauty and a trove of some of the world's most noted antiquities. In fact, many travelers it's the best museum in all of London. What's more, it's free to visit. From the Rosetta Stone to the Elgin Marbles to the Lindow Man, the British Museum is a history buff's dream containing artifacts in the millions. The immense collection can make an initial museum visit seem overwhelming: Pick the exhibits that most interest you, and plan return trips if you feel so inclined.

Did you know: Important discoveries by people working for the British Museum included the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus by Charles Newton in 1857 and the Temple of Artemis in the year 1869

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8. TOWER BRIDGE

TOWER BRIDGE
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. Because of this, Tower Bridge is sometimes confused with London Bridge, situated some 0.5 mi upstream.
AddressTower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP, UK
Construction started21 June 1886
Total length244 m
Opened30 June 1894
LocationLondon Borough of SouthwarkLondon Borough of Tower Hamlets
Did you knowOver 40000 people use Tower Bridge every day.primaryfacts.com

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9. PICCADILLY CIRCUS

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PICCADILLY CIRCUS
Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster. It was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction.
Opened1819
Roads at junctionRegent StreetShaftesbury AvenueThe HaymarketCoventry Street and Glasshouse Street
London boroughCity of Westminster
Did you knowThe closest Underground station is Piccadilly Circus, which is serviced by the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines.


10. THE NATIONAL GALLERY

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THE NATIONAL GALLERY
The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
AddressTrafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
DirectorGabriele Finaldi
Phone+44 20 7747 2885
ArchitectsDenise Scott BrownWilliam Wilkins
Did you knowIt was the first major American painting to be purchased by the Gallery.


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TOP 10 Best Tourist Spots in London

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Thinking of a place to visit on your next London trip? Here's a quick list of the city's tourist spots!

London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world's best sights, attractions and activities.


places to visit in london for free  london attractions map  unusual places to visit in london  historical things to do in london  london pass  london map  best of london 2018  happening places in london

ABOUT LONDON

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
Population8.136 million (2011) TrendingUnited Nations
Local timeThursday 2:46 pm
Weather23°C, Wind E at 19 km/h, 50% Humidity
Constituent CountryEngland
DistrictsCity of London & 32 boroughs
Sovereign StateUnited Kingdom


BEST TIME TO VISIT IN LONDON

The climate in the capital is one of the mildest in the UK, but London weather can be quite unpredictable. In autumn and winter, take in a museum or art gallery, or head to one of London's many pop-up ice rinks over the Christmas period. Spring and summer are perfect for enjoying the outdoors at one of the many wonderful parks, or indulging in a drink in the sun at a rooftop bar.






So here's our list of 10 spots to visit in London:



1. TOWER OF LONDON

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TOWER OF LONDON
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.
AddressSt Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK
BuiltWhite Tower: 1078; Inner Ward1190s; Re-built: 1285; Wharf expansion: 1377–1399
AreaCastle: 12 acres (4.9 ha); Tower Liberties: 6 acres (2.4 ha)
ArchitectsWilliam VertueRobert Vertue
Did you knowGerman spy Josef Jakobs was last man to be executed in Tower of London.


2. THE LONDON EYE aka COCA-COLA LONDON EYE

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THE LONDON EYE aka COCA-COLA LONDON EYE
The London Eye is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture.
AddressLambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK
Height135 m
Hours
Open ⋅ Closes 8:30PM

Phone+44 870 990 8881
Alternative namesMillennium Wheel
Did you knowWhen it was built, in 1999, it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world.


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3. ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL

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ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building.
AddressSt. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, UK
Construction startedJune 1675
Dome height (outer)278ft (85m)
Reservations: bookatable.co.uk
ArchitectsChristopher WrenNicholas Hawksmoor
Architectural stylesRenaissance architecture, English Baroque
Did you knowQueen Elizabeth II held thanksgiving services for both her Diamond and Golden Jubilees in St. Paul's.


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4. HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT aka PALACE OF WESTMINSTER

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HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT aka PALACE OF WESTMINSTER
The Palace of Westminster serves as the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
AddressWestminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK
Architectural style(s)Perpendicular Gothic Revival
Built1016
ArchitectsCharles BarryAugustus Pugin

The Houses of Parliament, composed of the House of Lords and the House of Commons, fill the massive Palace of Westminster. Guided and self-guided tours (which come highly recommended by recent travelers) take visitors through multiple areas of the building, including Westminster Hall (the oldest building on the Parliamentary estate), the House of Commons Chamber and the Royal Gallery, to name a few. If you're not interested in perusing the halls that make up the U.K.'s governing body, many travelers say that simply admiring the iconic structure's impressive exterior is enough, and an absolute must-do for anyone visiting London.


Did you knowWestminster Palace is an example of Gothic Revival architecture.

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5. BUCKINGHAM PALACE

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and mourning.
AddressWestminster, London SW1A 1AA, UK
Construction started1703
Opened1703


ArchitectsJohn NashAston WebbEdward BloreThomas CubittWilliam Winde
Did you knowBuckingham Palace has served as the London residence of the U.K.'s sovereigns since only 1837.


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6. WESTMINSTER ABBEY

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WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.
Address20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK
Architectural styleGothic architecture
DenominationChurch of England
ArchitectsGeorge Gilbert ScottNicholas HawksmoorJohn of GloucesterHenry of ReynsHenry YeveleRobert of Beverley
BurialsStephen HawkingIsaac NewtonMary, Queen of ScotsMORE
Did you knowRegular worship takes place daily at Westminster Abbey and all are welcome to attend.

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7. THE BRITISH MUSEUM

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THE BRITISH MUSEUM
The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire.
AddressGreat Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK
FounderHans Sloane
ArchitectsRobert SmirkeSydney SmirkeJohn Russell PopeJohn James BurnetSpencer de GreyJohn Taylor
Architecture firmsFoster + PartnersRogers Stirk Harbour + PartnersBuroHappold Engineering

If you want a little help navigating the museum's 8 million objects, consider tagging along on a guided tour. Several, including the daily eye-opener tours and weekly lunchtime gallery talks and Friday evening spotlight tours are free. You can also book a highlights and special early morning tour for 14 pounds (around $20) and 30 pounds (less than $45), respectively. Audio guides, which cost 7 pounds (less than $10), are also available to rent daily.

The British Museum is both an architectural beauty and a trove of some of the world's most noted antiquities. In fact, many travelers it's the best museum in all of London. What's more, it's free to visit. From the Rosetta Stone to the Elgin Marbles to the Lindow Man, the British Museum is a history buff's dream containing artifacts in the millions. The immense collection can make an initial museum visit seem overwhelming: Pick the exhibits that most interest you, and plan return trips if you feel so inclined.

Did you know: Important discoveries by people working for the British Museum included the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus by Charles Newton in 1857 and the Temple of Artemis in the year 1869

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8. TOWER BRIDGE

TOWER BRIDGE
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. Because of this, Tower Bridge is sometimes confused with London Bridge, situated some 0.5 mi upstream.
AddressTower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP, UK
Construction started21 June 1886
Total length244 m
Opened30 June 1894
LocationLondon Borough of SouthwarkLondon Borough of Tower Hamlets
Did you knowOver 40000 people use Tower Bridge every day.primaryfacts.com

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9. PICCADILLY CIRCUS

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PICCADILLY CIRCUS
Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster. It was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction.
Opened1819
Roads at junctionRegent StreetShaftesbury AvenueThe HaymarketCoventry Street and Glasshouse Street
London boroughCity of Westminster
Did you knowThe closest Underground station is Piccadilly Circus, which is serviced by the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines.


10. THE NATIONAL GALLERY

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THE NATIONAL GALLERY
The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
AddressTrafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
DirectorGabriele Finaldi
Phone+44 20 7747 2885
ArchitectsDenise Scott BrownWilliam Wilkins
Did you knowIt was the first major American painting to be purchased by the Gallery.


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