Top Attractions in London

View of Big Ben from the Southbank

Whatever time of the year you go to London, there is plenty to see, do in England’s capital. There is no need to hire a car if you’re staying in London because with the option of tubes, buses or trains or even black cabs you’ll be able to get to your destination without the stress of finding a car space. The underground is one of the oldest tube networks in the world and services Greater London and some parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. With so many sights to see, you might end up a little lost of where to start.  Here is a summary of what you should not miss out when you next come to London.

1. London Eye

To give you an amazing view of the city , spend 30 minutes on the London Eye. You’ll be able to see some fantastic views of more than 55 of London’s most famous landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben and  Buckingham Palace. Prices from £30.

2. The Tower of London

This historic building, built over 900 years ago borders the River Thames and is a short walk from the tube. It used to be a palace, a prison and a place of execution. You can take a tour of the grounds, see the Crown Jewels, listen to the Beefeaters’ stories on the tour, learn about the legend of the ravens and discover the history of The Tower of London.

3. Madam Tussauds

Get up close and personal to your famous idols here at Madam Tussauds. With over 300 wax figures you can choose to meet figures from sport, politics and show business. Her Majesty the Queen, Kylie Minogue, Brad Pitt are just some of the hundreds of wax figures in the museum. There are also 14  interactive zones and a brand new Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience.

4. Buckingham Palace

Buckingham House as it was originally known when the first house was built on the site in 1624 is the official residence and office of the British monarch. Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live at Buckingham Palace in 1837. There are 775 rooms and although you won’t be able to see all of them on your tour, you will be able to view the State Rooms which are the heart of the working palace furnished with beautiful furniture.  The tours this year start 30 June – 8 July and 31 July – 7 October.

5. Natural History Museum

You would need to spend at least 1 week in this museum to see the many interactive exhibits from the dinosaurs gallery, a life-sized blue whale, a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world. The beautiful central hall boasts the iconic Diplodocus skeleton. Within the museum there are many temporary exhibitions and events. There is also the new state-of-the-art cocoon building and if you take a self-guided tour, you’ll be able to view plenty of interesting specimens and look into laboratories where you can see scientists at work.

There are lots of places to stay in London youth hostels, hostels and London apartments .  To keep costs down, you and your friends could rent an apartment in London.  It also allows you to live like a real Londoner,  buying food from markets in the capital from Spitalfields, Borough Market and New Covent Garden.

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