20 Top Attractions In London

If you fancy a trip down to London this summer and have no idea how you want to spend your time, then hopefully I can help. If you’ve never visited before then I hope this serves as valuable research for you and if you have I hope I can help you find something new.

The London Eye

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An obvious one to start the list. The London Eye which is now sponsored by Coca-Cola offers some of the most breath taking views of London. The ride takes roughly half an hour as you go round looking down on the beautiful city. Although you can still enjoy the ride, it is hardly the most enjoyable for those who are scared of heights, just a warning.

Madame Tussauds

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Madame Tussauds is a museum filled with wax models of your favourites celebrities, athletes and political figures. The wax works are scarily realistic. It’s great fun and would fill up a couple of hours of your day quite nicely.

Wembley Stadium

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Whether there is a game or an event or you just want to go on a tour around the ground, Wembley Stadium is sure to impress. The Stadium is beautiful crafted and holds 90,000 people. It is easily London’s most impressive stadium and is well worth a visit regardless of what you choose to do.

Harry Potter World

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The Making of Harry Potter is an amazing attraction in Watford, London. You have the chance to visit the real studio where Harry, Ron and Hermione spent their 7 years at Hogwarts. Not only that but you get the chance to look at the real sets, props and costumes. It’s truly unmissable.

The London Zoo

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London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo, it was opened in 1828. London Zoo homes lots of different animals, my personal favourite being the tigers, penguins, sea lions and giraffes. It is a great day out for all the family.

Buckingham Palace

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You can’t get any more touristy than visiting Buckingham Palace can you? Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the Queen. It is a gorgeous building which everyone can marvel at, which makes it very popular among tourists and just about everyone.

The London Dungeon

 

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The London Dungeon is situated on the Southbank along the Thames, right next to The London Eye. The attraction recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a gallows humour style. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides.

The Aquarium

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The Sea Life London Aquarium opened in March 1997. It welcomes roughly 1 million people through its doors each year. It homes some of the most beautiful creatures like Sharks, Rays and Jellyfish. A great place to take the kids to.

The Tate Modern

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The Tate Modern is located in Greater London. It is Britain’s national gallery of international modern art. Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. It offers some of the most stunning art pieces in the world.

The National History Museum

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The museum located in Kensington, is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items. People of all ages will absolutely love travelling back in time and taking a look at the state of the art artefacts the museum offers. And the best bit is, it’s absolutely free, but donations are recommended.

The O2 Arena

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The O2 arena is an amazing venue which not only hosts some of the best artists and comedians in the world. But the O2 arena also hosts a cinema, a smaller gig venue and a series of bars and restaurants. The O2 arena is also currently the home of the popular Star Wars exhibition and has previously been the home of a magnificent Muhammad Ali exhibition. The O2 is perfect for a day/night out.

The Globe Theatre

 

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The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s playing company, and has been associated with William Shakespeare and his plays ever since. A globe theatre was opened in 1997. The theatre is nicknamed ‘Shakespeare’s Globe’. The theatre is historic and elegant and is well worth looking around.

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

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Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament are two of the most recognisable attractions in London. They’re iconic emblems of both the UK and London. They’re located in Westminster, Central London. Tours are available and are highly recommended.

Hyde Park

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Hyde Park is the largest of the four Royal Park. It is well known for holding huge concerts. Hyde Park offers some of the best nature has to offer and has some lovely scenic views. The park will be tremendous in the scorching sun this summer.

The Shard

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The newly built skyscraper stands alone in Central London. There are several restaurants which offers fantastic food with a fantastic view. Perfect for a romantic evening.

Harrods

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Harrods is a luxury department store in Knightsbridge. It was founded in 1843 by Charles Henry Harrod. Shoppers will love it, but it’s worth a look round even if you don’t intend to buy anything, as it’s a historical landmark in the heart of London.

Borough Market

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Borough Market is a gorgeous food and drink market in London. It is one of the oldest markets in the City. There’s a fantastic selection, so there will surely be something for you.

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

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The cat cafe is full of cats, cake and tea what else could you want!? A literal dream come true, for cat lovers.

Tower of London

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The Tower of London has played a prominent role in English history. The historic castle was built in 1078. Prices for adults start at £21.50, but the tours are as entertaining as they are informative and that’s why millions visit each year.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

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The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London. St Paul’s Cathedral is a working church with hourly prayer and daily services. The interior is absolutely mesmerising. The tourist entry fee at the door is £18 for adults, a guided tour is recommended to learn all about the historic building.

 

SJ

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2 thoughts on “20 Top Attractions In London

  1. Yep, second all the above! Having just done a RIB ride on the Thames, can recommend that, too – not cheap at ~£30 each for an hour (check Groupon though, we got them cheaper through there) but you get to see so many of the top sites accompanied by a great (and funny) commentary from the skipper, then finish with a near white-water experience once you go under Tower Bridge and are free of the 10 knot speed limit! Great fun and a good way to see lots in an hour 🙂

    http://www.ribtourslondon.co.uk/info/index.asp?page=50-min-thrill-speed-tour-59

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