London Attractions Tour

London Attractions Overview

London attractions are endless with numerous iconic landmarks throughout the city we’ve seen time and time again in movies and pop culture. It’s incredible seeing and exploring each of these up close in person and instantly being in awe over their unique beauty and grandeur.

Below is a summery of the top London attractions.

Big Ben

Big Ben is one of the most famous London attractions and one of the best known towers in the world. The acoustic symbol of London is situated at the northern end of the Houses of Parliament. Often mistakenly called Big Ben, the tower is actually called the Elizabeth Tower, while the nickname Big Ben is reserved for the massive bell found within the clock tower. Don’t miss the chance to snap a photo with Big Ben in the background.

London attractions of Big Ben

Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)

Originally built as the Palace of Westminster, the Houses of Parliament have become the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords where many important debates are held. The debates can be visited for free and seen from the public galleries. As one of the top London attractions, it is also known as the “heart of British politics”, boasts over 1,000 rooms with the corridors stretching over 3 km.

London attractions of Palace of Westminster

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is the most famous suspension bridge in the world and another one of the most iconic London attractions, towering 45 meters above the Thames River. Visit the Engine Rooms, watch interactive films and displays, and enjoy spectacular views of the Thames and famous London icons. Don’t forget to look below your feet – a glass floor panel located in the floor of the viewing gallery offers the chance to watch the bridge lifts when ships pass through.

London attractions of Tower Bridge

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the residence of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. It is home to 600 rooms, including 19 state rooms that are open to the public between August and September while the Queen is away at Balmoral. Tour highlights include the Palace Ballroom, beautiful palace gardens, and paintings by Rembrandt and Canaletto. Tourists from all over the world flock to Buckingham Palace to watch the changing of the guards, making it one of the most popular London attractions.

London attractions of Buckingham Palace

Tower of London

The Tower of London, also known as Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, is a historic castle on the north bank of the Thames. As one of the best London attractions, it is the oldest palace, fortress and prison in Europe – a place for kings and prisoners, lions and ravens. See the Crown Jewels, visit a torture chamber, walk the tower’s walls, and meet the Beefeaters, royal guards dressed in the well-known uniform of red and gold.

London attractions of Tower of London

Borough Market

The Borough Market is a popular gourmet food market in Southwark with over 100 stalls offering fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, cheeses, cakes, and ready-to-eat foods. Dating back to the 13th century, the market is one of the oldest in London and by far the busiest with hundreds of visitors searching the stalls for home-grown produce. It’s one of the top London attractions to meet for lunch and a catch up, just a short walk from London Bridge.

London attractions of Borough Market

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is one of London’s most impressive performing arts venues, home to the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera, and the ROHA Orchestra. A perfect London attraction for performing arts fans, the theatre is open to both daytime visitors and ticket-holders for performances.

London attractions of Royal Opera House

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral, the second highest dome in the world, and one of the most famous London attractions. If you want to stretch your legs, walk up the 259 steps to the Whispering Gallery for panoramic views over the city. Another 250 steep steps will take you past the Stone Gallery and you’ll arrive at the Golden Gallery, another marvelous view of London.

London attractions of St Paul's Cathedral

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Another popular performing arts venue and top London attraction, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is an oak and thatch model of the original open-air Elizabethan theatre. It’s a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre and one of the best places to watch a Shakespearean drama or play in London. As one of the best London attractions, it is located in Southwark along the Thames River.

London attractions of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued, making it one of the top London attractions. There are over 200 items housed in the museum, from books and newspapers, to stamps and patents. The reading rooms are open to the public for the purpose of reading and research.

London attractions of British Library

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London Museums

London Museums of Natural History Museum
London museums are some of the best and oldest in the world. The majority of them are free, which is a luxury in this expensive city. However, it’s hard to choose which ones to visit on your London tour, but we will explain all of the top London museums.

Places to visit in London

Places to visit in London of Knightsbridge
London doesn’t have a clear center, so naturally it has many great neighborhoods spread across the city. They all have a different personality and culture. Here are the best places to visit in London.

London Restaurants and Bars

London Restaurants & Bars of Ice Bar
London is packed with incredible restaurants and trendy bars. The hunt for finding interesting spots for food and drinks can be endless in a city like London. So we made it easy for you with a guide to some of our favorites London restaurants and bars.
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