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London Attractions

London is an interesting city whether you are here for the first time, been here before or live here. The city is one of the most visited in the world and unquestionably offers something for every visitor. There are plenty of unforgettable attractions that you would need a checklist if you wanted to see them all. The following are the top attractions you should visit when in London.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is a large grand building and the official residence of the British monarchs since 1837. Located in Westminster, the palace is the official setting for many state ceremonies and royal receptions involving the Queen. About Buckingham Palace

Emirates Air Line

Emirates Air Line is a cable car service stretching 1 km (0.6 miles) across the River Thames, linking Greenwich Peninsula with the Royal Docks. A ride on the car offers great views of London including Maritime Greenwich and Canary Wharf. About Emirates Air Line

 Emirates Air Line by Karen Roe

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is a botanic garden in Central London covering 121 hectares (300 acres) and dates back to the mid-18th century. This world famous botanic garden features a splendid mix of landscapes, formal gardens and greenhouses. About Kew Gardens

London Dungeon

The London Dungeon is not the name of a historical building but a modern day tourist attraction about horrifying events in London’s history. The events presented are actually entertaining, performed by actors and aided by special effects. About London Dungeon

London Eye

The London Eye is an observation wheel resembling a giant Ferris wheel. Located on the south bank of the River Thames, the giant wheel stands at a height of 135 metres (443 feet) and the ride offers stunning views of Central London and beyond. About London Eye

London Zoo

London Zoo is located in Regent’s Park in the northwestern corner of Central London. The zoo opened to the public in 1848 and one of the world’s oldest as well as largest zoos, home to over 20,000 creatures from nearly 700 species. About London Zoo

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is London’s famous wax museum and has been around since 1835. Located on Marylebone Road, the museum has over 400 life-like exhibits of famous people in history, politics, royalty, sports, music, film and even crime! About Madame Tussauds

Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster (also known at the Houses of Parliament) is the centre of British democracy and political life. The magnificent building is an iconic landmark in London and a grand example of Victorian neo-Gothic architecture. About Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster by Adrian Pingstone

Regent's Canal

Regent's Canal is an intermediate waterway and canal stretching 14 km (9 miles) connecting the Union Canal with the River Thames. There are pleasure cruises along the canal and you can walk or cycle along the banks while enjoy the scenic views. About Regent’s Canal

Sea Life London Aquarium

Sea Life London Aquarium is located on the ground floor of County Hall on the south bank of the River Thames. The aquarium is one of Europe’s largest comprising of 14 themed zones and over aquatic 500 species on display. About Sea Life London Aquarium

Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe is a theatre complex and a reconstruction of the original Globe Theatre, a playhouse built in 1599 and associated with William Shakespeare. There are regular performances throughout the year and welcomes visitors for guided tours. About Shakespeare’s Globe

Shrek's Adventure London

Shrek’s Adventure London is a popular attraction inspired by the popular animated Shrek films by DreamWorks. The walk and ride tour is fun and entertaining comprising of several sets of fairy tale scenes and familiar characters from the Shrek films. About Shrek’s Adventure London

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in London dedicated to Paul the Apostle. Built in the late 17th century in the English Baroque style, the cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of London and the final resting place of many notable people in London’s history. About St Paul’s Cathedral

The Shard

The Shard is a 95-storey spire-like skyscraper and at 310 metres (1,016 ft) is the tallest building in the UK and the fourth tallest in Europe. The skyscraper is a glass-clad pyramidal tower and the observation decks offer the highest views of London. About The Shard

The Shard by Alvesgaspar

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is a late 19th century bridge spanning across the River Thames. This famous bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge featuring a drawbridge and two iconic Gothic towers connected at the top by two separated walkways. About Tower Bridge

Tower of London

The Tower of London is an historic fortress that dates back to the 11th century during the time of William the Conqueror. Throughout its history, it was once a castle, prison, arsenal, royal mint, a zoo and now houses the Crown Jewels. About Tower of London

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is an interesting public square in Central London and its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar in October 1805. Many interesting attractions surround the square including museums, galleries and historic buildings. About Trafalgar Square

Westminster Abbey

The Gothic Westminster Abbey is a large Anglican abbey and the most notable religious building in England. The abbey is the site of many coronations since the time of William the Conqueror in 1066 as well as royal weddings and burials. About Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey by Paasikivi

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