Top 10 Places to Visit in LondonPosted in Suggestions on February 5th, 2017
- The British Museum
Obviously, it goes without saying that the collections housed in the British Museum are truly astounding. It is a world class museum that showcases myriad artefacts spanning virtually every significant era of human history from around the world. Of particular note are the Assyrian and Egyptian collections which will captivate you for hours. You can easily spend a full day here and even the main hall is worth visiting on its own!
- The Natural History Museum
The building of the Natural History Museum is one of the most striking and beautiful buildings in London and the fact that it plays host to one of the most captivating collections in the world is only fair. On top of the many esteemed collections spanning all manner of flora and fauna, the NHM is home to over 350 working scientists and there is always something fascinating behind the scenes to explore. It also hosts the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards which always throws up some delights.
- Tower Bridge
No visit to London is complete without taking in the breath-taking piece of architecture that is Tower Bridge. With unparalleled views and a stunning new glass floor that may challenge those with a fear of heights, Tower Bridge is one of London’s most iconic attractions. The Victorian engine rooms will allow you to explore the workings of the bridge and the views of the river Thames are unbelievable.
- The London Dungeon
One of the city’s most macabre tourist destinations is often overlooked, but will be sure to go down a storm with families! There are a whole host of unique attractions and even the odd ride, which all make for a fun and gore-filled day out. There is even an educational side to the dungeon as you can learn all about the methods of torture that used to be meted out in times of yore!
- The London Sea Life Aquarium
Situated on the South Bank, right next to the London Eye – meaning you can easily kill two birds with one stone, The London Aquarium is a superb attraction that offers a unique look at what lives in the world’s oceans. The next great exhibit that will grace this fine aquarium is the much vaunted jellyfish exhibit ‘Ocean Invaders’ that will open in Easter 2017 and promises to be a real treat.
- Westminster Abbey
The term ‘steeped in history’ could have been invented for Westminster Abbey, which goes back over 1000 years. It is one of London’s most instantly recognisable buildings and is a great place to visit. If you attend a service you can enter free of charge, while it is also part of a sightseeing tour.
- Camden Town and Market
One of London’s most diverse areas, Camden boasts a thriving alternative scene, with many markets and quirky independent shops as well as a great music venue in The Underworld. There are also plenty of interesting food choices (including some great street food in the market) to keep the wolf from the door as you soak up the atmosphere.
- Hyde Park
Choosing which of London’s many great parks to mention is a quandary, but Hyde Park really is a one of a kind. Boasting over 4,000 trees, a lake and a meadow as well as some stunning rose gardens, Hyde Park is a wonderful place to take a stroll, do some exercise or hunt down that missing Pokémon!
- Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament offer a quintessential London experience and it really is worth paying the £80 (roughly) for the grand tour of the interior. The audio tour is highly recommended and it is worth exploring the well-maintained gardens.
- Borough Market
A foodie’s heaven. What could be better than walking around Borough Market with a glass of prosecco, tasting cheeses and fine foods? The only problem is choosing what to take home without breaking the bank.