What You Should See In London
Have you already booked a flight from USA to London and are confused about the must-see places for your London travel itinerary? Or looking for the best top destinations to visit in London, UK? Then indulge your inner wanderlust with our countdown to what you should see in London.
One among the most picturesque places of London, Tower Bridge is standing proudly since 1894. This popular French Bridge opens from the middle to let tall boats pass through it. Tucked upon the bank of the River Thames, Tower Bridge receives tens of hundreds of tourists every month.
Built-in 2012, the Shard is a skyscraper having 306 meters in height. Named after its shape resembles a piece of glass, the shard is the tallest building around western Europe. Equipped with a hotel, 3 restaurants, and viewing points at the top, the Shard is London’s highest viewing platform.
Tower of London
Once a zoo, now a museum, the Tower of London has played many roles in the past 1000 years. Famous for exhibiting the crown jewels Tower of London is tucked between Tower Bridge and River Thames.
A paradise for every JK Arthur’s written Sherlock Holmes fan, Bakers Street, is the place where the main character Sherlock Holmes and his friend John Watson used to reside. The address 221B, Baker Street has been mentioned various times in both Sherlock Holmes movies and webs series. And this is the exact place where resides the Sherlock Holmes Museum.
The National Theater
Possibly the place where your favorite movie star has tread the boards, the National Theatre is the perfect place to watch a live play. Stars including Laurence Olivier, Benedict Cumberbatch, Maggie Smith, and Judi Dench have got their acting degrees and were transformed at this place only. Except for the theatre, the place also consists of a restaurant serving deliciousness and flavors on plates.
The destination of the Royal Weddings, Westminster abbey, is closely connected to Christianity since the 7th Century. A marvelous example of ancient gothic architecture, the walls of the building hold millions of stories to share with travelers. Used for coronation since 1066, Westminster Abbey has witnessed the coronation of people like William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and Sir Isaac Newton.
Offering luxury goods for the last 160 years, Harrods is London’s famous Knights bridge store. Residing inside a 7 store building, Harrods holds 330 departments where shoppers of every kind of needs search and shop what they are looking for.
The official residence of Royals since 1837, Buckingham Palace, has a collection of 775 rooms. Although tourists aren’t allowed inside the palace yet daily, hundreds of people gather around Buckingham Palace to adore its beauty from the outside. Except for its outer architectural beauty, one thing that attracts the tourists the most is the changing of the guard parade. The presence of the queen at the palace can be acknowledged by the flag tucked above the palace.
Saint Paul’s Cathedral
Standing proudly at the highest point in London, Saint Paul’s Cathedral was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1710. The Whispering gallery is the perfect spot for sharing a secret that nobody knows. Walk upon the same aisle used by Lady Diana Spence and Prince Charles to feel like royalty.
London Transport Museum
One of the many things that makes London unique and attractive is its one-of-a-kind museum and the London Transport Museum is a pearl-studded in the Museum chest of the city. Explore the historic underground system that is intact till now and acknowledge the role of trains, horse carriages, and buses had in keeping the city moving.
Tate Britain & Tate Modern
Tucked along the banks of the River Thames, Tate Britain and Tate Modern are great tourist attractions of the London city. While Tate Modern is considered being the paradise of art lovers and resides in the former Bankside Power Station, Tate Britain is the place to find pieces written by Bacon, Hist, and Turner.
One of the most famous clock towers across the country, Big Ben, is tucked with a 13-tonne bell. Known as the BBC Radio official time signal, Big Ben contains a giant clock on its head and resides close to the House of Parliament. A gothic architectural beauty Big Ben was renamed in 2012 as Queen Elizabeth Tower to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Houses of Parliament
Also known as the Palace of Westminster, the Houses of Parliament play a crucial role in Britain’s politics. Another Gothic-style architectural Marvel, Houses of Parliament, was built and completed in 1870. Residing near the Queen Elizabeth Tower, the Houses of Parliament is one of the most picturesque places in the city.
9 4/5 Platform
The name 9 4/5 platform number must have ringed a bell in the J K Rowling written Harry Potter fans. Yes, it is the exact platform that the main character Harry Potter and his friends used to take the Hogwarts Express(a magical train that takes them to Hogwarts, school of magic and spells). The platform 9 4/5 resides inside the busiest railway station of London, the King’s Cross Railway Station. And the best way to witness and visit this platform is to visit it while dressing up in your house colors.
Madame Tussauds Museum
Residing closer to the famous Baker’s Street, Madame Tussauds Museum is one of the most popular museums in the world. One of its kind, Madame Tussauds Museum, contains lifelike wax statues of celebrities, athletes, singers, and political leaders. No matter who you are, a fan of Bollywood to Holywood, from cricket to football, you can find your favorite star here. The best way to enjoy your visit to Madame Tussauds is to click a lot of selfies with your favorite stars along with taking a red carpet walk with them.
One of the most attractive places in London, London’s eye is everyone tourists favorite spot in the city. Tucked along the banks of the River Thames, London’s Eye is a giant Ferris wheel offering the best of the views of London city. It is also a must-stop place in London before taking a return flight from London to USA.
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