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London Attractions

The capital of England and the United Kingdom, London’s history reaches back to before the Roman Empire. The city is full of both historical and modern wonders.

Top Attractions

Big Ben is the icon that represents London to everyone, but Big Ben is actually the bell, while the Tower that we all recognize is actually the Elizabeth Tower. Behind the Tower is Westminster Abbey, one of the most amazing pieces of history in the city. Since 1066, this Abbey has seen the coronation, weddings and funerals of most of the monarchs of Britain. Many are buried here.

Castles

London has a number of castles that can be visited. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest castle still occupied in the world and the gardens alone are worth a visit. Kensington Palace, Diana’s home during her marriage to Prince Charles is a popular place to visit and often has displays about the ‘People’s Princess’. The Royal Mews are just up the road and offer something a wee bit different – the royal carriages. You have to love the Gold State Coach. The Banqueting House has a ceiling that cannot be beaten. Lie on a cushion to admire the beauty of this masterpiece. See the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London.

Kids & Family

Take the kids to see the ships of yesteryear. The Golden Hinde, then the Cutty Sark. After seeing the old clipper, walk across the Thames River in the old tunnel. Then see a more modern ship, the Belfast near the Tower Bridge. The London Eye will give them something to talk about for days!

Day Tours

Bath, the Cotwolds and Stratford-Upon-Avon are all popular day trips from London. See the prehistoric Stonehenge. Or even take a day or weekend in romantic Paris.

Travel Guides & Inspiration for London

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Most Popular Attractions in London

1. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a museum that displays the wacky and weird oddities of the world. The museum spans across six floors that focus on
  • Adult £26.95, Child £21.95, Senior £24.95, Student £24.95
  • + 44 (0)20 3238 0022
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! London, Piccadilly Circus, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-12am (last admission 10:30pm)
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2. Piccadilly Circus

  • The road junction connecting Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, The Haymarket, Coventry Street and Glasshouse Street is called Piccadilly Circus, having
  • Free
  • +44 (0)20 7434 9396
  • Piccadilly Circus, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily
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3. Harrods

  • Visiting Harrods isn’t anything like going to your local shopping centre. Europe’s largest department store offers a lot more than just items
  • Free
  • +44 20 7730 1234
  • Harrods, Brompton Road, London, United Kingdom
  • Mon to Sat: 10am-8pm; Sun: 11:30am-6pm
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4. Legoland Windsor

  • Legoland Windsor is an amusement park dedicated to children and young fans of Lego. The park is situated in Windsor, Berkshire and it is considered one
  • Adult £48.00, Child(3-15) £43.80, Senior £43.80, Baby (0-3) Free
  • +44 0871 2222 001, + 44 01753 626182
  • LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, Winkfield Road, Windsor, United Kingdom
  • March to early November: Daily 10am - 5pm/7pm
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5. British Museum

  • The British Museum has one of the largest collections in the world in its possession, with about 8 million items devoted to culture and history. The items
  • Free
  • +44 (0)20 7323 8299
  • The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5:30pm; Friday closing time 8:30 pm
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6. Portobello Road and Market

  • Located in the Notting Hill district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Portobello Road serves as the Portobello Market on Saturdays. Antiques
  • Free
  • 020 7727 7684
  • Portobello Market, Portobello Road, London, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Wed: 9am-6pm, Thu: 9am-1pm, Fri-Sat: 9am-7pm; Antiques market: Sat 8:30–9:00am
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7. The London Eye

  • Taking you 135 metres above the majestic city of London, the London Eye provides an intimate and unique observation experience found nowhere else in the
  • Adults £19.20, Child £12.30
  • +44 (0)871 781 3000
  • London Eye, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-8:30pm
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8. The National Gallery

  • The National Gallery in London provides the public free access to over 2300 paintings created by famous and relatively unknown emerging artists from
  • Free
  • +44 (0)20 7747 2885
  • The National Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • Sat to Thu: 10am-6pm; Fri: 10am-9pm; Closed January 1st and December 24th-26th
  • 11

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9. The Shard

  • The Shard, also known as Shard London Bridge or Shard of Glass, is the lastest skyscraper in London, located near London Bridge and constructed between
  • Adults (16+ yrs) £29.95, Students £24.95, Disabled (one carer free) £23.95, Child (4–15 yrs) £23.95, Infant (0-3 yrs) Free
  • +44 (0)20 3102 1670
  • The Shard, London Bridge Street, London, United Kingdom
  • Apr-Oct: Daily 10am-10pm (last entry 8.30pm); Nov-Mar: Sun to Wed 10am-7pm, Thu to Sat 10am-10pm; Closed on December 25th
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10. Madame Tussauds

  • Madame Tussauds is a world-famous museum exhibiting numerous wax figures of celebrities, historical personalities, sports stars, actors and even murderers.
  • Adult (16+ years) £30.00; Child (4-15 years) £25.80
  • +44 (0) 871 894 3000
  • Madame Tussauds London, Marylebone Road, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9:30am-5:30pm (Off Peak); 9am-6pm (Peak); 9am-7pm (Super Peak)
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11. Lord’s Cricket Ground

    Lord’s, officially known as Lord’s Cricket Ground, is a famous cricket venue located in London, St John’s Wood. The name of the venue comes from
  • Adults £18, Concession (children, senior and students) £12; Families £49
  • +44 (0)20 7616 8595
  • Lord's Cricket Ground, Saint John's Wood Road, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-3pm (time and day may vary)

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12. Westminster Abbey

  • The gothic-style church in the City of Westminster, near the Palace of Westminster is called Westminster Abbey. This iconic religious building in London
  • Adults £18.00; Concessions £15.00; Children (11+ yrs) £8
  • +44(0)20 7222 5152
  • Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9:30am-3:30pm
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13. Trafalgar Square

  • Trafalgar Square is a tourist attraction located in the heart of London and is guarded by the towering monument, Nelson’s Column. Both visitors and Londoners
  • Free
  • +44 (0) 207 983 4000
  • Trafalgar Square, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily
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14. Tower of London

  • The Tower of London, officially known as “Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress”, is a historic castle sitting in Central London, on River Thames’
  • Adult £22.00, Child (5-15 yrs) £11.00, Concession £18.70, Family (2 adults and 3 children) £59.00
  • 0844 482 7777
  • Tower of London, London, United Kingdom
  • Mar-Oct (summer season) Tue- Sat: 9am-5:30pm, Sun-Mon: 10am-5:30pm; Nov-Feb (winter season) Tue-Sat: 9am-4:30pm, Sun-Mon: 10am-4:30pm. Last admission 30 mins before closing time; Closed on 1 January and 24-26 December
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15. The London Dungeon

  • One of London’s most interesting attractions, the London Dungeon is a sinister location presenting gory historical events with special effects, live
  • Adult £25.20; Child £19.80
  • 0871 423 2240
  • The London Dungeon, London, United Kingdom
  • MTWF: 10am-5pm; Thu: 11am-5pm; Sat-Sun: 10am-6pm
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16. Regent’s Park

  • Regent’s Park is a Royal Park located in London, United Kingdom. It is situated in both the City of Westminster and London Borough of Camden. It represents
  • Free
  • 0300 061 2300
  • Regent's Park, Chester Road, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily 5am-7pm
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17. Tate Modern

  • Tate Modern, the British national gallery of international modern art, is part of the Tate group and is situated in London. Tate St Ives, Tate Britain,
  • Free
  • +44 (0)20 7887 8888
  • Tate Modern, Bankside, London, United Kingdom
  • Sun–Thu: 10am–6pm; Fri–Sat: 10am–10pm
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18. Wembley Stadium

  • Wembley Stadium is situated in London at Wembley Park. It is an association football stadium that was preceded by another which was demolished in 2003.
  • Adult £16.00, Child (5 - 16 yrs) £9.00, Seniors £9.00
  • 0800 169 2007
  • Wembley Stadium, Wembley, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-4pm; Closed 25th-26th December
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19. Hampstead Heath

  • Hampstead Heath is a large and old London park that is located only 4 miles away from Trafalgar Square. It is one of the largest green spaces in the British
  • Free
  • +44 (0)20 7332 3322
  • Hampstead Heath, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily
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20. Imperial War Museum

  • The Imperial War Museum in London is one of five branches of the British National Museum organization under the same name. Opened for the first time in
  • Free
  • +44 20 7416 5000
  • Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-6pm, Last admission 5:30pm; Closed 24 - 26 December
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21. St Paul’s Cathedral

  • St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the greatest landmarks in the British capital. It’s located on Ludgate Hill, which is London’s highest point. It serves
  • Adults (18+ yrs) £16.50, Concessions £14.50, Children (6–17 yrs) £7.50, Family £40.00
  • +44 (0)20 7246 8350
  • St Paul's Cathedral (Stop SK), London, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 8:30am-4pm
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22. Big Ben

  • Big Ben may be one of the most iconic and truly British monuments in all of England. Although most people refer to Big Ben as the Clock Tower, that name
  • Free
  • 020 7219 3000
  • Big Ben, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily
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23. Natural History Museum London

  • London’s Natural History Museum is one of the three museums situated in South Kensington, on the appropriately-named Exhibition Road, along with the
  • Free
  • +44 (0)20 7942 5000
  • Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5:50pm; Last entry at 5:30pm; Closed 24-26 December
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24. Kensington Gardens

  • Covering 111 hectares, Kensington Gardens represent one of London’s royal parks. They are located on the west side of Hyde Park and they’re one of
  • Free
  • +44 (0)300 061 2000
  • Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom
  • 6am-9:45pm (closing time may vary depending on season)
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25. ZSL London Zoo

  • London Zoo has been open as a collection for scientific study since 1828 and is the oldest scientific zoo in the world, having been open to the public
  • £14.09-£24.54 (prices may vary)
  • 0207 449 6200
  • ZSL London Zoo, London, United Kingdom
  • Summer: 10am-5pm; Winter: 10am-4pm; Last admission one hour before closing time; Closed 25 December
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26. Victoria and Albert Museum

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum is the largest museum of decorative arts and design in London, with a collection estimated at over 4.5 million items. Founded
  • Free; Events and special exhibitions can be charged separately
  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom
  • Mon–Sun: 10am-5:45pm; Fri: 10am-10pm
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27. Sea Life London Aquarium

  • Situated near the London Eye, on the South Bank of the River Thames, Sea Life London Aquarium is London’s largest aquarium and one of the biggest collections
  • Adult (16+ years) £24.95; Child (3-15 years) £16.50
  • 0871 663 1678
  • Sea Life London Aquarium, Westminster Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sun: 10am–7pm; Last Entry: 6pm
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28. Sherlock Holmes House and Museum

  • The Sherlock Holmes Museum, opened in 1990 devoted to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most popular character, detective Sherlock Homes, is located in London
  • Adults £10; Child £8
  • +44 (020)7 224 3688
  • Sherlock Holmes Museum, Baker Street, London, United Kingdom
  • Mon–Sun: 09:30am-06:00pm
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29. Buckingham Palace

  • Buckingham Palace is the main workplace and London residence of the British monarchy. The palace is situated in the City of Westminster and it often hosts
  • Adult £19.75, Children £10.85, Family £50.00, Concession £17.50
  • +44 (0)20 7766 7300
  • Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom
  • Summer: Daily 9:30am-6:30pm; Royal Mews: 10am-4pm
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30. Windsor Castle

  • Home to the royals (or at least, one of the homes), and situated in Berkshire, Windsor Castle is every bit as glamorous as you imagine it to be. With a
  • Adult £18.15, Child £11.00, Student / Senior £16.75 (Prices may vary)
  • +44 020 7766 7304
  • Windsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom
  • Mar-Oct: Daily 9:45am-5:15 pm; Nov-Feb: Daily 9:45am-4:15 pm; Closed on 25 and 26 December
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