- Adult £26.95, Child £21.95, Senior £24.95, Student £24.95
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- Ripley's Believe It or Not! London, Piccadilly Circus, London, United Kingdom
- Daily 10am-12am (last admission 10:30pm)
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- 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
- Adult £48.00, Child(3-15) £43.80, Senior £43.80, Baby (0-3) Free
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- LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, Winkfield Road, Windsor, United Kingdom
- March to early November: Daily 10am - 5pm/7pm
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- The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom
- Daily 10am-5:30pm; Friday closing time 8:30 pm
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- The National Gallery, London, United Kingdom
- Sat to Thu: 10am-6pm; Fri: 10am-9pm; Closed January 1st and December 24th-26th
- 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
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- 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
- Adults £18, Concession (children, senior and students) £12; Families £49
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- Lord's Cricket Ground, Saint John's Wood Road, London, United Kingdom
- Daily 10am-3pm (time and day may vary)
- Adult (16+ years) £30.00; Child (4-15 years) £25.80
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- Madame Tussauds London, Marylebone Road, London, United Kingdom
- Daily 9:30am-5:30pm (Off Peak); 9am-6pm (Peak); 9am-7pm (Super Peak)
- Adults £18.00; Concessions £15.00; Children (11+ yrs) £8
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- Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
- Daily 9:30am-3:30pm
- Adult £22.00, Child (5-15 yrs) £11.00, Concession £18.70, Family (2 adults and 3 children) £59.00
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- 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
- Adult £16.00, Child (5 - 16 yrs) £9.00, Seniors £9.00
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- Wembley Stadium, Wembley, United Kingdom
- Daily 10am-4pm; Closed 25th-26th December
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- Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, United Kingdom
- Daily 10am-6pm, Last admission 5:30pm; Closed 24 - 26 December
- Adults (18+ yrs) £16.50, Concessions £14.50, Children (6–17 yrs) £7.50, Family £40.00
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- St Paul's Cathedral (Stop SK), London, United Kingdom
- Mon-Sat 8:30am-4pm
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- Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom
- Daily 10am-5:50pm; Last entry at 5:30pm; Closed 24-26 December
- £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
- 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
- Free; Events and special exhibitions can be charged separately
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- Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom
- Mon–Sun: 10am-5:45pm; Fri: 10am-10pm
- 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
- 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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What are the Must See Attractions in London?
One of the oldest churches in London, Westminster Abbey has been standing for over one thousand years, and has seen the coronation of every King and Queen of England since the Norman invasion of 1066. Inside the Abbey, visitors can see the graves of many monarchs of England, and visit Poet’s Corner, a spot dedicated to celebrating the achievements of Britain’s most famous writers.
The Houses of Parliament sit along the River Thames, and house Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben, one of the most recognizable sites in London. Many visitors mistakenly refer to the clock tower itself as Big Ben, though this is actually the nickname for the bell. Visitors can hear its clanging chimes every hour.
Across the River Thames sits the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel that stands at over 400 feet (135m) tall. Each capsule of the wheel holds 25 people, and takes a half-hour to complete one rotation. Guests can see directly down to Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben, and as far as 25 miles in each direction on a clear day.
Trafalgar Square boasts two major London museums: The National Gallery and The National Portrait Gallery. The National Gallery houses paintings by some of the greatest masters of art, including da Vinci, Michelangelo, Monet, and Van Gogh, among countless others. The National Portrait Gallery exhibits portraits and photographs of important figures in British history, from Shakespeare to the Beatles.
Outside of the galleries is Trafalgar Square itself, an iconic public space named for the Battle of Trafalgar. In the center of the square is Nelson’s Column, dedicated to Horatio Nelson, the hero of the Battle of Trafalgar. The square has housed many celebrations and demonstrations throughout London’s history, including VE Day, marking the end of World War 2 in Europe.
The Tower of London
The Tower of London has stood on the North bank of the Thames since 1078, guarding the way into London. In its history, it has been a royal residence, an execution site, a royal mint, a prison, and even a zoo. It has seen the executions of many important figures of British history, including three queens of England. The last execution took place in 1941, when a German prisoner of war was shot by firing squad within the walls of the Tower. Today, the iconic guards of the Tower, called Yeoman, live within its grounds and lead visitor tours throughout the day.
Buckingham Palace is the London residence of the Queen of England. It is open to visitors during the summer months, when the Queen is living elsewhere. Several times a week, visitors can witness the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony, which takes place within the gates of Buckingham Palace.
The British Museum boasts the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts outside of Egypt, and its mummy collection truly cannot be missed. Other notable works at The British Museum include sections of the Parthenon, the Rosetta Stone, and a head from Easter Island, among 8 million other objects.
Which Attractions are a Day trip from London?
Parts of Windsor Castle were built in the 11th century, though most of the current site was put in place in the 1600s by Charles II. The notorious Henry VIII is buried in St. George’s Chapel, located within the walls of the castle. Windsor is the favorite residence of the current Queen of England, who spends most of her weekends at the Castle. To see Windsor Castle, you can book an afternoon trip from London escorted by a private tour guide.
Hampton Court was built in the 1500s by Cardinal Wolsey, and later gifted to Henry VIII, who transformed it into a lavish Tudor residence, capable of housing and entertaining hundreds of courtiers. Hampton Court was expanded in the 1700s, leaving two distinct sections. Visitors can see one of the last surviving examples of a Tudor Tiltyard, and experience the world famous maze.
Located near Salisbury, England, Stonehenge is a mysterious circle of prehistoric stones, believed to have been constructed as early as 3000 BC. The stones are shrouded in mystery and legend, as there is no record of what they were originally used for.
|Harry Potter Studio Tour
Leavesden Studios housed the filming for all eight Harry Potter films, and is now open to the public. Visitors can see the real sets from the films, along with props, costumes, and both digital and real special effects. It is an experience that Harry Potter fans cannot miss.
Canterbury has been one of the seats of religious power in England since 1066, and was made famous by Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, and Canterbury Cathedral, site of the famous slaying of Archbishop Thomas Becket, who was murdered by soldiers of Henry II.
Is there an Attractions pass?
Visitors can use the London Pass, a sightseeing card that covers entry into more than 80 London attractions. It can also be used for the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour, and can be combined with a London Oyster card for the tube and bus systems.
What Attractions can you visit in London at night?
London is truly a city that never sleeps. Travelers can experience all kinds of pubs and bars, from authentic, centuries-old pubs to chic and modern cocktail bars. There are several main ‘hubs’ of nightlife in London, including Piccadilly Circus, which boasts clubs, late-night shopping, and the famous Piccadilly screen, which has been recently updated to 4K technology.
In addition to pubs, bars, and nightlife, visitors can also wander the streets and see London attractions lit up for the nighttime. Some of these attractions include the London Eye, the Shard, and the Tower of London.
See our recommendations for a more complete list of what London offers at night.
What are the best London attractions for couples?
There are many romantic things to do in London, including excellent food options, romantic walks along the River Thames, boat rides, and helicopter tours. Additionally, an evening at the theater is a great night out in London, and there is usually a show for everyone on the West End. For a full list of ideas, check our recommendations on the 12 most romantic things to do in London.
What London attractions can you see on a budget?
Most of London’s museums have free entry or are reasonably priced. For a full list of London’s best budget museums check our recommendations on 20 must visit London museums.
In addition to museums, visitors can see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace for free, assuming you arrive early enough to get a good spot in front of the gate (generally 30-45 minutes before the ceremony begins).
What is an Oyster Card?
An Oyster Card is a plastic card that holds ‘pay-as-you-go’ credit for avenues of public transportation, including the Underground, buses, the Overground, and the DLR. Oyster Cards can be loaded with straight money, full day travelcards, or full week travelcards. Prior to visiting London, you can purchase a Visitor Oyster Card, and add credit in order to save time in queues upon arrival in London. There is a day cap on the Oyster Card, so it would be cheaper than a one-day Travelcard if you’re planning on travelling a lot in 1 day.
|London Pass and Oyster Card
This is the perfect pass for those planning on visiting many attractions in London. The London pass includes more than 70 attractions, where you can skip the lines to save time, as well as the Oyster card to help you get around the city easily.
What is a Travelcard?
Travelcards are paper cards that are prepaid and allow unlimited travel within specific zones in London. A travelcard can be loaded onto an Oyster Card. Travelcards are available in full month, full week, or full year options to offer more flexibility. For most visitors, it’s still best to get the London travel pass to save money and time.
How far is central London from all the airports?
|Airport||Distance||Average time by car|
|Heathrow International||28km||40 minutes|
|Gatwick International||45km||1 hour|
|London City||15km||30 minutes|
There are many different options exist for airport transfers to London proper, and can be booked both privately or shared.
Is there a Hop On Hop Off Bus?
|The Original London Sightseeing Tour
There is a Hop On Hop Off bus in London. The Hop On Hop Off tour offers 3 main routes through London, and passes by the major sites in the center of the city. The Red and Blue routes have audio guides while the Yellow route has a live guide sharing details of London attractions.
Each route takes approximately 2 hours to complete with busses stopping at each pickup point every 15-20 minutes. Embark points for Hop On Hop Off tours are available all over London. You can also hop on a Thames River sightseeing cruise or join various walking tours.
What happens in London on New Year’s Eve?
Each year on New Year’s Eve, London puts on an incredible fireworks show from the River Thames, directly in front of the London Eye. It is often more than twenty minutes, set to popular music, and watched around the world. There are also tours available for the New Year’s fireworks, to provide a more custom and intimate experience. On New Year’s Day, there is an annual parade that runs through the heart of Central London.
Are there annual events in London for Tourists?
Besdies new year’s eve, there are many fairs, shows, parades, and celebrations that happen on an annual basis in London. You can see our recommendations for 20 must see London annual events or check the latest at visitlondon.com.
What is the weather like in London?
London has very moderate weather, not usually dropping below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius), or rising above 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius). Despite its reputation as a rainy city, London only sees an average of 106 rain days a year, which translates to sun 71% of the time. To have a better chance of avoiding rain, visitors should not travel to London in October since this is the rainiest month.
What are the best areas to stay in London?
As London is so accessible due to its extensive network of public transportation, it is less critical for visitors to stay close to the very center of the city. Hotels in London are generally on the pricier side, but if you avoid the areas around Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square, visitors can usually find a good deal.
Depending on your interests, different areas of London may be better for you to stay in. If you are interested in the theater, the West End and Covent Garden area would be the best option.
If you want to be closer to nightlife, the Piccadilly Circus area, or Camden may be the area for you. An up and coming area of London is on the south side of the River Thames. There are many new hip pubs and cocktail lounges in this area, and the views across to the north side of the Thames are beautiful in the evening.
For a quieter spot that’s still close to one of London’s best attractions, the area around the Tower would be a good option. As the Tower and Tower Bridge are both lit up at night, hotels in this area have mesmerizing evening views. Another comparatively quiet area of London is the Marylebone Area, in the vicinity of Regent’s Park.