Top 10 Sightseeing Highlights in London
1. Tower of London
The historic fortress on the north bank of the Thames. It’s been through sieges, beheadings, power struggles and more – and still today houses the Crown Jewels. The beefeater guards are stern but friendly!
3. Tate Modern
The modern art museum houses works of art from 1900 onwards, and is expected to become Londons premier museum attractions with new enlargements. Only major temporary exhibitions charge entrance fees.
5. Madame Tussauds
The popular wax museum has a range of offshoots around the world, but this is the original. Here’s a list of the wax figures you can expect to see.
6. Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is the premier site for British royal weddings and coronations. Located close to the Palace of Westminster, it will surely be on your itinerary anyway, so why not pop in!
Soho is part of the West End of London. It is a district well known for a focus on entertainment (in all forms, mind), and well worth a stroll, visit, show, dance, drink or anything else!
6. British Museum
With 8 millions works of art, this is one of the worlds largest museums. In fact, we would recommend seeing only parts of it in one day. The museum is dedicated to human history, art and culture. For a comprehensive list of London museums to visit, see Museuly.
9. Big Ben/Houses of Parliament
Big Ben is the name of the clock in the tower at the Palace of Westminster (seat of the parliament). From here, take a walk up via Whitehall and Downing street to Trafalgar square.
10. Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus is an iconic road junction in London (and our guess is one of the most popular selfie locations globally). The fashionable Regent street with shops and boutiques leads northwards to Oxford Circus.