Attractions in London

Many attractions & Must See in London

When in the British capital, you are never lacking an interesting place to visit, no matter how many times you have been to this famous city. Whether you are interested in art, history, sport or architecture, you’ll find it all here plus many more great London attractions.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Road / The Mall, London SW1A 1AA; +44 02077667300;
‎The official London residence of the British Queen, Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous houses in the world. You can visit 19 lavishly decorated State rooms here in what is also the operating headquarters of the British monarchy, welcoming some 50,000 people each year to its official functions. As well as the finest furniture, these rooms are adorned with classic artworks by famous painters such as Rembrandt, Rubens and Poussin. Come during the summer, and you can see the famous changing of the guard for free outside the palace at 11.30am each day. Admission €17.50, with discounts for students and seniors.

Tate Modern

53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG; +44 08719713781‎;
No visit to the British capital would be complete without visiting this London attraction, which is one of Europe’s top galleries for modern and contemporary art. Its amazing collection of some 60,000 artworks includes British works from 1500 to the present day as well as a comprehensive collection of international art from the last 100 years. Look out for fantastic masterpieces by Francis Bacon, William Blake and J M Turner. Housed in a former power station, the gallery building is an attraction in itself. Open daily from 10am to 6pm, and until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, it’s free to enter except for major temporary exhibitions.

The London Eye

Minster Court, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB; +44 08709908881‎;
Built to mark the arrival of the new millennium, the London Eye has rapidly become one of the top London attractions. Three million people come each year to take a 30-minute trip on the 135-metre high wheel, which offers an unrivalled panorama of the entire city to a distance of up to 40km. It’s easily accessed by bus or metro, and you can easily walk here from the Westminster area. Book online and you’ll save 10% off the entry fee, which costs €32 per person. Open daily from 10am to 8pm in winter and 10am – 9pm in summer.

Madame Tussauds

Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR; +44 0871 894 3000;
Probably the most famous wax museum in the world, Madame Tussauds is home to a wide and wonderful collection of extremely lifelike wax works. If you haven’t had the chance to meet your favourite celebrity, chances are you will be able to stand next to a very lifelike model of him or her at this fun museum. Hollywood stars, sports stars, world leaders and the biggest names in music are all featured here. This museum has proved so popular it now has global branches in New York, Shanghai, Hollywood, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Amsterdam and Berlin. Book your tickets on the museum’s website to get 10% off the entry fee.

The Tower of London

202-203 Grange Road, City of London, Greater London SE1 3AA; + 44 08444827777‎;
Built by William the Conquerquer all the way back in 1066, this historic castle has had many uses over the centuries as a palace, fortress, armoury, execution site and even a zoo! Today you can visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site and gaze up at the central White Tower, see the priceless Crown Jewels and walk through the kings’ medieval bedchamber. This famous castle also holds many great stories from times past about the heroes and villians that spent time there. While you’re here you can also get a fantastic view of the Tower Bridge from atop Tower Hill. Admission €20, with concessions available for seniors and students.

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