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Top 50+ places to see in London

Known to be one of the most diverse cities in the world, London is the most visited city in all of Europe. With its rich history, the city is said to hold some of the most spectacular culture on the entire planet. Tourists will find it impossible to be bored here due to the various attractions you can enjoy – there’s something for everyone.

Art and theatre enthusiasts can admire the glorious National Gallery and West End Theatre District which holds some of the best productions in U.K and the atmosphere is said to be otherworldly.

Monarchy fans will obviously want to drop by the Buckingham Palace, the home of Queen Elizabeth. Take a tour of the 19 rooms where guests are hosted state, ceremonial and official affairs. You can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard and is a perfect opportunity for visitors to witness a historic tradition and awe at the discipline displayed by the Royal Guard.

Other popular attractions include the Tower of London, the St. Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye, the British Museum, Hyde Park and the Covent Garden. These sites are all spread out throughout the city so you can spend a good amount of time sight-seeing and strolling the streets of London.

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Soho, city district Full review
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Worth Visiting!: his is a really great place to visit, even for a short time. We went there by chance more than by design while walking the streets of London. There are a plethora of shops of every description, large and small. Cafes and restaurants there are plenty! Apparently the nightlife there is rather exceptional, but, due to time restraints, we did not really experience much of that.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Buckingham Palace Full review
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Royal Palace: The administrative headquarter of Monarch, the Buckingham Palace has been official home to UK’s sovereigns since 1837. The stately palace with more than 700 rooms is an amazing structure. The sight of the palace along with the Queen Victoria Memorial is fascinating.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Tate Modern, modern art gallery Full review
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Modern art museum with fascinating collection: The museum is a modern and contemporary art museum and houses a fascinating collection of artworks from some of the most renowned artists in the world including Picasso, Monet, Degas, and Munch. Some of the sculptures are truly captivating. The observation deck on the top floor offers a breathtaking spectacle of the city.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Science Museum Full review
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Very Interesting : A great day out, so many interesting things to see and play with. There are some parts of the museum where you have to pay an additional charge which can be a bit pricey but worthwhile. It is best to plan what you want to see as over many different floors. O would recommend trying not to go during the school holidays as can be extremely busy. The kids loved the interactive area.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Westminster Abbey Full review
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A beautiful tour of the popular UNESCO World Heritage Site: This World Heritage Site has over 1000 years of history and was one of the amazing experience when we were in the city. One of the prettiest royal churches we have been to during our Europe exploration. It is one of the busiest touristic attraction in London. The audio guide does justice to the tour and gave us all the essential details of the church.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Victoria and Albert Museum Full review
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A Must Visit : One of my favorite museums in London. If you're passioned about history this is a must visit the place. Did you know, Queen Victoria has been credited with starting the tradition of white wedding and white bridal gowns, although she was not the first royal to be married in white?
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Natural History Museum Full review
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Natural Beauty : Just like you would expect from a super old Natural History Museum. Lots of cool stuff to look at and read about. It takes a long while to get through everything, but I loved looking at all the old fossils and the treasure room and the massive blue whale skeleton, named "Hope".
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Hyde Park Full review
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Wonderful Park and protest site: World famous as a protest site, Hyde Park has a history of giving voice to those who are not heard. The park boasts the title of one of London's eight Royal Parks and hosts world-class events and concerts. Spanning over an area of more than 300-acres, the park offers a serene vibe to relax and unwind.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Imperial War Museum Full review
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Interesting and informative display artefacts from the WW1 and WW2 : This British national museum tells the tales of an important chapter in our history lessons, the First World War and to the conflicts of today. The exhibits are truly fascinating and if gave our little ones an informative history lesson through the artefacts on display.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
The British Museum Full review
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A Joy To Watch : Absolutely amazing history & artifacts. Such an incredible experience to see all of the ancient history in these walls. If you are in London, you really need to stop here and see some of the most breathtaking artifacts you might ever see!
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Royal Academy of Arts Full review
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Love The Place : We visited the Oceania Exhibition on Friday 2nd November, which I thoroughly enjoyed, although I felt very cold walking around. I did think that a lot of the stock in the new shop was very expensive, also the catalogue. I enjoy buying a small book after seeing an exhibition, as a momento.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Tate Britain, art museum Full review
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Great Museum: The ticket price seemed expensive..but it was worth it. So much to see, and so well displayed. The descriptions,the paintings, tapestries, books and other work by him...fantastic. An amazing experience, will go back again before it closes. A must visit.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Westminster Bridge Full review
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A Must See : Lots of London landmarks are concentrated in this area, so it's nice to spare a few hours to walk around. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't very nice when I came (classic British weather, I've been told) but otherwise, it's a must-see in London.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Trafalgar Square Full review
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Outstanding Place : Spacious, bustling place with many people from all around. Great place for tourism, has nice statues and a Harry Potter tour passing through sometimes. It also has the United Kingdom's first female traffic light made in 2008 after feminist protesting.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Jermyn Street, shopping street Full review
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Just Brilliant : We met for lunch with our friends London about half way for us both. Franco's was ideal a relaxed atmosphere fantastic food real fine dining allied to first class service. A wine list that would suit most peoples budget. Just perfect. We shall return.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Palace of Westminster Full review
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Beautiful Weather : Not only are the Houses of Parliament beautiful edifices that sit on prime real estate on the northern banks of the Thames River in downtown London - the very center as it were - but they are also steeped in history. Knowledgable guides give you the background and the history on tours which are well worth taking. There is so much to see and learn - this is a real insight into the multi-faceted ...
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Westminster Cathedral Full review
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Nice Place : Incredible! There are so many important things that took place in history here, so many important people have gravestones here. The history is so rich and the scenery and homage is beautiful. Never an experience quite like this one. Recommended!
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
The National Gallery Full review
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Brilliant Place : The place is very busy, and the famous paintings have so many people in front of them all the time that is a fight to see them. Is better going during unusual hours and see the famous one first so you can see the rest during the busy time. the gallery is huge and there's a lot too see, a couple of 4-hour visits are recommended
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Tower of London Full review
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Worth a visit!: One of London's famous landmarks, the tower has quite a dramatic past. The renowned tower houses the Crown Jewels, the 'Bloody Prison', the St. John Chapel and the Royal armoury collection. The Crown Jewels are brilliant and worth the visit. Spot the Yeoman Warders (guards of the Jewels) and take a memorable photo with them. So much to see and explore, it is a must-visit in London.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Covent Garden, city district Full review
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Full of Life: Huge opportunities for shopping aficionados. The Royal Opera House is a major highlight of the town. Watching street performers performing various acts, visiting historical buildings, theatres and entertainment centres including the London Central Museum is quite an enriching experience. A great for enjoying a quality time.
Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Shakespeare's Globe, theatre, exhibition & tour Full review
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Great Tour : What a perfect venue to take the magical journey into Shakespeare's world of drama and verse. A wonderfully intimate venue which ensures you find yourself fully within the heart of the action. So don't worry about the iambic pentameter or rhyming couplets, you'll get the message!
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Hampton Court Palace Full review
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Beautiful Place : Wonderful place to venture out and visit.. lots to do including the maze and magic garden! The palace gardens are lovely as is the palace tour itself! A lovely cafe that sells amazing scones and cream! Great for all the family.. being Xmas time there is also an ice rink!
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Spitalfields, city district Full review
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Love This Place : Love it, good food first of all, you can find vegan stall, Italian pizza from Naples, and any kind of good choices. Many stall for fashion and accessories. This is a wonderful place where spent your Saturday morning and have your lunch, or breakfast, first of all
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
The Wallace Collection (Hertford House), art museum Full review
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Incredible Museum : This museum contains a very unique and special collection of art, including some very unusual items. It is not huge but it is packed with great art. There is a very nice cafe to get food and drinks in an atrium area in the middle of the building. Plan to spend at least 2 hours there to see everything.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
St James's Park Full review
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Lovely Place : Lovely for a stroll around but obviously full of tourists. Suggest getting the tube to Green Park, walk through the park to Buckingham Palace then take a stroll up the Mall to St James, turn right onto Whitehall, walk down past the Cenotaph to pay your respects then carry on down the road to Big Ben and Parliament....lovely walk
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Royal Observatory, Greenwich Full review
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Recommended: A great place to visit and as of yet, not too crowded. On some tourist sites it is known as one of London's best kept secrets. I enjoyed the tour learning about how time is calculated and a bit of history about Greenwich.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Brompton Road, commercial street Full review
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Unforgettable : Been in here a few times. The service can be a little patchy sometimes but the food is always nice they do a great chocolate milkshake. Andrea was really attentive and nice, the food was delicious, we have really enjoyed the evening. Thank you
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Museum of London Full review
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Historic Place : Lovely museum! 56 bus stops at the door and Barbican Underground Station is less than 5 minutes away. Its not big but ideal with small children as they can explore and be entertained for a couple of hours. For adults, very interesting and full of history.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Hampstead Heath, park Full review
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Fantastic Tour : Such a big park, you get lost in nature and forget you're in London! Has a different personality in each season- I recommend autumn for the atmosphere and summer for spending time with friends (although the grass does yellow). Can end up walking around in circles so put time aside to make up for this.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Cheyne Walk, historic road Full review
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Brilliant Place : This is a small street with millionaires houses. They are generally well kept but it will not take you long to walk from one end to another. It is best seen as part of a walking tour of Chelsea Embankment and there are many quaint streets away from the river bank. Cheyenne Walk is not really a destination in itself.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
St James's Church, Piccadilly Full review
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A beautiful place of worship: This 17th-century church has magnificent architecture. stained glass windows, the massive arches, the little sculptures, they are all so well created. We loved the church for all the art work that they had showcased and even for the peaceful atmosphere. After taking a walk through premises and capturing tons of pictures, we decided to meditate for a while in the church too.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
The art deco entrance of the Michelin House Full review
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Historic Place with sumptuous food: The house is extraordinary in design and architecture. It is home to the famous Bibendum restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious food and the staff is very friendly. The former office of the tyre company, the building with its vivid outlook is an impressive place to visit.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
National Army Museum Full review
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Very Informative : I really enjoyed visiting this museum. I chose it because I only had a few hours in the afternoon and it was free and only a bus journey away from where I was staying. The bus leaves you right across the street.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Kenwood House, historic house Full review
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Fascinating Place : Rolling lawns, grand heritage House with decent restaurant (can get busy at peak times). Great for dogs, lots of places to explore and forest walks into the other parts of the heath. Lots of nearby free parking on Sundays. Recommended!
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
London Zoo Full review
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Very Nice : As far as zoos go, London Zoo is obviously a great visit for those who haven't been before. I imagine for most people it delivers a mix of appreciation for being able to see such wonderful animals, and that the running of the zoo contributes to the conservation work they do - and sadness when seeing the small and often depressing cubicles that a lot of them have to live in.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Chelsea Physic Garden Full review
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Informative Place : Loved this place. Knowledgeable staff/guides who are very interested in your knowledge and eager to pass on as much information as possible and answer questions. We visited on a drizzly day but this did not impact our experience. Even my teenager daughter who wasn't keen to go loved it!
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Churchill War Rooms, museum Full review
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Highly Recommended: Really cool museum that is focused on Churchill. The audio guide was really good and so where the exhibits. Because it was small you should book a time in advance. It really gave you a feel of how it was like there with all the people and tight hallways.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
The British Library Full review
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A Must Visit : A very large and dynamic library/study area. It has a lot to offer for anyone and everyone. For the public, there are 2/3 floors of study space with many charging points. There is a nice cafe and a bookshop placed on the ground level. For the more curious folks, you can register yourself for a reader pass to access the reading rooms to acknowledge what mysteries the behold.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
National Portrait Gallery Full review
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Recommended : Love the NPG. always seems a little bit overshadowed by its neighbor but it's a different kind of animal. Visitors tend to flock to the temporary exhibitions on the ground floor and the kings and queens on the top floor but seem to skip a lot of the other rooms.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
St. Paul's Cathedral Full review
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A Must-See Cathedral: An old church with gorgeous interiors and plenty of tombs. A visit to this cathedral was an incredible experience. We enjoyed the view from the golden gallery which was the highest point of the cathedral dome. Beware that you may have to walk around a little bit and climb a few stairs too, hence wear comfortable shoes.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
The Courtauld Gallery Full review
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Truly Amazing: Coming to this was a truly amazing experience, as this gallery contains all the best impressionist painters displayed under one roof. The creme of the crop. It allows you not only enjoy some lesser known painting from stars like Manet, Pissaro, Gauguin, Matisse, etc. but also find some new fabulous artist who are just not as known.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Whitechapel, city district Full review
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Worth A Visit : Whitechapel Road is a major thoroughfare in Whitechapel and is named after a small chapel dedicated to St. Mary. This is the main shopping street with a street market next to the tube station. The shops here sell everything from Indian snacks to Nigerian fabrics and Turkish jewelry.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
HMS Belfast, museum ship Full review
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Superb : Didn't go inside or on-board but the ship is absolutely stunning in person. Having been on a few World War II era ships before I can say that they're all equally stunning and impressive. Location on the waterfront is a wonderful place to walk around and see some other sights
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
King's Road, historic street Full review
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Favorite Place : Chelsea is one of my favorite parts of London in the sense that it is sure to entertain you! The rich yet somewhat miserable characters that you come across will definitely put a smile on your face. A must visit!
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
V&A Museum of Childhood Full review
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Reliving the Childhood!: For children, it's a playing area and an entertaining place, for adults it is a nostalgic place to cherish the pleasing past days when worries were not home, and life was full of spirit and excitement. The museum has one of the finest childhood related collection in the world including toys, dolls, swaddling clothes and walkers.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
The Regent's Park Full review
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An evening stroll with great views : One of those happening parks that you often see in rom-com movies. Not all overrated for a romantic walk around the park enjoying the views. There were plenty of activities to entertain too, like exploring the mini zoo there, cycling with your loved ones or simply taking a stroll by the lake. Parking can be a little stressful, one tip would be to use public transport instead.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Walk on Walton Street Full review
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Favorite Place : The enterprise is our family's favourite in the area of Walton Street. Staff is friendly and effective, food is always delicous for a very reasonable price (for the area..), they serve good wines... It's always a pleasure to go for lunch or diner here, and I highly recommend it.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Madame Tussauds Full review
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Wonderful Feelings : GREAT place to spend the day. So many celebs and people from history! Loved every bit of it. 4 stars because the Sherlock Holmes detective bit where we had to pay an extra £5 to enter didn't really match up to the hype. I would recommend ...
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Full review
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Magical Christmas in this beautiful park: Lovely botanical gardens with an interesting collection of flora and fauna. We visited the gardens during Christmas and apart from the flowers and trees, we were in love with the light show here. You might want to have the tickets booked in advance to avoid missing out on spots. Even otherwise during the day, you'll enjoy the gardens for how scenic it has been created.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Belgravia, city district Full review
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A fashionistas shopping destination : This is one of the popular neighbourhoods in London. For all the brand shopaholics, this is one of the must-shop places. Apart from the shopping, we walked through the streets of Belgravia, passed by several popular eateries, tried a few of the dessert shops in the area and did some shopping too.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Kensington Palace Full review
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Just Brilliant : Absolutely worth the wait and I would do it again in a heartbeat. You need to arrive by 9:15 if you're going to be in the front row near the fence. If you don't you will be pushed out of the way and you won't be able to see anything. They have turned it into quite a two hour show for tourists which is wonderful.
Guidebooks    Rate 4 star


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