London, the capital of the United Kingdom, and also Europe’s third largest metropolis, boasts various sights and is therefore very popular with tourists from all over the world. Here I have compiled a list of 23 of London’s most popular and beautiful sights to visit.
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1.Hause of Parlament & Big Ben
The word London is for many people to think of Big Ben. This can be considered a certain symbol of this city. It belongs to Westminster Palace or Hause of Parliament and this is the meeting place of the British Parliament.
2. Tower Bridge
One of the most famous bridges in the world is 250 meters long and flows over the River Thames. As a tourist you can walk it by car or on foot. For enthusiasts, one can also go inside one of the turrets and come to the top.
At times Tower served as a prison. The prisoners included, for example, Henrich VIII’s wife. Today, however, there are stored British Crown Jewels. So it’s always the Tower building where the bad guys steal royal crowns or various jewelry in American action movies. In October, volunteers plant thousands of ceramic poppies here as a memorial to the fallen soldiers of the I. World War.
4. London Eye
Even though tickets to the London Eye are not exactly the cheapest, reaching deeper into your pocket is certainly worth it. One turn takes 30 minutes and if you are interested (and a lot of money) you can organize a party or even a wedding there.
6. Buckingham Palace
As you know, London is home to the English royal family. Their seat is Buckingham Palace, which has up to 775 rooms, including 78 bathrooms. If you want to see it from above, you have to order tickets at least half a year in advance.
Even a city like London has its own skyscrapers. Interesting name Uhorka belongs to 180 meters high skyscraper. The name Gherkin was given its cucumber shape. Inside there are offices and a few apartments.
7. Madame Tousand
You can find the most important personalities of the world show business, politics, sport of art and science in this wax museum. I definitely recommend planning a visit for at least 3 hours.
8. St. Paul Cathedral
This monumental cathedral is the fourth largest in the world. It is up to 62 meters high and is one of the most iconic buildings in the city.
9. Millenium Bridge
Here is another unique famous thanks to the film Harry Potter-Half Prince. In the sixth part, it was destroyed by deaths. Of course, this scene was done only graphically.
10. Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is a Gothic cathedral known for being buried scientists and writers such as Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and Charles Dickens.
11. Natural History Museum
This museum is definitely suitable for whole families. Adults and also kids will definitely like it. Here you will find a whale model, a dinosaur skeleton, and a room that stimulates an earthquake. Best of all, it’s free!
In this area there is a park, an old reservoir and a well-known library, but mainly Greenwich is a place through which the meridian passes and thus divides east and west.
13. Kings Cross
London’s largest railway station is known for its 9¾ platform where Harry Potter is also on its Rokford Express. In addition, Kings Cross is London’s largest and best known railway station.
Harrods is England’s most expensive shopping center. You can find here an x-box of gold, diamond dresses or fur coats for a nice $ 100,000. Even as a tourist you should enter the building neat and nicely dressed.
15. Trafalgar Square & Nelsons Colum
In the middle of this famous square is the 50-meter-high Nelson Column, which defeated the French during the war. There is also the British Museum.
16. Hyde park
London park where you can admire the beautiful nature and trained runners. Personally, I also liked feeding brave squirrels out of hand.
17. Downing Street
There is a British Prime Minister on this street. His residence has indeed become a tourist attraction and even though it is protected by soldiers and therefore you can not even approach his door, it is worth seeing this place!
18. Picadilly Circus
This intersection is two hundred years old. It was sometimes referred to as the Center of the World. Today it is interesting because of the many ads in the surrounding houses.
19. Globe Theater
This small round theater was the home of the greatest English writer in history and, therefore, William Shakespeare. All of Shakespeare’s premieres were played right here, in the London section called Southwark.
20. Flying House
London even has its own flying house. This optical illusion has surprised many tourists many times. However, after a long exploration, you will find that this house does not fly to our great surprise.
21. Baker Street
Maybe the name of this street reminds you of something? But of course! This is where Sherlock Holmes, a fictional character by Arthur C. Doyle, lives. The house of the most famous detective in the world will be clearly marked to tourists, so you don’t have to worry about missing it.
22. The Shard
So the skyscraper, which is over 300 meters high, is not only the highest in London, but throughout Europe. It is certainly one of the most interesting buildings in London, especially for its modern architecture.
23. British Museum
The British Museum, along with the Tower and the Tate Modern Museum of Modern Art. In this museum you can admire the painting of Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh. The great news is also that the entrance to the museum is FREE.