Top London Attractions
London has many places of interest for tourists to see and things to do. Here we narrowed it down to only top London attractions.
London Eye has become one of most recognizable and most imposing London attractions. Journey on the wheel takes around 30 minutes. Visitors of this ferris wheel ride can observe other top London attractions whilst in the sky. There is a great view of river Thames, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham palace, City of London and a good stretch of the South Bank.
Tower of London
Built by Normans after the invasion of William the Conqueror as a means of keeping London citizens subdued and in awe. Tower of London houses the Crown Jewels and it's a home to it's famous residents and employees - the ravens. Tower of London is also famous for the prisoners it held, most famously Elizabeth I and Cray twines.
Buckingham Palace is the official Queens residence. Palace is now open to the visitors during the summer and the visitors are allowed into State Rooms where they can see some of the finest English and French furniture. Buckingham Palace is a true jewel and a top London attraction.
A spectacle of the famous and infamous captured in wax. World Leaders, Cultural Figures, Hollywood and Bollywood Stars, Fashion, and Popular Musicians are just some of the varied collection of figures visitors can ‘meet’ with at this popular and unique London attraction. Madame Tussauds is not just top London attraction - thise days you can find Madame Tussaud in other cities: Amsterdam, New York, Las Vegas, and even Shanghai.
Tate Modern in housed in the disused power station on the river Thames. This imposing building is at the heart of London's South Bank and is connected to the north side of the river by the Millennium bridge. As always the star attraction of this gallery is a massive installation in the Turbine Hall. Tate Modern is within walking distance to a number of London's top attractions, also, there is a boat ride that ferries visitors between Tate Modern and Tate Britain.
Science Museum holds over 300,000 items, many marking key stages in the development of human and scientific understanding and development. Musem is the largest of it kind in the world and the place where you can find the first ever steam locomotive, the first jet engine, working example of the world's first computer and reconstruction model of DNA built by the men who discovered it in 1953.
South Bank is a major arts centre and is home to a wealth of cultural attractions including The Hayward Gallery, the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre arts complex, National Theatre and Purcell Rooms. South Bank is within walking distance of number of other top attractions such as London Eye and Tate Modern.
Over 13 million objects in its collections the British Museum has something for everyone and it's highlights include: The Rosetta Stone – dating back to 196 BC; The Mummy Board of Henutmehyt – the pouter coffin of this wealthy Egyptian priestess and dates back to 1250 BC; The Round Reading Room – opened in 1857, the Museum’s book collection was a focal point for academic researchers the world over; The Great Court – designed by architect Lord Norman Foster and opened in 2000, the glass covered area is now a major London attraction in its own right.
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's biggest art and design museum, with more that four million pieces, and with its magnificent, opulent halls, it’s must be one of the world’s grandest too. It was named after Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, and it stands conveniently close to the Science and Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey is one of tourist attractions that is at the centre of the british history, number of kings, queens, writers, warriors and other important people are connected with, or buried in the cathedral reads like a who’s who of British history – Darwin, Newton, Chaucer. Conveniently located near other very popular London attractions, Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors a year, yet still functions as a place of worship that hosts everything from lectures to musical recitals; from daily services to state occasions such as royal funerals and coronations.
St Paul's Cathedral
Saint Paul's Cathedral ismost recognisable religeous London attractions. Sitting atop hill, looking over the City of London and the South Bank and Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral's Baroque design and it's huge dome have been a part of the London skyline for centuries. Built and designed following the Great Fire of London in 1666, Saint Paul's has become a gathering point for number of the London's celebrations and mourning.
Tower Bridge is one of the London's most recognisable landmarks, with its Gothic towers and rising bascules to allow the passage of shipping. Tower Bridge was built to help a river crossing problem, with the main purpose being the facilitation of access for ships. Tower Bridge offers panoramic views of nearby tourist attractions St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and HMS Belfast.