Some of the Most Popular Historical Monuments in LondonPosted by Jerrard Romanoff in Guides, on March 8, 2015
London is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The first settlement dates back at least to the time of the Roman conquest. It is only natural that historical monuments are abundant in London. With people moving in constantly here, the landscape changes, but the historical background of the capital can only become richer and richer. You can even say that the more work professional movers have here, the better it is for the future of the historical heritage London is going to leave for the generations to come.
Listed below, in order of their popularity with the general public, are some of the most popular historical monuments here, according to the number of people visiting it annually. If you still haven’t seen them, do not miss your chance to right that wrong on the first opportunity.
- The Tower of London is definitely must go when you are in the capital. At least it is so for 2 414 541 people every year. If you want to keep away from the crowds, but still enjoy your time there, you should definitely drop by the Whitechapel Art Gallery, which in addition to the art displayed will offer you a great bookshop and a fine-dining restaurant that will satisfy even the highest taste.
- St Paul’s Cathedral is also pretty ahead on the list of popular historical monuments. The cathedral, which was built in 1675, is today visited by well over 1.8 million people each year, making it one of the most frequented religious temples in the world.
- Westminster Abbey, which was dubbed “hands down the best Abbey in the world” on the popular American sitcom Friends, is third on the list of most popular London monuments with 1.3 million visitors a year. What is more, Westminster Abbey is one of the major symbols of London, so it would be a shame to miss your chance to visit it.
- Next comes the Old Royal Navy College with well over 1.2 million visitors a year. The college was opened in 1694 and most of the great historical figures in the British Navy got their education here. It is open to visitors every day from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
- The House of Parliament is the place where every day the future of the nation is decided. But the building itself is a historical monument on its own right. Due to visiting restrictions that are easy to explain – after all, we are talking about a functioning Parliament – the number of visitors every year here is much lower compared to other major historical attractions in London, there are still around 700 000 visitors coming here on an yearly basis.
- Hampton Court Palace is the last place featured on our list with around 550 000 visitors each year. The palace was built in the beginning of the 16th century and according to many it is one of the most beautiful royal palaces on the territory of the UK. It is definitely worth a visit.