The Best Tourist Attractions in London

Posted by in Guides, on February 6, 2015

London is one of the most interesting cities in the world. It offers a variety of attractions, most of them accessible and even free for visitors. No matter whether you have lived here your whole life or the people from the man and van company have just unloaded your boxes at your first London home, it would be a worthwhile experience to play a tourist for a day and see what London has to offer to you.

Listed below are some of the most notable landmarks here. It might be a good idea to start from them:

  • British MuseumNaturally we are going to start with the British Museum. Being one of the largest and most famous museums in the world, it has an immensely rich collection of art from all times and places that will take you weeks to explore entirely. The Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection are a real must see here.
  • The National Gallery is located on Trafalgar Square. The building is an architectural wonder in its own right, but what is really important is in the inside. Painting by all important Western European artists from the 13th to the 19th century are stored here, including works by Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Renoir and many others.
  • Ever since it was first opened to public in February 2000, the London Eye has become a symbol of London. That’s the highest Ferry wheel in Europe. It top offers one of the most breathtaking panoramic scenes of London that you can imagine.
  • Another emblematic structure for the capital is of course the Tower of London. Not only that, but it is one of the best known buildings in the world – and for a good reason. The place has a nearly one thousand years of history and has gone through so many transformations – it was a palace, a prison, a place for executions, a zoo and much more – that there is no way it is not interesting. There are regular tours organized so just book your place on the next one.
  • It would be a shame to be in London and not visit the Madame Tussauds. This is the place where you can meet face to face all the most famous personalities in the world – not only from our time, but literally from all epochs and cultures. You can shake hands with Shakespeare and then pose for a picture with the Royal Family, or sing along Lady Gaga or Elvis, according to your preferences. Spending a couple of hours among the wax figures at Madame Tussauds is one of the most pleasant ways to enjoy your free time with both family and friends and it is definitely going to be a memorable experience.

It goes without saying that you should not limit yourself only to the suggestions given here. The list is far from being exhaustive. Go out and explore London on your own – that’s the best way to do it.