London is one of the world’s most iconic cities and hosts some of the best attractions and sights. From historical monuments to bustling hot spots, it’s no surprise that London attracts millions of visitors each year. With so much to offer, it can be hard to decide what to do when you visit. Whether you’ve got one day or a week in London, here are a few of the top 10 places to check out while in town. Before you start exploring the must-visit places in London city, book yourself a central and convenient hotel to stay in like the Park Avenue Bayswater Hotel.
One of the most famous sights in all of London, Buckingham Palace is home to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal Family. Established as an official royal residence in 1837, it has become home over time to many generations of British monarchs and their families. Visitors can take a tour through the State Rooms or take part in Changing The Guard – one of the oldest royal traditions dating back centuries.
Big Ben and Houses of Parliament
Big Ben stands at the very heart of Westminster, beside the Houses Of Parliament – one of London’s most recognizable structures. Built in 1859, its clock tower remains today one of London’s most prominent landmarks and its bell chimes every 15 minutes with unmissable sound throughout the city. Tourists can learn more about how democracy works in Britain by taking a guided tour around this political hub.
This giant Ferris wheel stands proudly over Southbank as an icon for modern-day London. Standing 135m tall, this giant wheel offers unbeatable views across the whole city skyline – making it an essential destination for any trip to London! It takes roughly 30 minutes to complete a full rotation – perfect for capturing some incredible photos!
This iconic bridge across the River Thames has been standing since 1894 when it was built by Sir Horace Jones and John Wolfe Barry. Since then it has become one of London’s most recognizable landmarks – allowing both foot passengers and road traffic access from both sides of the River Thames . Tower Bridge also offers breathtaking views from atop its two towers – giving guests an unparalleled view across the City Of London.
Tower Of London
A symbol for Britain’s turbulent past, The Tower Of London was originally founded nearly 1000 years ago in 1066! Located along the bankside Thames , tourists come from far and wide to explore this historic castle – now home to Crown Jewels, collections & ceremonies like Yeoman Warder Tours. To stay central and close to these attractions you can book yourself hotels near Madame Tussauds London.
Europe’s tallest building stands proudly on the bank side of the Thames , adding an unmistakable modern look into traditional cityscapes ! Rising 1000 ft above ground , Shard offers stunning panoramic views across all corners of capital – making it a unique place ideal for Instagrammers!
St Paul’s Cathedral
The English Baroque cathedral which was originally built between 1675-1710 & designed by Sir Christopher Wren is certainly a must-see site while visiting London ! Here visitors can take guided tours around inside & outside , attend varied services or even just admire impressive architecture from outside.
One of the biggest religious structures in the UK , this Gothic church encompasses 1, 000 years of history . Home for coronation services 16th century onwards , huge events have taken place within these walls, famous people have been buried here including Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton etc.
This beautiful royal residence is located within Kensington Gardens & dates back to the 17th century when first plans were made by William III & Mary I .Apart from being a royal family residence, the palace also hosts numerous events such as concerts, galleries expositions etc. To fully explore the palace, its gardens and its vivid history it is ideal to book hotels Near Royal Albert Hall London.
Taking name of circus (meaning “circle ”) due roundabout built late 19th century Piccadilly Circus area never stops thrilling thousands of tourists who flock place everyday enjoy vibrant nightlife shops restaurants pubs clubs theatres cinemas museums …..and not forgetting Eros statue which symbolises celebration life. This is another attraction that is close and easily accessible from your Bayswater Accommodation.
When you find yourself planning your next trip to London make sure you don’t miss out on any of these amazing attractions ( locations ) – there is something for everyone, whether you are looking to spend a morning, afternoon or evening exploring vast city full of world-famous sights stunning views mesmerising architecture culture entertainment …of course always plenty food drink choices too!