There are quite literally thousands of things to see and do in London; in fact, many locals still discover new and wonderful things after having lived in the city for many years!
So how is one supposed to see everything in just one trip?
Well, the truth is; you can’t. But this does mean you’ll get to come back for multiple visits! Every cloud has a silver lining!
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Now let’s take a look at some of the key sights you simply can’t miss when visiting London.
The Tower of London
This iconic fortress has played many roles throughout history including a menagerie, a prison, an execution ground, and Royal accommodation.
It is now home to the priceless Crown Jewels, a collection of some of the most valuable and impressive jewellery in the world, as well as some stunning history and some rather famous ghosts.
The British Museum
One of the world’s oldest and most famous museums, the British Museum houses a vast collection of artefacts from around the globe- approximately 8 million pieces!
You can enjoy the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, and countless other treasures; as well as the most impressive collection of Egyptian artefacts outside of Cairo.
The official residence of the British monarch, Buckingham Palace is an iconic symbol of British royalty and is a must-visit for any tourist in London. The Palace is open to visitors in the summer, so you can enjoy the lavish state rooms and gorgeous gardens.
You can watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the palace every day in the summer months, and enjoy the wonderful architecture.
The London Eye
This giant Ferris wheel is the largest cantilevered wheel in the world; it offers stunning views of the city from above, and is a great way to get a sense of London’s layout and landmarks.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous churches in the world, Westminster Abbey is a must-visit for anyone interested in British history, art, and architecture.
You can visit the final resting place for many of Britain’s most famous people- from Sir Isaac Newton to Stephen Hawking.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Another iconic London landmark, St. Paul’s Cathedral is one of the largest and most famous churches in the world, with a stunning interior and impressive 111 metre dome that offers spectacular views of the city.
This skyscraper offers unparalleled views of London from its observation deck on the 72nd floor, and is a must-visit for anyone who wants to see the city from a different perspective.
You can see up to 40 miles on a clear day, so don’t miss out on Europe’s second tallest building.
So there you have it, some of the very best sights to see in the wonderful London.
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