Top 10 Attractions in London

By Jenny Dreiling

November 3, 2014

London is an exciting city to visit year-round. ¬†Whether for business of pleasure there is always something to do! ¬†In an effort to make this wonderful city just a little bit more accessible we’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Attractions in London. ¬†We hope you have a chance to visit at least some of these places very soon! ¬†Of course, if you’re looking for accommodation too then we’re more than happy to help. ¬†Enjoy!

1) The British Museum

The British Museum is one of the largest museums in London and is dedicated to all of human history, culture, and artefacts from around the world.  It holds roughly 8 million pieces and has rotating exhibits year-round.  This museum is an excellent way to spend an entire day learning about our world from the artefacts, art, and stories of the people who lived it in times past.
Admission: Free
Address: Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG
Picture by: British Museum

2) The National Gallery

The National Gallery is one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. ¬†Founded in 1824, The National Gallery is situated in Trafalgar Square right in the heart of Soho and houses roughly 2,300 paintings dating back as early as the mid-1300’s. ¬†The gallery itself is gorgeous and is an excellent way to spend a lazy day looking at works from masters from the past to the present.
Admission: Free
Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Picture by: National Gallery

3) Natural History Museum

Opening in 1881, the Natural History Museum is great fun for all ages and interests.  It houses specimens of our natural world (both alive and extinct!) and displays them in an exciting and engaging manner.  Located in the heart of South Kensington the Natural History Museum is an excellent addition to a family day out wandering through one of the most beautiful areas in Central London.
Admission: Free
Address: Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD

4) Tate Modern

Tate Modern is located directly across the Thames from St. Paul’s Cathedral and can be accessed directly via the Millennium Bridge. ¬†It is a beautiful and cavernous space that houses some of the most avant garde and interesting pieces of the modern art world. ¬†It is one of the most visited modern art galleries in the world, boasting around 4.7 million visitors annually.
Admission: Free
Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Picture by: Tate Modern

5) London Eye

The London Eye (or Millennium Wheel as it was originally known) is the absolute best way to experience the gorgeous skyline of London.  Located on the South Bank near Waterloo and right at a Thames Clipper stop (high speed ferry system on the Thames River) the London Eye is a 45 minute experience of all of London РNorth, South, East & West.  Best views in the city!!
Admission: from £26.55 if booked online
Address: London, SE1 7PB
Picture by: Rathfern

6) Science Museum

The Science Museum is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington.  Founded in 1857, the Science Museum is still popular today as it attracts over 2.7 million visitors annually.  The musuem covers all areas of science and technology.  It has many interactive exhibits and lots to see and do Рfun for the whole family!
Admission: Free
Address: Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD

7) Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A, as it’s known) is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. ¬†Holding over 4 million objects and attractions, the V&A is one of the most popular museums in London. ¬†Named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the museum was founded in 1852 and still attracts many visitors throughout the year.
Admission: Free
Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2R

8) Tower of London

The Tower of London is one of London’s most popular attractions. ¬†Formerly used as the centre for prisoner holding and torture in the medieval era it is now a beautifully maintained reminder of London’s tremendous past. ¬†Visitors can view the Crown Jewels and also a room showcasing the various types of armour worn by the British military through the centuries. ¬†Truly an excellent and adventurous day out!
Admission: from £20.90 if you book online
Address: London EC3N 4AB
Picture from: Historic Royal Places

9) Royal Museums Greenwich

The Royal Museums Greenwich is the collective name for four museums in Greenwich, all located around each other. ¬†They are the National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House, Royal Observatory, and the Cutty Sark. ¬†All incorporate interesting facets of London’s incredible maritime past, and at the Royal Observatory visitors can even stand on the real Greenwich Meantime Prime Meridian!!
Admission: free
Address: Romney Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

10) Madame Tussauds

Famous for the famous life-sized wax figures, Madame Tussauds has an ever-increasing collection of well-known people from history and present.  Fun for the whole family, Madam Tussauds is also located in Baker Street home of the infamous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes!
Admission: from £22.50 if you buy online
Address: Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR
Picture from: Mirror

These are only a handful of things to do in this beautiful city! ¬†There are so many more attractions, sites, museums, restaurants and pubs along with the plentiful parks that make this city so wonderful. ¬†We hope that this helped you initially, but the best way to experience London is to come here and stay for a bit – then just have a wander and find some new things to add to your own list! ¬†Of course we’re always happy to help so get in touch today and one of our friendly advisers will be happy to source your London accommodation…they may just let you in on some local tips of what to do as well!!
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