Top 10 Things to See and Do in London, England

Top 10 Things to See and Do in London, England

London – the capital of England, which is famous for combining the traditional with modern. The capital reflects these properties the best: historic landmarks, Victorian architecture and hip, contemporary life style – you can find it all in London. Check out this list of things to see and do once in this exciting city!

10. Shopping

There are some world famous department stores in London – one of the best places to go shopping. Harrods in Knightsbridge offers variety of goods since 1834. Find more luxurious garment in the West End at Liberty’s. Selfridges is the second biggest store after Harrods, opened in 1909 in Oxford Street, often called the world’s best department store. Not to mention the boutiques and markets – there are plenty of those in London.

When to go there?

The stores are open 7 days a week.

How to get there?

The city is easy to navigate by tube, bus or bicycle.

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9. Tate Modern

The most visited modern art gallery in the world, Tate Modern houses works of art from year 1500 to the present day. Opened in 1897 the gallery offers a diverse collection of works – the visit here promises a truly quality time. The Millennium Bridge links the city with the Bankside, where Tate Modern is situated.

When to go there?

The gallery is open every day.

How to get there?

Various options will enable to get to the gallery quickly.

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8. Thames River Cruise

This is one of the greatest ways to see more of London besides London Eye and bus tours. The tour passes some of the most famous sites: Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Canary Wharf among others. The visitors can choose from many different routes.

Why to go there?

Voyages from Westminster Pier to the Royal River Thames, business area Canary Wharf and other tours promise a different view of London.

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7. St Paul’s Cathedral

The assignment to build a new cathedral was commissioned after the Great Fire of London, which destroyed the Old St Paul’s. The 111 m (365 ft) high dome is one of the tallest in the world and available to climb where a breathtaking panorama opens. The beautiful site is a recognizable landmark in London and definitely not to miss.

How to get there?

Situated in the heart of London, right in front of the Millennium Bridge, the Cathedral is easy to find.

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6. Tower Bridge

Built in the 19th century, this is one of the most famous bridges in the world. The towers are open for the visits: besides of panorama of London, the exhibitions are interesting to see. The towers’ walkaways are available to hire for an event – indeed a unique venue for the weddings, private, corporate and other events.

Why to go there?

Another famous landmark in London – walk the bridge and admire its Victorian architecture.

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5. Natural History Museum

The museum exhibits 70 million items! Some of them are collected by Charles Darwin himself. The dinosaur skeletons are among the most famous exhibits. And the architecture of the building is indeed impressive: it enhances the greatness of science.

Why to go there?

One of the greatest museums in London – this is classic.

How to get there?

Easy to access in South Kensington by bus, tube, car or bicycle.

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4. London Eye

Situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, London Eye became one of the most famous landmarks in the city as soon as it was opened in 2000. 135 m (443 ft) tall it is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. The wonderful panorama opens in a 30 minutes revolution.

Why to go there?

Critically acclaimed London Eye has to be on your bucket list once in London.

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3. Kensington Palace and Gardens

A royal residence is an official residence of Prince William and Duchess Kate. It is open for the visits, where various exhibitions are open. In the gardens an artificial lake, walkways, various plants offer a beautiful retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Why to go there?

A historic site, the gardens are beautiful and it is located in the heart of London.

How to get there?

Situated between Notting Hill Gate and Kensington High Street.

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2. Windsor Castle

One of the oldest royal palaces in the world – the castle houses royal family for almost 1000 years. And you get the chance to visit it, to see the royal apartments during a 2-3 hours tour. And keep in mind that the Queen still spends her weekends and holds many important events here – the castle is a real residence of a sovereign!

When to go there?

Thoroughly plan the visit, since the castle is closed for official events or ceremonies.

How to get there?

By a coach from Victoria Coach Station or train from London Waterloo or London Paddington.

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1. Palace of Westminster

Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Westminster ensemble is one of the most recognized landmarks in the world. The huge ensemble houses the Parliament of the United Kingdom and the Westminster Abbey is nearby. The Elizabeth Tower, also known as Big Ben, defines London’s panorama.

Why to go there?

A must see in London. The entrance to the interiors and a tour can be obtained by applying for admittance.

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