As the center of England, London certainly saved a lot of history and interesting tourist attractions to visit. However, it’s definitely possible to experience the most popular of them while being in London.
And here some of the popular tourist attractions in London:
The London Eye is 135 meters high, which makes it one the world’s tallest observation wheels. It has 32 capsules and carries around 10.000 visitors every day. The London Eye has become the most popular paid-for UK visitor attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people a year. While traveling in complete safety you can see up to 40 kilometers away in all directions from each capsule. The capsules are suspended it allows for a full 360-degree panorama when you’re at the top of the wheel.
Tower of London
The Tower of London is where the Crown Jewels are housed, and they’re quite spectacular. It’s also where you can stand on the execution site of three English queens! The Tower of London was home to the kings and queens of England for many years. The Tower of London was a prison and many famous prisoners were held there, including Sir Walter Raleigh.
Buckingham Palace is Queen Elizabeth II’s official residence and has been the official London residence of Britain’s sovereign since 1837. It was once a townhouse owned by the Dukes of Buckingham back in the eighteenth century. George III bought Buckingham House in 1761 for his wife Queen Charlotte to use as a family home near to St James’s Palace, where many court functions were held.
Trafalgar Square was designed by John Nash in the 1820s and constructed in the 1830s. It is both a tourist attraction and the main focus for political demonstrations. Trafalgar Square is famous for its Nelson’s column that commemorates the one-armed, one-eyed admiral who died defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Houses of Parliament
The UK Parliament is one of the oldest representative assemblies in the world. The site of the Houses of Parliament is the Palace of Westminster, a royal palace and former residence of kings. Edward the Confessor had the original palace built in the eleventh century. The layout of the Palace is intricate, with its existing buildings containing nearly 1200 rooms, 100 staircases, and well over 3 kilometers of passages. Among the original historic buildings is Westminster Hall, used nowadays for major public ceremonial events.
The clock inside the tower was the world’s largest when it was installed in the middle of the 19th century. The name Big Ben actually refers to the clock’s hour bell, the largest of the clock’s five bells. The other four are used as quarter bells.
Piccadilly Circus is a busy square in the heart of London. It is famous for the fountain that was installed here at the end of the 19th century and for the neon advertising that turned the square into a miniature version of Times Square. The Circus was created by John Nash as part of the future King George IV’s plan to connect Carlton House – where the Prince Regent resided – with Regent’s Park.
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
Near the Natural History Museum and Science Museum in South Kensington, the V&A, as it’s known to the locals, is a great museum of art and design and holds over 3.000 years worth of artifacts from many of the world’s richest cultures, including the most comprehensive collection of British design and art from 1500 to 1900. There’s furniture, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and much more.
Tower Bridge in London
A structure and the most impressive sites in the capital, Tower Bridge in London has stood in the River Thames since 1894 and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Here you can see the mechanism and information panels explaining about the technology used for years to keep moving Tower Bridge.
ZSL London Zoo
The zoo was opened in 1828 and is the oldest scientific zoo in the world. This zoo is located in Regent’s Park, London. Here is home to 650 different animal species, and only in this zoo you can feel the experience with large animals such as giraffes and gorillas. With more than 12.000 as a collection, you certainly will not be disappointed when visiting this place.
Of course there are a lot of attractions that can be visited and our goal is to show you the most popular of London! Just travel with Comfort Tour Canada and don’t miss the best!