London is the capital of England and of the United Kingdom. It has a population of around nine million and is the most populous region in Great Britain and the largest city in the European Union, but the core of the city of London is only 1.12 square miles making it the smallest by area within England. It is one of the world’s leading cities with arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, professional services, development and research, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence with the world’s largest airport system measured by volume of traffic. More than 300 languages are spoken around the capital since it possesses a diverse range of people and cultures and is famous for its history and architecture having been established by the Romans, although ancient settlements existed on the site of the River Thames many years previous to this. Tourists are delighted by its nightlife, shopping facilities, restaurants, museums, theatres and attractions with some of the most famous being St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Trafalgar Square. Other attractions include the many sporting events, galleries and libraries along with famous traditions and ceremonies that capture the hearts of visitors from all over the globe and all the attractions are easy and accessible as London has buses, taxis and an extensive network of underground trains known as ‘the Tube.’ Below is a list of ten of the best sites for London attractions and any potential visitors will find the list not only interesting, but very useful.
This site presents the top ten tourist attractions in London according to visitor numbers and includes the London Eye, the National Gallery, the Tower of London, the Tate modern, the British museum, the National History museum and Madam Tussauds to name a few. A description is given for each attraction and maps can also be found along with tickets to theatre shows as well as the attractions. Information for travellers can be found along with a section for where to stay and things to do with further interesting attractions.
Londonpass.com has a guide to top attractions from top museums to fascinating buildings and monuments and offers something to please every visitor. Some of the attractions featured include a cruise down the river Thames, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle and the Churchill War rooms. Tips and advice can be found to make exploring the city a unique experience and there are special offers available as well as a section for attractions where public entry is free.
Londontown.com has the top attractions for London advertised and also provides details for accommodation, restaurants, shopping, events, entertainment, nightlife and health and leisure. Attractions include the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, HMS Belfast, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament and various museums to name a few and related articles can be found for tours, parks, ceremonies and traditions in London as well as special events.
Timeout claims that there is so much to see and do in London that they can help by giving a list of free attractions as well as offering tickets to paid attractions. Free attractions include the daily changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the British Museum, Somerset House and the National Portrait Gallery and a list of special events coming soon can also be found which can be chosen by month. There are guides to help you as well as a children’s section which includes London Zoo, the Sea Life Aquarium and the London Dungeon.
Tripadvisor has a page dedicated to London attractions and lists various different things to do in the city under attractions, activities, shopping and nightlife. You can read reviews from other travellers about accommodation and tourist sites to help you make up your mind what to see and there is the facility to search by location. Trip ideas can be found from experts along with the best travel deals as well as the weather and suggestions can be chosen from cultural, performances, museums, landmarks, outdoors, sports, amusements, zoos and aquariums.
About.com has a section for London which allows you to plan a trip including things to do and attractions to see. There are articles to read, videos to view and links can be found leading to the top and most popular sites. Suggestions include the London Eye, river cruises, Harry Potter film locations, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, various museums, the Houses of Parliament and the changing of the guard to name a few.
This site offers sightseeing tours around London, theatre deals and transport information as well as special offers and tips for travel essentials. There is an online shop to buy souvenirs and you can find information and articles to read about the city. Top attractions are advertised such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Thames cruises and the 2012 Olympic stadium and a section features tours that can be taken on the open-top buses to view all the sites from the comfort of the coach.
The Londonist features restaurants, theatres and the arts and things to do as well as attractions that are not so well-known so you can really explore. Some of those listed include St. James’s Park, Greenwich Observatory, Shakespeare’s Globe, Kew Gardens, HMS Belfast and London Zoo. You can pick individual weeks by date to see what events are due to occur and a list of places for free-admission is also given. There is a travel guide to help you find your way around and prize-winning competitions are also featured.
This is a tourist guide to London that has been written by Londoners and people who live there. The facility to search for hotels is given along with the option to book tickets and there are tours offered to view different parts. There is a section for things to do and a further section reveals the history of London with suggested sights and possible places of interest as well as a list of churches, museums and markets.
Goldentours.com has some great tours and offers available for seeing London with activities, theatre tickets and travel as well as accommodation. You can select to browse free attractions as well as events and some of the top attractions mentioned include Buckingham Palace, changing of the guard, Tower of London, the London Eye and the London Aquarium and there is also a special section for viewing by an open-top bus.