The Best London Attractions to Visit

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The Best London Attractions to Visit

London Guide has reviewed hundreds of amazing London attractions to help visitors plan their next trip to the English Capital. To help narrow down the list we have curated what we believe to be the Best Attractions in London. We recommend that every new visitor to London visits the majority of these to get a full feel for the beauty of this city.

The following are the Best London attractions based on popularity with the London Guide visitors.

AttractionDescriptionMore Info
British Museum

British Museum

The British Museum is located in the London area of Bloomsbury and has a permanent collection of almost 8 million different artifacts. It is one of the largest museums of it kind in the world. A lot of the artifacts on display were collected during the reign of the British Empire making some of ...

2 Oxford Street

Oxford Street

Oxford Street is probably the most famous shopping street's in the heart of London and up there with some of the world's best. Oxford Street has over 300 shops where you will find virtually all kinds of high-street fashion items as well as most of the big designer outlets and department stores like ...

3 Stamford Bridge Football Stadium

Stamford Bridge Football Stadium

Stamford Bridge is the home of Premier League team Chelsea and located in the London suburb of Fulham. It is a great place to visit if you want to want a quality football game however the capacity of the stadium is just over 40,000 which makes it very difficult to get tickets. Stamford Bridge has ...

4 Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Every year thousands of Aussies flock to Buckingham Palace as one of the first stops in London. Buckingham Palace is the primary residence of Queen Elizabeth II even though it is techincally managed by the British state and isn’t owned by the Royal Family.The Forecourt of the palace is utilized ...

5 Big Ben

Big Ben

The 150 yr old Big Ben Clock Tower is one of the most iconic views of London and among the first places most new London travelers visit. The term Big Ben does not refer to the clock tower which is attached to the Houses of Parliament, but to the bell located inside the tower and gets its name from ...

6 Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms

The Churchill War rooms are an amazing look into British life during World War II with the original underground war rooms and bunker remaining intact under the London streets of Whitehall.In this underground nerve centre, Winston Churchill and his cabinet help to direct British actions during ...

7 The London Houses of Parliament

The London Houses of Parliament

The Palace of Westminster (more commonly called the Houses of Parliament) is one of the most iconic buildings in London and usually the first stop for tourists visiting for the first time. The building acts as the the seat of Parliament within the UK and includes the clock tower known as Big Ben. ...

8 The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London is home to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian and London’s Planetarium. It is situated to the east of London on a hill in Greenwich Park overlooking the River Thames. Established in the 17th Century the Observatory was used by some of the most ...

9 Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Tower bridge is the iconic image of London that is instantly familiar to all visitors. There is sometimes some confusion with people who believe this is London bridge which is actually further down the river.

10 Harrods Department Store

Harrods Department Store

Opened in 1849, Harrods is a world famous department store that is located on Brompton Road in the posh London suburb of Knightsbridge. 

11 Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

The Changing of the Guard is a great display of British pomp and pageantry that occurs when the The Queens Old Guard hand over responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace to the New Guard. The queens guard are fully operational infantry and cavalry soldiers and even though ...

12 The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon

A visit to The London Dungeon allows you to transport back to a much darker time in British history. This uniquely thrilling attraction allows you to hear, feel, see and smell the amusing characters of the bad old days. This attraction is great way for the ids to learn some fantastic London history ...

13 Hyde Park Corner London

Hyde Park Corner London

Hyde Park Corner is a major road junction at the southeastern corner of Hyde Park that is also a major intersection. Australians will enjoy visiting the Australian (and New Zealand) War Memorial which is the location on the London's annual ANZAC day ceremonies. There are also a few other memorials ...

14 Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is actually a huge, mainly Gothic church situated just to the western side of the Palace of Westminster

15 Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio

Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio

At the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio your family can discover some of the magic of films and enjoy a behind the scenes look at props and costumes used in the movies.Take yourself on a wizardly adventure on the actual sets where the movies were filmed. Get your photos taken in the Great ...

16 Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Hyde  Park is one of the 8 Royal Parks of London and one of the most popular. The park covers 350 acres and is surrounded by some of the most expensive areas of London including Mayfair and Knightsbridge. Hyde park is visited by millions of Londoners and tourists every year and is home to a few ...

17 The Shard

The Shard

The Shard has instantly become an iconic London icon and where modern architecture meets old London style. The Shard located in Southwalk is a 95 story skyscraper that is 309.7 metres (1,016 ft) high making it the tallest skyscraper in the United Kingdom. The Shard is home to to a wide range of ...

18 10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street

Number 10 Downing Street is the headquarters and London residence of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. This is usually visited by tourists when looking at similar Westminster attractions nearby. Not much to do here as you cannot get close to the door due to security gates.

19 St James Park

St James Park

St James Park is one of the 8 Royal parks of London and is surrounded by Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Whitehall. The park includes The Mall and Horse Guards parade which are used as part of the ceremony for events like Changing of The Guard and Trooping the Colour. The park covers an area ...

20 London Eye

London Eye

The London Eye, located on the banks of the Thames, is a massive, 136 meter (442 feet) high observation wheel holding thirty-two glass-walled capsules. 

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