London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the first thing that comes to mind about England for many people. Iconic buildings, wonderful architecture, amazing museums, unique culture and more make London famous and millions of tourists visit this beautiful city every year. If you want to know the top places to visit in London, you will be satisfied after this blog post.
British Museum was founded in 1753 and it is the first national public museum in the world. There are 8 million objects which reflect cultures and communities from all over the world. People can find objects and artworks according to their interests from the large collections. One of the best things about the museum is free entrance. Visitors must book a free ticket for a certain time in advance. However, special exhibitions need entrance fees.
Tower of London
Tower of London is a historic castle near the Thames River and it is located in the London city center. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site and you can feel a history of hundreds of years there.
Big Ben is a well-known clock tower near Westminster Palace in London. It was completed in 1859 in a neo-Gothic architecture style and its height is 96 meters. It is a British cultural icon that is known worldwide.
London Eye have opened in March 2000 and it is a Ferris wheel on the South Bank district of London. Its height is 135 meters and it is the tallest Ferris Wheel in Europe and the 4th tallest one in the world now. More than 3 million people visit this wonderful Ferris Wheel in London every year.
Buckingham Palace is the iconic resident and administrative headquarter of UK’s sovereigns in London. This big palace is opened to visitors every summer and tourists can visit. However, if you visit London out of summer season, you can see this beautiful palace from outside.
Tower Bridge is located next to the Tower of London on the Thames river. It was built in 1894. It is a bascule and suspension bridge. Tower Bridge and Tower of London can be seen at the same time and people can feel how wonderful those two integrated iconic buildings. The glass floor that is a walkway on the bridge allows watching the Thames river, London life, and more from above.
Hyde Park covers 350 acres and it is the largest royal park in the city. You can join the locals when they do sport such as tennis, horse riding, jogging, cycling and more. It is a beautiful spot to rest your soul when you feel tired after a long walk in the city.
St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral and it was built in 1710. This gorgeous cathedral was constructed in Baroque style and it is the most iconic religious building in London now. The height of the cathedral is 111m and people can easily notice it on the street.
Westminster Palace is the parliament of the United Kingdom today and it was built in the 19th century. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and located in Central London. The building is next to Big Ben which is the well-known clock tower.
National Gallery is one of the most popular art museums in the world by its collection of more than 2,300 paintings and it is located in well-known Trafalgar Square in Central London. Its entrance is free and famous artworks of well-known artists such as Jan van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, and Giovanni Bellini can be seen.