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Attractions of the city of London


The capital of England and the United Kingdom, London does not need any introduction. This a 21st century city rich with history which dates back to the Roman times. The most famous part of London is none other than the Houses of Parliament, the clock tower “Big Ben” and the Westminster Abbey.

Historical landmarks of London:

  • Tower bridge:

You might have heard the nursery rhyme, “London Bridge Is falling down”, well this rhyme is about the London Bridge but many mistake it to be about the Tower Bridge. Tower Bridge is one of London’s most iconic monuments. This was built in 1894 beside the River Thames. It has been opened to the public recently.

  • Westminster Abbey:

As mentioned above this is a very famous site in London. A must visit. This serves as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and coronation church since the 11th century. It would not be an overstatement to say that this is one of the most impressive and beautiful historical landmarks in London.

  • Kensington Palace:

Located in the West of London, Kensington Palace was the childhood home of Queen Victoria. This palace has been home to the late Princess Diana and is currently houses her eldest son, Prince William his wife Kate Middleton with their two children. Make sure you visit this royal residence in London.

Attractions of the City of London:

  1. Harry Potter Sets

Every Harry potter fan already knows this place is a must visit. Get the chance to see first-hand the sets, costumes, and props used in all the Harry Potter films, and step inside some of the films’ locations.

2. Buckingham Palace

The Queen’s official London residence has 775 rooms. It is one of the few occupied royal palaces remaining in the entire world.

3. Bus Tour

This is one of the best-selling London tours. Get a 24 hour ticket and relish in the freedom to hop on the sightseeing buses and explore some of London’s most famous places.

4.  Madame Tussauds London

At Madame Tussauds, you’ll come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces. Strike a pose with Shakespeare to Lady Gaga and even the Queen.

5. The Dungeon

Probe into the ancient capital’s most horrifying history at the London Dungeon. You can experience live actors, thrilling rides and exciting special effects. Step back into the darkest of times.

  • Since London is one of the major tourist attractions, they have the finest hotels and food spots. The best part is, they deliver. The hotels in London are spread out like the sights there.

  • Room rates in London are unpredictable.

  • They prefer business rather than leisure visitors.

Hotel locations:

West End:

    • Very central,

    • Expensive since its 4 stars dominate,

    • close to theatre and nightlife,

    • Tedious airport transfers.


    • Very central,

    • walkable to West End

    • not a budget district but cheaper than West End

    • A wider range of hotel types.

    • Attractive district in itself.

County Hall:

    • also central,

    • A good base for sightseeing

    • However, not so good for nightlife

    • Mostly luxury large 4 star hotels

    • Cheaper rates at weekends, holiday periods.

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Attractions of the city of London