Here are the Must See Places in London
To visit London is to immerse yourself in a true cosmopolitan city, which is the capital of the United Kingdom and one of the largest European cities. Much larger than our capital, it’s a vibrant, vibrant, vibrant, modern city , and so on! It is also called the “world city”.
Thousands of shops, restaurants, pubs, hundreds of museums, galleries, dozens of markets, parks … We never stopped to survey , so there are places and activities to do to visit London !
Before starting this article, I draw your attention to a tip to save time during your visits and savemoney, the Passes to visit London.
Visit Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Queen of England, Elizabeth II . It is also here that many historical events or other official ceremonies or banquets take place. Like the royal baptisms, the birthday of the queen or the visits of the heads of state.
During the guided tour, you will be able to discover the 19 magnificent official apartments . There is also an exhibition on the royal life that changes every year during the summer opening of the palace. It takes about four hours to make the visit.
The palace is open to tourists only from the end of July to the end of September
If you visit London outside of this period, you will not be able to enter Buckingham Palace. But you can still attend the famous changing of the guard, every day at 11:30 in front of the gate of the palace
Enjoy your visit here and then take a well-deserved break at Green Park and St James’s Park which are located around the Queen’s Palace.
London has a dozen parks all equally enjoyable.
Visit Westminster Abbey
If you’re a fan of England’s history, then you can not miss out on Westminster Abbey. It is one of the most famous religious buildings in London , listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Gothic in style, it is the burial place of most kings and queens of England . But also statesmen, poets, fishermen … etc. It is also here that the main royal coronations take place.
And to top it off, Kate and William also got married in this church . You can opt for a guided tour to immerse yourself in history
Visit The Tower of London
Another must-see royal visit is the Tower of London, a historic fortress on the banks of the River Thames near Tower Bridge (below). Notable for its crown jewels , it is an opportunity to discover jewels adorned with beautiful precious stones that are still worn regularly by Queen Elizabeth II .
The other major attraction of the Tower of London, is to do the tour with a Beefeater Royal Guard – or also called “Beefeaters” – which will take you to explore the fortress and, among others, the White Tower – White Tower – a dungeon that was originally the residence of William the Conqueror before becoming a prison.
The Tower of London is one of the most emblematic monuments of the city
Pass on Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge is the most famous bridge in the British capital . Can not miss it especially if you come out of your visit to the Tower of London!
You will be able to visit the old engine room and stroll on the bridge , the top footbridge is pedestrian and will give you a nice view of London and the Thames
The highlight of the show is the lifting of the bridge, the footbridge of the bottom tilts to let large ships. No precise schedule so you have to fall at the right time when you come to visit London
Go up on The View From The Shard
Another monument that you will not be able to miss by its height is The Shard, one of the tallest towers in Europe, 309.60 meters high ! It is a glass tower located in the London Bridge district designed by the architect Renzo Piano and inaugurated in July 2012.
If you are not dizzy then this is an activity not to miss during a visit to London ! Once mounted with one of the high-speed elevators, you will have an impressive and breathtaking view of London .
After these sensations, a taste break will be welcome. And that’s good because The Shard is right next to Borough Market, the city’s coolest food market. It offers very good products from around the world. It is possible to eat on the spot.
Climb up the London Eye
An alternative to The View from the Shard in terms of breathtaking views of London is the Ferris wheel, The London Eye sponsored by Coca-Cola. You will find yourself here 135 meters high above the Thameswith a 360 ° view.
It’s still the biggest wheel in Europe and it’s the most visited attraction in London
Visit London on a walk
Visit the London Zoo – ZSL London Zoo
The London Zoo is one of the oldest in the world. It is located in Regent’s Park on more than 15 acres.
It has an impressive number of animal species all more amazing than the others. To discover also exhibitions regularly organized around a theme . The visit of the zoo is also punctuated by quality shows.
As you will have noticed, London is an expensive city in terms of accommodation, public transport and tourist attractions.
London is a culturally rich city, with nearly 170 museums, some of which are national and free .
- Natural History Museum : impressive collections of life and earth sciences collected all over the world. Masterful building located next to the V & A in the district of South Kensington (very famous district where good numbers of resident French).
- Tate Britain : National gallery of British art from the Renaissance period to the present day. Museum associated with the Tate Modern.
- Tate Modern : museum of modern and contemporary art world famous . The Tate Modern has been installed in the disused Bankside Power Station. This makes the architecture of the building very interesting. It is also ideally located on the banks of the Thames.
- British Museum : museum of antiquity and history of the world . A hallucinating collection of rare and unusual works and objects from all continents.
- National Gallery : Museum of Fine Arts . The one of the classic pictorial art collections the most remarkable in the world.
- Victoria & Albert Museum : Museum of Decorative Arts. Sublime building with a courtyard overlooking a fountain, very pleasant summer.
The Must Do To Visit London
Visit the Madame Tussauds Museum
Madame Thussauds, this is the essential visit when you come to spend a stay in London and you have necessarily heard about it!
It is a wax museum that was founded in 1835 by Marie Thussaud, a French artist. You will find dozens of statues representing famous personalities around the world.
They are larger than life, such as Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt , Britney Spears, Michael Jackson , David Beckham, The Beatles , Napoleon, the royal family or ET and Spiderman . There are also animations like “The Chamber of Horrors” and “The Spirit of London”.
Millions of people have passed through Madame Thussauds since they opened more than 200 years ago.
Here are all the must-see places to spend an ideal holiday with friends, family or lovers in London.