15 Places to Visit in London

London, the capital of England, is a city where you can admire with its cosmopolitan structure where 300 different languages are spoken , it...

London, the capital of England, is a city where you can admire with its cosmopolitan structure where 300 different languages are spoken , its cultural complexity, museums containing the most valuable treasures of the world, world-famous shows and musicals, red telephone booths and famous shops.
Here are more detailed explanations of the 15 best places to visit in London...

1. The Palace of Westminster and Big Ben
The Palace of Westminster is the name of the building in the United Kingdom that houses the British Parliament, which consists of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Big Ben is one of the iconic buildings of London and is part of the Palace of Westminster. Its real name is "Elizabeth Tower", but it is often referred to as Big Ben.  It is among the most famous clock towers in the world and offers a fascinating view with its Victorian gothic style. This magnificent Gothic-style tower stands at over 96 meters tall and offers breathtaking views of the city from its top.
15 Places to Visit in London
The Palace of Westminster and Big Ben 
2. Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the offical residence of the British Royal Family. Buckingham Palace is not only the official residence of the British monarch but also an architectural masterpiece. It is notable for its magnificent Victorian architecture. With its iconic balcony and stunning facade, it represents the grandeur of thr British monarchy. You can witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony, where soldiers in their traditional uniforms perform an aleborate ritual. During the summer you can visit the Royal Gardens and State Rooms.

3. Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is one of England's most famous churches and is architecturally stunning. This huge gothic church is located just opposite the parliament building.  Westminster Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most significant religious buildings in the United Kingdom.  This magnificent Gothic abbey has witnessed coronations, weddings, and burials of British  monarchs for centuries. 

4. The British Museum
The British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world and contains more than 8 million artifacts. It includes many artifacts from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Asia and the Middle East. Its galleries are filled with treasures like the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, Egyptian mummies, and ancient Mesoptomian artifacts. There is no admission fee for British Museum visitors.

5. London Eye
The London Eye is an iconic Ferries wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames. With its 32 glass capsules, you can watch the magnificent view of London from 135 meters. Each rotation takes approximately 30 minutes, allowing you to admire famous landmarks such as St. Paul's Cathedral, the Shard, and the Houses of Parliement.
15 Places to Visit in London
London Eye
6. Hyde Park
Hyde Park, one of London's eight Royal Parks, offers a tranquil retreat in the heart of the city. Spanning over 140 hectares, it features vast meadows, serene lakes, and tree-lined paths. It has a peaceful atmosphere with its lush green lawns, ponds and trees. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, rent a rowboat on the Serpentine lake, or have a picnic in its picturesque surroundings. The park also hosts various events throughout the year, including concerts, festivals, and open-air performances.

7. Tower of London
The Tower of London is a historic castle that has witnessed significant events throughout history. Originally built as a fortress, it later served as a royal palace, a prison, and a treasury. Within its walls, you can see the priceless Crown Jewels, visit the medieval White Tower, and explore the ancient battlements. Here you can take guided tours with Yeoman Warders and explore the jewelery collection.

8. Tate Modern
Located on the banks of the River Thames, the Tate Modern is a world-renowned contemporary art museum. Its vast collection showcases works from prominent artists such as Picasso, Warhol, and Hockney

9. St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral is an iconic masterpiece designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Its mejestic dome, one of the largest in the world, dominates London's skyline. From the top of the cathedral, you can enjoy the magnificent city view. Step inside and marvel at the breathtaking interior, including the intricate mosaics, the Whispering Gallery with its unique acoustics, and the Golden Gallery offering panoramic views of the city. You can also visit the crypt, where historical figures such as Admiral Lord Nelson and Sir Winston Churchill are buried. One of the important events that took place in the  cathedral is the marriage ceremony of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. 

10. Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is a lively public square in central London. It's a  popular meeting spot and often hosts cultural events, protests, and celebrations.  Dominated by Nelson's Column -a monument commemorating Admiral Lord Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar- the square is surrounded by iconic buildings such as  the National Gallery.  Founded in 1824, the National Gallery is located in Trafalgar Square. 
15 Places to Visit in London
Trafalgar Square and National Gallery
11. National Gallery
There are two important museums for art lovers in London. Tate Modern for modern art and the National Gallery for classical paintings. National Gallery collection includes over 2,000 paintings that date from the 14th-century to the end of the 19th-century. The incredible collection in the museum includes notable works by Giovanni Bellini, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Claude Monet, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Vincent Van Gogh. The National Gallery building is located in Trafalgar Square. General admission to the National Gallery is free.

12. Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum is a captivating destination for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike. It has a fascinating collection of dinosaur fossils, minerals, and various areas of natural life. Especially the blue whale skelton hanging in Hintze Hall attracts attention. The museum supports scientific  exploration through interactive exhibits and educational programs.

13. Covent Garden
Covent Garden is a lively district known for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse offerings. It features an array of boutiques, street performers, restaurants, and charming cafes. Explore the historic covered market, showcasing unique crafts, and gourmet delights. You can also catch a live performance at the Royal Opera House or enjoy the vibrant street entertainment that fills the piazza. 

14. Camden Market
Camden Market is a lively market and is located in the Camden Town neighborhood. It is a paradise for fashionistas, vintage enthusiasts and food lovers. There are many shops and stalls selling clothes, accessories, antiques and international street food here.

15. Greenwich
Greenwich, located on the banks of the River Thames, offers a mix of history, natural beauty, and maritime heritage. It marks the Prime Meridian line between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. Explore the National Maritime Museum, dedicated to the history of seafaring, and step aboard the Cutty Sark, a well-preserved 19th-century tea clipper. Greenwich Park, with its expansive green spaces and panoramic views of London, provides a peaceful escape from the bustling city.

What to Eat in London?
  • Fish&Chips
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pudding
  • Indian Food
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