Top 10 Touristy Things to do in London

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London is the most visited country in Europe, attracting around 30 million visitors every year. The city was founded by Romans and has thrived over the centuries and is without a doubt considered the most diverse city in the world. In a city like London, you will never run out of things to do. This city has a rich amalgamation of artwork, entertainment and history in the world. So today we will be sharing a list of our Top 10 touristy things to do in London. 
 Top 10 Touristy Things to do in London
Travel Tip: The best way to travel around London is through its well-connected public transport services. So, go to a train station and top up your Oyster card or get a daily/weekly Oyster Pass to enjoy fuss-free travel. A Visitor Oyster card is one of the cheapest ways to pay for your journey on the bus, Tube, DLR, tram, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers river bus service, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London. Another great option to travel is the hop-on, hop-off bus service across London.

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace: A London trip will always be incomplete without strolling through the Green Park to catch a glimpse of Buckingham Palace which has been home to the British Royal Family since 1837. Witness a piece of the royal lifestyle from outside. Another noteworthy experience is witnessing the world-famous Changing of the Guard. Check the timings and date for the Changing of the Guard ceremony before visiting.

Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus: The Piccadilly Circus is instantly recognizable having a square filled with bright lights and big screens. It has been a busy spot in London since the 17th century when it was a commercial hub. Piccadilly Circus can easily be considered the Times Square of London. This place is surrounded by several noteworthy landmarks such as the London Pavilion and Criterion Theater. In the centre, we have the Statue of Eros - a popular meeting point. To learn some new facts and watch the world’s weirdest things, visit Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum.

Aerial view of Hyde Park
Hyde Park: Set in the heart of London, this is possibly the most famous park and also one with historical significance. Hyde Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 350 acres. The speaker’s corner is always occupied by protests, debates and performance artists every week. You can enjoy a picnic by the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, walk around the Serpentine, hire a rowing boat or just admire the view across the lake from a waterside cafe.

Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds: Get a ticket and mingle with royalty, world leaders, elites from Hollywood, Bollywood and musical megastars. This museum was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. The first museum was opened back in 1835 in London followed by several smaller museums in major cities across the world. With 14 interactive areas, the museum combines glamour, glitz and history incredibly with more than 300 wax statues. You can also save up by opting for a combination ticket, pairing up your Madame Tussauds visit with Sea Life, London Eye, Marvel Experience 4D etc.

London Eye
London Eye: London Eye also known as the Millenium wheel is an observation wheel on the bank of the River Thames in London. The Coca-Cola London Eye is the most important feature of London’s skyline which boasts some of the best views from its 32 capsules. Climb aboard for a breathtaking 360-degree view and experience of the city by witnessing 55 landmarks in just 30 minutes. The London Eye is the most popular paid tourist attraction spot in the United Kingdom with an annual count of over 3 million visitors.

Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum: The museum brims with around 80 million specimens and exhibits and is located in South Kensington. As the name suggests this museum is home to exhibits from various segments of natural history with five main collections in Botany, Zoology, Entomology, Mineralogy and Paleontology. The museum is famous for its collection of specimens by Charles Darwin, dinosaur skeletons and mesmerizing architecture. This is a popular tourist attraction amongst families.

Big Ben
Big Ben: This is probably the most famous clock in the world. The Houses of Parliament along with the Clock tower or Big Ben is undoubtedly one of the most famous tourist attractions in London. It was designed in the Neo-Gothic style. Big Ben first rang across Westminster on 31 May 1859. You can enjoy a tour of this on the London Red bus. Also, another fabulous option is the Thames River Cruise (preferably during sunset) while you enjoy the tourist attractions.

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge: Another important part of the London skyline is Tower Bridge. This is a suspension bridge that is 800m tall with two towers on either side. The bridge towers are connected by two horizontal walkways and a pair of bascules that open to allow shipping vessels through. If you are visiting Tower Bridge do not forget to try out the authentic British Afternoon tea experience at the Hilton Hotel or the Tower Hotel (pre-book your reservation). Enjoy a quintessentially English experience with a view overlooking the beautiful Tower Bridge.

Tower of London
Tower of London: The Tower of London is a 5 mins walk from the well known Tower Bridge. This historic castle is officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress. Over the years, this palace has served as an armoury, treasury, prison, menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public record office and the home of the Crown Jewels of England. There are many websites that offer an extensive guided tour of the Tower of London. Some of the noteworthy spots to witness on the Tower of London tour are: The Crown Jewels exhibit, The White Tower, Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula, Battlements, Medieval Palace, Bloody Tower, Torture at the Tower exhibition, Fusiliers Museum and Royal Mint exhibition.

London Nightlife
Enjoy the London NightLife: London is one of the few places in the world that would satiate everyone’s taste. Interested in a fine dining experience then visit the Shard and enjoy the finest meal overlooking all of London. Interested in a shopping spree then visit Oxford Circus, the shopping hub of London. Interested in a romantic boat ride then enjoy a Canal Boat trip from Little Venice to Camden. Interested in a Londoner Pub crawl then enjoy a Camden Pub Crawl with its lively bohemian nights and night market. Interested in experiencing the authentic London Club life then here are some top clubs worth checking out: Cirque Le Soir, Funky Buddha, Ministry of Sound, Fabric, Bouji’s and The Rooftop Gardens. Literally, London has something in it for everyone so make it a point to enjoy the London nightlife.

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10 comments

  1. London is in my wish list so long. your post has made me more curious to visit this iconic visiting spot. all these places are sounds so amazing. would love to visit this someday with my family. thanks for sharing.

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  2. I never been to London, but going to bookmark this as it is going to help me while travelling someday.

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  3. Am planning my trip sooner and this post is actually gonna help me plan the itinerary for sure. Thanks for sharing this

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  4. One of my friends just returned from her London trip and showed me these and more of her travel pics. It's superb this time of the year and a great experience.

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  5. All these places are a must visit in London. My kids would love to visit Madame Tussauds. Well I don't things you can miss any. Thanks a lots for mentioning , will save this post for the reference.

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  6. All the places are picturesque and surely on the list on London visitor, glad to read all the information about all places in one article, bookmarking this post.

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  7. Tower bridge and Aerial view of Hyde Park is my favourite from the lost. The compressive list is quite a guide for first time travellers for sure

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  8. This post took me back to the time I visited London, 7 years ago. You have revived the memories of the Underground and all the sights. We visited only London, Paris and Barcelona.

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  9. Lovely picture..which can tempt to visit the place ..it's has been always on my list...will be moving to the top of the bucket list.

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  10. This is a good plan of things 1 can do.. i havent been, but this list makes me curious to go and visit and experience this place :)

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