10 Things to Do in London That You Shouldn't Miss

Ancient tradition and contemporary trend meet in age-old London. One of the most cosmopolitan and dynamic destinations on earth, for centuries the British capital has been on the forefront of whatever has been deemed cutting edge, en vogue, and topical. A thriving metropolis of several million people with a global reach and a worldly outlook, London is at its heart a series of small, interconnected villages with the framework and infrastructure of a modern city joining them together, yet seldom denying each its own distinctive character.

1. The British Museum

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England Museums, Art Museums, Specialty Museums, History Museums More
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4.5 based on 68356 reviews

The British Museum

A museum of the world, for the world. Discover over two million years of human history and culture. Some of the world-famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies.

Reviewed By sheepygold - londonlondon

Excellent Munch

I enjoyed the exhibition on Munch's prints far more than I expected. A friend visited and warned me of the depressing nature of the exhibition however whilst dealing with difficult issues from the artist's personal life I found his interpretation interest

2. Tower of London

| Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB, England Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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Tower of London

One of London's most famous landmarks, the historic Tower houses the Crown Jewels, the prison cell of Sir Walter Raleigh, known as the Bloody Tower, and the Chapel of St. John and the Royal Armories.

Reviewed By MitziMarmot - Casper, WyomingCasper, Wyoming

Very Informative and Interesting

I didn't know what to expect when visiting the Tower of London, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is filled with English history. It was interesting to see the Crown Jewels. Be aware that the line for the jewels can be long and it seemed to get longer as

3. Churchill War Rooms

Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ, England Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Military Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums More
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Churchill War Rooms

The underground headquarters of the British High Command served as the nerve center of Britain's war effort during World War II.

Reviewed By citygirlbessie - Lexington, KentuckyLexington, Kentucky

History everyone should see

A piece of history everyone should see if you’re here! Very nicely done. It’s as if they walked out and locked everything away when the war was over....authentic!

4. Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP, England Sights & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Bridges More
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Tower Bridge

An iconic London landmark and one of Britain's best loved historic sites, Tower Bridge is open to the public 363 days a year. Within the Bridge's iconic structure and magnificent Victorian Engine rooms, the Tower Bridge Exhibition is the best way of exploring the most famous bridge in the world! Come learn about this incredible feat of Victorian engineering, discover how the Bridge is raised and enjoy stunning panoramic views across London from our high-level walkways, 42 metres above the River Thames. Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:30(last admission )

Reviewed By catahoula_hollow - Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore, Maryland

A must walk

I always thought this bridge was the London Bridge ... oops. It’s a must walk on any trip to London. We started from the Tower of London and walked across. Plenty of photo opportunities and a tour midway through. There’s also the option to walk under the

5. Westminster Abbey

20 Dean's Yard | Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA, England Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites More
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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey was initially built by Henry III in 1245 and it is one of the most important Gothic buildings of England. At first home of Benedictine monks, the coronation church since 1066 and the final resting place of 17 monarchs. It contains a treasury full of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles, books and various other artefacts plus the most significant collection of monumental sculptures of the UK. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in the Abbey's Triforium opened in June 2018. Explore over 1,000 years of history in this truly unique space, high above the Abbey floor.

Reviewed By pavije - HertfordshireHertfordshire

Magnificent Building

If you are into architecture and history, then this is a must visit. On a Sunday you can attend a service. My visit was just after Remembrance Sunday and the grounds were covered in small crosses and poppies. So sad, but so heartwarming. There is a wonder

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England Museums, Art Museums
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4.5 based on 37447 reviews

National Gallery

The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is on show 361 days a year, free of charge.

Reviewed By librarian1984 - philadelphiaphiladelphia

Always a pleasure to visit

One of the premiere art collections in the world, this is the place to see Rembrandts, Caravaghios, van Goghs and Constables all in one day. The organization is good, the lighting mostly fine.The only disappointment comes when a loved painting is out on t

7. V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, England Museums, Art Museums
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V&A  - Victoria and Albert Museum

The world's greatest museum of art and design.The V&A's collections are unrivalled in their diversity. Explore historical and contemporary art and design, including works of art from many of the world's richest cultures. Admission free.

Reviewed By SyrinxSounds - Victoria, CanadaVictoria, Canada

Better than Grandma's Attic

If The Smithsonian Institution is America's attic, then surely the V&A is Britain's attic. What's here is the stuff that has made British hearth and home click this past millenium or more. My suggestion is that you just wander and see what catches your at

8. Borough Market

8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL, England Shopping, Flea & Street Markets
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Borough Market

An amazing food market dating back to the 13th century.

Reviewed By Toff-the-lop - Leigh-on Sea, United KingdomLeigh-on Sea, United Kingdom

Eat, Drink or browse...its all here

A tourist and hipster Hotspot, busy with a massive choice of most things, steeped in History too, Deli's, fruit, bakery's, seafood, Artisan offerings, Tea's, Coffees, juice and a proper drink, lots of Homemade stuff and no surprise many jumping on the 'Ve

9. Hyde Park

London W2 2UH, England Nature & Parks
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Hyde Park

Once the hunting ground for Henry VIII, this large royal park is best known for its famous Speakers' Corner, where people speak their minds, Rotton Row, a famous horse-riding area and Serpentine Lake, home to waterfowl and oarsmen.

Reviewed By MarkSheen - Clovis, CaliforniaClovis, California

An oasis in the concrete jungle

My kid had a day in the park and forgot we were in a big city. Wildlife, trees, lakes and people all made it a day to remember.

10. St. Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, England Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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St. Paul's Cathedral

Rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the great Fire of 1666, St. Paul's has been the site of many historic state occasions; including Sir Winston Churchill's state funeral and the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. A busy working Christian community with several daily services at which all are welcome. St Paul’s also welcomes visitors with access to five levels of the Cathedral including the Whispering Gallery with its unique acoustics and the Stone and Golden Galleries atop the Dome offering breathtaking panoramic views over London. Multimedia guides in eight languages for adults and children are included with sightseeing admission as well as free guided tours to join upon arrival.

Reviewed By johnmN7815QA - Langley, CanadaLangley, Canada

Worth a Visit

My wife and I spent several hours touring St. Paul’s and really enjoyed the visit. Did the steps to the very top observation deck which is quite a workout and not for everyone. The vaults were of particular interest from a historical perspective and the a

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