10 Must Sees In London

The City Of London is jam-packed with history and art, parks and iconic sites. Whether you’re getting around by cab, tube or on foot, make sure that you visit these ten places before you leave.

1. The British Museum: What started as Sir Hans Sloan’s collection of 71,000 items in 1753 has blossomed into one of the biggest storehouses of ancient artifacts in the world. But the best thing about The British Museum is that admission remains free of charge.

2. Saint Paul’s Cathedral: St. Paul’s Cathedral is one of Great Britain’s most beautiful spiritual centers. Although a historic building (rebuilt in 1666 after the Great London Fire), it is still home to many modern day weddings and funerals. Living members of British royalty and national leaders have held ceremonies there.

3. The Tower of London: A fascinating step back into time, The Tower Of London can leave you quivering in your boots in the dungeons and marveling at the Queen’s Jewels. An iconic landmark and definite must-see.

4. The Natural History Museum: Because of its treasure trove of dinosaur bones, The Natural History Museum is a favourite with parents and children alike. The gothic hallways are a treat for history and architecture buffs.

5. Westminster Abbey: While renowned for being one of London’s most famous and beautiful churches, Westminster Abbey is also the final resting place for many of London’s most famous, and late, residents. Take a walking tour of the abbey and hear about all the famous literati who are buried within its walls.

6. The Tate Modern: ‘The Tate’ is the best place to see modern art in London. The Tate houses paintings by such 20th century masters as Matisse, Warhol, Bacon, and many more.

7. London Zoo: The London Zoo houses over 12,000 animals within its gates, making it nigh impossible to cover in just one day. Organize your visit to include certain highlights in the zoo, or a few trips to visit all the animals.

8. The London Eye: An observation wheel high above the city that is located on the South Bank of London, the London Eye allows visitors to get a bird’s eye view of one of the most famous cities in the world. The Eye is host to millions of visitors a year and is the best way for a tourist to get the lay of the land.

9. The National Gallery: The National Gallery is a museum of both ancient and modern masters. You can spend hours roaming through the halls of this 19th century museum. Its location, in the centre of Trafalgar Square, is also ideal.

10. Madame Tussaud’s Museum: The Madame Tussaud’s Experience is as close as a tourist can get to living history. Historical people and events are recreated in wax and animatronics. Be prepared to be enthralled by their realistic qualities.

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