This United Kingdom capital city has been inhabited for thousands of years, which means that there is a lot of history to explore in addition to all the modern attractions and shopping the city has to offer. From iconic landmarks to historical palaces to boutique shopping, there is enough to keep anyone busy in this bustling city. Since life can intrude with your trip planning, we have compiled a list of the can’t miss attractions in London to help make your planning easier.
Palace of Westminster
What better place to start a London tour than a trip to a royal palace? The United Kingdom is known for its royal family, and this former royal abode is a great place to get a better understanding of the history of the monarchy. With origins dating back to the 11th century and before, the Palace of Westminster will thrill any history buff. Architecture lovers will enjoy the opulent decorations and sculptures all around the building.
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This iconic London landmark is a perfect backdrop to your London picture. This Victorian bridge was built over 120 years ago and is an engineering feat which cannot be missed. A smart traveler will take a tour of the Tower Bridge Exhibition to learn more about its history. Those that enjoy adrenaline will take a walk on the glass floor and experience the awe-inspiring panoramic views from the high walkways. Don’t miss your chance to visit this world-famous bridge.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
If you want a natural view of the city, head over to St. Paul’s Cathedral, which is on the highest point in the city. The origins of the church date back to about 600 A.D. while the current building dates back to the late 17th century. The lovingly designed and built church is a wonder to walk through and explore. Take special note of the beautiful murals and sculptures that adorn the church. This is only one of many churches in the city that would be worthwhile to explore during your time in London.
Bond Street and Mayfair
If you are a shopaholic or just enjoy window shopping, Bond Street and Mayfair are good places for you to spend some time. The high-end shops are a great place to pick up a few special items for yourself. If you are looking for some souvenirs, you may find some unique options in the boutique shops in this area, too. Don’t worry if you buy too much, you’ll be able to find some more baggage around here, as well.
While this bit of city will give you some entertainment, if you want a real tour of what the city has to offer, we suggest booking a flying tour of the city.
Madame Tussauds London
Those looking for something a bit different should head to Madame Tussauds. This museum is filled with life-sized wax models of celebrities. One of the highlights of the museum is the Chamber of Horrors, which is an exhibit of notorious murderers and other infamous figures.