In many ways, London is one of the most significant cities in the whole world. One can spend a lot of time sightseeing in London and still not be able to cover all of the places in the city that would be worth seeing. An easy and effortless way to get at least a good overview of this city’s top attractions is to take one of the many London tours that are offered for tourists who are interested in sightseeing. However, others may prefer to see London’s attractions with more freedom than a pre-scheduled tour would allow. Regardless of your preferences in this matter, you may find it useful to review some of the most popular and noteworthy attractions that London offers for its visitors to see.
Big Ben has become a widely used name for the clock tower that is located in the north end of London’s Palace of Westminster, even though the name actually refers to the great bell in the clock tower. The sight of this tower is one of the things that people would most clearly associate with the city of London.
Just like the Big Ben, the Tower Bridge is also considered a symbol of London. It is a large bridge with two towers and two horizontal walkways. Some people think that the Tower Bridge and the London Bridge are two names for the same bridge, but in fact the London Bridge is located some distance away upstream from the Tower Bridge.
Houses of Parliament
This meeting place for the House of Lords as well as the House of Commons is also known as the Palace of Westminster. It is located near the Westminster Abbey that would also be a great place to visit.
This is the principal office and the permanent place of residence for the Monarch of the United Kingdom. Definitely worth seeing if you have even the slightest interest in the British Monarchy.
This huge Ferris wheel in the banks of the Thames river is 135 meters high. More than 3.5 million people visit it every year. If there is a clear sky when you ride the London Eye, you will have a panoramic view of over 30 kilometers.