TOP 10 LONDON ATTRACTIONS
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium. This city is a dream to many, including me in the past. It's a great place to experience British culture, amazing architecture, and magnificent views. Living in London can be tempting to many, how can you say no to its enticing lifestyle, culture rich in Arts, streets filled with colourful detailed graffiti and of course nothing match the metropolitan vibes engulfing the whole city. These are just a few from it's countless splendour. From an award winning instagram picture to the weirdest corner of the city, from overwhelming crazy work routine to crazy parties, there are, in fact, a lot of things to do in London. If London is in your bucket list, here are 10 spots you shouldn’t miss.
Packed with things to do and entertainment, Southbank is your top destination to feel the vibes of London. There’s a lot you can do in this area which makes your day so touristy and keep that holiday vibes. To read more, click here to see Things To Do In Southbank London Featuring London Eye.
2. TOWER BRIDGE
Make sure you don’t skip this famous iconic symbol of London.. this is surely the main attraction of the city. Heads up and get that jaw dropping photo with the bridge as your backdrop! Book a visit to the Tower Bridge Exhibition and enjoy panoramic views from the walkways. Plan your visit here http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/plan/.
Summer Opening Hours: April – September 10:00 – 17:30 (last admission)
Winter Opening Hours: October – March 09:30 – 17:00 (last admission)
Child (aged 5-15) £4.20
Adult Concession* £6.80
Child Concession (aged 5-15) £3.00
1 Adult & 2 Children £15.30
2 Adults & 1 Child £20.00
2 Adults & 2 Children £22.00
2 Adults & 3 Children £24.50
2 Adults & 4 Children £27.00
Under 5 FREE
3. BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Has served as the official London residence of the Royal family since 1837. Located in the borough of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. The royal structure highly proclaiming the majestic power of the Royal family. Do you fancy an inside tour? Explore the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/27250576-buckingham-palace-tour-summer-opening
OPENING DATES 2018
21 JULY - 31 AUGUST
Opening Times: 09:30
Last Admission: 17:15
Closing Time: 19:00
1 SEPTEMBER - 30 SEPTEMBER
Opening Times: 09:30
Last Admission: 16:15
Closing Times: 18:00
21 July - 30 September 2018
The State Rooms Royal Day Out*
Over 60 / Student (with valid ID) £22.00
Under 17 / Disabled £13.50
Under 5 Free
Family (two adults and three under 17) £61.50
Your ticket includes admission to the State Rooms, a special exhibition and a multimedia tour. Buckingham Palace operates a timed admission system, this is the time you select when purchasing your ticket. The Palace is also opened on selected dates in winter and spring for Exclusive Tours. * Royal Day Out includes admission to the State Rooms, The Royal Mews and The Queen's Gallery.
4. TRAFALGAR SQUARE
TRAFALGAR SQUARE is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British victory against France and Spain on 1805. There's four lion statues as if it's guarding the square. The two fountains has a cooling effects especially the square can be really packed at times. This is a great place to hang out after a long day tour of the city.
5. PALACE OF WESTMINSTER - HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT
Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
Closest station: Westminster (Jubilee line)
6. M&M's WORLD
If your visiting London, you have to visit this happy place. Every time I stepped on this store, I just wanted to buy it all. The store is spread across 4 floors with their custom blend of chocolate buttons from a range of 22 colours. You can take a picture with the well loved M&M's characters. You can buy an array of souvenirs of personalised items to take home with you.
Address: 1, Leicester Square, Swiss Ct, London W1D 6AP
Opening times: 10am–12am ( midnight )
Closest station: Leicester Square
7. LEGO STORE
Located at Leicester Square, spread across 2 floors, this store is the biggest in the world. Featuring a lot of interactive toys to assemble, from learning toys, architectural toys to any other types of models, this store has it all. We highly recommend to get your gifts here for anyone that want to expand their skills and creativity.
Address: 3 Swiss Ct, London W1D 6AP
Opening times: 10am – 10pm
Closest station: Leicester Square
8. LONDON PARKS
Do you want to escape London’s busy buzz?? You don’t need to go far at all, there’s a lot of parks surrounding the City for you to enjoy. Green grasses covering spaces and acres are like spread blankets ready for bounteous picnics. Wandering around on these grassy fields is completely free. Many of London’s Park are great for cycling, squirrel spotting, feeding ducks at lakes, and a lot more.
One of London’s main attractions is its amazing selection of Museums and Galleries. I can surely testify that this city is a home to many of the world's best museums. You’ll find massive collections from artefacts to biggest designs and discoveries. Here is a list of Museums and Galleries worth visiting.
National Portrait Gallery
Natural History Museum
London Transport Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
Featuring some of London’s top attractions, gazed in awe as the world's best painting unveils at the NATIONAL GALLERY and the NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY. These can be accessed for free, however, special art exhibitions in the hall are not.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OPENING TIMES 2018
Monday 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 10am – 6pm
Thursday 10am – 9pm
Friday 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm
NATIONAL GALLERY OPENING TIMES 2018
Monday to Sunday 10AM to 6PM
10. COVENT GARDEN
Covent Garden is in the West End, London’s main theatre and entertainment area. A promising destination for anyone who enjoy shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, and filled with street entertainers. There's a huge apple store in the area and the Royal Opera House is just around the corner.
CLOSEST STATION: Charing cross Underground Station.