There’s so many reasons you should visit London, the capital of England. Take in the city’s iconic buildings, palaces and monuments, relax in one of the many parks or soak up the vibrant night life in London’s sea of bars, pubs and clubs.
With history and heritage on every street corner, you can be sure you will have plenty of things to see and experience whilst visiting this cosmopolitan city.
London is one of the most popular destinations for tourists worldwide, rating third most visited city by Condé Nast and Forbes in the last decade. According to Visit Britain, London welcomed 37.9 million tourists in 2018 and a further 38.5 million in 2019. With so many visitors each year, it is no wonder the city is repeatedly ranked in the top 5 most visited destinations in the world.
Big Ben, The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abby and Tower Bridge are just some of the amazing historic attractions in London.
One of the most impressive and iconic landmarks is the Tower of London. Dating back to 1066 and the Norman Conquest, this fortress is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. There are many tours around the Tower of London, which allows tourists to see the Line of Kings, the Jewel Tower and Traitor’s Gate. We recommend taking the Beefeater Tour to learn all about the history of those who used to occupy the landmark.
If you are a fan of the Royal Family and history of the monarchy, you will want to visit Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the Queen, as well as an administrative centre and a place in which the monarch hosts official receptions and royal events.
During the summer months, visitors can tour the 19 State Rooms, which are ornately decorated and feature an array of incredible artwork. Tours usually last around two hours and audio guides are included in the ticket price. For those that simply want to witness Changing the Guard, the ceremony takes place everyday outside Buckingham Palace between May and July.
Enjoy the best of London’s culture with more than 170 museums, world-class free exhbitions and stunning art galleries. The best thing is, a lot of the main museums are free, which means you don’t need to worry about breaking the bank when visiting this glorious city!
The most popular museums worth visiting include, the Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), National Gallery, Tate Britain and the Imperial War Museum.
If you’re visiting with friends and family, a visit to the London Dungeons or Madame Tussauds is a great day out for both children and adults. If you are looking to get magnificent 360° views of the city (albeit when it isn’t cloudy), we suggest a trip on the London Eye.