Top 10 Places To Visit In London

London is not only the Capital of England, it’s also the largest city with more than 7 million people. The city is rich in history and culture and draws millions of visitors each year. Traveling to London means an unforgettable journey adorned with exquisite sophistication, lavishness and historical enchantment. While there are numerous sights and attractions to visits, some stand out. Here are the top 10 places to visit in London:

Where To Go In London

1. Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palaceflickr/Matt Brittaine

Perhaps the most famous palaces in the world, Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British Monarch. The state rooms are open to visitors during the Palace’s summer opening. This is mostly between August and September. However, if you are heading to this palace at a different time, you can always witness ‘Changing of Guard’, where the guard is changed from April to July, and on alternative days from August to March.

2. London Eye

London Eyeflickr/Mark Fischer

This is a popular world-famous ride in London. Also known as Millennium wheel, this Ferris wheel measures 135 meters tall and sits over the riverbank of River Thames. The wheel has a diameter of 120 meters and has 32 capsules. Each of these capsules carries about 10,000 guests every day. The guests can experience 360- degree view of this city from highest point. The London Eye Ferris wheel also houses a 4D cinema, which has become a popular tourist hot spot in the City. You can purchase your ticket online if you want to avoid waits.

3. Tower of London

Tower of Londonflickr/Lee Penney

This a world-famous castle located in heart of this City. Tours are easily available at a small fee. Here, you can see armory, underground prisons, and an on-site zoo. Another popular sight at Tower of London’ is Her Majesty’s Crown Jewels, displayed on the center of fortress.

4. London Zoo

London Zooflickr/DAVID HOLT

A visit to London can never be complete without visiting the World’s oldest Zoo. This zoo consists of more than 16,000 different types of birds and animals. If you have kids, then this one amongst the places to see while in London. You can even book a VIP encounter with animals.

5. Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussaudsflickr/Graham Hills

Madame Tussauds is the famous wax museum in London that houses more than 300 wax figures of actual celebrity. Get a chance to see Queen Elizabeth and other influential personalities in the fields of sports, history and entertainment. This wax museum is one amongst the city’s hottest attractions, but you have to pay to get that once in a lifetime chance to take a picture with her majesty Queen Elizabeth, David Beckham, Madonna, Obama, Michael Jackson and famous people on earth.

6. Kensington Palace

Kensington Palaceflickr/Nick Mehlert

The magnificent palace has been home to the royal family for over 300 years. Some parts of the palace still exists as private residences. The beautiful apartments and Royal ceremonial dress collection, which contains the dresses worn by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana, are open to visitors. This is now the official royal residence of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son.

7. Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbeyflickr/Aaron Bradley

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is a very important building in the history of the country. Not only is it a beautiful piece of architecture, but this is where all monarchs are crowned, buried and sometimes married, since the year 1066. Prince William and Kate Middleton got married here.

8. British Museum

British Museumflickr/William Warby

The museum has one of the largest collections of any world museum, with more than six million pieces on it 4 floors. Admission is free, but featured exhibits charge a small fee. The library is one amongst the most famous room in this museum. This library is open for studying and using its reference books.

9. The National Gallery

National Galleryflickr/Garry Knight

The gallery contains Britain’s royal collection of art. Works by both contemporary and classic artists line the walls of the building. Some of the featured artists include da Vinci, Botticelli, Turner and Van Gogh. Admission is free. Just behind the National Gallery is The National Portrait Gallery that houses portraits of famous celebrities and politicians.

10. Royal Parks

Royal Parksflickr/Paul Robertson

London Royal Parks comprises of 8 different parks that engulf around 1976 hectares of land. All parks are managed by Department of Culture, Media and Sports. The parks were chosen as one amongst the best sites for London 2012 Olympics. The greenery, flowery and complex natural beauty has continued to stun tourists and locals alike. Each year, millions of tourists flock this place.