Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built in 1886–1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London.
Worth a visit considering this is one of the iconic places to see. If you are interested in architecture or history might be worth going up the bridge for which you need to purchase tickets. Regardless, you can still learn much about it online. In my opinion it's not worth going up as you don't get any really good and unhindered views of the London city from up top. A nice spot to take photos is on the side of the bridge which leads up to the the tower museum.
Tower of London
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.
This piece of history is a must-see for anyone who appreciates medieval history or the Cousin's War.
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower as well.
Can't be missed when visiting London. One of the exit tunnels from the Westminster underground station led us to the surface right underneath the tower, it was awesome. Do not miss an opportunity to see Big Ben from all sides and at different times of day. It is lit well at night glowing gold and green.
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality.
The Wallace Collection is an art collection in London open to the public, housed at Hertford House in Manchester Square, in the City of Westminster, the former townhouse of the Seymour family, Marquesses of Hertford.
I loved this museum. It was so beautiful, such an amazing collection. The weapons and armor collection was truly impressive.
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
My favourite museum in London.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's greatest museum of decorative arts and design with amazingly extensive and diverse collections. For an art lover it is a place worth visiting many times - you will always find something new to see and admire.
Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England.
Kensington Palace is a Royal Residence and only a small part of it is on available to tour. The public part of the palace is split into four parts (and the gift shop), the Queen State Apartments, the King State Apartments, Victoria Revealed, and a temporary exhibit.
Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, are among the Royal Parks of London.
A variety of flowering plants, large fish, and waterfowl inhabit the ponds, all of which have fountains that spray continuously from dawn 'till dusk. The perfect place to settle down with a good book.
The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861. The memorial was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Revival style. Opened in July 1872 by Queen Victoria, with the statue of Albert ceremonially "seated" in 1875,the memorial consists of an ornate canopy or pavilion, in the style of a Gothic ciborium over the high altar of a church,containing a statue of the prince facing south. The memorial is 176 feet (54 m) tall, took over ten years to complete.
Cleopatra's Needle in London is one of three similar named Egyptian obelisks and is located in the City of Westminster, on the Victoria Embankment near the Golden Jubilee Bridges. It is close to the Embankment underground station. It was presented to the United Kingdom in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt and Sudan Muhammad Ali, in commemoration of the victories of Lord Nelsonat the Battle of the Nile and Sir Ralph Abercromby at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801.
A gift from an Egyptian ruler and nearly 3500 years old this ancient obelisk a sentinel presence on the Thames. Indifferent to the passage of time and an ironic counterpoint to the Shell Mex House clock ( London's largest) marking the passage of time across the road. Certainly worth a peek.
The Regent's Park
Regent's Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. It lies within north-west London, partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden.
You can walk around the inside track of the park in under an hour. Very peaceful; a world away from the bustle of the city. Lovely rose garden in the centre, when in bloom. Can see the camels in London zoo from the path. Check out the boating lake and various coffee shops.
Hyde Park, London
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London and one of its Royal Parks. The park is the largest of four that form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, via Hyde Park Corner and Green Park past the main entrance to Buckingham Palace and on through Saint James's Park to Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall. The park is divided by the Serpentine and the Long Water.
St James's Park
St James's Park is a 23-hectare park in the City of Westminster, central London. The park lies at the southernmost tip of the St James's area, which was named after a leper hospital dedicated to St James the Less.
The park is very pretty. You can walk from Buckingham Palace to Whitehall/Westminster area through this park. It's quite peaceful. The geese and ducks near the Eastern edge of the park are experienced at working the tourists for food. It was hilarious. One of them would walk by squawking at people while the other stood a foot back and just stared.
The Millennium Bridge, officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames in London, linking Bankside with the City of London.
The bridge design is quite unique with the beams and support system established below the walkway providing a largely undisturbed view of the river and surrounding area.
Monument to the Great Fire of London
The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument, is a Doric column in the City of London, near the northern end of London Bridge, that commemorates the Great Fire of London.
The monument offers some pretty impressive views of London, with a very reasonable entry fee. The 311 and steps could be a challenge for the less able, but it is well worth the climb.
Leadenhall Market is a covered market in London, located on Gracechurch Street but with vehicular access also available via Whittington Avenue to the north and Lime Street to the south and east, and additional pedestrian access via a number of narrow passageways.
It is one of the oldest markets in London, dating from the 14th century, and is located in the historic centre of the City of London financial district.
Beautiful historical market in the city of london mixed in between glass sky scrapers. Lots of nice places to eat and some shopping ..
Wellington Arch, also known as Constitution Arch or the Green Park Arch, is a triumphal arch located to the south of Hyde Park in central London and at the western corner of Green Park.
Quite interesting displays on the Battle of Waterloo. Worth visiting if you're a member of English Heritage to go inside the arch and there are views from the top.
Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction.
Awesome touristy place to visit. Lots to do and places to eat. Definitely worth coming at night.
The Banqueting House, Whitehall, is the grandest and best known survivor of the architectural genre of banqueting house and the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall.
Well worth a visit both to look at the painted ceiling and also to investigate Stuart history.
The Cenotaph, Whitehall
The Cenotaph is a war memorial on Whitehall in London, England. Its origin is in a temporary structure erected for a peace parade following the end of the First World War and after an outpouring of national sentiment it was replaced in 1920 by a permanent structure and designated the United Kingdom's official national war memorial.
Parliament Square is a square at the northwest end of the Palace of Westminster in London. It features a large open green area in the centre with trees to its west, and it contains eleven statues of statesmen and other notable individuals.
As well as being one of London's main tourist attractions, it is also the place where many demonstrations and protests have been held. The square is overlooked by various official buildings: legislature to the east (in the Houses of Parliament), executive offices to the north (on Whitehall), the judiciary to the west (the Supreme Court), and the church to the south (with Westminster Abbey).
Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames in London, linking Westminster on the north side and Lambeth on the south side.
Iconic bridge in the very heart of London! Good view over the Thames and just a short walk from St James Park and Buckingham Palace. I would recommend to any tourists who want to see the touristy, heart of London.
Horse Guards Parade
Horse Guards Parade is a large parade ground off Whitehall in central London, at grid reference TQ299800. It is the site of the annual ceremonies of Trooping the Colour, which commemorates the monarch's official birthday, and Beating Retreat.
Houses of Parliament
The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
If you're visiting London you're likely going to see Parliament, you may just not know it. Parliament is housed in Westminster Palace, also home to Big Ben. The Palace is really cool and I recommend walking on all sides if you have time. Pay close attention to the architecture and especially the detail on the massive doors.
Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.
Another absolutely beautiful London attraction. Bounds of history like royal weddings, funerals etc. And stunning architecture.
The Green Park, usually known without the article simply as Green Park, is one of the Royal Parks of London. It is located in the City of Westminster, central London.
Admiralty Arch is a landmark building in London which incorporates an archway providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall, which extends to the southwest, and Trafalgar Square to the northeast.
Great area, next to Trafalgar Square. Walk through to get onto The Mall and head up to Buckingham Palace. Nice walk with a lot to see on the way.
Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross.
Huge square, two beautiful fountain, a very high column to celebrate admiral Nelson who died in the battle of Trafalgar. There are four awesome black lions at its base. From here you can enter the National Gallery.