Top 10 Things to do in London

By on May 25, 2015

Public transport is often the best option for getting anywhere for visitors. The London Underground, also known as The Tube, has trains that criss-cross London in the largest underground rail network anywhere in the world. Tube maps are freely available from any station.

Top 10 things to do in London!

Here you’ll find various famous landmarks and attractions of London. You can find all kind of interesting facts and information about some of the city’s most remarkable landmarks.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral is the first Cathedral to have been built since the creation of the Church of England in 1534, when religion was brought under the direct control of the monarch. A section of the dome has such good acoustics that it forms a “Whispering Gallery.”

Tower of London

Tower of London

The Tower of London has been an important part of British royal history for the past one thousand years. Today one of the world’s most famous and spectacular fortresses. Besides being a royal palace, a fortress, and a prison, the Tower was also an armory, a treasury, a menagerie, and, in 1675, an astronomical observatory. In the Jewel House, you’ll find the Tower’s greatest attraction, the Crown Jewels.

National Gallery

National Gallery

The National Gallery houses a rich collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The gallery’s collection belongs to the public of the United Kingdom and entry to the main collection is free of charge. The largest part of the collection is devoted to the Italians, including the Sienese, Venetian, and Florentine masters.

British Museum

British Museum

The British Museum is the largest museum in the United Kingdom and therefore it is impossible to see everything in one day. A vast repository of the world’s cultures, with entire sections devoted to Egyptian, Greek, and Middle Eastern artifacts, as well as the piece which united them all: The Rosetta Stone. Led by a guide, you can choose one of the three free “Eye-opener tours” to see a few highlights of the museum in 50 minutes.

Royal Botanic gardens

Royal Botanic gardens

The Royal Botanic gardens offer thousands of varieties of plants, it are beautiful gardens an also a scientific research center. The living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is the largest in the world, has over 7 million preserved plant specimens.

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames it’s a major tourist attraction. The palace houses many works of art and furnishings from the Royal Collection.

Science Museum

Science Museum

The Science Museum holds a collection of over 300,000 items, highlights include famous items as Stephenson’s Rocket, Puffing Billy (the oldest steam locomotive in the world), the first jet engine and the actual Apollo 10 capsule.

Tate Britain

Tate Britain

Tate Britain is the most prestigious gallery in Britain, it is situated on Millbank in London, and part of the Tate gallery network in Britain, with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. It houses collections of the work of J.M.W. Turner, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Blake, Stubbs and Constable.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. The museum has the greatest collection of Indian art outside India, plus Japanese and Chinese galleries. Some of the highlights of the museum are the marble group Neptune with Triton, by Bernini, the Ardabil Carpet, the Reichenau Crozier and the four Devonshire Hunting Tapestries.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, a World Heritage Site, is one of London’s oldest and most important buildings. A treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artefacts, Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation’s history are buried or commemorated. Taken as a whole the tombs and memorials comprise the most significant single collection of monumental sculpture anywhere in the United Kingdom. The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, with the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint still at its heart.

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