London attracts very large numbers of visitors and tourists and can be an expensive place to visit. However, there is still much you can see and do for free.
Tourist attractions are mainly in Central London. Plan your day well. London is a big place and if you are not careful you may find yourself spending most of the day travelling.
It's worth booking or getting tickets in advance for any major attractions - including The Tower of London - which will save you a lot of time - sometimes the queues can take hours - you can usually book online at the website of the attraction.
Use the Tube Map to work out how you would travel to the places mentioned below.
The most popular and our favourite attractions are:
- Take a ride on the London Eye
The big wheel which gives you a panoramic view of London. It is the world's highest observation wheel and offers passengers spectacular views of over 55 of London's most famous landmarks - all in just 30 minutes.
- Changing of the guard
Buckingham Palace and Horse Guards at Whitehall. I prefer Whitehall as you can get closer to the guards.
- See a Musical - They're amazing
- Tower of London and Tower Bridge
Home to the Crown Jewels, the Tower of London is over a thousand years old.
The worlds biggest toy store
- Shop at Picadilly Circus
Follow this link to watch a video
- Covent Garden
Street entertainment, shopping and nightlife
- Museums and Art Galleries
British Museum - Best museum for history and its FREE
Madam Tussauds -
Wax models of the famous
- Buckingham Palace
Home of the Royal Family
- Take a trip down the Thames to Greenwich
See many sites along the river. Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time
Also consider visiting some of London's markets. They all all free to enter and are some of the best markets in Europe.
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