May 29, 2024

Discover England’s Capital

Fly to London, as this city has it all—no matter who you are. If you fancy history and the Royal Family, places such as Buckingham Palace, the British Museum are absolute no-brainers when it comes to places to visit in London.

London is a goldmine for foodies. You can explore the Camden market and indulge in some free tastings. Try classic English dishes or a nice pint at a pub. Indulge in some nice high tea with lovely finger sandwiches and scones. But London is so much more. Travel to SoHo and indulge in food from across the world. No matter what you crave, SoHo has it. London has it all even for the sports enthusiasts too with stadiums simply cannot be missed.

You wont be able to see it all in one go because this city is huge. But we got your back here. We narrowed it down to 10 must-see places to visit in London that we feel would give you the ultimate experience.

Top 10 Most Unique Places to visit in London

  1. London Eye
  2. British Museum
  3. Tower of London
  4. Tower Bridge
  5. Royal Observatory Greenwich
  6. St. Paul’s Cathedral
  7. Hyde Park
  8. Trafalgar Square
  9. Covent Garden
  10. Borough Market

London Eye

The Eye is one of the most iconic places to visit in London.

Ride on the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, the London Eye overlooking Thames and admire its outstanding architecture and enjoy the most iconic views of the British capital. Take an opportunity to absorb the breathtaking views of sunset and great nightfall of the twinkling lights.

You are on the giant observation wheel for a duration of about 30 minutes.

You can visit the Observatory wheel from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M., and you will need 1 to 2 hours to explore the wonderful London Eye and the nearby areas. To get here, take the tube and you would have to get off at Waterloo Station.

British Museum

For history dwellers, the British Museum is one of the best places to visit in London.

The British Museum is the first national museum of the world and brings a wide range of cultures from across the world and across eras of the British Empire. The entry into the museum is free to the public. To explore the museum, you would take at least three hours to explore as it is quite huge.

Discover the hidden treasures of the British Museum, starting from the Rosetta Stone carved with ancient Greek, hieroglyphics and demotic Egyptian. Then see the amazingly preserved mummies, among which the most impressive is of Katebet, Chantress of Amun wrapped in linen and bearing a striking golden mask. Explore the stunning depictions of Assyrian Lion Hunt Reliefs, The Elgin Marbles built to honour the goddess, Athena and Lord Elgin and Lewis Chessmen carved from mainly walrus ivory and whale teeth.

You can also visit other famous attractions like Samurai Armour, Easter Island Head, Colossal Granite Head of Amenhotep III, Oxus Treasure, Sutton Hoo Ship Burial Helmet, and many more.

Tower of London

Tower of London is home to Crown Jewels since the 17th Century.

Admire the ancient castle of the Tower of London which is a UN World Heritage Site and houses crown jewels since the 17th century. After the damage of the Second World Wart has finally survived bringing back the old glory which was once a prison during the 12th century. Located right next to the Tower Bridge, just a walk away, you can access both locations just by using your legs.

Tower Bridge

Going to the Tower Bridge is a must no matter how many times you visit London.

No London visit can be marked complete if you do not visit the magnificent Tower Bridge. Here you can enjoy the high-level walkways and soak in that picturesque panoramic view or simply just see ordinary Londoners go about their day. (Case in point: Do not walk in their path, it really annoys them.) This bridge was opened for public in 1973 and was built way back in 1894. This bridge is not simply a linkage but it represents what London is. You see this bridge and say: “this is London!”

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand on the prime meridian line at the Royal Observatory of Greenwich.

The Royal Observatory of Greenwich has plenty of activities to perform in its planetarium like standing on the prime meridian line and observing the views or looking for the great equatorial telescope in the UK while hopping around in the Octagon room to learn about the ancient astronomical instruments and clock lines securely stored in that room or discover some new things. There are two famous clocks in that observatory one of which is Harrison clock and another one is shepherd clock both are admired for their designs. In the Ted’s space centre you can enjoy a live science show or planetarium sky show with your children.

St.Paul’s Cathedral

Visit the gorgeous f St.Paul’s Cathedral that is located on Ludgate hill in London.

Visit the Anglican Church of St.Paul’s Cathedral located on Ludgate hill in London. It is famous for its rich historic buildings and monuments. Visit the whispering gallery of the Cathedral, which is an acoustic wonder with a slight whisper being heard clearly across 100 feet. The underground place is the burial site and the crypt, which is the largest in Europe. Take some time and offer some prayers for your family at this magnanimous and intricately designed church.

Hyde Park

Just have a nice summer day in Hyde Park.

Visit the large Royal Hyde Park for its famous Speaker’s Corner, Rotten Row (for horseriding) and Serpentine Lake. once upon a time, it was a hunting ground for Henry VIII. Take some time to share some funny or serious experiences of your life walking down the memory lanes and enjoy horse riding with your children. It is open from 5 A.M. to midnight. So you must spend at least 2 hours to enjoy this amazing place.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is one of the most famous attractions to visit in London. The public space is home to weekly events.

Go to the Trafalgar Square in Westminster, Central London with your family and friends and discover some of the most famous attractions of London such as the National Gallery on the northern side, St Martin-in-the-Fields church and Admiralty Arch. Stop in front of Nelson’s column and pay respect to Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson for his contribution during the Battle of Trafalgar, one of the most famous battles in the history of London. There are many beautiful fountains in this public space and seating arrangements around that. Trafalgar Square has a range of public events all year long that talks the rich history and cultural significance of the region. 

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is famous for iconic Apple market, restaurants and independent brands.

The city’s flower fruit and vegetable market for over 300 years, Covent Garden is now home to some of the top-notch fashion brands and lifestyle stores. At Covent Garden, you simply cannot miss the Apple Market where you’ll find some handmade goods and various unusual items. Covent Garden is popular for providing some blend of global and independent brands as well which are symbols of London’s world-class fashion, beauty and lifestyle. It holds a historic significance for being one of the oldest markets in London and a trading spot during Saxon times.

Borough Market

Borough Market is home to some of the iconic British delicacies making it as one of the best places to visit in London

The Last item of our best places to visit in London is the Borough Market. When you are here, and if you did not try the chocolate-covered strawberries, you are missing out. But this market is more than that. There are more than 100 stores and butchers selling all kinds of cheese, sweet treats and cold-cut meats. Buy British-made butter and indulge in trying out some cheese and ,who can forget the wines, they go so well with the cheese and crackers. In short, if you visit one of London’s oldest and largest food markets, you will not come out disappointed.

To wrap it up…

Home is where the heart is but yours may not be there after visiting London. It is super hard once you leave this city—especially when you are a first-time visitor. From Camden Town and Hampstead Heath, visit all the famous places of London to learn about its history. London calling until the very next time.

Some FAQs about London

What is the best time to visit London?

The ideal time to visit London is generally summer and autumn when the weather is comfortable with mild temperature. Our recommendation is to come here during September and October when there are fewer crowds.

What is the best transport system in London for tourists?

To get around in London, you can use the rapid transit or take the Tube to and from Heathrow Airport. You can also use other options like the Piccadilly Line to reach Leicester Square or the Elizabeth Line from LHR to Paddington.

What is unique about London?

The cosmopolitan city of London is home to at least four UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Kew Botanic Gardens, Maritime Greenwich, Westminster Palace and the Tower of London. and other economic, cultural centers.

What is normal food in London?

Most famous foods of London include some delicious items like Steak and Kidney pie, traditional English breakfast, Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding, Fish and chips, Afternoon tea, Bangers and mash, Beef Wellington, and Ploughman’s lunch, which are authentic in taste.