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15 best things to see in London

Updated: Jan 31

London is one of the most visited cities in the world, with lots to see and do. That's why we created this list of the things that, in our opinion, are most worth seeing in London.


This list is made up of the places we most like to visit in London. There is a lot to see and do in London and to help you plan your trip, we created this 4-day itinerary in London.


15 best things to see in London


1. Buckingham Palace

This majestic palace is the official residence of the British royal family. Here we can watch the changing of the guards ceremony which is one of the most visited attractions in the city! It is a free ceremony that starts around 11 am and lasts about 45 minutes, with the presence of two music bands playing the greatest classics. In June and July, it takes place every day, the rest of the year takes place on alternate days, that is, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

You can book your ticket to visit Buckingham Palace online.


Buckingham Palace
Changing of the guards ceremony

2. Tower Bridge

One of the most visited places in the city, Tower Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world, being a mobile bridge and an important element of London traffic. It's possible to visit it and go to the upper platform.



3. London Eye

London's famous Ferris Wheel (London Eye) has one of the best views over the city. Through it, you can see Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, parliament, St. Paul and the Tower Bridge. The ride on the London Eye takes 30 minutes and the ticket costs around £30. Opening hours are from 11 am to 6 pm. The best time to go is when it opens or when it closes.


4. Big Ben and Westminster Palace

The Big Ben tower is probably the most prominent symbol of the UK. In fact, Big Ben is the name of the big bell that is inside the tower. The tower also has the most famous clock in the world, known for being one of the most reliable!

The Westminster Palace is where the British Parliament gets together and it's also possible to visit it.


Westminster Palace
Westminster Palace

5. Piccadilly Circus

This famous London square is known for its LED panels and is one of the most popular areas for young people and students to go out at night. In this area, we can also find lots of shops, cinemas, theaters and restaurants for all tastes!


6. Trafalgar Square

Located near Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square is one of the liveliest squares in the city where the National Gallery is also located, which has the best masterpieces of European art.


Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square

7. Leicester Square

It is one of the most central squares in London, it has a charming garden with several bronze statues such as Batman, Wonder Woman, Mary Poppins, Paddington Bear, Mr Bean, and Harry Potter. Here we can also visit the Lego store and the delicious M&M's World store.


M&M's and Lego Stores
M&M's and Lego Stores

8. Chinatown

Located next to Leicester Square is Chinatown. In this Chinese quarter we can find many Chinese restaurants and shops, it is a great region to have dinner at an affordable price.


Chinatown
Chinatown

9. St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral is the second-largest cathedral in the world and one of the most visited sites in the city. It was here that the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana took place. We visited it and the view from the top is stunning!


St. Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral

10. Millenium Bridge

One of the most beautiful areas to walk around in London, this bridge connects the Tate Modern and St Paul's Cathedral. The view from the bridge to the dome of the Cathedral makes it one of the most Instagrammable places in London.


Millenium Bridge
Millenium Bridge

11. Platform 9 ¾ King’s Cross Station

A must-visit for any Harry Potter fan is Platform Nine and Three Quarters at Kings Cross Station. Inside the station, there is an area where you can find the trolley and take a nice souvenir photo. Next to it, there is a store only for Harry Potter items, the store provides wands to make your photos even more original.


Platform 9 ¾ King’s Cross Station
Platform 9 ¾ King’s Cross Station

12. Camden Town

Camden Town is one of the most alternative neighborhoods in London. It is known for its market with some of the most eccentric shops in London, you can find everything here!


Camden Town
Camden Town

13. Warner Bros. Studios Tour

Another must-visit for any Harry Potter fan. The studios have costumes, accessories, film sets, everything you can imagine! It is the ideal place to spend a day surrounded by other wizards and taste the delicious butter beer. Tickets must be booked in advance. The ticket costs around £50.


Warner Bros. Studios
Warner Bros. Studios

14. Natural History Museum

This is one of London's most sought-after museums and admission is free! Here we can find replicas of dinosaurs and mammals, learn about the formation of the planet, find fossils and the most precious minerals, and even simulate an earthquake, among many other things. It is a very interactive museum, great for learning or remembering knowledge. In the famous entrance hall, we can find a replica of a giant blue whale. The museum is open every day from 10:00 am to 5:50 pm. The visit to the entire museum takes about 3 to 4 hours. You can leave your luggage in the lockers available at the museum, you only have to pay the amount corresponding to the weight of your belongings.


Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum

15. Notting Hill

It is one of the most charming neighborhoods in London with houses painted in all colors! The popularity of this location grew after the romantic comedy by Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. One of the most visited places in this region is the Portobello Road market which is the largest antiques market in the UK. The best day to visit this market is Saturday morning.


Notting Hill
Notting Hill

We love London, it’s a city we always want to return to! Don't forget to check out our 4-day itinerary in London to better plan your trip.



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