London Is home to some of the most iconic attractions in the world. From the London Eye to the Historic tower of London, you will never be tired of London.
The following is a list of the currently most popular attractions in London:
- British Museum: The world-famous British Museum exhibits the works of humankind from prehistoric to modern times, from around the world. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection.
- National Gallery: London’s National Gallery is filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. In the iconic gallery you can find works by Van Gogh and da Vinci.
- Natural History Museum: The Natural History Museum has a collection of the rarest animals in the world. From a life-sized whale to a 40-million year-old spider.
- Tate Modern: The world-famous Tate Modern exhibits international modern and contemporary art. The galleries restaurant offers an amazing view of the city.
- London Eye: The London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe at 135m, and provides the highest public viewing point of London. Each of the 32 passenger capsules represents a London borough.
- Science Museum: The Science Museum exhibits the major scientific advances of the last 300 years. The museum holds famous items, including first jet engine and James Watson’s model of DNA. The museum also has a 3D IMAX cinema showing science and natural documentaries.
- V&A Museum: The V&A holds a collection of art and design 3,000 years’ worth of artefacts from around the world. The V&A highlights include the Medieval Renaissance galleries and jewellery gallery.
- Tower of London: The Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous buildings. The tower holds 900 years of history as royal palace, prison, place of execution and zoo.
- Royal Museums Greenwich: The Royal Museum Greenwich includes world’s largest maritime museum, Royal observatory and the Queen’s house.
- Madame Tussauds: Madame Tussauds is a wax museum founded by sculptor Marie Tussaud in 1835. The wax figures include historical and royal figures, film and sports stars.
London is one of the most exciting cities in the world at night. From super clubs like Ministry of Sound and Fabric to more intimate cocktail bars in Shoreditch and Hoxton, there’s something for everyone.
The following is a list of some of London’s popular clubs and bars:
• Egg LDN
• Ministry of Sound
• Piccadilly Institute
• Queen of Hoxton
• Shoreditch Grind
• All Bar One
• The Book Club
• The Rooftop
• Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town
• The London Cocktail Club
• Be at One
The restaurants in London reflect the international nature of the city with every type of cuisine from British Pub food, Dutch pancake houses, and Indian specialities from every region, Turkish, Japanese and Ethiopian food to the famous Chinatown.
KCB is situated in the heart of London’s West End. One of the most famous aspects about the West End is its theatre scene. The West End represents one of the highest quality theatres in the world. Theatre performances in the West End tend to be musicals, classic plays and comedies.
The following is a list of the current most popular plays in theatres:
• The Phantom of the Opera
• Mamma Mia
• Les Miserables
• The Woman in Black
• The Lion King
There’s a market for almost anything in London. From art and antiques, to food and fashion.
The following is a list of some of London’s popular markets:
- Old Spitalfields: The market was built in 1876 and provides fashion, antiques and food. The main market days are Saturday and Sunday with a smaller market running Monday to Friday.
- Portobello Market: Portobello Road has been a market since the 1800s. The market is famous for its antiques and vintage fashion stalls. The main market days are Friday and Saturday, with a smaller market running Monday to Thursday.
- Borough Market: The market is London’s most famous food market, with food from both British and International cuisines. The main market days are Wednesday to Sunday with a smaller market running Monday and Tuesday.
- Covent Garden Market: There are three markets located in Covent Garden’s century Piazza. The markets provide a wide range of crafts and gifts.
- The Apple Market that is located in the North Hall of the building sells British-made crafts, jewellery and leather goods. The market runs every day of the week.
- East Colonnade Market has a variety of stalls selling products such as handmade soap, jewellery, handbags, artwork and homeware. The market runs every day of the week.
- The Jubilee Market that is located south of the Piazza. On Mondays, the market is dedicated to antiques. From Tuesday to Friday, a general market operates with traders selling clothes and household goods. At weekends, the market offers arts and crafts.
London is home to a number of famous football clubs and their stadiums – Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur etc. Wembley Stadium is the home of the English national football team as well as the second largest stadium in Europe, which hosts the FA Cup.
Lord’s Cricket Ground in St. John’s Wood is widely considered the ‘home of cricket’ and is also home to the oldest sporting museum in the world.
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, along with the Australian, French and US Opens. From the champagne bars to strawberries and cream, Wimbledon is a great day out and very reminiscent of true British spirit.