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Sightseeing in London

Monument / Landmark
“Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.”
280 locals recommend
Church
“I would recommend you visit this beautiful Cathedral, where Princess Diana and Charles were married. Fact - The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London. Its dome, framed by the spires of Wren's City churches, has dominated the skyline for over 300 years. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1967. The dome is among the highest in the world. St Paul's is the second largest church building in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral. ”
329 locals recommend
Church
“Another location with a long association with British royalty, Westminster Abbey stands on a site that's been associated with Christianity since the early 7th century. Officially known as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster, Westminster Abbey was founded by Edward the Confessor in 1065 as his place of interment. From his burial in 1066 until that of George II almost 700 years later, most sovereigns were not only crowned here but they were buried here, too. More recently, it's become famous as the preferred location for Royal Weddings.”
177 locals recommend
Observatory
“Home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s Planetarium.”
252 locals recommend
Palace
“Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court. Admire Henry’s Great Hall, the infamous Haunted Gallery and the Tudor kitchens. Discover the spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore the magnificent gardens.”
237 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Great views on a clear day and still within walking but you can also catch a bus”
109 locals recommend
Bridge
“ Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. Because of this, Tower Bridge is sometimes confused with London Bridge, situated some 0.5 mi (0.80 km) upstream. Tower Bridge is one of five London bridges now owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. It is the only one of the Trust's bridges not to connect the City of London directly to the Southwark bank, as its northern landfall is in Tower Hamlets.”
140 locals recommend
Bridge
“Tower Bridge was built over 120 years ago to ease road traffic while maintaining river access to the busy Pool of London docks. Built with giant moveable roadways that lift up for passing ships, it is to this day considered an engineering marvel and beyond being one of London’s favourite icons, it is arguably one of the most famous and instantly recognisable structures in the entire world. Walking along the Thames to Tower Bridge should be one of the highlights of your stay.”
176 locals recommend
Event Space
“great place to visit for darts events or musical events. it also features an ice rink for ice skating. the pond on sites has ducks swimming along and you can join them by hiring a peddle boat. if you just want to chill out you can traverse the green fields and enjoy a drink at the on site pub. ”
111 locals recommend
History Museum
“HMS Belfast is one of only three remaining vessels from the bombardment fleet which supported the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944. The other vessels are the destroyer USS Laffey, part of the historic ships grouped at Patriots Point, South Carolina, and the dreadnought battleship USS Texas at San Jacinto, Texas. In total, HMS Belfast spent 33 days in support of the landings and fired over 5,000 shells ”
57 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Among the most fascinating and evocative of London's historic sites is the perfectly preserved nerve-centre from which Prime Minister Winston Churchill directed the British military campaigns and the defence of his homeland throughout World War II. Their Spartan simplicity and cramped conditions underline the desperate position of England as the Nazi grip tightened across Europe. You'll see the tiny cubicle where Churchill slept and the improvised radio studio where he broadcast his famous wartime speeches. Simple details, such as Clementine Churchill's knitting wool marking the front lines on a map of Europe, bring the era to life as no museum could possibly do.”
40 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Not for the faint hearted, climbing all 311 steps and 61 metres of Monument is well worth it for the view. Built between 1671 and 1677, Monument was built to honour all those that died in the Great Fire of London on the 5th September 1666. ”
50 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Largest tunnel slide in the world! Book in advance for busy periods or turn up on the day. ”
27 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Lots of famous people are buried in this 19th Century cemetery. Check the website for tours”
48 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Check out the Luna cinema to see outdoor screenings at Chiswick House or Syon House.”
43 locals recommend
Event Space
“Discover 140 years of creating the extraordinary. Alexandra Palace is the iconic North London Destination . The venue is bursting with culture and heritage. The big 7 acre Palace is surrounded by 196 acres of outdoor space, a year-round ice rink, boating lake, pitch and putt course, Little Dinosaurs soft play, skate park, play parks, deer enclosure and plenty of room to run around in.”
35 locals recommend