A fascinating testament to its ancient history and modern culture, London’s top attractions are
famous worldwide. Which will you visit?
Explore the London Eye in our London attractions guide. Originally constructed as a celebration of the new millennium, the London Eye offers fantastic views across London - up to 40km on clear days.
Explore the Shard in our London attractions guide. Despite only being completed in 2013, The Shard has quickly become one of the city's most recognisable landmarks. It is home to a range of restaurants and even a viewing gallery.
Explore St Pauls Cathedral in our London attractions guide. Found in the historic City district, this Grade I listed landmark is steeped in history. The building is a large draw for tourists and worshippers alike, and remains one of London's most iconic landmarks.
Explore the Tower of London in our London attractions guide. With its imperious towers and subterranean cells, this historic fortress has played a crucial role in British history.
Explore Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in our London attractions guide. The Houses of Parliament are the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, making up the UK parliament.
Explore Westminster Abbey in our London attractions guide. This historic gothic church is one of the most notable religious buildings in the UK. Regularly hosting royal ceremonies, this abbey is a popular tourist attraction all year long.
Explore Madame Tussauds in our London attractions guide. This quirky waxwork muesum lets you get closer to your favourite celebrities and historical icons. Take selfies with the stars and look through the constantly new collection which is ideal for all ages.
Explore the O2 Arena in our London attractions guide. Another iconic design created for the millennium, the O2 arena hosts a range of international restaurants, but it's primary function is as a live music venue. You can also scale the dome and experience stunning views across London.
Explore the National Portrait Gallery in our London attractions guide. The National Portrait Gallery can be found in the very centre of London overlooking Trafalgar Square. There are over 11,00 portraits in the main collection!
Explore the Tate Modern in our London attractions guide. Britain's national gallery of modern art is housed on the South bank of the Thames and offers a range of British art as well as a restaurant on the seventh floor and excellent views of the Thames and St Paul's Cathedral.
Explore Buckingham Palace in our London attractions guide. Buckingham Palace is home to the British monarchy and is one of the few remaining Royal Palaces in the world. Set in Westminster, close to St James Park and The Mall, Buckingham Palace is a must for visitors.
Explore Kensington Palace & Gardens in our London attractions guide. Kensington Palace has long been home to the Royals since King William II & Queen Mary II. Some areas of the palace are open to the public, giving a unique view into royal living.
Explore the Natural History Museum in our London attractions guide. With over 80 million specimens, the Natural History Museum offers a journey through time and space. Famous for it's dinosaur exhibits, there are also regular events throughout the year.
Explore the Science Museum in our London attractions guide. The Science Museum sees over 3 million visitors every year. Spread over seven floors with interactive galleries, there is a range of displays from medical history to contemporary science.
Explore the Victoria & Albert Museum in our London attractions guide. With over 4-million items from around the globe and throughout time, this popular museum is located close to Hyde Park. The building itself is a mixture of Victorian and Edwardian architecture and is a sight itself.
Explore Westfield Kidzania in our London attractions guide. A major shopping centre in west London’s Shepherd’s Bush, Westfield covers an area that is thought to be the equivalent of around 30 football pitches.
Explore Covent Garden Market in our London attractions guide. One of central London’s most exclusive commercial districts, Covent Garden is a lively part of the city awash with street performers, musicians and travelling thespians.
Explore Harry Potter World in our London attractions guide. Explore the incredible sets, props and costumes that were used on set across the Warner Brothers Studio of Harry Potter.
Explore Hampton Court Palace in our London attractions guide. Found on the banks of the Thames in a leafy suburb of west London, Hampton Court Palace is a distinctive site of unparalleled majesty.
Explore Bond Street in our London attractions guide. Few places in London do luxury shopping like Bond Street. The road itself is lined with designer shops, high-end jewellers and historic auction houses.
Explore Harrods department store in our London attractions guide. London’s most iconic luxury department store, Harrods offers visitors from all over the world over 1 million square feet of stunning retail space.
Explore Fortnum and Mason in our London attractions guide. As one of the oldest trading department stores, Fortnum and Mason is an excellent place for fine foods, teas, wines and hampers. Still standing on the original site, the store offers restaurants, a wine bar and ice cream parlour.
Explore Carnaby Street in our London attractions guide. Carnaby Street is in the centre of London's West End, famous for its pedestrianised shopping and dining areas and is within walking distance of Oxford Street.
Explore the Serpentine Gallery in our London attractions guide. Located in Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine Gallery was established in 1970 and hosts galleries in both modern and contemporary styles.
Explore the Royal Albert Hall in our London attractions guide. Surrounded by some of London's most famous attractions, the Royal Albert Hall is an arts venue and Grade I listed building. Since opening in 1871 it has seen a wide range of performances from classical to rock music, comedy and sport.
Explore Trafalgar Square in our London attractions guide. Steeped in history and is thought of as the heart of London itself, Trafalgar Square is a public space enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. Be sure to visit Trafalgar square during the festive season to see London's largest Christmas tree.
Explore the West End Theatres in our London attractions guide. London wouldn’t be the same without the many wonders of the West End, and the district’s array of well-loved theatres is a staple part of the city’s culture.
Explore Somerset House in our London attractions guide. A centre of excellence for culture and arts, Somerset House has a range of activities through the year. The house dates back to 1547 and offers a number of cafes and bars for every season.
Explore Leicester Square & Cinemas in our London attractions guide. Famous for its film premiers across the movie industry, Leicester Square is often filled with eager film fans. There is a range of entertainment in the area, from cinemas to casinos, bars, restaurants and more.
Explore Hyde Park in our London attractions guide. Home to the Serpentine Lake, Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park is arguably the most famous of London's parks. You can always find something to do or just take in the beautiful surroundings.
Explore Borough Market in our London attractions guide. Borough Market is one of London's best food markets, located just in the shadow of the Shard. The market sells fresh food and produce from around the world, and it is a popular location for many top chefs.
Explore Regents Park in our London attractions guide. This scenic park is home to London Zoo, a boating lake, secret garden and Regents Canal. Nearby attractions include The Sherlock Holmes Museum, Madame Tussauds and more.
Explore the ZSL London Zoo in our London attractions guide. Home to over 600 species of animal, you are sure to find your favourite animal in Regents Park in the centre of London. Popular with children, families and more, this is a great day out for all.
Explore the Olympic Park in our London attractions guide. Bigger than Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens combined, the Olympic Park has moved from the venue for the 2012 Olympics to an entertainment centre in East London. Visit for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Explore Bayswater Road Artists in our London attractions guide. Experience an art show like no other on the streets of London. Every Sunday, the artists congregate to display their latest pieces across an eclectic range of styles, often letting you buy direct from the artists themselves.
Explore ExCel exhibition & conference centre in our London attractions guide. ExCel is just ten minutes away from Canary Wharf in the Docklands area of London, and is host to a range of shows and events throughout the year. Visit their website to find out what is going on during your stay.
Explore Olympia London in our London attractions guide. Olympia was built in 1886, the centre is used for a number of events and exhibitions throughout the year. There is always something happening there to spark your interest, so find out more, here.
Explore The Ritz in our London attractions guide. The Ritz is synonymous with luxury and gracious living. This Grade II listed building has become a symbol of high-society hotels and receives a wealth of visitors to their tea rooms and casino
Explore Camden Markets in our London attractions guide. Browse over two hundred stalls in London's famous Camden Market, offering jewellery, memorabilia, artwork and more. You can also partake in some international cuisine from the wide range of food stalls.
Explore Portobello Road in our London attractions guide. Situated in the affluent Notting Hill area, Portobello Road Market is home to the world's largest antique market. Experience the hustle, bustle and haggling in this historic market - from antiques to fruit and veg.
Explore Soho in our London attractions guide. Soho is a vibrant area of London, featuring international foods, a range of entertainment and nightlife and more. It is also home to China Town where guests can explore the taste and atmosphere of China.
Explore the Royal Opera House in our London attractions guide. Home of Britain's Royal Ballet and Royal Opera, the Royal Opera House is located in the heart of London's theatre district. As well as entertainment throughout the year, there is a range of eating options within the building.