Explore the most popular attractions in London. Where are the top tourist places for sightseeing? Which shopping tips have the potential to put a satisfied smile on your face? Why you should not miss the free museum highlights in London? The following 30 sightseeing tips will make it easier for you to find your personal favorites in London.
With these recommendations you will get information about the opening hours, entrance fees, tips for your visit and a selection of the highlights. For a quick orientation, have a look at the tourist map from city walks. There you will see the locations of many listed attractions.
Many of these well-known attractions are among the time-honoured landmarks of London. It does not matter if you plan to have quick and easy visit or if you are looking for a special experience, the information and tips in the top 10 sights will help you with that and provide answers to questions such as: At what time can I see the lifting of the Tower Bridge? How do you avoid long queue lines at the London Eye and experience the sunset over the rooftops? Where do you have a good view of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace? Which area of Camden Market you should visit? ...Top 10 Sights
It is not a real challenge in London to shop till you drop. It is rather a danger. Among the large choice of possibilities shopaholics will face many temptations. Find out the best places where you should give in to the temptations. Learn how to combine your shopping spree with sightseeing. Get answers to questions like: Where can I find a huge shopping center nearby the city center? What are the highlights I should not miss at the Harrods department store? Where can I discover a shopping street with numerous flagship stores? At what time I should avoid the Oxford Street? Which store has the biggest shoe department in the the city? ...Shopping Tips
Here you will find the top museums in London with free entry. In London not only the frequent rainy weather speaks for a museum visit but also the unique art treasures and exhibition objects. Read where you can find the world's largest art museum. At which museum you will learn all about the city history. Which paintings are the highlights of the National Gallery. What time is the best to visit the Natural History Museum with the dinosaurs gallery. Where children can have fun with many interactive stations. How you are able to discover more about the mysterious organization of Freemasons ...Museums Highlights
The Primrose Hill is a small hill which is located near Central London, opposite of the Regent's Park and the London's ZSL Zoo. In the past this area was used as a royal hunting ground. The hill is approximately 64 m high and is a large meadow area with a few trees. This bright park landscape is a perfect place to enjoy the view of the London skyline in the countryside.
The Primrose Hill is located close to the Camden Market and can be reached on foot in about 15 minutes. A good reason to think about the combination of these two destinations. After the hustle and bustle in the Camden Market, you will be able to relax and enjoy the view from Primrose Hill.
Normal opening hours: daily from 5:00 till 17:00 o'clock (Summer till 21:30)
Underground station Chalk Farm
This museum of modern art in London attracts the visitors not only by the exhibited artworks. The building complex also includes a panorama terrace that can be visited free of charge, as well as the museum itself. The panorama terrace offers an all-around view of London, and you have the chance to see many famous attractions.
The Tate Modern Museum is located directly at the River Thames. During fine weather you can feel some southern flair on the pedestrian promenade at the Thames bank in front of the museum. The Millennium Bridge is also located nearby the museum. The pedestrian bridge is an eye-catcher with its striking design.
Normal opening hours: daily from 10:00 till 18:00 o'clock, Friday and Saturday till 22:00 o'clock
Underground station Southwark
If you like to enjoy the view from church towers then you should visit the St Paul's Cathedral in London. Although there is no church tower, but there you have the opportunity to climb one of the highest church domes in the world.
The dome with the cross has a total height of 111 m. The Golden Gallery at the top of the dome has an altitude of about 85 m. This viewing gallery is secured by a railing which is not very high. Therefore, it offers a free all-round view.
Unfortunately, this view is accessible only for sporty tourists. You have to climb 525 stairs in order to get up to the Golden Gallery.
Normal opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:30 till 16:30 o'clock
Underground station St Paul's
The modern Ferris wheel belongs to the most visited attractions in London. The capsules are largely glazed and therefore offer a good view. With a height of about 135 m, the London Eye is currently the second highest viewing option, after the Shard skyscraper, in London (as of 2020).
A ride on the London Eye takes about 30 minutes. You will slowly climb to the highest position of the Ferris wheel and so you have enough time to experience the panorama from different perspectives. The cheapest online tickets cost approximately £ 27.50 and you have to choose an exact time window for your visit.
Normal opening hours: daily from 11:00 till 18:00 o'clock, summer from 10:00 up to 21:30 o'clock
Underground station Waterloo
With the help of the sightseeing tips from city-walks it will be simple for you to decide which attractions in London you do not want to miss. See the main highlights you will encounter at the different sights. Learn where you need to expect long waiting times. Read about some clever ways to plan your visit. Get some tips for your special moments in London.
The interactive map from city-walks makes your sightseeing planning quite simple. Many of the listed attractions are marked as icons in the map. If you click on one of the icons, an info box will be displayed and you get a brief description with the opening times and a picture. These info boxes can be attached below the city map and so you can create your personal mini travel guide with map. Try it out!
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