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London Attractions

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.

Best Viewpoints in London

The View from The Shard

If you like to see the attractions from a bird's eye view during your sightseeing trip, then this is the right place for you. The Shard is the highest skyscraper in the EU and therefore the highest viewpoint in London. The name originated from the appearance of the building which looks like a shard of glass. The facade is completely made of glass and there are several peaks on the top of the building.

The building is 310 m high and there are some viewing platforms for visitors. The highest viewing platform is located at about 230 m and offers a stunning view combined with an open-air feeling. The cheapest tickets are available online and cost about £ 28. This price may vary depending on the season.

Normal opening hours: at least Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 till 20:00 o'clock
Underground station London Bridge

Map with The Shard
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Primrose Hill

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 20:00 o'clock
Underground station Chalk Farm

Map with Primrose HillCurrent Opening Hours

Tate Modern Museum

This museum of modern art in London attracts visitors not only because of the exhibited artworks and the free admission. The building complex includes a restaurant on the 6th floor. There you can enjoy the wonderful view with a fine lunch and you have the chance to see some of the famous attractions in the city.

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
Underground station Southwark

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St Paul's Cathedral

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 8:30 till 16:30 o'clock, Wednesday only from 10:00 o'clock open.
Underground station St Paul's

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London Eye

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 third highest viewing option, after Horizon 22 and the Shard skyscraper, in London (as of 2023).

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 £ 25.50 and you have to choose an exact time window for your visit.

Normal opening hours: daily from 11:00 till 18:00 o'clock, on weekends from 10:00 up to 20:30 o'clock
Underground station Waterloo

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Sightseeing Tips

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.

London Tourist Map with Attractions

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!