London is  one of the world's leading tourism destinations, and the city is home to an array of famous tourist attractions. The city attracted 16.3 million international visitors in 2013,[1] making it one of the world's most visited in terms of international visits.

London is filled with quirky and unusual things to see and do but if it’s your first visit to London then there are a few things you need to tick of your list. These are London’s main tourist attractions for a reason and it’s because they are the biggest, the best, the oldest, the grandest and the ones overflowing with history and culture.

So before you delve into the quirky side of London, take a couple of days to explore the most popular tourist attractions that London has to offer.

Attractions

 

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel located on the edge of the River Thames. It is 135 meters tall and has a diameter of 120 metres. A short walk away, the area boasts the London Aquarium, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Nelson's Column. In 2013, the tallest building in London, the Shard, opened a viewing platform to the public. Other major tourist attractions in London include the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace (although this is only open to the public during a limited number of months in the summer), Tower Bridge Experience, Madame Tussauds, ZSL London Zoo, London Dungeon and St Paul's Cathedral.

 

Museums and galleries

 

There are many museums and art gallery in the London area, the majority of which are free to enter. Many of them are popular places for tourism. The most popular are the British Museum, the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Notable galleries include Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.

Parks and open spaces


London has several parks for tourists to stroll, rest and relax in. They include Hyde Park, Regent's Park, Green Park, St. James's Park, Hampstead Heath and Greenwich Park.

Rates

1 bed apartment: £175–£200 per night
2 bed 2 bath: £225–£275 per night

Corporate rates vary and negotiable upon length of stay.

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