City Guides

London: Top-Rated Attractions in One of the Most Visited Cities in the World

Big Ben and Parliament
Big Ben and Parliament
Must-see: The iconic towering cock and its bell and the Houses of Parliament

British Museum
British Museum
Must-see: The massive collection of antiquities and artifacts; The Rosetta Stone, Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs, Parthenon sculptures, Lewis Chessmen, Oxus Treasure, Royal Game of Ur, Mummy of Katebet, Samurai armour, and the King of Ife of among others

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Must-see: The palace and the Changing of the Guard, the State Rooms, the Queen’s Gallery, and the Royal Mews

Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace
Must-see: The Chapel Royal, Chocolate Kitchens, Cumberland Art Gallery, Great Hall, The Great Vine, Hampton Court Gardens, Henry’s Crown, Henry VIII’s Kitchens, Kitchen Garden, Magic Garden, Privy Garden, The Maze, and William III’s apartments

Hyde Park
Serpentine Lake Hyde Park
Must-see: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, The Rose Garden, Serpentine Lake and the Serpentine CafĂ©, Speakers’ Corner; the various memorials, fountains, and statues

Kensington Palace
 Kensington Palace
Must-see: The palace, Kensington Gardens, Diana Memorial Playground, Serpentine Gallery

London Eye
London Eye
Must-see: The largest observation wheel in Europe

St Paul’s Cathedral
Must-see: The impressive interiors, the Crypt and the tombs of Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, and Sir Christopher Wren; the Geometric staircase

Tower of London
Tower of London
Must-see: Tower Bridge, the Beefeaters and the Ceremony of the Keys, Bloody Tower, Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, Jewel House, Medieval Palace, Royal Mint, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum, Tower Green, White Tower and the Line of Kings

Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Must-see: The architecture, the shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the Chapter House, the Quire, vestibule of the Lady Chapel, the royal graves, Poets’ Corner and the tombs of other famous people and the sacrarium