In the face of its less than warm weather, London is still ranked as one of the most popular tourist destinations on Earth.
It may not be listed as one of the top 10 popular honeymoon places or have any site to show up on the list of top 10 wonders of the world, London still puts together a great collection of tourist attractions to be considered a city that is visited by millions of people annually.
Having mentioned the above with the hosting the London 2012 Summer Olympics games we would like to publish a list of top 10 places to see in London.
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Natural History Museum of London
This museum exhibits the important role of various natural species on planet earth. Having over 70 million pieces to show for, the Natural History Museum of London puts together a wonderful display of the very many spectacles of nature, the links and the magical connection of the world around us as a single unit. The museum also houses a delightful Dinosaurs gallery, which presents fossils of well-known extinct dinosaurs as well as showing the methods of how paleontologists are able to assemble the fossils of these great ancient creatures.
Energy London Eye
The London Eye or the EDF Energy London Eye (also known as Millennium Wheel) is a Ferris wheel that measures 135 meters tall and sits right over the riverbank of River Thames. With its height and a diameter of 120 meters, the Energy London Eye Ferris wheel that also house a 4D cinema has become quite a popular tourist hot spot in London. If you visit London, you should definitively take a ride on the London Eye and have a spectacular view London from above.
Science Museum of London
Number 8 position was a toss up between the Science Museum of London and Big Ben, but we have decided to ask the science lovers to park right here. The museum is full of scientific wonders that are some of the best in the world, as they tell the visitors the stories of formations of many planet, medical and engineering breakthroughs, extra-ordinary innovations that have changed the lives of mankind on earth. The very many exhibits of Science Museum of London are interactive and enhanced with visuals and great sound effects and to make it even better, for the most part they are free to look at. However, there is a charge required for the Museum’s flight simulator, the IMAX cinema, as well as the space exhibit. The Science Museum of London is open daily for visitors and tourists except for the 24th and 26th of December.
Tower of London
It bears the official name of Royal Palace and Fortress, but more it is commonly known as the Tower of London. The Tower of London is one of the many historical masterpiece of London Architecture. Visitors will be given the opportunity to get to know its stories – spooky and otherwise – and to marvel at the beauty and the unique design within its structure. This is a castle located near the River Thames and holds a great importance in the English history.
The Empire, Leicester Square
Even if you have watched Leicester Square in a movie on your TV at home or a local cinema, it would surely be different if you actually get a chance to visit the Empire of the Leicester Square in person. The old and beautiful building was opened as a theater in 1884 and has a capacity to house over a thousand audiences. Although it is now separated down into different Empire cinemas, it still maintains its glamour and have gone through some major upgrades in the mid 20th century to keep its form. The Leicester Square may not be as large as Madison Square Garden in New York City, but in its entirety is able to captivate any visitor as an old art masterpiece.
Chessington World of Adventure
The number five spots is one of the places to see in London for children. After many intellectual and knowledge-gaining tours in other parts of the city you can bring your family to this popular theme park that would certainly make the rest of your day magical. Aside from the rollercoasters and rides, Chessington World includes a children’s zoo housing many wild animals as well as a shark life sea center that is very popular. The Chessington World of Adventure also comes with convenient resort hotels for parents and kids who may want to have an overnight stay.
Old Spitalfields Market
This market is one of the more interesting tourists places in London; where different cultures, products and foods of are meshed. This old market was started in 1630 by the orders of King Charles I mainly as a major meat shop. Located at East London, throughout the years, Spitalfields Market has offered a variety of products from different sources. Other than its numerous shops, dining areas and art shows, this antique market exhibits events that showcase a diverse cultural theme. But as one of the top 10 best places to see in London, Old Spitalfields Market should entertain your eyes and taste-buds equally.
London Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds is the famous wax museum in London that houses more than 300 wax figures of actual celebrities and popularly known personas. This popular wax museum was established by a French wax sculptor named Marie Tussauds and today there are other branches of this museum around the world. Madam Tussauds in London is open daily (except Christmas day) from 9:30 to 5:30 during week days and extended hours are offered on the weekends and special holiday’s days.
Situated in the City of Westminster, near London, Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British monarch. The palace was built in 1705, which later became the Queen Palace in 1761, for Queen Charlotte. Presently, it is an art gallery (featuring the Royal Collection), a tourist hot spot and a national symbol for England. Buckingham Palace is open daily for all to visit with reasonable admission fees.
The Royal Parks: Top 10 Best Places to See in London
London Royal Parks comprises of 8 different parks that engulf around 1976 hectares of land. The parks are managed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sports and were chosen as one of the best sites for London 2012 Olympic Games. The Royal Parks greenery, flowers and their complex natural beauty continue to stun tourists and locals alike. Millions of locals and tourists flock the place every year.