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    Tower Bridge

    453 reviews

    You should not only look at it, walk on it, but really visit it. As this is also a museum you can stroll through and find our how it was build and how it works. And the view on the top floors is also nice.

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  • 2

    Trafalgar Square

    305 reviews

    Trafalgar Square is one of the more interesting places in London as it's more of a living monument. Located in the heart of the city surrounded by restaurants, offices, government building and the like, Trafalgar Square blends culture with a mixed lesson in history. The square is named for the Battle of Trafalgar, a naval battle in which Lord Nelson ...

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  • 3

    Camden Town

    162 reviews

    I think this is one of my favorite places to visit in London! It is a place so full of things to discover that you can spend a day walking around the various shops and stalls. Keep your eyes out for the West yard in Camden Lock (where they have the most amazing selection of street food, that you can ...

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  • 4

    Natural History Museum

    112 reviews

    The New York Natural History Museum is one of my favorites but the London Natural History Museum topped it hands down! The museum is massive and beautiful! It was separated into several large sections and I wasn't able to get thought everything so I'll have to go back for another visit. It's hard to say what my favorite was but ...

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  • 5

    Borough Market

    112 reviews

    This market is my favourite in the world. It has a charming atmosphere, and there are many reasonably priced foods to pick up. They have a fantastic selection of homemade preserves of interesting flavours, and delectable street foods made fresh before your eyes.

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  • 6

    London Eye

    569 reviews

    No trip to London is complete without a ride on the London Eye. At one point, the world's largest Ferris wheel, the Eye offers views for 25 miles in every direction on a clear day. There are 32 large glass pods that take you on an amazing 30 minute ride. An absolute must see during the day, and a stroll ...

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  • 7

    River Thames

    128 reviews

    The wind pouring across the river nearly chilled us to our breaking points. But there's a majesty to the Thames, as it seems to hearken back to centuries ago. Incredibly romantic!

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  • 8

    Westminster Abbey

    176 reviews

    One of the most well known buildings in the entire world. The carving, intricate design, buttressed columns, gargoyles, interred heros/royalty, and some very significant and special historical items. This is a one of a kind place. There are very few places of such significance the world over, that are still in regular use. Pro Tip: Pay the fee and go ...

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  • 9

    Southbank London

    56 reviews

    Vibrant, fun, great atmosphere, lots of great places to eat and drink both in and outside. Close to the London Eye. Easy to get to from Waterloo station and can then walk along the River Thames to get to London Bridge station. Also close to The Globe (Shakespeare's theatre).

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  • 10

    Hyde Park

    152 reviews

    Beware the aggressive squirrels! It may look like a calm and peaceful patch of green in the middle of a metropolis, but look out for the feisty furballs in the trees. They want whatever it is you're snacking on, and they'll stop at nothing to get it!

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  • 11

    Regent's Park

    67 reviews

    Gorgeous park with excellent landscaping...in the summer check what's on at the Globe.

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  • 12

    Tate Modern

    135 reviews

    The Tate Modern is London's largest repository of modern art. It houses British and foreign works from 1900 to the present and is housed in a old power station. Its massive Turbine Hall is known for its special exhibits. Works here often fill entire rooms and are one of a kind. If you are a modern art lover, don't miss ...

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  • 13

    Piccadilly Circus

    237 reviews

    Amazing, bright, vibrant, noisy. If you have a case of the blues, come and stand here and soak it all in. Plenty of music to be heard, plenty of musicals to be seen, plenty of food to be eaten.

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  • 14

    Big Ben

    391 reviews

    Big Ben is the most famous landmark in the UK. What it really is is the bell tower of the Houses of Parliament. It's resounding clang is kind of cool to witness, especially on a dreary day.

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  • 15

    Tower of London

    250 reviews

    Add this to the list of places that as a history buff you must visit and go on a tour. The tours here are given by Beefeaters Guardsmen and they know their history ironclad rock solid. This place is known as the "Bloody" tower and rightly so...pay attention while the Beefeaters share the true stories from this towers dark past. ...

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  • 16

    Covent Garden

    108 reviews

    Covent garden is well worth a visit, particularly if are up for a good shop! It is a very quaint neighborhood, but definitely has it's quirks! When I visited, there was a man hanging upside down from a lamp post playing his guitar. This incident has perhaps forever defined my perception of Covent Garden!

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  • 17

    The National Gallery

    133 reviews

    Beautiful gallery with a wonderful array of works! Including that of Van Gough! I went in only because I had time to kill, but I was really thankful that I did. It is a thoroughly well organised gallery with very relevant and interesting information to accompany each painting.

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  • 18

    Millenium Bridge

    49 reviews

    One of London's Iconic Architecture to welcome the new Millennium had to be closed again after its first opening because it was structurally 'unstable', it swayed heavily! Nowadays it's a nice walkway from which you can see a nice view of the South Bank. Especially cool place is at the end of the South side from which you can see ...

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  • 19

    Brick Lane

    45 reviews

    Loads of cheap Indian restaurants with the obligatory person harassing you outside of the restaurant offering a free glass of wine, etc. The food is usually good. Nearby are nightclubby venues where you can dance off the vindaloo.

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  • 20

    London Chinatown

    79 reviews

    Has a unique buzz to it, unlike any other part of London. Quite small, but a great place to visit for food and a bit of variety

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