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  • 1

    London Eye

    570 reviews

    I do not get a giant ferris wheel in the middle of London. I only half-way got the one in Chicago's World's Fair when the ferris wheel was innovative. That said, younger people seem to enjoy seeing London while taking a ferris wheel spin. This is something that you would either love or hate to do - no middle ground.

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  • 2

    Tower Bridge

    453 reviews

    Beautiful bridge. Interesting learning the history of how it was built. Nice walk across. Spectacular when you see the bridge go up.

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  • 3

    Big Ben

    392 reviews

    Big Ben is the nickname for the bell in the clock tower but usually everyone uses the name to refer to the entire clock tower. It's an iconic sight in London but not much to do other than look at it.

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  • 4

    Trafalgar Square

    306 reviews

    Trafalgar Square sits in front of the National Gallery. But you can enjoy art in the Square itself. Check out Nelson's Column and the plinths which sit at the corners of the square. The empty fourth plinth is the site of ever changing artistic works. And everyone climbs one of the lions to take a photo.

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  • 5

    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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  • 6

    The British Museum

    224 reviews

    One of the most amazing museums in the world. Don't expect to get through this massive museum and see everything in one day. With a little bit of everything it will surely amazing all walks of life. Can get VERY crowded with school trips, tourists and locals so be patient because it's worth the visit.

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  • 7

    Piccadilly Circus

    237 reviews

    Piccadilly Circus is always very busy, but there is a lot to do in the area if you don't mind fighting a crowd.

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  • 8

    Harrods

    216 reviews

    Harrods, for those of you who don’t know, is the giant department store that has been in London since the beginning of time. This means that it had enough time to evolve and is currently its own little city. Anything you could every want to buy is in Harrods. Including things that don’t actually exist. They are that on top ...

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  • 9

    Westminster Abbey

    176 reviews

    Westminster Abbey is another must for history buffs. I almost didn't go till a friend talked me into it..but was blown away by its history. Though I usually don't like going on tours....you will do yourself a dis-service not going on one. The depth and breath of the tour guides knowledge was very impressive.

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  • 10

    Camden Town

    162 reviews

    I used to frequent this market as a student. It is huge! Take at least 3/4 of a day. I usually like to buy my lunch from one of the food stalls and go sit by the canals. Great place to buy presents and vintage clothes. Shop shop shop!

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  • 11

    Hyde Park

    152 reviews

    The famous Hyde Park is 10 mins walk away from Kensington Gardens, and is literally adjacent. It has a wonderful lake, restaurant and many trails to walk through, and it quite beautiful. There are many statues of historical people and rich in English culture.

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  • 12

    The National Gallery

    134 reviews

    The National Gallery is a wonderful art gallery to visit for art lovers. There are thousands of paintings and other works of art to see here, including the infamous coronation of Napoleon painting. The museum is huge, and will take hours to walk through and marvel at the wonderful works of art here that are immortalized on convas. Enjoy!

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  • 13

    Tate Modern

    135 reviews

    Much more our speed than the National Gallery, the Tate is at the forefront of innovative art and design. Our favorite installation when we visited was "Thirty Pieces of Silver" by Cornelia Parker.

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  • 14

    River Thames

    129 reviews

    Old Father Thames, the heart of the city. Some of the best views in London can be had from the river.

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  • 15

    Borough Market

    114 reviews

    People came here to do some marketing here, you can see variety of vegetables and fruits sold here. Compared the price then bought some worth and best buy products. sure enjoy marketing fun here.

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  • 16

    Natural History Museum

    112 reviews

    Absolutely brilliant! There is so much to see for the whole family. The kids will love the dinosaur section. The architecture of the building is amazing too!

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  • 17

    Oxford Street

    130 reviews

    London is my favorite city in all Europe to shop for men's clothing. I first discovered Top Shop on Oxford Street. All the other usual characters are there, H&M, Bennetton and Zara. It's also the place you're most likely to see British celebrities.

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  • 18

    Covent Garden

    108 reviews

    Covent Garden is a historical market that has been since renovated with shops and restaurants. It's a great place to stroll around, shop, and grab a bite to eat. There are even various street performers daily who are extremely talented and entertaining.

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  • 19

    Madame Tussaud's

    124 reviews

    Le statue sono splendide ma dopo i primi 5 minuti lo stupore della perfetta esecuzione si affievolisce e il prezzo del biglietto torna alla mente! ideale per giornate di pioggia in cui si cerca un riparo per passare un po' di tempo al caldo!

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  • 20

    Palace of Westminster

    97 reviews

    I don't even know if you can go inside, but it's pretty enough to merit 4 stars just for photo potential.

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