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    Tower of London

    Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB United Kingdom
    245 reviews

    The tower of London was constructed by William the Conqueror over nine-hundred years ago, right after William came out of Normandy, France and conquered all of England. It has served as a Royal Palace, where they kept the royal jewels and the royal mint. But it is better known in English history as the prison and execution area where many ...

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    The British Museum

    Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3 United Kingdom
    219 reviews

    One of the world's great museums and a testament to the saying that the sun never set on the British Empire. This museum has a fantastic collection of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman artifacts, as well as pieces from all over the world. It is free and an absolute must see

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    Westminster Abbey

    20 Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3PA
    170 reviews

    Those visiting London should certainly stop by Westminster Abbey, a famous church, where many of the English nobility are buried at, including Elizabeth and Mary, the Black Prince, and others. The tour guide gives a wonderful history of the people buried here, and even provides a softer and more human side of King Edward of Braveheart fame. The Duke of ...

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    Tower Bridge

    Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP
    448 reviews

    It's an awesome outdoor activity that's free! It costs money to go up into the towers, but it's awesome just walking across, taking pictures (the evening with the lights is really beautiful), and exploring the other side of the Thames!

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    Natural History Museum

    Cromwell Road, London SW7 5 United Kingdom
    110 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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    Big Ben

    Bridge Street, London SW1A 2 United Kingdom
    386 reviews

    The British Parliament building is one of the world's most iconic buildings. Big Ben refers to the large clock tower that dominates the building and overlooks the Thames. The building is open to visitors, and if you are a fan of legislation you can even sit in on parliamentary debates.

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    Edinburgh Castle

    Castlehill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    99 reviews

    If you love History, the castle is a must see whenever you're in Edinburgh. I visited 2 years ago yet until now I'm in awe at its grandness and would definitely be back.

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    Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DX United Kingdom
    302 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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    Hampton Court Palace

    East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU, UK
    51 reviews

    NOT in Central London - will take a while to get to. Great for families, very interesting building - nice place to spend a day.

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    SP4 7 Salisbury, United Kingdom
    58 reviews

    Sometimes people have expressed to me that they don't see what is so special about a bunch of ancient stones laying on the ground in the countryside. I always tell them that it is different when you actually go here, see these things, and at the same time experience the rural, English atmosphere that surrounds the site. Learning about Stonehenge ...

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    The National Gallery

    Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN United Kingdom
    131 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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    Victoria and Albert Museum

    Cromwell Road, London SW7 2 United Kingdom
    71 reviews

    One of London's great museums, though it is a bit further out of the way than other great places like the National Gallery. A wonderful permanent collection of exhibits, but be sure to watch out for the remarkable exhibitions!

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    Museum of London

    150 London Wall, City of London, United Kingdom
    19 reviews

    One of my favourite museums in London. Tells the story of London from pre-history to the current day.

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    Royal Mile

    51 reviews

    Walk it, enjoy it, eat it, shop it. start on top...walk down enjoy the Chirstmasshop and teashops on the road and end at Holyrood Castle and park. it might take you a much to see on your way.

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    Canterbury Cathedral

    86 Heaton Road, Canterbury, United Kingdom
    16 reviews

    Wonderful church, worth a couple of hours of your time at least. It is in an enclosed part of the city and you have to pay to have access, so plan ahead. It is loaded with history and has several very old and interesting artefacts, like glass windows, tombs of several kings & queens.

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    Houses of Parliament

    London, United Kingdom
    51 reviews

    So much history, i really is a key thing to see on a visit to London. I was lucky enough to have a private tour but I'm sure you would learn a lot in the guided tours.

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    River Thames

    128 reviews

    The River Thames is not just a river that rivers through London, it holds much significance in commerce, transport, and tourism in the past, present, and no doubt the future for London.

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    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

    21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
    60 reviews

    Standing room tickets to a Shakespeare show are reasonably priced, and what better way to see the theater!

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    Rosslyn Chapel

    Chapel Loan, Roslin EH25 9 United Kingdom
    16 reviews

    what a special place, crowded, but still...good organized, glad i took that byway it sets in mature gardens and you can walk around the chapel also without entrance fee come early and you have the best lights. the guides are telling the story and it is also fun to hear about the influence the movie the Davinci Code had on ...

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    York Minster

    7 Precentor's Court, York, United Kingdom
    35 reviews

    This gothic masterpiece is amazing, especially the stained glass. Do go below the crypt for the Roman stonework, & of course, climb all the way up for spectacular views.

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