Places in London to Visit

BEST 5 PLACES IN LONDON TO VISIT

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Are you wondering what to visit in London?

Our Best 5 Places in London to Visit for a Once in a Lifetime Trip!

Is there a city on the planet as vibrant, as exciting and as downright scary as London?

Just a simple glance at the huge, complex Underground rail network map is enough to make you realise that this is the kind of city not to be taken lightly.

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Tower Bridge from South Bank via

Best Places in London to Visit 1 – Head to the River First

A good idea is to head down to the River Thames next to the Houses of Parliament first of all.

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Houses of Parliament via

If you go here during the peak tourist time you might find that it is insanely busy. In this case, you can cross over Westminster Bridge to the other side of the river, to the South Bank, to see if it is any quieter there.

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London Eye via

On this side of the Thames you will find the London Eye. If the queues to go up in one of the capsules aren’t too bad then you can get an amazing view of the city from here.

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London Eye via

You also get a fantastic view of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben from this side of the Thames.

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Globe Theatre via

If you want to spend more time along the river, you can walk along the South Bank to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, and Tower Bridge or even go on a city cruise.

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Globe Theatre via

All in all, this is a fantastic place to start your London exploring from. If you are using a travel planner in London this place will help you get started easily.

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Thames River Cruise via

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South Bank via

Best Places in London to Visit 2 – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street

If you start down at the river as suggested then you are closer to some of the other top places in London to visit than you might think.

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10 Downing Street via

The Prime Minister’s house at 10 Downing Street isn’t as impressive as you might imagine it to be, but this iconic building sits on the road from Westminster to Buckingham Palace so is well worth adding to your list of places in London to visit. You might even see a famous politician or reporter around here. After this, you get to lovely St James Park, before reaching Buckingham Palace.

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Changing of the Guard via

You will surely recognise this building instantly, even if you don’t spot the usual throngs of tourists outside it. There are a number of Tube stations here, making it easy to get back to your hotel or to carry on seeing new places.

Best Places in London to Visit 3 – The Parks

London is a big and highly developed city but it isn’t all about concrete and big buildings. There are also some brilliant parks here that you should spend some time in.

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Green Park in Autumn via

Apart from St James Park, you can also go to the giant Hyde Park.  Green Park and Regent’s Park are among the other best green spaces in central London. There are places to go for a stroll, have a picnic and watch the world go by. You can take it easy in the parks for a spell before getting back out into the action on the streets. These are also good places to take a step back and look at your travel planner London ideas and work out your next move on places in London to visit next.

Best Places in London to Visit 4 – The Markets

There are some sensational markets in the UK capital, where you can buy interesting stuff, get some great street food and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere. Camden Market is probably the most famous market of them all.

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Camden Market via

You will find Camden market especially good for buying retro clothing and music. You can even get here by canal on a cool boat if you like. Portobello Market is packed with antiques, and Borough Market is a food lover’s paradise with treats from all round the world.

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Portobello Market via

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Portobello Market via

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Borough Market via

Add at least one of these markets to your list of what to see in London if you want a treat for your senses.

Best Places in London to Visit 5 – Climb Up for a View at the Shard

We looked at the London Eye earlier but there are even better ways of getting up high and seeing the city laid out before your eyes. For example, the Shard is the highest building in the city.

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Shard & Tower Bridge via

In fact, it is the tallest building in Western Europe and you can go way up to a viewing platform on the 69th floor, that lets you see for up to 40 miles.

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View from the Shard via

There are a few classy restaurants and bars up here where you can enjoy a fabulous view of London over a meal or a drink. The main viewing platform here is twice as high as any another vantage point in the city.

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View of the city from the Shard via


Our Best 5 Places in London to Visit: By Robert Bell

This concludes our Top 5 Places in London to Visit. We hope you find this information useful. If you are looking for a specific piece of information, please do comment below as we may have just forgotten to mention it.

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