Top 5 iconic places to see in London

Top 5 iconic places to see in London

History and a vibrant urban culture rub shoulders and cohabit happily in London. This is a prime tourist destination that sees an influx of millions of tourists every single year. The London tourist scene is one that contributes heavily to the overall economy of Great Britain. Filled with stories and places of historical importance as well as pubs and eateries tucked away in streets lining those bargain friendly flea markets – that’s what London is all about. So let’s find out more about the top five iconic places to see when in this part of the world!


History and a vibrant urban culture rub shoulders and cohabit happily in London. This is a prime tourist destination that sees an influx of millions of tourists every single year. The London tourist scene is one that contributes heavily to the overall economy of Great Britain. Filled with stories and places of historical importance as well as pubs and eateries tucked away in streets lining those bargain friendly flea markets – that’s what London is all about. So let’s find out more about the top five iconic places to see when in this part of the world!

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Clichéd as it may sound, a trip to London would be incomplete without a visit to the Queen’s seat. This world famous palace houses a variety of the Queen’s treasures as well as her collection of rare art work including a painting rendered by Rembrandt. Watch the change of Guard and take in the regal façade for memories that will last you long after you are back home!

Coca Cola London Eye

Coca Cola London Eye

Coca Cola London Eye

Now one of the most important features swaying across London’s skyline, the Coca Cola London eye is a capsule ride that will show you all of London’s iconic landmarks in a mere half an hour. The ride is an exhilarating one that enables you to learn more about what you are viewing from information that appears with a tap on the touch screen installed in each of the 32 capsules of this fleet.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

As the site where Napoleon’s navy was defeated by Lord Horatio Nelson, Trafalgar square is the epicentre of London. This beautiful area has a central monument that holds the statue of Lord Nelson aloft as he surveys the city.

Four neo classic sculptures of lions sit around his awe inspiring statue along with many large fountains. On any given day, one can find people walking along with the summer breeze blowing in their hair, even as the many pigeons land on the square for morsels offered by passers by.

British Museum

British Museum

British Museum

If you are a history buff, then this is definitely the place to be! The British Museum is one of the oldest in the country with important pieces of information and historical objects and documents lining its halls.

A visit here will leave you richer in the know how department with its comprehensive layouts and informative boards. The museum also depicts the evolution of human culture in an interesting manner.

Big Ben

Big Ben

Big Ben

This clock tower is over 150 years old and one of the icons that has become synonymous with London. While the clock tower refers to the premises, the Big Ben is actually the bell that chimes within it.

This 13 tonne bell was ordered by Sir Benjamin Hall, and was named after him subsequently.

London is filled with myriad delights for all kinds of tourists and offers a valuable experience in shopping, sightseeing, history, art and more. A walkabout tour as well as a tour of its restaurants, shopping streets, nightlife and the zoo will leave you asking for more! Last but not the least, make sure you do not forget to buy your foreign exchange at the best rates, to make your trip even sweeter. DoorstepForex.com provides Pounds at the best exchange rates.

Source:
Tourist attractions in London
Top 10 London attractions
10 things to do in London
 

22 Aug, 2016
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