Top 5 London Attractions That You Should Visit
London is a city known for its history, its present and its progress. When in London, you must visit some of the attractions that are listed here.
1 The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
This government building is where the laws governing British life are discussed. The house of Parliament is an architectural marvel and was designed by Sir Charles Barry in Gothic style. The House is open for tourists and the tour takes around 75 minutes. With the presence of the spectacular Big Ben, this historical monument is a must visit when in London.
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2. Tower Bridge
Globally recognized as the London Bridge, it is the pride of London. Over a hundred years old, the bridge has twin drawbridges which are raised for the vessels to pass below. The London Bridge is a part of the British culture and is a symbol of the Isles. The Tower Bridge is magical during the night when lit up in its full glory.
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3. Buckingham Palace
London has always been known for the Royal family. The Buckingham Palace is one of the world's most visited palaces. The present royal family also lives in the palace. The palace has a total of 660 rooms. The ceremony of change of guards at the palace is most awaited by tourists everyday.
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4. London Eye
The modern London attraction on the bank of river Thames, the London Eye is the biggest observation wheel in the world. The 135 meter tall wheel will give you a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. With the house of Parliament, Big Ben and the river Thames along the London Eye, it is the perfect spot for the camera enthusiast.
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5. Wembley Stadium
It is a must visit place in London for the sports fan. The Wembley Stadium carries a great history along with it. Playing host to some of the greatest matches in the history of football, Wembley is also the home ground of the England national football team. Wembley stadium also plays venue for concerts by some of the best artists. Previous concerts include Coldplay, Oasis, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Metallica, U2, etc. This stadium, with a seating capacity of 90,000, is a must visit with the London Olympics right around the corner.
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Other major attractions one should not miss in London include The Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, British Museum, Wimbledon, British Library and Madame Tussads.