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London Attractions

London has a fantastic variety of top places to visit in London that includes everything from the world-famous Tower of London, London Dungeon and Tower Bridge Experience, to those places with historical interest like Southwark Cathedral, to the very modern at the Design Museum. Plus, some superb places to relax, places to eat, places drink and shop at historically interesting and modernised locations.

 
The Tower of London

The Tower of London

Is it any wonder that the Tower Of London is the nation's leading historic visitor attraction? This ancient fortress was founded by William the Conqueror and almost 1,000 years of British history have been played out within its walls. It was here that Anne Boleyn was excecuted. Guy Fawkes interrogated. Richard II and Elizabeth I incarcerated and the 'Princes in the Tower' disappeared without trace. Standing guard by the River Thames, The Tower is an impressive London landmark. Discover the secrets that lie within its walls, marvel at the breathtaking Crown Jewels, stand on the site where three English queens were beheaded and explore the myths and legends that make a visit to The Tower a fantastic day out.

Hotels near The Tower of London
Apex City Of London Hotel4 starfrom £78.75
Premier Inn London City - Tower Hill3 starfrom £84.00
Hilton London Tower Bridge4 starfrom £149.25
MiNC City Reach Apartments 4 starfrom £161.00
London Bridge Hotel4 starfrom £199.00
 
London Eye

London Eye

EDF Energy London Eye is the world's tallest cantileverd observation wheel. Situated on the South Bank of the Rive Thames EDF Energy London Eye, is a focal point of the Nation's celebration of the New Century. The Wheel is the largest of its kind ever to be built, at a height of 135m (450feet) and 1600 tonnes, it is a new landmark for London, to mark the new Millennium. People of all ages from around the country are making special journeys to see this new and exciting giant Wheel and to participate in the excitement of being transported high above London. Visitors to London from abroad, are delighted by this new and novel way of seeing the city from a birds eye view. As EDF Energy London Eye is set in motion, you will feel a keen sense of anticipation. The higher it soars, the more celebratory the experience becomes, as you enjoy the breathtaking views from the heart of the city.

Hotels near London Eye
The Grand at Trafalgar Square4 starfrom £106.92
Strand Palace Hotel4 starfrom £85.00
The Trafalgar Hilton4 starfrom £153.30
Swissotel The Howard London5 starfrom £930.00
One Aldwych5 starfrom £276.01
 
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square, set in central London, is one of Britain's great tourist attractions. A visit to the capital would be incomplete without going to marvel at Nelsons Column and the four giant lions at its base, or to admire the lovely splashing fountains and to feed the pigeons, who have made their home here. Built to commemorate Admiral Nelson, the square was named after the Spanish Cape Trafalgar where his last battle, The Battle of Trafalgar, was won. It was John Nash, who designed the first layout of the square in the 1820's. Although he didn't live to see its completion, his Neo-classical design was adhered to, achieving the unified effect of the Click Photo for Gallery beautiful buildings we admire today. Building of the square began in 1829 and was still being developed into the 1840's.

Hotels near Trafalgar Square
The Trafalgar Hilton4 starfrom £153.30
The Grand at Trafalgar Square4 starfrom £106.92
Sofitel London St James5 starfrom £240.00
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Leicester Square4 starfrom £156.00
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original5 starfrom £250.97
 

Other Attraction near London

  • Unicorn Theatre - The Unicorn Theatre is a specially-designed theatre for children. The flagship cultural centre of excellence comprises a 340–seat main auditorium plus additional smaller theatres, studios, workshops, a dedicated education centre, public space and café. Activities at the venue include amazing quality shows, story-telling festivals, and regular story-telling events, special one-off events including talks and demonstrations by visiting international theatre directors and professional educationists and book launches and talks by children's authors.
  • Monument - Designed by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire of London (2 - 5 September 1666), the Monument has been welcoming visitors for over 300 years. The 'Pillar' as it was called back in 1677 when it first opened, was born when an Act was passed through Parliament. It stated that the citizens of London should have a 'perpetual reminder of that most dreadful fire'. Records show that the public were first admitted at 6d (old sixpence) a visit to climb to the balcony in 1683, which makes the Monument the City of London's first tourist attraction!
  • St Katharine Docks - People live, work and play at St Katharine Docks. It is London's premier yacht marina, and can be found next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. This vibrant waterside environment boasts many restaurants specialising in Indian food, seafood, a medieval banquet and there is also the historic Dickens Inn for good traditional food and drink, and The Ivory brasserie and grill and Bang Bar.