London’s Most Spectacular Tourist Attractions

London is home to a huge number of fantastic tourist attractions and it can be difficult to know where to begin once you arrive. The sights are almost never-ending and to make sure you leave having seen everything London has to offer, there is a great deal of sight seeing to be getting on with!

The London Eye is among the first attractions to spring to mind, and one of the most recent additions to London’s back-catalogue of spectacles. It was opened up to the public in 1999 and faced criticism from sceptics, but then went on to become one of the world’s biggest tourist attractions.

St. Paul’s Cathedral is another main attraction of London. Redesigned and rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren in 1668, it is a fantastic example of the architecture of the renaissance period. To this day St. Paul’s Cathedral is recognised as Britain’s most iconic building.

The Tower of London is a truly fascinating place to visit, is has been where the people of London have been protected, threatened, imprisoned and even executed for over a millennium. Originally built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror to keep the rowdy citizens of London under wraps.

Battersea Power station probably isn’t something one would consider to be a famous attraction, however, since it was converted into Tate Modern, it has become far more widely renowned. It is the capital for fans of modern art and works by such noted modernists as Matisse, Dali, Picasso and perhaps most celebrated of all, Andy Warhol, are resident to it.

Arguable one of the most famous London attractions is Buckingham Palace. It is one of the most instantly recognisable buildings in the world, and is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. An architectural and visual delight that is full of stunning works of art, although not a museum or art gallery it is open to the public for guided tours.

The Natural History Museum is the last sight that I will list here, but it is by no means the last to be seen. It was as somewhere to put all natural history items that the British Museum had (it was nearly over-flowing with them) and over time became the great museum we know it as today. It is a wonderfully spectacular building designed by Alfred Waterhouse in 1880-1881.

There are too many wondrous spectacles in London to list them all here, however, if you want to see them all, it will require more than just a day-trip, therefore, for your perfect trip to London, you will need the perfect hotel. There are hundreds of hotels in London, and finding the right one is as simple as finding a website that allows you to browse through them all.

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  1. Olive, you are absolutely correct, it shows that you’re an authority on the subject. Thanks.

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