Top Places To Visit In London, UK
Here are the top places to visit in London, UK. The selection is made using the FavRiver scoring system which takes into account the most relevant metrics and expert reviews.
Last update : Jun 12, 2019
1Big Ben
"Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. The tower was designed by Augustus Pugin in a neo-Gothic style. When completed in 1859, its clock was the largest and most accurate four-faced striking clock in the world. The tower is a British cultural icon recognised all over the world. It is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and parliamentary democracy. The clock tower has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987."
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2Buckingham Palace
"Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and mourning. The palace has 775 rooms, and the garden is the largest private garden in London. The state rooms, used for official and state entertaining, are open to the public each year for most of August and September and on some days in winter and spring."
3Tower of London
"The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite."
4Westminster Abbey
"Westminster Abbey is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the UK's most notable religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and burial site for British monarchs. The building itself was a Benedictine monastic church until the monastery was dissolved in 1539. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have been in Westminster Abbey. As the burial site of more than 3,300 persons, usually of predominant prominence in British history, Westminster Abbey is sometimes described as 'Britain's Valhalla', after the iconic burial hall of Norse mythology."
5Palace of Westminster
"The Palace of Westminster serves as the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, commonly known as the Houses of Parliament after its occupants. The Palace lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster. The Palace is one of the centres of political life in the UK; "Westminster" has become a metonym for the UK Parliament and the British Government. The Elizabeth Tower in particular, often referred to as 'Big Ben', is an iconic landmark of London, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, and an emblem of parliamentary democracy."
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