There are so many top sights in the British capital that it would take you a considerable amount of time to see them all, but no trip to London is complete without a visit to Buckingham Palace and witnessing the Changing of the Guard, a stroll around Hyde Park, a cruise on the Thames, and a whirl in the London Eye. Other unmissable landmarks are St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, and the Houses of Parliament.
Top this off with visits to some of London’s top museums, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum (the V&A), the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the British Museum; and some of the fantastic galleries, including the Tate Modern Gallery, Tate Britain Gallery, the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery.
The many palaces, such as Hampton Court Palace, markets, such as Portabello Road and Camden Markets, pubs and bridges, such as Tower Bridge and London Bridge, all combine to create the unique atmosphere of London, a city that is at once both a historical jewel box, and a thriving, modern metropolis.
the Houses of Parliament, and the Tower of London, instantly sum up the vibrant character of the city in the world’s eye.
An evening’s entertainment in one of the many West End theatres is another intrinsic part of any trip to London. Take your pick from literally hundreds, such as, the Royal Opera House, the Barbican Centre, the London Palladium, and the National Theatre, all showing magnificent performances.