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With more than eight million people in the greater London area, it’s sure to have activities for anyone including Buckingham Palace, Picadilly Circus, Big Ben, and the iconic double-decker buses. After traveling there ourselves, here are our recommendations for what to do and see while you are visiting London.
When it comes to museums, London has a lot to offer. Tate Modern is a modern art gallery that is worth visiting even if you just check out the structure of the museum itself. The British Museum is a free and popular attraction that offers famous pieces such as the Rosetta Stone. Or, join a free art tour at the National Gallery.
There are many great attractions in London starting with The London Eye which is a large ferris wheel worth a visit. Each glass-sided capsule on the ferris wheel holds 25 people and will provide a magnificent view from the top. Next up, buy your tickets ahead of time for the Tower of London, which is one of the most popular destinations where you’ll be able to see the Crown Jewels. We also suggest taking a river cruise of the Thames where you’ll get to see the majority of landmarks in London. Buckingham Palace houses the royal family of England – be sure to check out the infamous Changing of the Guard. Westminster Abbey is a medieval church that holds the key to a significant amount of history. If you are looking for a view of the city, check out Tower Bridge.
When it comes to shopping, be sure to visit the neighborhood of Marylebone for great shopping on High Street. While here, also walk around the quant neighborhood. Or, check out Camden Market, which is one of the most popular shopping destinations. If you’re looking for a great farmer’s market, check out Borough Market.