London is one of the most iconic cities in the world, the seamless amalgamation of old and new makes it a must-visit place, at least once in life. With constantly evolving culture and rich history one ought to get confused with the places you want to explore.
To help you along the way, we have curated a list of must visit places in London. Though there are endless destinations you can take your pick from, these are the ones you just cannot afford to miss!
The Buckingham Palace
London is known to be a historic town, so you cannot possibly skip a tour of Buckingham Palace, which is also the London residence of the queen. Kensington Palace is one of the most intriguing of the historic royal palaces.
It’s located centrally at top of Pall Mall next door to St Jame’s Park and Green Park. For the royal in you, book a tour around the palace and indulge in the captivating ambiance. You can discover stories from the Queen’s life and even visit the exhibition of the modern princess Diana’s dresses. With a plethora of London hotels in the vicinity, it’s also the best place for the room with a view.
Build in 1876, the Tower Bridge personifies history with its original Victorian design and aesthetic. Stepping inside one of the most famous bridge in the world should be defiantly on your bucket-list while visiting London. You can explore its iconic structure, spectacular views and the new tourist attraction, the Glass Floor. From the walkways take in stunning panoramic views and experience the thrill of seeing London life through the Glass Floor. The entire tour lasts for about 3 hours and 30 minutes, which will surely leave you tired and in most cases hungry. One of the best Indian restaurants in London is at The LaLiT Hotel which happens to be in close proximity to the Tower Bridge.
The blend of ethnic culinary delights, at their majestic restaurant, creates an unprecedented dining experience, right in the heart of London.
The London Eye
The London Eye was the largest Ferris wheel in the world when it opened its doors to the public in 2003, and kept its status till 2013. It still remains the highest viewing point across London. It’s a must visit for your first trip; you can take in the spectacular view of London sitting in of the little pods. It features the unforgettable view of more than 55 landmarks of the city, all in 30 minutes.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour of Harry Potter
A day out at behind-the-scenes of Harry Potter is just as magical as the movie. From the die-heart fans of the franchise to the occasional watchers, the tour’s a delight for everyone. This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes, and props.
You can relive the experience of the Great Hall, explore never seen before things in Dumbledore’s office and even figure out how they made the movie with the help of green screens.
For the lovers of rom-coms, there isn’t any film as iconic as Notting Hill, so a visit to the lovely neighborhood makes it to this list! The gorgeous Victorian houses, celebrity residents, and the local market have made the place extremely famous. A thing to add to your bucket list is the Notting Hill Carnival, which is one of the biggest street festivals in the world that takes place every year in late August. For the lovers of the movie, here are the iconic places from the film. The secret garden shown the film is Rosmead Gardens on Rosmead Road, the market is Portobello Road Market, Hugh Grant’s bookstore is at 142 at Portobello Road, and the iconic blue door is at 280 Westbourne Park Road.