London is home is thousands of fascinating sites. The countless London attractions will surely drive visitors crazy of what to visit. To give you some hint of where to go first, here are the top 5 London attractions.
1. Big Ben
Big ben, or the clock tower of Palace Westminster is considered as the most popular landmark in London. The clock is considered as the largest one in the world installed in mid-19th century. Big ben is actually referred to the hour bell of the clock which is the largest among the five bells. Apart from its striking structure, this landmark also tells a fascinating history. Unfortunately, this isn’t publicly accessible. If you are looking for sightings, the Shard, Monument, or the London Eye is the best possible option.
2. Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge Victorian Gothic design has catch the heart of anyone who passes by. The world has been and always fascinated by its magnificent structure. London visitors shouldn’t miss taking photographs of the bridge and indulge into the enticing inside ambiance. Moreover, they installed glass floors in walkways to give visitors an extraordinary view from the Tower Bridge.
3. London Eye
London Eye is considered as the landmark for new millennium. The modern giant observation wheel is one of today’s most popular contemporary attraction. This is located in Jubilee Gardens on South Bank. The futuristic-looking capsules can accommodate a maximum of 25 passengers. The ride moves in a slow pace, giving passengers the opportunity to indulge themselves into an awesome view of London City. Several other famous landmarks including the Houses of the Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace are clearly visible. The view becomes more spectacular during night.
4. Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar square, originally referred as Charing and Charing Cross, is largest square and considered as the heart of London City. The lower level of the square stands the four plinth. The north-east plinth carries the statue of George IV while in the south-east corner stands the statue of the most notable military leader Charles Napier. On the northern part of the square is the National Gallery which is home to a striking painting collection including the works from the world renowned painters Vermeer, Rubens, Van Gogh, and Leonardo Da Vinci, Renoir, Michelangelo, Claude Monet and Titian. On the northeast corner is the St. Martin in the Fields parish church, one of the most notable London church.
5. Buckingham Palace
Who wouldn’t have known the haven of the royal family? Buckingham Palace is one of the most visited attraction in London. The palace is open to public during summer when the Royal Family isn’t in the Palace. Visitors can lavishly indulge into the spectacular rooms. Visitors can also visit the Queen’s gallery. In addition, visitors could freely view the changing of guards. This takes place at 11:00 in the front of the palace. The New Guard usually parades from the Mall to the Palace. When there is a ceremony replacing the existing Guard, there are usually military bands which attract masses of onlookers.