Top 6 Most Famous Tourist Attractions in London

There’s no need to explain why the UK capital is a place worth visiting since it has everything – historical castles and palaces, beautiful museums and art galleries, incredible Soho restaurants, etc. 

Still, every city has tourist attractions that are a representation of the city, and so does London. Therefore, we will see the top six most famous places you should visit when in the UK capital or at least some of them.

It’s valuable to mention that The Big Smoke is a city with many traffic jams, roadblocks, and bad drivers. So, hiring luxury London tours is advisable since a professional chauffeur will provide you with a much safer ride in a luxurious vehicle that’s super comfortable.

Now, back to those famous London tourist attractions.

Buckingham Palace

Not visiting Buckingham Palace is like you weren’t in London at all. Not just because national and royal events take place here but also because Green and St.James Park surround it.

It has 775 rooms; yes, you read that right. The Changing of the Guard is an interesting ceremony since new soldiers replace the previous ones, and the literal handover happens at 11 am with music.

You will see the Clarence House right behind Buckingham Palace, a residence of the Prince of Wales. In addition, remember to see the Queen’s gallery since it has around 450 works.

Big Ben

Another reason private sightseeing tours London are beneficial is that there are tourist attractions that aren’t 100% accessible, like the famous Big Ben.

Big Ben isn’t the entire tower structure since it stands at the Palace of Westminster with its 334 steps. Each hour the clock chimes, and penny coins are used for time adjustment, which is not a surprise since it uses Victorian mechanisms, making it even closer to tradition.

The bad side is that only UK residents may visit it, and they must be older than 11 years. Also, they must be able to climb all the steps without help.

London Eye

Yet another remarkable London landmark is the London Eye, which is the 4th tallest on the planet and the tallest in all of Europe.

It has 32 capsules, and to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, a passenger capsule was turned into a royal capsule. What’s even more beautiful is that you can see various other tourist attractions from the London Eye such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, etc.

The London Eye lights up in various colours according to the time of year and the type of celebration happening at that particular time.

Madame Tussauds

You probably already know that the popular wax museum Madame Tussauds has been named after Marie Tussaud since she founded it back in 1835. Marie was also a wax sculptor; thanks to her, this idea is alive even today.

You’ll be able to see wax figures of famous historical figures, sports stars, Royal Family members, politicians, etc. An even more fascinating fact is that you can see Marie Tussaud sculptures that fortunately survived the test of time.

Also, visitors can see a wax figure of Tussaud that she made of herself. The smallest figure is Tinker Bell, and the largest one, of course, is Hulk.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is almost 1,000 years old, which makes it unique by default. It was built by William the Conqueror in 1066 and has had many dark and bright roles. Through the years, it has been a place of execution, an arsenal, and a jail but also a fortress, jewel house, royal palace, and a royal zoo.

It’s fascinating that six ravens are kept here and can’t leave the place since their wings are clipped. The reason is superstitious since it’s believed that the kingdom will fall if the ravens leave the Tower of London. 

You can visit the Royal Mint, the Jewel House, see the Medieval Palace, etc.

Oxford Street

If you wish to visit Oxford Street, then using private tours London is a must since it’s a major road in the City of Westminster – meaning it’s Europe’s busiest shopping street.

There are half a million visitors each day, and it has around 300 shops. Traffic is indeed restricted to taxis and buses, but getting close to this area would be much easier with a professional chauffeur. Afterwards, you can walk around and enjoy purchasing some of the best brands available.

Historically, it became known by this name in the 18th century, and it began to change from residential to commercial use by the end of the 19th century, attracting everything from traders to prostitution. The first department stores in the United Kingdom were opened at the beginning of the 20th century, and some of them include HMV, Selfridges, etc.

The choice is yours, but it would be beautiful to visit all six places if you have the opportunity!

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