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London Travel Guide | Top 12 places to visit in 2020.

Best Places to visit in London

London, the heart and soul of United Kingdom, is a vibrant and eclectic city, which offers plenty for visitors. It is one of the beautiful and densely populated cities in the world. It is home to the people from different backgrounds and religion living together in harmony. Around 30 million people travel every year from all over the world to have a look at this wonderful city. London is a great place for traveller’s as you can travel within the city via bus, underground (also known as tube) and Uber. There are lots of artistic structures present in London and we provide you with best travel guide to enjoy your stay in London.

London Travel Guide – Which places to visit?

1. Buckingham Palace

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“How does the Queen of England live? ” Is the most common question in people’s heads all around the world? Buckingham Palace is the place where England’s royal family lives and every London travel guide has a designated place for it. The Royal Family’s mansion is one of the most iconic and beautifully designed architectures present in London. It is also the most visited place in London with around 15 million tourists visiting it every year. The nearest tube stations are Victoria, St James Park, and Green Park.

Best time to visit: Summer
Approximate Cost: 35 GB pound

2. Tower of London and London Bridge:

Tower of London and London Bridge is beautiful place to spend your day and must be present in your London travel guide. You can view the crown jewels from here and admire the beauty in and around. The nearest tune station for them is Tower Hill

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Best time to visit: All 12 months
Approximate cost: 25 GB pound

3. Big Ben and the House of Parliament:

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Big Ben is a beautiful structure and its beauty you can see it from the street. Every movie showing London Showcases it. This leads to including in our London travel guide. Fun fact is that Big Ben is just a big bell. Earlier called Clock Tower, before it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark Queen’s Jubilee. One can get the best view of the tower from the opposite side of the river near the London Eye. One can also tour the entire British Parliament, which is also a well-designed architecture. The nearest tube station is Westminster.

Best time to visit: All 12 months
Approximate cost: 25 GB pound

4. Westminster Abbey:

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The Westminster Church is one of the well-crafted structures in London. It is a magnificent structure where one can offer his prayers to the almighty. If you are not religious then you can visit Westminster Abbey to adore its beauty. Fun fact is that you can get a free entry to Westminster Abbey on Sunday if you reach there for offering your prayers. The nearest tube station is Westminster.

Best time to visit: All 12 months
Approximate cost: 20 GB pound

5. London Eye:

If you want the best views of central London, take a trip on London Eye. It was open in 2000. The giant ferries will take you to a bird’s eye tour of Westminster and the Thames over the course of 30 minutes and hence it’s in every London travel guide. You can also experience 4D cinema experience as well. The nearest tube station is Waterloo but one can also get down at Westminster and walk over Westminster Bridge to add beautiful views of the city too.

Best time to visit: All 12 months
Approximate cost: 30 GB pound

6. The British Museum

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The British Museum is home to some of the world’s greatest treasures collected throughout the history and hence it’s included in our London travel guide. It was opened in 1753 and attracts lots of art connoisseur around the world.

The museum is so large that one can spend an entire day and still cannot see all the articles available for display. Also, the great Court was renovated in 2001 and is worth a visit.

Best time to visit: All 12 months
Approximate cost: Free

7. Trafalgar Square

In some ways, this can also be called as heart of London and hence cannot be missed from our London travel guide. There are lots of famous monuments nearby such as Nelson’s column and people watching. Lots of people come here to hangout and it makes for a good place to visit. It also acts as a starting point to Buckingham Palace.

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The nearest tube stations are Victoria, St James Park, and Green Park

Beat time to Visit: All 12 months
Approximate cost: Free

8. Tate Britain and Tate Modern:

Opened in 1987, Tate Britain hosts a massive collection of British art. The museum contains art collection dating back to Tudor times and has some of the finest paintings present and hence included in our London travel guide. Most of the works of famous artist Turner is present in the Museum. The nearest tune stations are Pamlico or Westminster.

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The Queen of England opened the Tate Modern in the year 2000 and it houses the world’s largest collection of modern and contemporary art. Special exhibitions are always going on in the museum. The nearest tube station is Black friars

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Best time to visit: All 12 months
Approximate cost: Free

9. St Paul’s Cathedral:

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St Paul’s Cathedral was first opened in 1300 and is one of the most recognized landmarks in the world. It has withstood fires, plagues, and wars unscathed. However, the structure that is standing currently is not the original one but it was rebuilt and reopened in 1697.

Sir Christopher Wren and houses delightful Whispering Gallery built this amazing feat of Engineering every day leading us to include it in our London travel guide. The nearest tube station is St Paul’s.

Best time to visit: All 12 months
Approximate cost: 18 GB pound

10. The London Dungeons:

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London Dungeons is a horror and history-themed amusement park and was established in 1974. It takes you through London’s history through some gruesome exhibits. It is generally fun for family and is a must-visit when visiting capital obligating us to include in our London travel guide. The nearest tube station is Waterloo.

Best time to visit: All 12 months
Approximate cost: 22 GB pound per adult

11. Portobello road market

Portobello road market regularly features over 1000 dealers selling every kind of antique and collectible one can imagine. It is the world’s largest antique market and hence makes for a compulsory inclusion in our London travel guide. From tiny trinkets to one-of-a-kind furnishing items everything can be found in the Portobello road market. Every day of the week is dedicated to different types of stalls in the market. It is closed on Sundays.

Best time to visit: All 12 months
Approximate cost: Depending on your shopping

12. Oxford Street

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Oxford Street is one of the most famous shopping destinations in Europe as it plays home to plenty of famous brand shops and restaurants for you to enjoy. It houses every flagship store and provides you with the best High Street goods in the UK and hence included in our London travel guide. The place is open every day of the week even on Sundays.

Best time to visit: All 12 months
Approximate cost: Depending on your shopping

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