10 Must Visit Locations in London

The London is a diverse, vibrant, multicultural hub situated in Western Europe and includes some of the world’s best sights and attraction. This beautiful city is situated on the River Thames and presents the combination of modern as well as historical culture. Of course, you won’t be able to avoid infamous gloomy and rainy weather, but equally you will enjoy the countless indoor attractions. London is also a city of contraindication like old and new culture, wealth and poverty, classical and alternative culture intertwined with rich ethnic mixture. Despite its overwhelming size, London is easily walkable and best explored on foot.

Let’s explore the best locations in London!

  1. Madame Tussaud’s Museum

The London branch of the world-famous wax figure museum is named as the Madam Tussaud’s Museum is good fun for families and particularly for older children. You can start roaming in the museum  by taking photos with the Hollywood movie stars (Jimy Hendrix to Lady Gaga to one direction), Olympic athletes (Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Serena Williams) and many more. There are in total 15 areas to roam around and it’s advisable to reach to arrive at opening time as there are queues later on in the day.

There are also rides at every end which can be enjoyed by kids over 6 years if you are carrying with you. You can also enjoy Star Wars Experience and can watch the Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie.

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Madame Tussauds 

  2. Boat Tour of the Thames

The River Thames flows through Southern England, most notable through England. Taking a boat along the Thames is a great way of seeing many of London’s best known landmarks without the kids getting too tired. This can be enjoyed even in the rainy weather, since boats have enclosed seating, which help you to prevent yourself from the shower. This boat services cover areas like Westminster pier, City cruises, Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Cutty Sark.

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Thames river cruises

  3. London Zoo

London zoo is situated in the northern part of the Regent’s Park and can be extremely enjoyed when travelling with families. Wildlife habitats include Gorilla Kingdom, Land of Lions, Reptile house (Where Harry potter movie was shot) and many more. You can also visit creepie crawlies in the spider walk-through and your kids can have the option of playing junior zoo keeper for a day and zoos organizes Beg Bugs sleepovers in the Bug House.

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London Zoo

  4. London Dungeon

This place is the most important interactive recreation of the gruesome parts of London’s history and costumed actors will help you to go through expertly created sets including the scene of King Henry VIII ordering the execution of his wife. Creepy props, sounds, music and plenty of life effects with a number of audience participation will help to enjoy the trip along with your families.

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London Dungeon

  6. Imperial War Museum

This museum is regarded as one of the best museums in the city. It includes a beautiful array of airplanes, tanks, guns, gear and historical information. All the display and exhibits contains a detailed description of them. It also includes videos of fighters, survivors and soldiers re-telling the horror and challenges of war. The audio tour is a must visited tour. The holocaust exhibit in the museum is situated on the top floor and rightfully restricted to kids 11 and older. The National Army Museum is another place to visit for. It is focused almost exclusively on the history of British forces and not nearly as interesting as the Imperial. It also has a kids zone in the basement that is a great play area, but does get busy so reservations and recommendations are needed.

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Imperial War Museum

  6. The Coca-Cola, London Eye

The Coca-Cola is centrally located in the heart of the capital and gracefully rotating over the river Thames opposite to the houses of Parliament and Big Ben. This is the World’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel and has become the modern symbol representing the capital and a global icon. You can feel the ever changing perspective of London in 30 minutes ride only.

An experience on the Coca-Cola, London Eye will lift you high enough to see up to 40 kilometers on a clear day and keep you close enough to see the spectacular details of the city.

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London Eye 

  7. Westminster Abbey

If you are a history-loving person then is the best place to visit for. You can get all the information about kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers, priests, poets, heroes and villains in Westminster Abbey. It also offers free audio guides with entry ticket and the tour takes around one hour of time and these guides are available like German, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

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Westminster Abbey

  8. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London- The making of Harry Potter

This place provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films which stood as the most successful film series of all the time. This unique walking tour will help to take you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also includes facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London 

  9. The view from the Shard

The visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building and London’s newest landmark is The Shard. This was designed by the Master Architect Renzo Piano and has now become a dynamic symbol of London.  Its height is 800 ft or 244 m. The visitors can see as far as 40 miles away.

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The View from The Shard

  10. The London Bridge

The London Bridge is one of the most popular areas in London for its wealth of historic sites, impressive modern landmarks as well as the strong reputation for great food and drink. It is situated at the famous south bank of the river Thames and is easy on the eye with its cobbled streets, winding alleys and river banks, making it urban landscape one of the best in London.

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London Bridge

 

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London could be the best destination to roam with family, friends and colleagues. Even in a short period of time you can visit a lot of places mentioned above. London offers vast range of places to visit, which promises you a best time of your life. Apart from these places London also have a great night life, which you must not miss.

Featured Image Courtesy: Jason Hawkes

 

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