There are a lot of things to see and do in London and even though I’ve visited my beloved city a couple of times by now, there are a few spots that I just have to go to whenever I’m there no matter how less time I have or how often I’ve been there. Whenever I’m there I usually walk a lot, try to see some new spots, take some walks away from the main streets and get away from the crowded spots. But when it comes to sights London has some really beautiful spots to offer so today I’ll give you my Top 10 Tourist Spots and advise you to be a tourist for a day when you visit Britain’s capital city even though this usually might not be your thing.

01_londoneye

The London Eye is the tallest cantilevered observation wheel and gives a great view over the city – as I have been told. A ride takes about 30 minutes.
Ticket prices: £22.50 (adult), £15.75(child)
Closest station: Waterloo (Northern Line, Bakerloo Line, Jubilee Line), Westminster (District Line, Circle Line, Jubilee Line)
02_bigben

The Elizabeth Tower, but commonly known as Big Ben (which actually is the just name for the big bell inside the clock tower), is one of the most iconic landmarks in London.
Closest station: Westminster (District Line, Circle Line, Jubilee Line)
03_parliament

„Parliament is open to all UK and overseas visitors to attend debates, watch committee hearings or take a tour inside one of the world’s most iconic buildings.“
Ticket prices: between £18 – £22.50 for adults, depending on the kind of tour
Closest station: Westminster (District Line, Circle Line, Jubilee Line)

04_westminsterabbey

Westminster Abbey is a gothic church that has been the coronation church since 11th century and is the place where Prince William & Kate got married in 2011.
Ticket prices: £20 (adult), £9 (child) – when booked online in advance
Closest station: Westminster (District Line, Circle Line, Jubilee Line), St. James’s Park (Circle Line, District Line)
05_buckinghampalace

Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and administrative headquarters of Queen Elizabeth II. It is only open to visitors between end of July and beginning of October, but you can witness the Changing the Guard ceremony, which usually takes place at 11.30 am.
Ticket prices: £37 (adult), £20.80(child), £33.80(child) – for the „Royal Day Out“ package which includes admission to The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews
Closest station: Victoria, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, St. James’s Park
06_towerbridge

Tower Bridge is one of the most famous sights. Inside the Tower Bridge Exhibition the history and construction of the bridge is displayed and you can now walk on a newly installed Glass Floor walkway.
Ticket prices: £9.00 (adult), £3.90 (child), £6.30 (concession) – when booked online in advance
Closest station: Tower Hill (Circle Line, District Line), London Bridge (Jubilee Line, Northern Line)
07_toweroflondon

Over the years the Tower of London has served as palace, prison, armory and even a zoo. Today it’s one of the famous fortresses and still home to the Crown Jewels, which are on display in the tower (if not stolen my Moriarty, who knows…)
Ticket prices:
 £23.10 (adult), £10.50 (child), £17.60 (concession) – when booked online in advance
Closest station: Tower Hill (Central Line, District Line)

08_stpauls

St. Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican church designed in English baroque. It is open to visitors from Monday to Saturday.
Ticket prices: £16.00 (adult), £7.00 (child), £14.00 (concession) – when booked online in advance
Closest station: St. Paul’s (Central Line), Bank (Central Line, Northern Line, Waterloo & City Line), Mansion House (Circle Line, District Line)

09_milleniumbridge

The Millennium Bridge links St Paul’s Cathedral on the north bank with Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe in Southwark.
Closest station: Westminster (District Line, Circle Line, Jubilee Line)

10_trafalgarsquare

Trafalgar Square is a public space in the center of London and is surrounded by galleries, theaters and museums with the National Gallery at the north side of the square.
Closest station: Embankment, Charing Cross, Leicester Square

 

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