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Top 10 London Tourist Attractions

Never been to London? The number of places of interest to see in this world-class city are almost unlimited. Narrow it down with this list of must-see tourist stops.

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Coca-Cola London Eye

The Coca-Cola London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world's _tallest _cantilevered observation wheel; a feat of design and engineering it has become the modern symbol representing the capital and a global icon. The experience showcases breathtaking 360 degree views of the capital and its famous landmarks and has been the number one visitor experience in the city for the past decade.

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The View From The Shard

In 2012, Italian architect Renzo Piano transformed London’s skyline with a strange but striking structure that’s now the capital’s tallest tower. Reaching 244 metres from the ground, The Shard was built with everything in mind: offices, homes, hotels, bars, restaurants and, of course, the alluring viewing platform. From the _highest _point the public are allowed access (floors 69-72) you get stunning 360° views of the city. There’s also a weekly silent disco up there on Saturday nights and other events, such as Sky-High Yoga or film screenings.

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Museum of London

The sight of this famous landmark and architectural masterpiece is a stunning beauty to behold! The Museum of London holds a lot of British history, with legendary exhibitions showing London through the ages, from prehistory through to modern times. Their _unique _collections include over a million objects! If you are a fan of history and you want to know more about the British Empire and how it became the great city that it is today, the Museum of London is a must visit.

4

SEA LIFE London

The new SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life and the jewel in the crown of the 28 SEA LIFE attractions in the UK and Europe. Situated in the heart of London, the experience takes visitors on an _immersive _and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor.

5

Westminster Abbey

Like the Pantheon Crypt in Paris, where you can see the tombs and memorials to great figures from history, Westminster Abbey is a popular attraction to peruse the graves, tablets, busts and stone dedications. In fact, _seventeen _monarchs are buried here, along with dukes, countesses and history’s ‘celebs’ (Darwin, Dickens, Hardy, etc). Founded by Benedictine monks in 960 AD, there have also been 16 royal weddings here and every single British coronation has taken within the Abbey's walls since 1066. Not comfortable travelling about London? Hire a chauffeur service like Cars Exec to really get about in style.

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Tower of London

Despite the Tower of London's grim reputation as a place of torture and death, within these walls you will also discover the history of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress. Don't miss Royal Beasts and learn about the wild and wonderous animals that have inhabited the Tower, making it the _first _London Zoo.

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Tower Bridge

There’s more to this ornate Victorian bridge than something cool to look at. You can venture inside. At the Tower Bridge check out the engine rooms, with the old and new machinery, then head up to glass-floored viewing platform above the draw bridge, where you can learn more about the story behind the _magnificent _bridge. Dogs are allowed up there too, so bring Fido with you.

8

National Gallery

There is a saying that goes thus, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. The same goes for the National Gallery. The gallery is in Trafalgar Square and is one of the unique popular attractions where art is at its finest. Collections in the gallery are from _famous _artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, Claude Monet, and Michelangelo. The gallery often has visiting exhibitions of other famous artists. This gallery is very educational with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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London Dungeon

Delve into the ancient capital’s most horrible history at the London Dungeon - experience live actors, thrilling rides and _exciting _special effects. Step back into the darkest of times… are you brave enough to face 90 minutes of London’s dark past?

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Buckingham Palace

If you are visiting London for the very first time, this iconic palace is a must see. First of all, it’s the official dwelling place of the Queen of England. George III bought Buckingham House for Queen Charlotte in 1761 and the palace has gone through _many _renovations since then. In counting, it has about 774 rooms and holds thousands of guests each year for great royal events, ceremonies, and garden parties. Hanging on every wall of this royal palace are beautiful works of arts.