London is one of the most fascinating cities in the entire world. The British capital is so packed with incredible things to see and do that picking just a handful of those is no easy task. Yet there are some things that are literally unmissable and you can find them all in this short guide.
Houses of Parliament
We must all agree that the most iconic landmark of London is the Big Ben and this is why the Palace of Westminster tops our list of London’s 5 must-sees. Also known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster is an imposing Gothic-style building which serves as the seat of the British parliament. The palace’s Clock Tower is no other than the world renowned Big Ben.
The London Eye
In 2000, London’s skyline changed for ever with the addition of the world’s largest Ferris wheel. The London Eye itself is a sight to behold whereas a ride on one of its cabins offers the most breathtaking views to the British capital.
Yet another indisputable symbol of London is the gorgeous Tower Bridge. Built between 1886 and 1894, the Tower Bridge is a sight to behold any time of day, but especially at night when it’s magically lit. The middle part of the bridge is lifted whenever tall boats that travel along the River Thames need to pass through. Lift times and dates are posted on the official Tower Bridge website so make sure you don’t miss this unique spectacle if you’re in London on those dates.
You haven’t been to London if you haven’t checked out the official residence of the monarch. Although it’s highly unlikely that you’ll get a glimpse of the royal family members, a stroll outside Buckingham Palace is mandatory so as to admire its marvelous architecture and watch the magnificent Changing of the Guards ceremony.
St Paul’s Cathedral
Standing at the highest point in the City of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most photographed landmarks in the city. For the best photo opportunities, walk along the splendid Millennium Bridge towards the Cathedral and you can thank us later!
If you’re in London on a short trip, you can check out many of its must-sees in a single 3-hour guided tour that has it all!