London Sights

There are so many London Sights in this amazing city full of historical houses, royal palaces and romantic castles. There are many, many more Sights to see than mentioned here, but these are the most notable Sights in London that you will not want to miss. As you go through my website, you will encounter so many other Sights and places to visit as well. Let's go full speed ahead and delve into London's fascinating past and revel in a thousand years of history. Some of the most popular London Sights you should visit are:

Tower of London

Situated on the banks of the River Thames, by the iconic Tower Bridge, The Tower of London was commissioned by William the Conqueror in the 1070's, and has housed the Crown Jewels for many hundreds of years.

Explore the wonders of this awesome fortress, and the stories behind them. Visit the Dungeons and Torture Rooms, and learn about the many legends that surround this immense stronghold; Tower of London tickets are a must!

Buckingham Palace

Built in 1705 for the Duke of Buckingham, it has been a royal residence for several hundred years. George III's wife - Queen Charlotte, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Edward VII, George V, George VI and the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, have all made their home at Buckingham Palace.

Buckingham Palace tours rank high on the list for most visitors to London. It is one of the top sights to see especially with the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony! Don't miss the famous balcony where royalty has stood waving to the thousands that have gathered outside the palace on numerous royal occasions!

Windsor Castle

A Windsor Castle Tour will take you back through nearly 1,000 years of history. Built by William the Conqueror in the 1070's as a fortress to guard the Western approach, it soon became a favorite residence of many Kings and Queens. Some of the attractions not to be missed are: The State Apartments, Queen Mary's Doll's House and St. George's Chapel. You may remember that Windsor Castle was victim to a devastating fire in 1992, but the world acclaimed restoration work is well worth marveling at.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a 700-year old building that enjoys close links to royalty and is, perhaps, best known to millions worldwide as the place where not only Kate and William were married last year, but also the Queen's coronation and wedding to Prince Phillip took place. Of all the London Sights, this one may surprise you the most. A treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artifacts, Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation's history are buried or commemorated. Visit the Abbey and take a look at the pageantry of British life over the last 700 years.

London Eye

The London Eye is a giant Ferris Wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames. The entire structure is 443 feet tall. When it was built in 1999, it was the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world! 32 glass capsules allow visitors to admire the London skyline and an inter-active touchscreen gives you background information on the famous buildings that you spot such as the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace to name a few. It's a good idea to book your London Eye tickets in advance, and don't forget you can visit at night, when London is lit up like a fairytale!

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is a truly stunning palace and a particular favorite of King Henry VIII, find out what it was like to live there in Tudor times, visit the amazing 60-acre gardens and get 'lost' in the world famous "Maze." You can also take a ghost tour - if you dare!

These are some of my favorite London Sights and very popular ones too! I hope you will find this information interesting, and it inspires you to visit all of them yourself - you won't be disappointed!

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