1. British Museum
One great things about London is they have amazing free museums! My favorites in the British Museum were the Rosetta Stone, the Lewis Chessmen, and the Easter Island Statue.
2. Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is a great place to just sit and relax. You’ll find the National Gallery here, as well as Nelson’s Column and four lion statues.
3. Westminster Abbey
Impressive church with an amazing history. So many famous historical figures are buried here. It’s definitely worth a visit to find out about all the history with the church. Unfortunately, you aren’t allowed to take pictures inside.
4. Tower of London
While I was in London, there was a special exhibit at the Tower of London called “Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill.” The exhibit featured his armor, as well as various torture devices. Tower of London is steeped in history, and is a must-see for anyone with an interest in England’s history. It also houses the Crown Jewels.
5. St. Paul’s Cathedral
There are two things I love about St. Paul’s Cathedral. The view from the top of the dome and the Whispering Gallery. It’s a bit of a climb to get to both, but it’s definitely worth it! The Whispering Gallery was so much fun. You can whisper along the wall and the person on the other side of the gallery can hear you crystal clear! You can also look down from the Whispering Gallery and see the cathedral floor.
6. Big Ben/Houses of Parliament
Of course, no trip to London would be complete without at least seeing Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
7. St. Jame’s Park
St. James’s Park is great place to just go for a stroll and take a break from the busy city.
8. London Eye
Now I haven’t actually been on the London Eye, but my friends who have say the view is amazing. It’s on my list of things to go when I go back to London!
9. Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is such an iconic landmark, you just have to at least see it while in London.
10. National Gallery
Another great free museum. Even those not really interested in art (like myself) will enjoy it.