London, the capital city of England is the largest metropolitan area of United Kingdom. Situated on the River Thames, it is a leading global city for commerce, education, fashion, entertainment, healthcare, tourism, media, finance and is prominent in many other areas too. London has four UNESCO world heritage sites, these are the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Palace of Westminster, and St. Margaret’s Church. There are many other tourist places in London, which is a massively popular tourist attraction for people across the world. In this article 5 of the top tourist attractions of London, England are discussed.
Tower of London:
Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, the Tower of London or Queen’s Royal Palace and Fortress is one of the top tourist attractions of London. The Tower of London is a prominent place in London, which is the home of the Royal Mint and the world famous UK Crown Jewels. There are many other treasures and armory of Britain on display too. For these and many other reasons, the Tower of London has been attacked more than seven times in its history. It is the pride of London and the United Kingdom.
The iconic view of the Tower of London.
Kew’s Royal Botanical Garden:
Also known as Kew Gardens, this attraction is one of the four UNESCO world heritage sites of England. It is a large garden with £56 million a year income; it has its own research and education center where nearly 700 employees work permanently. The garden consists of various sub attractions within it, such as The Davies Alpine house, The Japanese Gateway (Chokushi-Mon), compost heap (largest in Europe), The Palace of Kew (a smallest British Royal Palace), Marianne North Gallery of Botanic Art, The Nash Conservatory and many more.
Palace of Westminster:
Situated on the north bank of the River Thames; it is also known as Westminster Palace or Houses of Parliament of London. It was the first British royal Palace and was built in the 11th century; however due to fire it was demolished in 1834 and rebuilt between 1840 to 1870. It is one of the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in England and the building is listed as Grade-1 status. The building’s interior architect, layout and other prominent areas include the Royal gallery, Prince’s Chamber, Lords Chamber, Peer’s Lobby, Central Lobby and the Westminster hall. These are important places of interest and definitely worth a visit.
The Palace of Westminster seen at Sunset, Westminster Bridge is directly in front.
St. Margaret’s Church:
Dedicated to Margaret of Antioch, The Anglican Church is situated in the grounds of Westminster Abbey. It is one of the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of London, and was built in the 12th century. The church is famous for common weddings; as well as weddings of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, Harold Macmillan and other prominent persons.
The British Museum was established in the year 1753 by famous physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane, it is considered to be one of the greatest museums in the world of human history and culture. There are many departments in this museum, which host a wide variety of themes including ancient coins, conservation, scientific research and areas devoted to every part of the world.
Apart from these, there are many famous other tourist attractions in London, if you need a car rental service to get around. Other London attractions include the National Gallery, Natural History Museum, London Eye, Science Museum, Madame Tussauds, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Maritime Museum, Tate Museum, Science Museum etc. On the whole, London is a city of various Museums and royal palaces which attracts tourist from all over the world every year.