Visiting London For The First Time

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There are a lot of fun things to do in London city but if you are “visiting London for the first time“, you will have a short period of time here and you would want to explore as many things as possible. While it is impossible to explore the entire London city in a one or two week tour but there are certain places that you must visit in London. Most of the people visiting for the first time, don’t normally have any preference and if they are staying as guest with someone, they just ask their hosts to take them anywhere.

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It is better to do your homework before coming to this mega city. This way, you will know which places you must visit. Keep in mind that when you leave London, you should not have any regret in mind and that is only possible when you have visited all the important places while “visiting London for the first time”.

Visiting London For The First Time? - Top 10 Places To Visit in London

Below, you will find information about some of the places that first time London visitor must see in this city.

Visiting London For The First Time
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Places To Visit in London # 1 : Tate Modern

Just at the bank of Thames River is beautifully designed and love of tourists, Tate Modern. This is the national museum of Great Britain for contemporary and modern art. The art gallery was once a power station so if you are thinking why its building has a unique design, the power station story will describe it for you. In this gallery, you will normally find temporary exhibitions from different artists. Not only new artists are allowed to showcase their artistic skills in this museum but art work of old artists like Damien Hirst and Gaugin are also displayed in this gallery.

If you want to get a fabulous view of the city then you just need to visit and sit in the restaurants available in this gallery. You can also become a Tate Member to have exclusive access to different exhibitions and also enjoy 25% off on Thames Boat Services too. The entry in this gallery is free but for special exhibitions, you will have to buy a ticket.

Tate Modern Photo

Tate Modern Photo

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Tate Modern Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tate Modern Address

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Phone : 020 7887 8888

Tate Modern Map

Tate Modern Map

Tate Modern Website

Tate Modern Website

Places To Visit in London #  2 : National Gallery

Next in our list is National Gallery of London. One thing that must be told to you in advance is that, this gallery is a vast space and a new person can easily get lost. Labels have been assigned to different parts of the library to help you find your way around but it is advised to keep a guide with you so that you can learn more about the artistic pieces made available in this gallery. Since you will be “visiting London for the first time”, you will not know a lot about different artists so a guide will be very helpful in this case.

You will find paintings from different eras of the history in this single art gallery. The best thing about this gallery is its huge collection of Western European paintings that have been collected from all over the world and range from 13th century to 19th century. Being an art lover, you must have heard the names of different famous artists in history like da Vinci, Van Gogh, Constable, Botticelli, Titian, Renoir and Subbs. The great artistic works of all these artists can be found in this art gallery. You can get a free entry in National Gallery but tickets apply on special activities and exhibitions.

National Gallery Photo

National Gallery Photo

 Photo Credit : famouswonders

National Gallery  Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

National Gallery Address

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

National Gallery Map

National Gallery Map

National Gallery Website

National Gallery Website

Places To Visit in London #  3 : Madame Tussauds London

If you are “visiting London for the first time” but you don’t “visit Madame Tussauds” then it is kind of injustice with this city. Who doesn’t know about the Madame Tussauds museum and the work that is displayed there? In this museum, you will be able to see the real life like statures of famous personalities from all over the world. You may have never seen Shakespeare but in this museum, you can see his life like statue. You can also stand with the statues of your favorite celebrities and take photos.

Most of the people who “visit Madame Tussauds” have only one goal in mind, taking pictures with their favorite celebrity’s statue. In real life, you will not be able meet with her Majesty the Queen but in Madame Tussauds, you can stand beside her and even take a picture.

Madame Tussauds London Photo

Madame Tussauds London Photo

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Madame Tussauds London Address

Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR

Phone: 0871 894 3000

Madame Tussauds London Map

Madame Tussauds London Map

Madame Tussauds London Website

Madame Tussauds London Website

Places To Visit in London #  4 : Natural History Museum

If you are visiting London for the first time and you are interested to know about the animals that existed in this world centuries ago then Natural History Museum is the place where you need to be. In this museum, you will find all sort of animals that were and are present on the planet earth. Most of the people visit this museum to take a look at the gigantic dinosaurs and other big creatures of old times.

Along with extinct animals and species, the natural history museum also hosts those species that are rare in the world. These animals, their bones and remains have been collected from all over the world. You will get to see a 40 million years old spider in this museum and if you are not yet satisfied, take a look at the real life like Blue Whale. The entry to the Natural History Museum is free but if you want to have access to special exhibitions, you will have to buy a ticket.

Natural History Museum Photo

Natural History Museum Photo

Photo Credit : travelandtheworld

Natural History Museum Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Natural History Museum Address

Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD

Natural History Museum Map

Natural History Museum Map

Natural History Museum Website

Natural History Museum Website

Places To Visit in London #  5 : London Eye

You cannot miss to see “London Eye” while visiting London for the first time. When it comes to London’s skyline, EDF Energy London Eye is the main highlighting point. This is the highest observation wheel ever created in the world and it contains 32 capsules. The weight of each capsule is 10 tons and each capsule has the capacity to carry 25 people at one time.

If you want to have a breathtaking experience of London’s skyline then London Eye is the best ride for you. The ride will last for 30 minutes and in these 30 minutes, you will be able to see 55 different landmarks that are famous in London city. Just reach at the destination and buy the ticket from counter.

London Eye Photo

London Eye Photo

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London Eye Timing

The EDF Energy London Eye opens daily except on Christmas Day (25 December) and during its annual maintenance period from 6th – 17th (inclusive) January 2014.

The first experience takes place at 10.00am, and the ticket office opens at 9.30am.

London Eye Address

Riverside Bldg, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB

London Eye Map

London Eye Map

London Eye Website

London Eye Website

Places To Visit in London #  6 : British Museum

How can you not “visit British museum” when you are exploring the London city. This is without any doubt, one of the most famous tourism destinations in this city. In British museum, you will not only get to learn about the history of Britain but you will most importantly learn about the history of mankind. From around the world, the historical pieces and antiques have been collected and displayed in this single museum.

You will be completely lost in this museum once you enter but of course you don’t have the entire day to spend in just one museum so we will tell you about the highlighted objects available in this museum. You should take a look at the Rosetta stone, Mummies in the Ancient Egypt Collection and Parthenon Sculptures. The entry in this museum is free for all visitors but there are some special exhibitions for which you will have to buy a ticket.

British Museum Photo

British Museum Photo

British Museum Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

British Museum Address

Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG

Phone: 020 7323 8299

British Museum Map

British Museum Map

British Museum Website

British Museum Website

Places To Visit in London #  7 : Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum is one of those places in London that you cannot miss to visit. The artefacts in this museum have been collected from all parts of the world and they date back to 3000 years from today. You will be amazed to see how different past traditions had excelled in particular fields.

Such artistic furniture sets are put on display from ancient times that a common person starts thinking, how was it possible for people of that era to create such masterpieces? You can also take a look at ancient paintings, metalwork, sculptures and textiles. There is a huge list of items that are displayed in this museum.

Victoria and Albert Museum Photo

Victoria and Albert Museum Photo

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Victoria and Albert Museum Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Victoria and Albert Museum Address

Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL

Victoria and Albert Museum Map

Victoria and Albert Museum Map

Victoria and Albert Museum Website

Victoria and Albert Museum Website

Places To Visit in London #  8 : Royal Museums Greenwich

You won’t be doing justice with your trip if you are visiting London for the first time and you don’t arrange time to visit Royal Museums Greenwich. This is the world’s largest maritime museum. The historic house of Queen and Royal Observatory Greenwich have now also been added to the same museum.

National Maritime Museum Photo

National Maritime Museum Photo

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National Maritime Museum Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Maritime Museum Address

Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF

National Maritime Museum Map

National Maritime Museum Map

National Maritime Museum Website

National Maritime Museum Website

Places To Visit in London #  9 : Tower of London

Tower is London is one of the most famous buildings in the world. How many of you knew that this tower is more than 900 years old? Well, there are a lot of things that you can learn about Tower of London once you go there while you are visiting London for the first time.

Tower of London Photo

Tower of London Photo

Tower of London Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tower of London Address

London EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom

Phone: 0844 482 7777

Tower of London Map

Tower of London Map

Tower of London Website

Tower of London Website

Places To Visit in London #  10 : Science Museum, London

One you will visit Science Museum, your brain will start performing mental exercise because there is so much information to intake. In science museum you can learn a lot of things like how we travelled to the outer space, who was the first person to land on moon, what is happening on Mars, how life is created on earth and much more. If you have any science related question in mind, you will find the answer in this single museum. That is the main reason why Science Museum has become one of the most favorite tourist’s destination in London.

Most of the people visiting London for the first time prefer to visit this museum in the first place. You can learn about the latest advancements in science and technology that occurred during last 300 years. You should not also forget to watch the IMAX Cinema. The entry to this museum is free but if you want to have access to exclusive and special exhibitions, you will have to buy a ticket.

Science Museum Photo

Science Museum Photo

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Science Museum Timing

Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Science Museum Address

Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD

Phone: 0870 870 4868

Science Museum Map

Science Museum Map

Science Museum Website

Science Museum Website