If you are visiting London or you have decided to move to London and start a new life then you must know about “top 10 London attractions”. The misery of London life is that, no one here has enough time to look around and praise the beauty of this city. Sometimes, I really wonder how come this city is becoming beautiful with every passing day while its residents are becoming immune to feelings, leisure and happiness. May be it is because everyone is so busy in his daily work that they don’t get enough time to look around themselves and find the small beautiful things.
However, if you are moving to London then I would request you to not become one of those people who have no life outside work, family and weekend clubbing. You should take out some time each day and a great way to spend that time is by “visiting top 10 London attractions”. There are a lot of things that this city has to offer, you just need to be at recipient end.
Let me start praising the city and complaining about its life and tell you about the 10 London attractions that you cannot afford to miss especially when you are living in this wonderful city.
London Attractions # 1 – British Museum
It is quite obvious that anyone who visits London for the first time would like to know about the history and heritage of this city. Well, for starters a great way to start exploring London city is by visiting the British Museum. This is a world famous museum located in London. Here you will see a lot of different things like works of man from prehistoric to modern times. The work of men is not only displayed from Britain but from all parts of the world. Rosetta stone, Mummies in Ancient Egypt collection and Parthenon sculptures are the highlight of this museum.
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London Attractions #2 – Tate Modern
If you are into ancient and modern stuff and you like to see a combination of them then Tate modern is the place where you should be right now. I suggest you to stop reading this blog post find the directions of Tate Modern and go spend some quality and peaceful time there. You can sit grandly on the banks of Thames in Tate Modern national museum. The place is in a unique shape and it is because previously, it was a power station. Inside Tate Modern, you will get to enjoy the exhibitions by famous artists like Damien Hirst and Gauguin. If you want to take a look at the atmosphere of the city then you have to be in the gallery’s restaurants. These restaurants are located in a way that you can get a complete view of London city.
London Attractions #3 – National Gallery
If you are into paintings and arts then you have got to visit National gallery. The first thing that I would like to tell you about this gallery is that, it is a vast space so you better are prepared for a lot of walking. Nevertheless, if you are living in London, you will get accustomed a lot of walking anyway. Here you will find a lot of different paintings from different artists around the world. The gallery is filled with paintings from 13th to 9th century coming from Western Europe and this is the best thing about this art gallery. If you have always wanted to take a look at the master pieces of famous artists like da Vinci, Van Gogh, Renoir, Constable, Botticelli, Stubbs and Titian then National Gallery is your final destination. You will be completely lost in the beauty of these paintings and art pieces.
London Attractions #4 – Natural History Museum
We all are attracted towards gigantic creatures like dinosaurs but if you want to see many other big animals from ancient times then you have got to visit Natural History Museum. Skeletons and remains of horrifyingly gigantic animals like Blue whales, dinosaurs and 40 million year old spiders are kept in this museum. I can guarantee you that this will be a real jaw dropping moment for you. Never in your life, would you have imagined any animal to be such big as they are displayed in this museum. Bear in mind that there is no procrastination at all because everything is natural and preserved for your viewing.
London Attractions #5 – London Eye
Well, we all have heard about London Eye and if you are living in London and you have never been to London Eye sight seeing then I really don’t know what I should call you. The EDF Energy London Eye is one of the most popular tourist attractions in entire London. This is the world’s highest observations wheel. There are 32 capsules and each weights more than 10 ton. Each capsule has the capacity to hold 25 people. You can go on a fascinating journey for 30 minutes to take a look at the 55 most popular places of London. This will be a lifetime experience for you and your kids.
London Attractions #6 – Science Museum
If you have been in an idol mental condition and your brain is not used to doing a lot of work since many weeks/ months then you must visit Science museum. This experience may as well change your entire life. Most of the people coming out of Science Museum ask the same question, “Who am I?” Well, you will realize who you are after a few minutes but the experience is really breath-taking. I cannot even explain it in words.
London Attractions #7 – Victoria and Albert Museum
If you want to see the fashion trends from 3,000 before then Victoria and Albert Museum is the place which you must visit. There is no other museum in the world that offers such features that are offered by V&A museum. You will be totally standing in the museum jaw dropped and thinking why in the world you missed all these things? You will find furniture from different centuries, paintings, metalwork, sculptures and textiles. Entry into this museum is free but there are certain exhibitions for which you will have to buy a ticket.
London Attractions #8 – Madame Tussauds
Well, I should have talked about Madame Tussauds in the beginning of this post but somehow I got carried away with so many other exciting things about London city. This is the museum where everyone loves to go because you can see the life-like statues of your favourite personalities, celebrities and sports stars. You can stand with Tom Cruise, take a picture and post it on Facebook or you can run behind Usain Bolt and strike a pose too. This is really a fun experience.
London Attractions #9 – Royal Museums Greenwich
If you are interested in knowing about the history of Royal Family of Britain then you must visit Royal Museums Greenwich. Here you will get to learn about the lifestyle of Royal family and what kind of dresses her majesty wears, what kind of furniture is being used in their Royal house and much more.
London Attractions #10 – Tower of London
Tower of London is not only famous in UK but it is also one of the most popular buildings in the world. This place was used as Royal Palace for more than 900 years, place of execution and prison. There is a lot of history associated with this one building and you will get to explore it once you visit the place.