Top 5 Things to do in London

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As one of the most popular destinations, London attracts visitors from all over the world. London offers history, culture, and entertainment with a wide variety of excellent attractions and activities. In this article we’ll look at 5 things you won’t want to miss when you are visiting London.

1) London Eye:

The London Eye which stands about 135 meters tall is the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel which offers a spectacular view of the city over a radius of 40 km in all directions. One can enjoy a breathtaking view of the houses of Parliament along with Tower Bridge and various such other famous landmarks while seated in relaxing glass capsules that soar in the London skyline. A 4D experience that showcases an aerial view of London with 3D effects and uses water, snow, wind and bubbles to enhance the view is an unforgettable experience.

London Eye

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2) Historic Royal Palaces:

Visiting London without being to these historical royal palaces is definitely not acceptable. These magnificent properties are great pieces of architecture and one just cannot stop admiring their beauty. The Historic Royal Palaces mainly include the Tower of London which house the royal armour and the crown jewels, The Hampton palace which was the hall of Henry VIII, The banqueting House, a historic masterpiece from the era of King George I and the Keningston palace which has a great culture. All these royal palaces reflect the era of the monarch rule ion England and certainly are a must watch on your visit.

Hampton Court

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3) Kew Gardens:

Declared as a World Heritage Site the Kew Gardens will definitely fascinate you with its vast collection of nearly around 40,000 species of different types of plants and flowers. It is definitely a great treat for all nature loving beings and must visit place as it is not far from the central part of the city.

Kew Gardens

Photo credit: Herry Lawford

4) The London Dungeon:

The dark side of entertainment is at its best in London Dungeon. Spectators are treated to theatrical live shoes and rides with special effects that are scary as well as exciting. A journey through the bad side of London’s history highlighted with dark characters such as Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd, Bloody Mary and many more. Also the entire family can enjoy on each of the three available rides that are different in their own way such as Traitor Gate which is an underground boat ride or Vengeance the first 5D ride in the United Kingdom.

London Dungeon

Photo credit: Sarcasmo

5) Madame Tussauds London:

A historical journey that is laced with glamour Madame Tussauds is a must visit place in London and one of the most popular star attractions of the city. An interactive museum that allows you to pose with your favorite celebrity characters from all fields this is surely a moment that you would want to treasure for life.

Madame Tussauds

Photo credit: Alex Jilitsky

Therefore those of you who have already applied for the ESTA application and are planning to visit London be sure that the above listed Top 5 London places will definitely drive you travel crazy.

Evilena Lucy is a Travel blogger who works for ESTA VISA, US esta, she regularly updates on ESTA information here and at other top blogs around the web. She really enjoys cooking occasionally, sketching.

1 Comment

  1. HenryWilliamsonn

    July 16, 2013 at 5:35 am

    These are the fun as well as some of them are free things to do in London ..Nice combination and London eye is my favorite place in London ..I can not forget that place in my whole life

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