Top Places to go in London

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London is the largest city in England and is also the capital. The city is sitting right on top of the Thames River and is full of history and culture. If you are heading to London soon, check out this useful article for the best places to go in London!

 

Sky Gardens

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The Sky Garden building is the highest public garden in all of London and offers excellent views of the entire city. There are multiple restaurants and bars at the top of the skyscraper where you can enjoy a drink or some tapas while gazing out at the fantastic view.
 

The Shard

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The Shard is a 72-story skyscraper in the heart of London that got its name from resembling a shard of glass. This building houses high-class restaurants, business offices and even hotel rooms. You can enjoy a lovely dinner with views of London or even have Sunday brunch at one of their top-floor cafes. 

 

SEA LIFE London

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The SEA LIFE London Aquarium is a must stop location for those who love learning and viewing sea life. At this spectacular aquarium, you can see over 500 species from all over the world. There are three different floors with over 14 themed areas where you can interact with animals, participate in the public feeding and even touch animals in the interactive pools location. Thus, if you are looking for a fun and educational experience in London, this is the place for you!

 

London Eye

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The London Eye, also called the Millennium Wheel, is a large Ferris wheel that is located on the South Bank of the Thames River in London. The London Eye is the largest/tallest observation wheel in all of Europe and is the single most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. Taking a trip on the London Eye will last about 30 minutes in one of the 32 glass capsules. You can see a spectacular view of all of London from the top of the Ferris wheel that will make you appreciate the city even more!

If you were not lucky enough to get an hotel or an air bnb London with a view, it’s a great compromise. London is the most visited city in the world. This means that the competition to get the best places is often ferocious, particularly during the holidays.

Luckily, this high demands created a market for multiple Airbnb management services, which in turn made it easy for locals to offer their property to tourists. Indeed, Airbnb management services help to improve communication with hosts, but also with premium toiletries, fresh linens as well as professional housekeeping. Thus, Airbnb management services are the way to go for hosts and customers alike.

Soho

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Soho is the perfect place for those looking for live entertainment, excellent restaurants and a lively nightlife. There are excellent boutique shops, food markets and thrift stores where you can spend the entire evening. There is even a famous Jazz Club where you can listen to music and enjoy a delicious cocktail. Of course, the northern boundary of Soho is where one can find the famous Oxford street with all the high-end brands. This street is known around the world as it is Europe’s busiest shopping street. With over 300 stores, you can spend all night here shopping after getting dinner in Soho.
 

Art Museums 

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The National Gallery is an incredible art museum that is located in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in the centre of London. This museum was founded in 1824, and has a collection of over 2,300 paintings from the mid-13th century all the way to 1900. Here you can find incredibly famous artworks such as van Eyck’s 'Arnolfini Portrait', Velázquez’s 'Rokeby Venus', Turner’s 'Fighting Temeraire' and Van Gogh’s 'Sunflowers'.

The Tate Modern is the most popular modern art gallery in London. It holds the nation's collection of modern art dating from 1900 to the present day. It is an incredibly famous museum, and is actually one of the top ten most visited museums and galleries in the world. Both of these museums should be at the top of your list when visiting London. 

 

Harrods

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Harrods is an incredibly famous department store located in Knightsbridge, London. The store has over 5,000 brands, luxury shopping, fine jewellery, food and dining. It is one of the largest and most famous department stores in all of Europe. It is a fun place to visit for window shopping, exploring or purchasing. Make sure to stop by when you are in London.

 

Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum in London has an incredible display of specimens from all different periods of history. This museum is a hub for scientific discovery where one can discover the taxonomy and biodiversity of a range of species. There are also lots of excellent exhibitions on display such as the Life and Earth Galleries, Wildlife Garden and the Geological Collections. This is another great location to visit in London if you are looking for a little educational experience.

 

Thames River Cruise

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There are countless different cruises that you can take along the Thames River. It is a great way to see all the sights of London from a new perspective. Most of the cruises offer educational audio commentary to provide you with some history and information as you gaze at the sights.  

 

Hyde Park

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Hyde Park is one of the best parks in all of London. It is the largest of the four Royal Parks that all form around the entrance of Kensington Palace. The park covers an incredible 142 hectares of land and includes a gigantic lake, a meadow, flower gardens and an enormous amount of trees. This park is great for a nice stroll, cycling, skating or having a picnic! Hyde park is an incredible place to visit in London for everyone!

 

And if you need further inspiration, you should check out these tips on things to do in London.

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