34 attractions you should visit in Greater London - With photos & details

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Top 34 attractions to explore in Greater London

Greater London is a ceremonial county of England that makes up the majority of the London region. This region forms the administrative boundaries of London and is organised into 33 local government districts—the 32 London boroughs and the City of London, which is located within the region but is separate from the county.

Royal Observatory GreenwichBlackheath Ave, Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ, UK
Museums
Planetariums

the observatory played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and because the prime meridian passes through it, it gave its name to Greenwich Mean Time. The scientific work of the observatory was moved elsewhere in the first half of 20th century and now it functions almost exclusively as a museum.

Science MuseumExhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, UK
Museums

Holds a collection of over 300,000 items, including famous items as Stephenson's Rocket, Puffing Billy (the oldest surviving steam locomotive), the first jet engine, the Apollo 10 command module, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson's model of DNA, among many others.

SEA LIFE Centre London AquariumRiverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK
Aquariums

Has over 350 species from every major environment across the globe. You can also see daily dives and feeding sessions. The glass tunnel walkway offers views from underneath a Tropical Ocean.

St James's ParkLondon SW1A 2BJ, UK
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Parks

This 23-hectare (57-acre) park has a small lake, St James's Park Lake, with two islands, West Island and Duck Island, the latter named for the lake's collection of waterfowl. A resident colony of pelicans has been a feature of the park since a Russian ambassador donated them to Charles II in 1664.

St. Paul's CathedralSt. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, UK
Churches
Iconic Buildings
Tombs
Notable Architectures

Located on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London. One of the most famous and most recognizable sights of London. Its dome, framed by the spires of Wren's City churches, has dominated the skyline for over 300 years. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1967.

Tate BritainMillbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG, UK
Museums
Art Galleries

National gallery of British art from 1500 to the present day. Houses a substantial collection of the art of the United Kingdom since Tudor times, and in particular has large holdings of the works of J. M. W. Turner. It is one of the largest museums in United Kingdom.

The British MuseumGreat Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK
Museums

Dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire. It documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. It was the first public national museum in the world.

The National GalleryTrafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
Museums
Art Galleries

Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. It is among the most visited art museums in the world.

The Shard32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG, UK
Viewing Decks
Notable Architectures
Skyscrapers

Standing 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high, the 95-storey Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom. The glass-clad pyramidal tower has 72 habitable floors, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor, at a height of 244 metres (801 ft).

The Sherlock Holmes Museum221b Baker St, Marylebone, London NW1 6XE, UK
Museums

Situated in Baker Street, bearing the number 221B, this private museum is dedicated to the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. The Georgian town house which the museum occupies was built in 1815 and was formerly used as a boarding house from 1860 to 1936. It covers the period of 1881 to 1904 when the stories describe Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson residing there as tenants of Mrs Hudson.

Tower BridgeTower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP, UK
Bridges
Iconic Buildings

A combined bascule and suspension bridge built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal tension forces imposed by the suspended sections of the bridge. The bridge deck is freely accessible to both vehicles and pedestrians, whereas the bridge's twin towers, high-level walkways and Victorian engine rooms form part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition, for which an admission charge is

Tower of LondonSt Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK
Palaces
Museums
Notable Architectures

Historic castle founded towards the end of 1066. A grand palace early in its history, the Tower has served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public record office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England. The Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat.

Victoria and Albert MuseumCromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UK
Museums

World's largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.

Westminster AbbeyWestminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK
Churches
Tombs
Notable Architectures

Gothic abbey church which is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. It is the burial site of more than 3,300 persons, usually of prominence in British history (including at least sixteen monarchs, eight Prime Ministers, poets laureate, actors, scientists, military leaders, and the Unknown Warrior).

Map of attractions in Greater London