Top 10 London Sights

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London is one of the most visited cities in the world by tourists. The many visitors come to London partly because of the many world-famous sights.

We hereby try to create a top 10 list of attractions in London. Of course, the selection of the top 10 attractions is not without controversy. On similar lists on the internet, many of the attractions we have chosen also appear, but others do not. Our list of the top 10 sights in the British capital includes some museums, but also churches, a bridge, a Ferris wheel and a zoo.

Westminster Abbey with the famous tower Big Ben

One problem in London is the sometimes quite high entrance fees, but there are also some sights that don’t cost any entrance fee at all.

List Top 10 Sights London 2024

Name Sight Admission and tickets
1. Tower of London Around 30 euros admission incl. the Crown Jewels Tickets and more info
2. National Gallery Admission is free of charge!
3. Tate Modern Admission is free of charge!
4. Madame Tussauds Just over 30 euros admission, tickets and more info
5. London Eye Between 30 and 40 euros, tickets and more info
6. St Pauls Cathedral Something like 18 euros entrance fee, tickets and more info
7. British Museum Admission is free of charge!
8. Westminster Abbey Just over 20 euros admission Tickets and more info
9. Tower Bridge Public bridge, freely accessible
10.London Zoo About 20 to 25 euros

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Our tip: London Pass

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Short description: Top 10 Sights London

1, Tower London: One of the most visited sights in Britain. The castle on the Thames also houses the British Crown Jewels. A few centuries ago the Tower was the seat of the kings of England, later it was a prison.

2. National Gallery London: The British National Gallery in the central square Trafalgar Square is one of the top 10 art museums in the world. Admission is free. Works by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci and many others can be admired in the National Gallery London.

3. Tate Modern London: Also an art museum, also with free entry. The Tate Modern, right on the Thames, is considered the most important museum for modern art in the world.

4. Madame Tussauds London: Almost everyone knows this exhibition of famous people as wax figures. The lifelike images are still a magnificent sight to see. Madame Tussauds now has many branches, including in Berlin and Vienna, but the original in London is bigger and better. Tickets and more info

5. London Ferris wheel: Many tourists in London take a ride on the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe (135 metres high, much higher than the famous Vienna Wheel). From the top you have a great view over the city and the Thames. Tickets and more info

6. St Paul’s Cathedral London: One of the two important churches in London. A highlight is the walk up to the over 100 metre high dome. Tickets and more info

7. British Museum: The huge museum of Great Britain should definitely be visited. It is one of the top 10 historical museums in the world. The collection is gigantic, the British Museum is considered the largest museum in the world. Admission to the British Museum is free.

8 Westminster Abbey London: The second important church in London. Many kings are buried here and many important weddings take place. The tower of the church is the famous Big Ben.

The most popular excursion by boat on the Thames

Meanwhile, a large proportion of London tourists take a boat trip on the Thames. Of course, everyone wants to see central London from the ship. The most popular boat tour is therefore from Westminster to Greenwich, i.e. across the centre of London. Very frequently booked tour, you should book online in advance:

>>>   At Getyourguide you can buy tickets for the ships on the river Thames

9 Tower Bridge London: The drawbridge over the Thames is one of London’s landmarks. When a large ship passes through, the bridge is closed. At the top there is still a footpath over the London river.

10. London Zoo: The oldest zoo in the world (around 190 years old) and one of the best and most beautiful zoos in Europe. That’s why London Zoo is on our list of the top 10 sights in London.

Bus tour from London to Stonehenge

You go by bus 2.5 hours there and 2.5 hours back. In between you are 2-3 hours in Stonehenge. You can have a look at the stone circles and the exhibition in the visitor centre. You will be informed with an audio device (available in many languages including of course English). The journey takes about 7 hours, departure is at 2 pm in summer and earlier in winter.

––>>>>> More information and booking on this link

Entrance fees and tickets: Top 10 sights in London

Tower London: The queues are often quite long. We therefore recommend buying tickets for the Tower in advance on the internet. Tower of London tickets are available on the website

National Gallery: This great art museum doesn’t charge admission, you can just walk in.

Tate Modern: The museum of modern art is also free of charge.

Madame Tussauds Waxworks: In London, the most important waxworks museum in the world is known for long queues and waiting times at the ticket office at the entrance. Make sure to buy tickets in advance on the internet, they are available on this website

London Eye: The Ferris wheel is very popular. If you don’t want to queue for hours, you can buy tickets online. Link for tickets

St Paul’s Cathedral: Tickets for the church including the dome are on this website.

British Museum: One of the many great free museums in London.

Westminster Abbey: Tickets and prices are available on this website

Tower Bridge: Public bridge, no entrance fee or similar.

London Zoo: Tickets for the London Zoo can be bought on the spot without any problems.

Tip:    Harry Potter 2024 Excursion (Warner Brothers Studio Tour)

One of the popular excursions in London is to the film studios, where the Harry Potter films were shot. The location of the studios is about 30 kilometres north of London near the town of Watford. The tour includes a bus transfer from London and has very good reviews. A “must” for every Harry Potter fan on holiday in London. The trip by bus and the visit to the film studios takes around 7 hours. You should book early, the popular Harry Potter excursion from London is often sold out. The alternative journey by public transport is not so easy. The excursion to the Warner Brothers Studios is for many London holidaymakers the highlight of their trip.

>>>>>   On this page you can find more info and book the tour.

Top 100 Sights in London

Hier noch eine längere Liste von etwa 100 Sehenswürdigkeiten und Attraktionen in London:

  1. Tower Bridge
  2. The Tower of London
  3. Buckingham Palace
  4. The British Museum
  5. The National Gallery
  6. Trafalgar Square
  7. The London Eye
  8. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
  9. St. Paul’s Cathedral
  10. Westminster Abbey
  11. Hyde Park
  12. Piccadilly Circus
  13. The Shard
  14. The Tate Modern
  15. The Royal Opera House
  16. The Victoria and Albert Museum
  17. The Science Museum
  18. The Natural History Museum
  19. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  20. The West End theatre district
  21. The Churchill War Rooms
  22. The Cabinet War Rooms
  23. The Imperial War Museum
  24. The National Portrait Gallery
  25. The Wallace Collection
  26. The Serpentine Gallery
  27. The Saatchi Gallery
  28. The Royal Albert Hall
  29. The Royal Festival Hall
  30. The Barbican Centre
  31. The Somerset House
  32. The London Transport Museum
  33. The Sherlock Holmes Museum
  34. The Harry Potter Studio Tour
  35. The Museum of London
  36. The Tate Britain
  37. The Design Museum
  38. The Courtauld Gallery
  39. The Dulwich Picture Gallery
  40. The Horniman Museum
  41. The Cutty Sark
  42. The Royal Observatory Greenwich
  43. The Old Royal Naval College
  44. The National Maritime Museum
  45. The Thames Barrier
  46. The Globe Theatre
  47. The Monument
  48. The Bank of England Museum
  49. The Royal Exchange
  50. The Leadenhall Market
  51. The Camden Market
  52. The Borough Market
  53. The Portobello Road Market
  54. The Covent Garden Market
  55. The Billingsgate Fish Market
  56. The St. James’s Park
  57. The Green Park
  58. The Regent’s Park
  59. The Hampstead Heath
  60. The Kensington Gardens
  61. The Holland Park
  62. The Richmond Park
  63. The Kew Gardens
  64. The Chelsea Physic Garden
  65. The Eltham Palace
  66. The Hampton Court Palace
  67. The Kensington Palace
  68. The Banqueting House
  69. The Kenwood House
  70. The Apsley House
  71. The Spencer House
  72. The Wallace Collection
  73. The Handel and Hendrix House
  74. The Dennis Severs’ House
  75. The Strawberry Hill House
  76. The Dr. Johnson’s House
  77. The Charles Dickens Museum
  78. The Keats House
  79. The Benjamin Franklin House
  80. The Freud Museum
  81. The Sir John Soane’s Museum
  82. The The Geffrye Museum
  83. The The Museum of Childhood
  84. The Horniman Museum
  85. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
  86. The Wellcome Collection
  87. The Grant Museum of Zoology
  88. The Hunterian Museum
  89. The Sir John Ritblat Gallery
  90. The Victoria Miro Gallery
  91. The Whitechapel Gallery
  92. The Barbican Art Gallery
  93. The Hayward Gallery
  94. The Saatchi Gallery
  95. The Tate Modern
  96. The Serpentine Gallery
  97. The White Cube Gallery
  98. The Photographers’ Gallery
  99. The Proud Galleries
  100. The National Army Museum

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