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Top Attractions in London

Top Attractions to see in London, UK

London, UK is one of the most famous cities in the world. Millions of tourists from all over the world visit the city to see the sights and experience the culture. There are historical monuments and beautiful and serene places to visit as well. The city has a rich history which is why it still fascinates so many people and they keep coming to visit.

There are many world-famous sites to see in the city. Let us take a look at the top attractions that you must see if you are in London, UK:

Big Ben: London’s Clock Tower is one of the most visited attractions in the city. The tower’s actual name is St. Stephen’s Tower but is known worldwide as Big Ben. It has a lot of history to it and is well-known for its reliability. It is still unknown how the nickname Big Ben came about but it is believed by some that it was named after Sir Benjamin Hall who was the royal commissioner at the time. There are others who claim that it was named after the heavy weight boxer Benjamin Caunt. No matter who it was named after, it is a symbol of London and the United Kingdom and a must-see for visitors.

King’s Cross Station: King’s Cross Station is also known as King’s X. Located in the north-eastern part of the city, it is one of London’s major railway stations. It was inaugurated in 1852 and the building of the main terminal was designed by Lewis Cubitt. The station became an iconic cult spot after it was featured in the famous Harry Potter series of books. Legends also say that the underground passages are haunted by the ghost of the warrior queen, Boudica as it is believed that the station was built on the site of her last battle and that her tomb is buried under one of the station’s platforms.

Tower of London: This historical monument is a major tourist attraction. The name was given to it due to the White Tower that was built in the shape of the square. This tower is the center of the whole complex which has a large number of structures on the bank of the river Thames. It has served many purposes in the past. It has been a palace, a fortress, a treasury, a jail and many more. There is a lot of history in this place so it is worth visiting if you are in London, UK.    

The National Gallery: Established in 1824, the National gallery is situated on the border in the northern part of Trafalgar Square which is in the center of London. It is one of the most famous British monuments. The gallery holds works of art that cover six centuries. The permanent art collection of the gallery consists of paintings from Western Europe and date back to about 1250. If you are interested in art, this is definitely a must-see.

There are many other world-famous building and monuments that you can visit in London. If you are ever in the city, you will have no difficulty finding places to go and things to do.