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The British Museum

The British Museum

4.7/52,243 Reviews
Museum
10:00-17:30, extended to 20:30 on Friday. The Great Court is open from 9:00 to 18:00 on Friday . It will be closed on January 1 and December 24-26. (Local time)
The British Museum is one of the three greatest museums in the world. It features a rich collection of rare works. The museum was the first to display the Rosetta Stone in its Egyptian Hall. The stone stele is inscribed with a decree in three different languages, and was the invaluable key to understanding language and culture in ancient Egypt. In addition, there are more than 23,000 Chinese relics housed here, the likes of which are rare even in Beijing’s Forbidden City or the National Palace Museum in Taipei.
The London Eye

The London Eye

4.6/52,138 Reviews
Ferris Wheel
Mon - Fri 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM (Local time)
The London Eye is also known as the Millennium Wheel and was built to usher in the new millennium. This giant ferris wheel sits on the South Bank of the River Thames and has become one of the London skyline's landmarks. It is currently the most popular tourist attraction in London, hosting over 3.75 million visitors every year. Sitting in a capsule on the London Eye, visitors enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the city of London spread out below. Once night begins to fall, the area surrounding the Eye transforms into a fantastical dreamscape. Taking a ride in the London Eye at sunset paints an unforgettable picture of the gorgeous city.
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

4.6/51,569 Reviews
Palace
Different every year. June 21, 2018 - August 31, 9:30-19:00 (entry deadline is 17:15), September 1, 2018- September 30, 2018, 9:30-18: 00 (entry deadline is 16:15). The opening hours may be temporarily fine-tuned. See the official website for details. (Local time)
Buckingham Palace has been the official residence of the British royal family since the 19th century. Currently, it is the London location in which the Queen spends most of her time. The palace is splendid both inside and outside. Some of the more than 600 rooms in the palace include the Throne Room, White Drawing Room, Ballroom and Picture Gallery. At the gates of Buckingham Palace, the Changing the Guard (or Guard Mounting) ceremony by the Queen's Guard takes place at 11 a.m. most days of the week. It attracts and interests tourists from around the world. Marching with great pomp and precision to military music and shouted orders, the guards—dressed in traditional red coats and bearskin hats—do a drill performance and salute.
Big Ben

Big Ben

4.6/5763 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Local time)
Big Ben is located to the north of London's Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster atop a 98-meter-tall clock tower. The clock face is brightly illuminated whenever the Houses of Parliament are in session. The giant clock represents England's classic culture. It is a landmark of the City of London and a source of pride for the people of England. Whenever London is used as the setting for a film, you can be absolutely certain to catch a glimpse of Big Ben. Although it is commonly known as Big Ben, the clock tower was renamed Elizabeth Tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

4.6/5794 Reviews
Church
Mon - Tue 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Wed 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, Thu - Sat 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Local time)
Westminster Abbey is also called the Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster. Its status as a Church of England “Royal Peculiar” means it is used exclusively by the British royal family. No other church in England is as important and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 1066, nearly all important royal ceremonies have been held here. It served as the wedding venue for Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton. Furthermore, the royal tombs of England are located here. Apart from members of the royal family, many important historical figures such as Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill and, most recently, Stephen Hawking are also buried here.
Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

4.7/51,325 Reviews
Bridge
Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Local time)
The London Tower Bridge is one of London's iconic landmark structures. It is a bascule and suspension bridge that crosses the mighty Thames. It is also a drawbridge. The two bascules can lift to an angle of 86 degrees to let river traffic to pass. On a visit to the The London Tower Bridge, you can stand with the Thames at your back for an unforgettable photo, or you can slowly stroll along the bridge's high-level pedestrian walkways while gazing out at the scenery on either bank of the river.
Hyde Park

Hyde Park

4.6/5661 Reviews
City Park
Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Local time)
Hyde Park is one of London's most famous Royal Parks. It is neighbored by Buckingham Palace. Historically, the park was the hunting ground for the King of England. Later on, it became a venue for horse racing and automobile racing. It was opened to the public late in the 16th century. People come here to jog, rent a pedal boat, work out, skateboard, play tennis or walk their dogs. You can stroll about with friends and family and get a glimpse of how British people relax. You can always rent a bicycle to explore the 350-acre park and stop for coffee and a snack at a lakeside cafe.
The River Thames

The River Thames

4.6/5855 Reviews
River
Open all day (Local time)
The River Thames is famous throughout the world for its history, its culture and its amazing variety of wildlife, archaeology and scenery. Many Londoners believe it to be the City's greatest asset. The thousands of boaters in cruisers up and down the length of the river will attest to the fact that a day on or near the Thames is a great experience.
Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

4.6/5366 Reviews
Museum
Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM (Local time)
Natural History Museum is in Victorian style. It has hundreds of interactive platforms relating to eco-science and worlds of animals, among which the Earthquake Experiencing Gallery, Earth Gallery and Dinosaur Gallery are the most popular. The treasure of this museum is the skeleton of diplodocus which almost occupies the entire central hall. In addition, there are reptiles under magnification to help people explore the world of mammals and learn more about human biology.
National Gallery

National Gallery

4.6/5571 Reviews
Art Gallery
Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sat - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Local time)
The National Gallery houses a large collection of European oil paintings. The museum is divided into four halls, which are displayed in chronological order and contain a large number of Renaissance works. The National Gallery houses paintings from famous artists including Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and Monet. Famous paintings include Da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks, Van Gogh’s Sunflower, and Monet’s Water Lilies.
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