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Popular Attractions in London

If you're a first time visitor to London, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in London.

What are some good attractions in London?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in London.

London Eye
Riverside Building, County Hall Westminster Bridge Road London, United Kingdom +44 (0)871 781 3000
Tower Of London
Tower Hill London, Greater London 0844 482 7777
Borough Market
8 Southwark Street London, Great Britain 020 7407 1002
The British Museum
96 Euston Road City of London, United Kingdom 020 7323 8299
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace London, United Kingdom 020 7930 4832
Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL London, United Kingdom 020 7942 2000
Big Ben
London, United Kingdom 020 7219 3000
Camden Market
London, United Kingdom
London Bridge
London Bridge (King William Street) London, United Kingdom
Science Museum
London, United Kingdom 01925 467446
Thames River
London, United Kingdom
Shakespeare's Globe
21 New Globe Walk London, United Kingdom 020 7928 9444
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf London, United Kingdom
Camden Lock Market
54-56 Camden Lock Place London, United Kingdom 020 7485 7963
The Shard
96 Tooley Street London, United Kingdom

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

", the Science Museum's water-play area (The Garden) and Discover, the Children's Story Centre in Stratford (part of London), are particularly worth a visit:"  See More

"Borough Market and Camden Market have lots of eating options too."  See More

"Hamleys - 7 floors of all types of toys for all ages The Lego Store London Leicester Square V&A Museum of Childhood Bethnal Green SEA LIFE London Aquarium Discover Children's Story Centre - caters to 0-11-year-olds Pickled Pepper Books Natural History Museum The British Museum"  See More

"Buckingham Palace-everybody visit this place, even though the Royal family and quinn never comes out :) ha"  See More

"From there it depends on who I'm with but you can't go wrong with the British Museum (Stop OA), the Victoria & Albert Museum, or the National Gallery which are all free to visit and top notch."  See More

"Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Houses Of Parliament Shop, a walk through Hyde Park."  See More

"Basically, anywhere on the Victoria Line, Northern Line, Picadilly Line or Jubilee Line (Underground train lines, aka the tube) will be well connected to New Oxford St, Leicester Square, Westminster, Waterloo Station and London Bridge."  See More

"I love walking by the Thames River early in the morning."  See More

"Shakespeare's Globe for a unique theatre experience."  See More

"Of your other 2 picks the Oval area is a bit edgy at night, Canary Wharf is a soulless concrete desert, South Kensington is not typically British although a lovely upscale area."  See More

"I would add Camden Lock Market to that list as well."  See More

"In terms of visiting the London Eye, do book advanced tickets to avoid a long waiting queue (maybe best to do on day 2 after Westminster) If I may suggest alternatives to getting good city views, perhaps you would consider the The Shard viewing platform (also book) which is in London Bridge, across from Borough Market."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. London Eye
  2. Tower Of London
  3. Borough Market
  4. The British Museum
  5. Buckingham Palace
  6. Victoria & Albert Museum
  7. Big Ben
  8. Camden Market
  9. London Bridge
  10. Science Museum
  11. Thames River
  12. Shakespeare's Globe
  13. Canary Wharf
  14. Camden Lock Market
  15. The Shard
Where can I find out more about London?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from London locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about London.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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