Attractions in London

Attractions in London
Attractions in London
Many tourists visit London each year to visit the numerous attractions and points of interest scattered throughout the capital of England. London is a historic city with much to offer for international visitors who come to see the sights. There is so much culture to absorb in London, and there are too many attractions to list them all here. However, there are some interesting spots that you should try to visit as a priority if you get the chance.
The Tower of London

The most popular attraction in this massive city is the Tower of London. Admission to this historic prison along the banks of the river Thames costs about 16 British Pounds. This building was used as a site for executions, torture, and imprisonment over the last 900 years since William the Conqueror first built the original structure. There are a number of exhibits to visit inside and the iconic "Beefeater" Yeoman guards can still be found on site giving guided tours.

The Tower of London
London, England
EC3N 4AB
Tel: 0844 482 7777 (from the UK)
Tel: +44 (0)20 3166 6000 (from outside the UK)
www.hrp.org.uk/toweroflondon/

The British Museum

The British Museum is located on Great Russell Street in London. It was founded back in 1753, and it contains some of the most exquisite and famous artifacts in the world. The British Museum is considered one of the finest on the planet. Collections are assembled from all over the globe. Some of the main attractions here include the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the ancient Parthenon and the Sutton Hoo. Guided tours are available for visitors.

The British Museum
Great Russell Street, London, England
WC1B 3DG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 8000/8299
www.britishmuseum.org/default.aspx

The London Eye

The London Eye is one of the most recognizable features of the city's skyline. If you are looking to see a lot of London in a short period of time, this attraction is a great choice. The London Eye is the biggest observational Ferris wheel in the world. It is 430 feet tall, offering a panoramic view of the city for tourists. Many of the monuments and tourist attractions in London can be seen from the top of the wheel. Rides cost about 15 British Pounds and last for 30 minutes, giving you plenty of time to take in the sweeping views.

The London Eye
London Eye Riverside Building County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
SE1 7PB
Tel: +44 (0)870 990 8883
www.londoneye.com/

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