Best London Attractions

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    10. Piccadilly Circus

    Perennially busy and illuminated by neon advertising, this intersection joins Regent and Coventry Streets, Shaftesbury Avenue, and Piccadilly. The highly commercialized area is generally a sea of tourists who come to...

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    9. Victoria & Albert Museum

    The "V&A South Kensington" occupies a gorgeous facility near Kensington Gardens and displays an extensive collection of decorative arts. In fact, it boasts more than 4 million objects in 146 galleries. Highlighting...

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    8. St. Paul's Cathedral

    Sir Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece should be at the top of any sightseeing list. The sprawling cathedral is notable for its artistry and design, but it also offers a fascinating glimpse of England's...

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    7. Tower of London

    The Tower of London draws tourists who are taking a growing interest in some of the more lurid, murderous aspects of London's history. This vast, imposing brick building has been the site of many bloody events,...

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    6. Buckingham Palace

    Buckingham Palace is a sightseeing must. Queen Victoria moved into the vast mansion in 1837; since then, generations of royals have made the palace their home. Although wandering the grounds and taking photos of the...

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    5. Hyde Park

    Flush against Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park is probably London's most familiar and most popular park. It's more than a mile square and includes the Serpentine Lake, Marble Arch, the Diana Memorial Fountain and the...

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    3. Greenwich

    About four miles from the centre of London, the Greenwich district attractions are legion. They include the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, Queen's House, Millennium Dome, wonderful Greenwich Park,...

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    2. London Eye

    London offers many places to catch great panoramas of the skyline and the Thames, but this attraction is one of the best. Run by British Airways, the Eye opened to great acclaim at the start of the new millennium;...

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    1. Tate Modern

    The Tate Modern is breath taking even before you've seen whatever collection it's showing at the time you visit. Housed in an old turbine room, just walking down the walkway in to the entrance gives you an artistic...

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About London Attractions

We'd have a lot of questions for the London visitor who didn't know that the city boasts some of the most awe-inspiring sites and idyllic days out on the globe. We'd also love to be the ones to break the good news to them. To Americans, with our relatively new developed nation and all, a mossy outdoor wall exude the kind of magic and visceral history that those native Europeans take for granted. (By the time the Mayfair landed on American soil London had already suffered and rebuilt from six major fires) But just wait til you take in the legacy of 18 English monarchs resting in Westminster Abbey, or the Greenwich Observatory, that nice building out east that helped form our concept or international time. London's attractions are unique as snowflakes -- vertigo-inducing, spooky, dreamy,  sometimes-pricy, sometimes-free, always-utterly-enchanting snowflakes, and you'll be hard pressed to tear yourself away from their ambiance and magic.

About Arianna Reiche

Arianna Reiche is a London-based writer and publisher. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she studied at the University of Edinburgh before working with Vice, New Scientist, McSweeney's, and Gawker Media. She first fell in love with London running errands during London Fashion Week in 2009, careening through the streets in an microscopic G-Wiz stylemobile.

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