London has plenty of museums and art galleries that are FREE so it does not have to be an expensive city to visit. However, you may have to pay extra for special exhibitions. Also to keep costs down if you are staying for a while, check out the Oyster card for the tube and the London Sightseeing Pass for attractions that have entrance fees.
London's most popular attractions include the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, London Museums and Art Galleries, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey.
There are also many parks and green open spaces around London that provide great places to relax, such as Hyde Park, Regents Park and St James Park. So even though you are in one of the major capitals of the world, you can still feel as if you are in the countryside.
A map of the main inner London boroughs is shown below.
For more information on each borough, use the links below:
Camden - City of London - Chelsea - Fulham - Greenwich - Hackney - Hammersmith - Islington - Kensington - Lambeth - Lewisham - Newham - Southwark - Tower Hamlets - Wandsworth - Westminster & West End.
Tourist Information Centre:
|Britain and London Visitor Centre, 1 Regent Street, London SW1Y 4XT
Telephone: 0870 1566366
London where to start! One good idea is to start your visit with a trip on the London Eye this will help give you an idea of the places to visit and how far they are away from each other.
The following attractions are arranged in order of popularity based on visitor numbers:
For a list of free attractions and places to visit in london see our Free Attractions in London page.
Battersea Zoo | Carlyle's House | Chelsea Physic Garden | National Army Museum | Bank of England Museum | Dr Johnson's House | Clock Museum | Museum of London | St Paul's | Tower Bridge | Tower of London | Wesley's House | Cutty Sark | Fan Museum | Gipsy Moth | Greenwich Park | National Maritime Museum | Royal Naval College | Royal Observatory | Baden-Powell Museum | Kensington Palace | Natural History Museum | Science Museum | Victoria & Albert Museum | London Aquarium | London Eye | Florence Nightingale Museum | Imperial War Museum | Lambeth Palace | Museum of Garden History | Clink Museum | Golden Hinde | HMS Belfast | London Dungeon | Shakespeare Globe | Tate Modern | Canary Wharf | Docklands Museum | Bell Foundry | British Museum | Jewish Museum | London Transport Museum | Madame Tussaud's | National Gallery | National Portrait Gallery | Pollock's Toy Museum | Sir John Soane's Museum | Apsley House | Buckingham Palace | Cabinet War Rooms | Downing Street | Horse Guards | Houses of Parliament | Tate Gallery | Westminster Abbey