Visit London - Top 10 Attractions

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As the city is really full of great spots to visit, during your London trip you can miss something important to see. London is huge and you need time to move from one area to another. The suggestion is to take information about what you want to visit and plan your London tour. Here is a top 10 list of the main things to see:

1. The London Eye: the major feature of London skyline, it is one of the biggest panorama wheel in the world. The complete run lasts 20 minutes and the view is really wonderful.

2. The tower of London: one of the most famous buildings in the world, during its visit you can discover its great history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arsenal and jewel house. Tip for the visit: interesting guided tours are organized every day.

3. National Gallery: it displays one of the greatest collections of painting in the world, especially by European artists (from 1200 to 1900). If you want some names, here they are: Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Turner.

4. Houses of Parliament: the building is really stunning but it is also worth taking a walk over Wastminster Birdge, you will get the view from the South bank. The famous Big Ben is the bell in the clock tower, one of the city symbols. If you want to visit the building inside, there are tour visit only during August and September.

5. Madame Tussauds: visit this museum and meet face-to-face some of the most famous persons in the world. Figures from the field of politics, sport, Royalty and showbiz are present there. Some examples: Shakespeare, Rooney, Britney Spears and Her Majesty the Queen.

6. Tate Modern: On the banks of River Thames, housed in the former Bankside Power Station, the Tate Modern displays great paintings by Picasso and Matisse and other important contemporary artists.

7. British Museum: one of the most famous collection in the world, the British Museum host very famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, the Portland Vase and sculpture from the Parthenon. You can admire also an important drawing collection.

8. Buckingham Palace: The Queen's official residence, Buckingham Palace is the famous official residence of the Queen. In front of this palace take place the very famous Changing of the Guard, scheduled on specific days and times. You can check before and organize your trip, you will be able to get there early and find a good position to watch. You can visit the State Rooms and the Palace only during the Annual Summer Opening (months of August and September).

9. Trafalgar Square: Trafalgar Square is one of the most iconic areas of the city and the famous Nelson's Column is really something to see. The National Gallery is located close there.

10. Natural History Museum: It boasts a collection of the rarest animals in the world as well as the dinosaur exhibition (permanent). The brand new Darwin center is going to open in September 2009.

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This article was published on 2010/03/30