During our short trip to London, we managed to squeeze in a whole lot of places! In just two days of exploring, we visited some landmarks/famous places we think it’s worth for every tourist to see. Here are our top 10 places to see in London!
1. King’s Cross Station
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, like us, this should be your first stop! Located here, is the Platform 9¾ where you can take photos with the cart through the brick wall! Also, you’ll want to hit up the Harry Potter store inside. It’s full of amazing souvenirs for young wizards!
Read More: Top 10 Harry Potter Locations in London
2. St. Pancras Hotel
Right next to the King’s station is one of the most iconic five-star hotels: St. Pancras Hotel. The architecture is phenomenal by itself! Side note: This also appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
3. London Eye
A giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames. If you’re not afraid of heights, ride it! Heck, even if you are, ride it! You will have the time of your life up there. Peaceful, quiet, and enjoy the amazing London view! It’s not as scary as it sounds.
4. Big Ben
It’s the famous bell and clock tower of London. Fact: The bells of Big Ben have sounded for the final time (August 2017) before they were silenced for a four-year period of restoration work on the Elizabeth Tower.
5. Buckingham Palace
It’s not a trip to London without seeing Buckingham Palace. It’s the headquarters of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and picturesque.
6. Tower Bridge
A must-see landmark from land or river. We did a river cruise and got to see the Tower Bridge up close and personal. We even walked at the top of the tower bridge and crossed it multiple times. The bridge lifts up when tall boats pass through which means it’s not accessible to human traffic. Here are the lift times if you’re interested: http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/lift-times/
7. Tower of London
The Tower of London was a secured fortress, royal palace, and infamous prison. This historic castle is magnificent to see from the outside. You can also get tickets and explore inside although, we did not get tickets but definitely wanted to see the infamous prison!
8. The View/The Shard
The view from the Shard is extremely breathtaking. We highly suggest going to the skyscraper and enjoy the view from there. Any time of day, London looks incredible!
London markets are an ideal shopping and food destination. There’s a lot of great markets but the top ones I recommend are Borough Market, Camden Market, and Brick Lane Market.
10. London Bridge
While this is not the most magnificent bridge in London, it probably is the most famous one outside of the UK. It’s one of those things where you can be proud to say you’ve seen in your lifetime.
London took my breath away and we cannot wait to come back and explore more of this country! We hope you enjoyed this list of top 10 things to see in London!