Attractions In London – A Simple List And Guide

Without doubt, there are many famous attractions in London and this is why the city attracts so many visitors each year from around the world. Just about everywhere you turn in the centre of London you will see something of interest. Whether it be one of its famous landmarks, monuments, buildings or events, there is always something to see and do in London for all ages and all budgets.

Attractions In LondonLondon has a wide mixture of attractions, some of which date back centuries whilst others are from the modern day. Visitors can choose from a wide range of attractions to see such as museums, buildings, streets, events, rides, parks, monuments, shows and much more.

As well as the permanent attractions such as the building, monuments, street and parks, London also plays host to many major events throughout the year such as The London Marathon, Trooping the Colour, New Years Evening Celebration and New Years Day Parade, Wimbledon Tennis, Party In The Park, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Notting Hill Carnival, Remembrance Ceremony and Parade, City of London Festival and many more. These events alone attract a large number of visitors and as you can imagine, the city does become very busy when these events are being held.

Tip: As a result of this large intake of people, accommodation does get booked up very quickly and for this reason, if you are travelling to London duing whilst any of these events are on, it is advisable to book your accommodation well in advance.

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Free Attractions In London

The great thing about the attractions in London is that many of them can be seen, experienced and enjoyed for free. Many of the large attractions such as the buildings and monuments can be viewed for free. Some of the more well known buildings such Buckingham Palace, West Minster Abbey, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and Downing Street may be restricted viewing for security reasons but you can still see them all very well in their full splendour. Some of these building do allow public access at certain times throughout the year but they will generally charge visitors an entrance fee.

Obviously, there are also certain well known attractions that you will be required to pay an entrance fee for but if you are on a limited budget, you can still have a great time in London seeing many of the major attractions and it will not cost you a penny.

See The Attractions in London For Less

Even the attractions that do cost money can be enjoyed at a reduced rate if you take advantage of one of the many offers, passes 2 for 1 promotions and discount cards that are available throughout the year. If you intend seeing most of the major sights and attractions during your time in London, then it is highly recommended you take a look at one of these passes that allows you entrance to many museums, events and shows at a reduced rate.

These passes also allow you to ‘jump the queues’, which is a great bonus during peak times when queues are long and you are running on a tight time schedule.

Another great way to see a large number of the major attractions in London, is to take one of the many London tours that are available. These tours are designed to help visitors see as much of the city and as many of the major attractions as possible, in a set period of time.

To read more about these tours, please click on the link: London Tours

Top Attractions In London

Although London has a vast amount of attractions and places to see, there are a certain few attractions that most visitors to the city want to see. The list below is a list of the most popular attractions in London. The list is set out in alphabetical order and is not set out in order of popularity.

Big Ben

Buckingham Palace

Changing Of the Guards

London Dungeon

London Eye

London eye

Madame Tussauds

National Gallery

National History Museum

National Maritime Museum

Nelsons Column

Tate Gallery of Modern Art

British Museum

The Houses of Parliament

The Tower of London

The Victoria & Albert Museum

Tower Bridge

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Westminster Abbey

An A-Z List Of The Most Popular Attractions In London

Abbey Road

Abbey Road Studios

Admiralty Arch

Albert Memorial

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

Alexandra Palace

American Memorial Chapel

Apsley House (The Wellington Museum)

Baden-Powell House

Baker Street

Bank of England Museum


Banqueting House

Bateaux London


Battersea Park

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Battersea Power Station


Benjamin Franklin House

Big Ben

Billingsgate Market

Blackfriars Bridge


Bloomsbury Square

Bomber Command Monument

Bond Street

Bow Street

Brenchley Gardens

Brick Lane

British Film Institute (bfi) IMAX Cinema

British Library

British Museum – FREE

British Music Experience


Brockwell Lido

Brompton Oratory

Brunel Museum

Buckingham Palace

Bushy Park

Cadogan Hall


Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Tower

Carnaby Street


Chapel of St Peter and St Paul


Chelsea Physic Garden



Chiswick House

Christ Church Spitalfields

Churchill War Rooms

City Hall

Clarence House

Cleopatra’s Needle

Clissold Park

Crystal Palace Museum

Curzon Soho

Cutty Sark

Dana Centre

Design Museum

Diana Memorial Playground

Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain

Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground


Downing Street

Duke of Wellington Statue

Dulwich Park

Earl’s Court

Earls Court Exhibition Center

East End

Eltham Palace

Emery Walker Arts & Crafts house

Emirates Air Line – Royal Docks

FA Premier League Hall of Fame

Fashion & Textile Museum

Fenton House

Fleet Street

Florence Nightingale Museum

Fortnum & Mason

Foundling Museum

Freemasons’ Hall

Freud Museum

Golden Hinde

Golders Hill Park

Grant Museum of Zoology

Green Park


Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Greenwich Heritage Centre

Greenwich Park

Grosvenor Square

Guards Museum


Gunnersbury Park and Museum

Hampstead Heath

Handel House Museum


HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

HMS Edinburgh

Hogarth’s House

Holland Park

Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

Hunterian Museum

Hyde Park

Hyde Park Stables

Imperial War Museum

Isle of Dogs

Italian Cultural Institute

Jewish Museum

Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf

Keats House

Kempton Park Racecourse

Kennington Park


Kensington Gardens

Kensington Palace

Kew Bridge Steam Museum

Kew Gardens

King’s Cross Station


Lambeth Bridge

Lambeth Palace

Langham Place

Leicester Square

Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery

Library and Museum of Freemasonry

Little Venice

Lloyds of London

London Aquarium

London Bridge

London Canal Museum

London Central Mosque

London Docklands Visitor Centre

London Dungeon

London Eye

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum Depot

London Tube

London Zoo

Lord’s Cricket Ground

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds London

Maida Vale

Marble Arch

Marble Hill House



Menier Chocolate Factory

Millennium Bridge

Museum of London

Museum of London Docklands

National Army Museum

National Gallery – FREE

National History Museum – FREE although some exhibitions require a ticket

National Maritime Museum

National Portrait Gallery

Nelson’s Column

Notting Hill

Notting Hill Coronet


Old Bailey

Old Compton Street

Old Royal Naval College

Olympic Stadium

Osterley Park and House – National Trust

Park Lane

Parliament Square

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Piccadilly Circus



Princess Diana/Dodi Fayed Memorial

Queen Mary’s Gardens

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen’s Gallery

Queen’s House

Ragged School Museum

Ranger’s House

Regent Street

Regent’s Canal

Regent’s Park

Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Artillery Memorial

Royal Artillery Museum

Royal Courts of Justice

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Institute of British Architects

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Royal London Hospital Museum

Royal Mews

Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Observatory

Royal Opera House

Royal Victoria Dock

Russell Square

Saatchi Gallery

Savile Row

Science Museum – FREE although some exhibitions require a ticket

Sea Life London Aquarium


Shaftesbury Avenue

Shakespeare`s Globe Theatre

Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sloane Square

Sloane Street


Somerset House

South Bank

South Bank

South Kensington

South London Gallery


Southwark Bridge

Southwark Cathedral

Speakers’ Corner

St George the Martyr

St Pancras Parish Church

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Church

St. Bride’s

St. James’s Church

St. James’s Palace

St. James’s Park

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church

St. Pancras Station

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Statue of Eros


Sutton House

Syon House and Park

Tate Britain

Tate Modern – FREE

Tavistock Square

Thames Barrier

Thames Barrier and Visitor Centre

Thames Barrier Park

The Changing of the Guard

The Charles Dickens Museum

The Courtauld Gallery

The Fire Brigade Museum

The Gherkin

The Household Cavalry Museum

The London Coliseum

The London Dungeon

The London Film Museum

The Mall

The Monument

The Poetry Library

The Royal Air Force Museum London

The Shard

The UK Supreme Court

The Women’s Library

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge Experience

Tower Of London

Trafalgar Square

Trooping the Colour

UCL Art Museum

University of London

Vauxhall Bridge

Victoria And Albert Museum – FREE although some exhibitions require a ticket

Victoria Embankment

Victoria Park

Wallace Collection

Waterloo Bridge

Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch

Wembley Stadium

Wesley’s Chapel, House and Museum of Methodism

West End

West End


Westminster Abbey

Westminster Bridge

Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Hall


Whitehall Palace

William Morris Gallery

Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Wimbledon Stadium

Winston Churchill’s Britain at War Museum

Hopefully, this page will help you decide which attractions in London youwould like to see and help you plan your visit accordingly.