London is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations attracting more than 19.8 million international visitors every year. Britain’s capital is home to world-class museums, stunning churches, beautiful parks, buzzing markets, and phenomenal viewpoints.
Whether you live and work in London or are just visiting for the holidays, here are 4 places you must visit.
1. London Eye
This is a 443 feet Ferris wheel located on the banks of River Thames. It is the tallest cantilevered observation wheel in the world and offers panoramic views of London.
The London Eye has 32 air-conditioned passenger capsules (32 to represent the 32 boroughs of London) each with a carrying capacity of 25 people. It rotates at 26 cm per second and its rotations last about 30 minutes. The most interesting fact about this wheel is that it rarely comes to a full stop – except for maintenance and to allow seniors and people with mobility issues on.
2. British Museum
The British Museum is one of the world’s most popular attractions with more than six million visitors a year. It is a trove of some of the world’s priceless artefacts including Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone.
If you need help navigating the museum’s 8 million antiquities, consider following the daily eye-opener tour, the Friday evening spotlight tour or the weekly lunchtime gallery talks. The museum also hosts free children’s activities including activity trails, crafts, and digital workshops.
3. Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey, officially known as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, is the burial site for the British monarchs and the traditional place of coronation. Seventeen queens are buried in this religious structure along with countesses, dukes and notable personalities including Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, and Geoffrey Chaucer.
4. Grosvenor Casino
This casino is a great place for a night out, especially for gamblers. It offers a wide range of games and entertainment including slot machines, roulette, blackjack, and poker. Just be sure to gamble sensibly. If you’re new to gambling, we recommend reading through some tips and strategies to help you play successfully.
In addition to the games, the casino also has a restaurant, two coffee shops and two bars where you can have a meal or grab a drink.