London England is known as one of the most popular destinations for travel in the world today. From its history to its arts and culture, London is known for welcoming millions of travelers from around the world each and every year. Hundreds of historic and beautiful or exciting destinations are found throughout the city and offer days or even weeks of activities and more for visitors of all ages, some more well known or popular than others. Start planning your trip, take a look at some of the top places for any visitor planning a trip to the city of London this year.
Historic Hot Spots
British Museum – World famous, the British Museum is known for housing historic artifacts spanning thousands of years of history. From the Rosetta Stone to the mummies of Ancient Egypt, the British Museum has ranked as one of the most popular attractions for decades.
Natural History Museum – From dinosaurs to spiders millions of years old, the Natural History Museum is not only amazing but free, making it one of the best in the city for all ages. Located in one of the most historic buildings in the city, its structure is amazing as are its contents.
Art Is King
Tate Modern – Located on the banks of the Thames river, the Tate is the national museum of modern and contemporary art from around the world. It houses works of art by Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Pollock, just to name a few. Another free destination.
National Gallery – Located in historic and beautiful Trafalgar Square, Londons National Gallery is huge and encompasses are from throughout Europe spanning hundreds of year.
Exciting and Just Plain Cool
London Eye – The London Eye is not only a major attraction in London but a major feature of the skyline as well. The worlds tallest observation wheel, it includes 32 capsule, each holding up to 25 people and runs each day offering people a great view of this historic city.
Madame Tussauds – Not just your ordinary wax museum, Madame Tussauds is the premier wax museum. Figures include Shakespeare, Brad Pitt or even the Queen, your call.
Now that things have quieted down after the Olympics, it continues to provide visitors with the same amazing destinations and options for travelers and for less than last year, making it a top destination for travel in 2013.