The Gothic architecture of the 900 year-old Houses of Parliament provide a dramatic sight. Big Ben, the world famous clock, is housed in the tower.
Tower bridge is one of the London's well known landmarks and the most recognizable bridge in the world. It provides excellent views of the Tower of London and the River Thames.
The Tower of London receives 2.5 million visitors each year. It was built at the beginning of the 11-th century and it consists of several towers, each of which has its name and story.
London City Hall, also known as The Glass Egg, is a tourist attraction because of its unusual architecture. Glass and steel structures brought in the new millenium in London architecture. It is located on the south bank of the River Thames close to the Tower Bridge.
Buckingham Palace is the home of the British Royal Family and is one of the most famous buildings in the world. The monument in front of the palace is the Queen Victoria memorial.
London's National Gallery is located on the largest square in London, Trafalgar Square. The Gallery was founded in 1824 and contains one of the greatest collections of Western European painting including Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Da Vinci and more.
The British Museum was established in 1753 and contains extensive collections of more than 7 million objects of world art, science and well documented facts of human history. The building covers 75,000 sq. meters and receives 5 million visitors each year.
One of the eight Royal Parks, The Regent's Park located in the northern part of central London has beautiful gardens, sports fields, an open air theatre, the London Zoo cafes and restaurants. This park is a wonderful place for outdoor activities and fun.
Houses of Parliament also known as Westminster Palace is the seat of The House of Lords and The House of Commons. The palace is one of the largest and most magnificent parliament buildings in the world.
Big Ben is the nickname of the bell housed within the Clock Tower but its official name is the Great Bell. The clock is largest in the world and is famous for its remarkable accuracy.
The London Eye is a giant 450 ft. observation wheel, also known as the Millenium Wheel. Very popular among tourists, the London Eye offers a spectacular 25 mile view of many well known London landmarks.
Westminster Abbey is a Gothic church where Kings and Queens are crowned and many famous people are buried. Highlights include The Nave, Henry VII Chapel, Chapter House and the ornate coronation chair. It is a living church, part of the Church of England, with daily services open to the public.
Kensington Palace is a Royal Residence in the Kensington Gardens, former home of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales and birthplace of Queen Victoria.
Royal Albert Hall was built in honor of Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. The Hall hosts numerous performances each year including classical concerts, rock and pop, opera and ballet as well as sports and charity events.
Natural History Museum on Exhibition Road, South Kensington is one of London's most popular museums. Its enormous collection of specimens and artifacts gathered from around the world have great historical and scientific value.
London's trademark, the red Double-decker bus.
London Underground is the world's oldest railway system, also known as The Tube, it covers 253 miles.
Millennium Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral.
Canary Wharf is London's business and media district with a wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs, spas and additional services.
National Maritime Museum with Canary Wharf in the background.
Millennium Dome, now known as The O2, is a large entertainment complex and is used for various sports, musical and other events.
The Thames Barrier is London's movable flood defence mechanism on the River Thames.
Windsor Castle, in Windsor, is an official residence of the Queen and the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Visitors can enjoy some of the splendid interiors of the castle including the Drawings Gallery, the Semi State rooms and much more.