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The Top 10 Attractions in London That Tourists Cannot Miss

News It is not a secret that the capital of the UK is one of the most popular destinations in the world, so London hotels never stay empty. Every year, approximately 30 million tourists from all parts of the world visit it to experience local culture and the unique atmosphere of this place. What is the secret of such popularity? London offers so much to tourists – from delicious food to fantastic theatres, iconic landmarks to excellent nightlife. Here is the list of the top 10 tourist attractions of the UK’s capital that tourists in this wonderful city simply cannot miss.

Tower of London should definitely occupy the number one spot. The legendary landmark and the UNESCO World Heritage Site attracted 2.8 million visitors in 2017. This is an old castle that was built more than a thousand years ago. Nowadays, the Tower of London stores the symbol of the British Monarchy – the Crown Jewels. It is also not hard to name the second most popular landmark – the British Museum. It is a collection of priceless artifacts of world art that cover more than two million years of culture and history of humanity. As the museum is free to enter, almost 6 million people visited it in 2017.

Tate Modern is a true treasure for all fans of modern art. This gallery attracted 5.6 million visitors in 2017. There is nothing strange in this popularity because Tate Modern exhibits one of the finest collections of modern art in the world, and numerous temporary exhibitions will never make you feel bored of visiting it. The National Gallery, which is comfortably located in the heart of Westminster, is another iconic destination in London that one cannot miss. This gallery is home to more than 2,300 paintings, including some of the most famous masterpieces in the world, such as Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh and Bathers at La Grenouillere by Claude Monet.

The next landmark in the list is a must for all families. The Natural History Museum exhibits more than 80 million natural specimens. Kids will be sure happy to see skeletons of dinosaurs, learn how human anatomy changed through the years, and see many more incredible things. Present in almost every picture of London’s skyline, St Paul’s Cathedral impresses its visitors with marvelous murals and precious sculptures. The Victoria and Albert Museum received almost 4 million visitors in 2017. Its 2 million pieces of sculpture and design cover 5,000 years of art.

Westminster Abbey is the place where all British monarchs are crowned. Since 1100, it has also hosted 16 royal weddings. The next landmark in the list, Science Museum, is the place that brings science to life thanks to numerous 3D and 4D simulators. Finally, Tate Britain is dedicated to UK artworks starting from 1500 and until modern days. As you can see, London really has many places worth exploring, so get your passport, book a hotel in London, and visit this amazing city.


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