London's top attractions

London is a city with thousands of years of history and culture. You can visit historic buildings such as Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge and admire landmarks like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. London also has many museums, galleries and theatres where visitors can learn more about the city's past and present.

There are countless attractions to discover in the city that never sleeps:

Tower of London

Tower of London
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This ancient fortress is one of the most famous buildings in the country and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. It houses valuable crown jewels and artefacts from Britain's royal past. Visitors can also take guided tours of the fortress to learn more about its history.

A visit is possible with the following London Passes: London Pass, London Explorer Pass, Turbopass and Big City Saver.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace in London
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The Royal Palace has been home to the English monarchs since 1837 and is now the official London residence of King Charles. Visitors can tour the state rooms and admire the royal family's vast art collection or watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside.

A visit to the Queen's Gallery is possible with the London Pass and London Turbopass.

The Shard

The Shard in London
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At 309 metres, this impressive skyscraper is one of the tallest buildings in Europe. Take the lift to the top and enjoy a breathtaking view of the city from the highest public observation deck in Europe.

The visit is inclusive with London Pass and London Explorer Pass.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey in London
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This beautiful Gothic building has hosted coronations, funerals and other important ceremonies for the British Royal Family and members of the Church for centuries. Today it welcomes visitors who wish to explore its complex architecture and historic tombs.

The visit is inclusive with London Pass and London Explorer Pass.

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral in London
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This imposing Baroque church was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century and is one of London's most famous buildings. You can explore the ornate interior of the cathedral, visit the Whispering Gallery and climb the famous dome for stunning views over the city.

The visit is included with the London Pass and London Explorer Pass.

Houses of Parliament & Big Ben

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
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The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are among London's most famous landmarks. The two buildings on the Thames have been a symbol of British democracy for centuries. The Houses of Parliament are an impressive building where members of the two Houses of Parliament meet to debate legislation, while Big Ben is a clock tower outside the Houses of Parliament.

You can join a Palaces & Parliament Walking Tour with the London Pass and Explorer Pass.

London Eye

London Eye
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Enjoy 360-degree views of the London skyline from one of the world's tallest Ferris wheels. This attraction offers incredible views over the city and is one of London's most popular sights. The London Eye is included in the Big City Saver Pass, London Pass, Explorer Pass and London Turbopass.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace in London
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This magnificent palace has been the seat of British royalty since at least 1689 and is now home to many members of the royal family. You can take guided tours of the palace or explore the lush gardens.

Visits to Kensington Palace are possible with the following London Passes: London Pass, Explorer Pass, London Turbopass.

London Tower Bridge

London Tower Bridge
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No other bridge in the British capital is as famous as the London Tower Bridge. It was built at the end of the 19th century and is now both an important arterial road and a tourist attraction. From both sides of the Thames, the bridge is a popular photo motif.

With the following London Passes you can visit the London Tower Bridge Exhibition for free: London Explorer Pass and London Pass.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square in London
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This bustling square in the heart of the city is the ideal place to watch the hustle and bustle of London. With the National Gallery, Nelson's Column and a number of statues, it is one of London's most popular tourist attractions.

This is just a small selection of the many attractions London has to offer. Whether you are looking for cultural experiences and historical sights or simply want to enjoy British culture, there is something for everyone in this incredible city.

Here writes: Patrick

Patrick has visited various metropolises such as Rome, Paris, Barcelona and London. He has been writing about city passes since 2018. Here, the author focuses on the most important London City Passes. His aim is to provide balanced and up-to-date information.

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