12 Must Places to visit in London

12 Must Places to visit in London

12 Must Places to visit in London

As soon as you set foot in London, one feels that you are in the capital of the once giant empire. Britain has accumulated great splendor, culture, wealth and brains for centuries. A beautiful synthesis of the new and old, past and future has emerged. They have established a great balance between tradition and the future.

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Tower Bridge

The first place we will visit in this magnificent city is Tower Bridge. The top of the River Thames is adorned with 33 bridges that look like stitched stitches to bring its two sides together. There is one of the bridges, some of which are as delicate as pedestrians can pass, some of which are the size of a bus to carry the traffic load of this huge metropolis, and its location is quite different: Tower Bridge.

This bridge, which was put into service in 1894 with the presentation of the king himself, has two magnificent towers on both legs. Since these towers are used as museums, you can go inside and visit the exhibition, and for a small fee, you can climb to the top of the tower and enjoy the view of the River Thames, which has given life to this city, even this island, and the architectural structures on both sides.

Pedestrians can walk on both sides while vehicle traffic passes in the middle of the bridge, and you can even encounter couples who propose to each other here. Raising the bridge for ship passage when necessary also provides an interesting view that you cannot stop without taking a video. You can easily get there by getting off at Tower Hill stop of the London Underground.

Tower of London

Do not think that you will be deceived by the name of this majestic castle located right next to Tower Bridge, and you will encounter a long and narrow tower that reaches out to the sky alone. Built right here almost a thousand years ago, the White Tower is so large that you can even skate on the ice-capped moat in winter.

The castle, which is protected by a wide ditch in front of its square-shaped outer walls, looks extremely sheltered even in today's conditions and you can only enter it through a bridge.

If you want to visit the building and its museum in detail, we recommend that you take the whole day.

The castle, which served as a palace until the fifteenth century, still houses its jewels, if not the dynasty itself: According to a tradition that has not changed for eight centuries, the jewels of the royal family are preserved in this solid castle.

The entrance is paid and the nearest metro stop is Tower Hill.

Big Ben

Big Ben, part of the Palace of Westminster or the Houses of Parliament, is arguably the most famous clock tower in the world.

Although everyone is nicknamed, the official name of the tower was St Stephen's Tower until 2012, but it was changed to Elizabeth Tower in honor of the 60th anniversary of the queen on the throne.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to enter this 96-meter-high tower, unless you know a member of parliament in England! Of course, watching from outside is free. You will have to work hard to take a selfie with this tower in Westminster, the corner where you can see the most tourists together!

Also be sure to stop by the Henry VII's Lady Chapel nearby.

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Henry VII’s Lady Chapel

This elegant building, where Big Ben stands next to him like a protective brother, is named after him because it was built five centuries ago by King Henry VII. The reason why it is named as Lady Chapel rather than just a chapel is that it is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

This chapel, which many people consider to be the most beautiful church in England, has an entrance fee, but what you will see inside is worth it: The ceiling of the building is finely crafted like a stone embroidery.

London Eye

Located on the south bank of the Thames, this huge Ferris wheel was also the world record holder when it was first built.

In fact, it belongs to itself as the most visited touristic center in the whole of England, more than three million people a year are waiting for their turn to climb to the top of this giant wheel and see all of London at once.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

This cathedral, which can be considered relatively new (!) Among those you will encounter in London, is 300 years old.

It was built as a result of the burning of the church that was located here before, and the famous architect Christopher Wren did a job worthy of his name, and it can be said that he received his eternal rest here with prominent names in the history of England such as Admiral Nelson and Winston Churchill.

In the structure, which was actively used for worship, rituals were held after both the First and Second World War.

The entrances to the imposing structure, which you cannot help but examine the ornaments on it one by one, are paid.

Trafalgar Square

The name of Trafalgar Square, London's most famous square, comes from Admiral Nelson's naval victory in 1805.

The most striking feature of the square is the 56-meter Nelson's Column in the middle. There are 4 lion statues at the bottom of this column, where there is a 5-meter statue of the famous sea commander.

Don't be surprised by the blue rooster you will see right around: it symbolizes the French.

You can reach the square by getting off at the Charing Cross station. Thus, you can take a few photos at Charing Cross, which can be said to be the most important station in England.

The National Gallery with 2000 paintings is a very beautiful building with its red facade.

Piccadilly Circus

If asked where is the center of London, the answer would be exactly Piccadilly Circus, or even the Eros statue located in the middle of Piccadilly Circus to point out.

Piccadilly, a very lively area, is suitable for calming your shopping impulse and hunger.

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Hyde Park

It is not possible to go to London and not pass Hyde Park. Located in the heart of the city, the area of this park is larger than 150 football fields, including the lake inside.

There are sun loungers rented hourly in the park, where Londoners crowd on rare sunny days, and people who run and ride bicycles for exercise, regardless of the weather, are always there.

We recommend that you avoid the mistake of walking on the bike path, and even when crossing the bike path inside the park, be careful as if on a street with traffic flows, cyclists can pretend to be racing.

In addition, since the park is wide and covered with countless paths, the central part is a little neglected and there is a risk of getting lost, it is a good idea not to overlook the street. Moreover, you will not miss the numerous cute fountains.

The area around the park is covered with metro stops, so transportation is easily possible.

Regent's Park

This park on the side of Primrose Hill road is a very beautiful place that allows London to breathe.

As in every park in London, here you can meet and feed mischievous squirrels.

The park, some of which is in Camden and some in the Westminster area, includes the London Zoo and the London Regent's University.

The closest metro stop is Regent's Park.

St. James Park

This magnificent park, which also includes St. James lake, is connected to Buckingham Palace from the north.

This special place gives you peace of mind in the huge metropolis with its quiet, calm and gushing greenery.

Pelicans brought to King Charles II by the Russian Ambassador as a gift have been living in this park for 400 years.

The Memorial Road to Princess Diana, which is very popular with the British people, also passes through this park.

Buckingham Palace

The interior of Buckingham Palace, the main residence of the royal family for 180 years, is only open to touristic trips in the summer, but it is impossible not to be impressed by the literally beautiful exterior and the golden statue in front of it shining on the white pedestal among the bright red flowers.

It is almost always possible to see a large crowd in front of Buckingham Palace, located between Hyde Park and St. James Park.

Places to visit in London are of course not limited to only these 20 places, we have listed the main museums that must be seen in London in our London Museums article.

If you are thinking of traveling to London, you can find all the details you need to know about the city in our London Travel Guide!