1. Buckingham Palace: It is the residence and administrative headquarters of the United Kingdom’s Royalty and is located in Westminster city. The palace is open for public visits during the summer months and the visitors can explore the Queen’s garden and take a walk through 19 of the spectacular rooms.
These rooms are used for official ceremonies and entertainment for the rest of the year. You can also see the special exhibit that displays a number of artworks personally selected by His Royal Highness.
Location: Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom
2. The Tower of London: It is one of the oldest historic buildings located in the heart of London. This tower stores the Crown Jewels and is also the best place to learn about the city’s history.
You can explore public areas in the tower after buying an admission ticket and see the White Tower, Crown Jewels, battlements, Bloody Tower, and the Yeoman Warder Towers.
Location: St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom
3. The British Museum: This museum is dedicated to art, culture, and human history and has a collection of about 8 million works widely collected during the British era. These collections display almost 2 million years of human history stretching across six continents.
Some not to be missed things in the museum are the Rosetta Stone, Sophilos Vase, the Parthenon Sculpture, the Tree of Life, and the Ife Head.
Location: Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom
4. Big Ben and Parliament: Big Ben or the Elizabeth Tower is situated on the north of the Parliament, also known as the Westminster Palace. Big Ben is the name of the massive 13 tonnes bell inside the clock tower.
This clock has rarely stopped and always shows the most accurate time. You can also take a tour of the Parliament and watch debates and committees during England tour packages. Enjoy a delicious and relaxing afternoon tea near the River Thames.
Location: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, United Kingdom
5. National Gallery: This art museum was founded in the year 1824 and has a huge collection of more than 2300 paintings belonging from the mid-13th century to the 1900s. Here you can see paintings by numerous famous artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Jan Van Eyck, Johannes Vermeer, Sandro Botticelli, J.M.W. Turner, Vincent Van Gogh, etc. Entry to the museum is 361 days a year.
Location: Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
6. The Victoria and Albert Museum: V&A is the largest museum in the world dedicated to applied and decorative design and also sculpture. This museum was founded in 1852 and has approximately 2.27 million objects in its collection. The museum has two departments namely Education and Research & Conservation.
The four main collection departments are Asia, Word & Image, Furniture, Textiles and Fashion, and Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass.
Location: Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom
7. Corfe Castle: It is a civil parish and a village located in the Dorset county of England. Here you can explore the majestic castle ruins, hire a bike cycle to the sea, and enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
You can also take a walk in the forest and enjoy the tranquillity of the Blue Pool, where the water changes colour from blue to turquoise to green, near the village.
Location: Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage
8. The Cotswolds: This rural area is located in south-central England and is famous for its medieval villages, stately homes, and churches, all built from the unique local yellow limestone. The history of the village goes back to Romans and Anglo-Saxons.
You can go sightseeing in the nearby villages and take photos of the amazing buildings and surroundings, and even experience the English culture with a traditional Afternoon tea. You can also enjoy canoeing, kayaking, etc in the water park of the Cotswolds.
9. Piccadilly Circus: Built in 1819 for the purpose of connecting Regent Street with Piccadilly, the Piccadilly Circus is a public space and road junction. You can explore the numerous attractions surrounding it such as the Criterion Theatre, the Shaftesbury Memorial, London Pavillion, and several retail stores.
There are many nightclubs, bars, and restaurants for you as well. The illuminated advertising signs and the County Fire Office are also major tourist attractions here.
Location: London's West End in the City of Westminster
10. The Shard: This 72-storey skyscraper is the tallest building in the UK and is also known by many other names like the Shard of Glass, the Shard London Bridge, and previously the London Bridge Tower.
This building was inaugurated in 2013 and is most famous for its observation deck. The open-air observation deck and viewing gallery are situated on the 72nd floor of the building.
Location: 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG, United Kingdom
11. Westminster Abbey: Formerly known as the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large gothic church and is a burial site of over 3300 persons, most of them prominent in British History.
This ‘Britain’s Valhalla’ is the location where coronations and royal weddings take place. You can also see the Westminster School and the Westminster Abbey Choir School, located in the precinct.
Location: 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, United Kingdom
12. Churchill's War Rooms: This museum is one of the branches of the Imperial War Museum and served as an underground British command centre during the Second World War. It has two parts namely the Cabinet War Rooms and the Churchill Museum.
The Churchill Museum displays the life of Winston Churchill, a British Statesman. The audiovisual technology is extensively used in the museum for information about the museum and its collection.
Location: Clive Steps, King Charles St, London SW1A 2AQ, United Kingdom