London Local Attractions


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This page lists a variety of famous London landmarks, local attractions and popular places for sightseeing in London.

Buckingham Palace

This is the official London residence of HM Queen Elizabeth II. After being developed from a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703...

Charing Cross Road

Running from Trafalgar Square to St Gilesí Circus, where it turns into Tottenham Court Road, Charing Cross Road has a reputation for itís bookshops, s...

Chinatown

Londonís Chinatown lies in Soho, in the three blocks between Leicester Square and Shaftesbury Avenue. Although the tiny ghetto is home to few of Lond...

Commercial Street

Forming part of Londonís inner ring road, Commercial Street joins Aldgate and Shoreditch, also acting as a boundary between the affluent City and the ...

Connaught Square

Named after the Earl of Connaught, this square lies slightly north of Hyde Park and a stoneís throw from prestigious Mayfair and Oxford Street, as wel...

Docklands, The

Docklands is the semi-official name for an area of former dockyard complexes along the River Thames. The area lies mainly on the north bank of the Th...

Elephant and Castle

Acting as a hub for central South London, dividing traffic to the City and the West End and bordering the Congestion Charge zone, Elephant and Castleí...

Fleet Street

Usually thought of as the home of the British press, Fleet Street actually no longer plays host to the newspaper groups that once made it famous. In r...

Haymarket

Situated in the City of Westminster and joining Pall Mall to Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket lies in Londonís famous Theatreland and is home to two auspi...

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum was originally founded in London in 1917 to commemorate those who died or suffered in the First World War. It has since expan...

Kensington Gardens

These 0.6ha (11/2 acre) roof gardens lie on top of the building at 99 Kensington High Street, near Kensington Gardens in Central London. The gardens...

Mall, The

Perhaps one of the most famous stretches of tarmac in the world, the Mall links Trafalgar square, via Admiralty Arch, to the Queenís official residenc...

Millenium Dome, The

Situated in Docklands, the Millenium Dome is one of London's most recognisable and controversial landmarks. Designed by Richard Rogers and funded by s...

Monument to the Great Fire of London, The

The Great Fire of 1666 was one of the worst disasters to ever strike London. A 61 metre column was therefore constructed to mark the point where th...

Museum of London, The

The Museum of London documents the history of London from the Pilaelithic period to the Present day. Opened in the 1970s, it is just a short ten minut...

National Gallery, The

Situated on the north side of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery has been the home for the National Collection of Art from 1250 to 1900. All art a...

Old Bailey, The

Better known as the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court is located between St. Paul's Cathedral and Holborn circus in central London. The building ...

Oxford Street

In the heart of central Londonís busiest shopping district lies Oxford Street, which runs from Marble Arch to St Gilesí Circus, crossing Tottenham Cou...

Portobello Road

One of Londonís best-known and most popular tourist attractions is Portobello market, famed for itís antiques and second-hand bargains. The road from ...

Regent Street

Famously part of the green set in Monopoly, along with Oxford Street and Bond Street, Regent Street is a Mecca for shoppers. Home of Hamleyís, which o...

Royal Albert Hall, The

The Royal Albert Hall, which opened in 1871 as part of a national memorial to Prince Albert, is now one of the most famous performing arts venues in t...

Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens - also known as Kew Gardens - are truly expansive World Heritage listed gardens and stretch between Richmond upon Thames and...

Russell Square

Green, dominated by trees and a fountain as well as being one of Londonís largest squares, Russell Square lies in the Bloomsbury area of the city. Nam...

Science Museum, The

Founded in 1892, the Science Museum was originally a combination of items from the Royal Society of Arts and the Great Exhibition of 1857, but now is ...

Shaftsbury Avenue

Created to ease the flow of traffic and named originally after the Earl of Shaftsbury, Shaftsbury Avenue is a major thoroughfare in central London con...

St Pauls Cathedral

The site on Ludgate Hill has been the home of a cathedral to St Paul since the seventh century. The present St Paul's Cathedral was completed in 1708 ...

Tate Britain

The newly refurbished Tate Britain is the original of four Tate galleries around the country, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives being the ...

Tate Modern

Situated adjacent to the new Globe Theatre on the South Bank, Tate Modern is the national repository for international modern art in the capital. The ...

Tottenham Court Road

Running south from Euston Road and intersecting with Charing Cross Road and Oxford Street at St Gilesí Circus, Tottenham Court Road forms part of the ...

Tower Bridge

An archetypal icon of London, especially when illuminated at night, Tower Bridge was opened after 8 years of construction in 1894 by the then Prince o...

Tower of London, The

More formally known as Her Majesty's Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London is most famously known as a prison and execution site for high-profile c...

Trafalgar Square

At the centre of London lies Trafalgar Square, in fact the square is the point from which all distances to locations in the UK are measured. Origin...

Victoria and Albert Museum, The

The Victoria and Albert Museum was established after the successful Great Exhibition of 1851, although it was not named as such until 1899. Named i...

Westminster Abbey

Traditionally the site of both coronation and burial for Kings and Queens of England, Westminster Abbey was constructed in the Gothic style under Edwa...

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