Must-see attractions in London

  • Fulham Palace.

    Fulham Palace

    Notting Hill & West London

    Within glorious stumbling distance of the Thames, this summer home of the bishops of London from 704 to 1975 is a lovely blend of architectural styles…

  • St Pancras Station & Hotel

    North London

    Looking at the jaw-dropping Gothic splendour of St Pancras (1868), it's hard to believe that the Midland Grand Hotel languished empty for decades and even…

  • The southern side of the Guildhall

    Guildhall Art Gallery


    The City of London has had centuries to acquire an impressive art collection, which it's shown off since 1885. The original gallery was destroyed in the…

  • The entrance to the Horniman Museum

    Horniman Museum

    Brixton, Peckham & South London

    This 1901 art-nouveau building, with its clock tower and mosaics, was specially designed to house the collection of wealthy tea merchant, Victorian…

  • Westminster Cathedral.

    Westminster Cathedral

    The West End

    With its distinctive candy-striped red-brick and white-stone tower features, John Francis Bentley’s 19th-century Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood, the…

  • The Guildhall London



    Guildhall has been the City’s seat of government for more than 800 years. The Great Hall dates from the early 15th century and is positively Hogwartsian…

  • Walthamstow, UK - August 22, 2015: The William Morris Gallery is one of the finest examples of a Georgian house in Greater London.

    William Morris Gallery


    Fans of Victoriana and the Arts and Crafts Movement should make time for this sensational little gallery. The beautiful Georgian mansion, located in…

  • Covent Garden Piazza

    Covent Garden Piazza

    The West End

    London’s wholesale fruit-and-vegetable market until 1974 is now mostly the preserve of visitors, who flock here to shop among the quaint Italian-style…

  • Banqueting House

    Banqueting House

    The West End

    Banqueting House is the sole surviving section of the Tudor Whitehall Palace (1532) that once stretched most of the way down Whitehall before burning to…

  • St James's Palace was built by Henry VIII in 1530, and this stunning gatehouse is the only part still intact

    St James’s Palace

    The West End

    The striking Tudor gatehouse of St James’s Palace is the only surviving part of a building initiated by the palace-mad Henry VIII in 1531 on the grounds…

  • Water feature, residential towers and the Barbican Centre.



    The architectural value of this sprawling post-WWII brutalist housing estate divides Londoners, but the Barbican remains a sought-after living space as…

  • Built in 1828, Marble Arch is located in the northeast corner of Hyde Park, otherwise known as Speakers' Corner

    Marble Arch

    The West End

    Designed by John Nash in 1828, this huge white arch was moved here next to Speaker's Corner from its original spot in front of Buckingham Palace in 1851…

  • Kensington Gardens

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    A delightful collection of manicured lawns, tree-shaded avenues and basins immediately west of Hyde Park, the picturesque expanse of Kensington Gardens is…

  • Brompton Cemetery

    Notting Hill & West London

    The UK's sole cemetery owned by the Crown, this atmospheric 19th-century, 16-hectare boneyard's most famous denizen may be suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst,…

  • Piccadilly Circus.

    Piccadilly Circus

    The West End

    Architect John Nash had originally designed Regent St and Piccadilly in the 1820s to be the two most elegant streets in London but, restrained by city…

  • The outside of Leighton House Museum

    Leighton House

    Notting Hill & West London

    Sitting on a quiet street just west of Holland Park and designed in 1866 by George Aitchison, Leighton House was home to the eponymous Frederic, Lord…

  • Red House by  Philip Webb and William Morris, Bexleyheath, UK

    Red House


    From the outside, Red House is reminiscent of a gingerbread house wrought in stone. It was built in 1859 by Victorian designer William Morris – of Morris…

  • saint james park and Palace, london

    St James’s Park

    The West End

    At 23 hectares, St James's is the second-smallest of the eight royal parks after Green Park. But what it lacks in size it makes up for in grooming, as it…

  • Wellington Arch, on the edge of Hyde Park

    Wellington Arch

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    Dominating the green space throttled by the Hyde Park Corner roundabout, this imposing neoclassical 1826 Corinthian arch originally faced the Hyde Park…

  • No 10 Downing Street, home of the Prime Minster.

    No 10 Downing Street

    The West End

    The official office of British leaders since 1735, when King George II presented No 10 to 'First Lord of the Treasury' Robert Walpole, this has also been…

  • London, England, UK - 19 July 2017:

    Crystal Palace Park


    Named after the prodigious glass-and-iron palace erected for the Great Exhibition in 1851 and moved here from Hyde Park in 1854, this huge park makes for…

  • The door to Chelsea Physic Garden

    Chelsea Physic Garden

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    You may bump into a wandering duck or two as you enter this walled pocket of botanical enchantment, established by the Apothecaries’ Society in 1673 for…

  • The front of Royal Chelsea Hospital, famous for housing the Chelsea Pensioners

    Royal Hospital Chelsea

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    Designed by Christopher Wren, this superb structure was built in 1692 to provide shelter for ex-servicemen. Since the reign of Charles II, it has housed…

  • Regent Street

    Regent Street

    The West End

    The handsome border dividing the trainer-clad clubbers of Soho from the Gucci-heeled hedge-fund managers of Mayfair, Regent St was designed by John Nash…

  • Welling, London,UK - Sept 20 2020: Danson House in Danson Park. Danson House is a Palladian Mansion Grade 1 listed. Sometimes used for weddings.; Shutterstock ID 2004929534; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

    Danson House


    This Palladian villa was built by John Boyd, an East India Company director, in 1766. Saved from demolition in 1995, the house was painstakingly renovated…

  • Chelsea Old Church is almost 900 years old

    Chelsea Old Church

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This beautiful and original church stands behind a bronze monument to Thomas More (1477–1535), who had a close association with it. Original features of…

  • The outside of 18 Stafford Terrace

    18 Stafford Terrace

    Notting Hill & West London

    Formerly known as Linley Sambourne House, 18 Stafford Terrace, tucked away behind Kensington High St, was the home of Punch cartoonist and amateur…

  • St Paul's Church

    St Paul’s Church

    The West End

    When the Earl of Bedford commissioned Inigo Jones to design Covent Garden Piazza, he asked for a simple church 'not much better than a barn'; the…

  • The exterior of Brompton Oratory

    Brompton Oratory

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also known as the London Oratory and the Oratory of St Philip Neri, is a Roman Catholic church that in London…

  • Charterhouse

    Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

    From a monastery, to a Tudor mansion, to the charitable foundation that's operated here since 1611, Charterhouse has played a discreet but important part…

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    South Bank

    Puncturing the skies above London, the dramatic splinter-like form of the Shard has become an icon of the city and is one of the tallest buildings in…

  • The entrance to Postman's Park

    Postman's Park


    This serene patch of green, north of what was once London's General Post Office, contains the unusual Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice, a loggia with 54…

  • Looking across Wandsworth Common in south London

    Wandsworth Common

    Brixton, Peckham & South London

    Wilder and more overgrown than the nearby common in Clapham, Wandsworth Common is full of couples pushing prams when the sun's out. On the western side is…

  • The outside of Tyburn Covent

    Tyburn Convent

    Notting Hill & West London

    A convent was established here in 1903, near the site of the Tyburn Tree gallows, and a closed order of Benedictine sisters still forms a community here…

  • The lake inside Battersea Park

    Battersea Park

    Brixton, Peckham & South London

    These 50 hectares of gorgeous greenery stretch along the riverside between Albert and Chelsea bridges, and trails leading to surprising hidden finds criss…

  • Entrance to Walthamstow Wetlands.

    Walthamstow Wetlands


    Claiming 520 acres of natural tranquillity just 15 minutes on the Tube from central London, Walthamstow Wetlands are pleasantly incongruous. The numerous…

  • Saatchi Gallery, County Hall, South Bank.

    Saatchi Gallery

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    This grandly housed gallery In the Duke of York's Headquarters hosts temporary exhibitions of experimental and thought-provoking work across a variety of…

  • Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Brixton, Peckham & South London

    The world’s first purpose-built public art gallery, the small Dulwich Picture Gallery was designed by architect Sir John Soane and opened in 1817 to house…

  • The house where historian and philosopher Thomas Carlyle once lived

    Carlyle’s House

    Kensington & Hyde Park

    From 1834 until his death in 1881, the eminent Victorian essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle dwelt in this three-storey terrace house, bought by his…

  • Grave stones in Barnes Old Cemetery

    Barnes Old Cemetery

    Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

    When it comes to atmospheric graveyards in the capital, Highgate in north London tends to dominate the headlines. But venture to Barnes Common in…

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