Top things to do

Top Choice Church in The West End

Westminster Abbey

A splendid mixture of architectural styles, Westminster Abbey is considered the finest example of Early English Gothic (1190–1300). It's not merely a beautiful place of worship – the Abbey also serves up the country…
Top Choice Castle in The City

Tower of London

The unmissable Tower of London (actually a castle of 22 towers) offers a window into a gruesome and compelling history. This was where two kings and three queens met their death and countless others were imprisoned.…
Top Choice Museum in The South Bank

Tate Modern

One of London's most amazing attractions, this outstanding modern- and contemporary-art gallery is housed in the creatively revamped Bankside Power Station south of the Millennium Bridge. A spellbinding synthesis of…
Top Choice Museum in The West End

British Museum

The country's largest museum and one of the oldest and finest in the world, this famous museum boasts vast Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman, European and Middle Eastern galleries, among others. It is frequently Lond…
Top Choice Museum in Kensington & Hyde Park

Natural History Museum

This colossal and magnificent-looking building is infused with the irrepressible Victorian spirit of collecting, cataloguing and interpreting the natural world. The Dinosaurs Gallery (Blue Zone) is a must for childr…
Top Choice Gallery in The West End

National Gallery

With some 2300 European paintings on display, this is one of the world's great art collections, with seminal works from every important epoch in the history of art – from the mid-13th to the early 20th century, incl…
Top Choice Cathedral in The City

St Paul's Cathedral

Towering over Ludgate Hill, in a superb position that's been a place of Christian worship for over 1400 years, St Paul’s Cathedral is one of London’s most majestic and iconic buildings. For Londoners, the vast dome,…
Top Choice Palace in The West End

Buckingham Palace

Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, Buckingham Palace replaced St James's Palace as the monarch's official London residence in 1837. When she’s not delivering her trademark wave to far-flung parts of the Commo…
Top Choice Historic Building in The West End

Houses of Parliament

A visit here is a journey to the heart of UK democracy. Officially called the Palace of Westminster, the Houses of Parliament's oldest part is 11th-century Westminster Hall, one of only a few sections that survived …
Top Choice Palace in Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace

Built by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in 1514 but coaxed from him by Henry VIII just before Wolsey (as chancellor) fell from favour, Hampton Court Palace is England's largest and grandest Tudor structure. It was already o…