What to See in London as a First Timer

London is a popular destination for several reasons. As one of the most populated cities in the world, London inspires millions of visitors with its images of royalty, crown jewels, British culture.

Aside from iconic shopping on Oxford Street and at the famous department stores Harrods and Selfridges, or at the eclectic Borough Market and Portothere are plenty of things to do in London.

Big Ben

London’s most iconic landmark, featured in more movies than it is possible to count, the Big Ben is symbolically England. This beloved attraction became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. 

Westminster Abbey

This is because the stunning church is where official religious ceremonies of the Royal Family take place, from crownings to marriages to funerals. Westminster Abbey dates back to 960 CE.

London Eye

This huge Ferris wheel is located right on the shore of the River Thames. It is the perfect spot to enjoy unparalleled views of London’s iconic landmarks.

British Museum

You will be in awe of cultural and artistic masterpieces from across the world, including the Rosetta Stone, parts of Athens’ Parthenon, Lewis Chessmen, and the Mummy of Katebet. 

Tucked underneath a complex of buildings in Whitehall, the Churchill War Rooms are usually overlooked by those visiting London, but it’s a fantastic way to learn more about Britain’s history.

Churchill War Rooms

Camden Town

A must-do in London for first-timers is visiting the iconic Camden Town. This is the hipster neighborhood of London, full of street art, colorful houses, bars and pubs, and the unmissable Camden market.

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