Top 10 Must See Places in London

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6) London Eye

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Take a ride on the London Eye to get a spectacular  bird’s eye view of London . When the London Eye was first erected, in 1999, it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel standing at 443 feet tall. To this day, it is still considered the world’s tallest cantilevered Ferris wheel (meaning only attached on one side) .

7) Trafalgar Square

The square is located right in the middle of London and is a landmark of the central London area. Most people gather here for special events but the area is known for many different festivals including year-round arts performances. Located only 8 minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus, London’s famous mini Time Square,featuring billboards and shopping.

8) British Museum

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The British Museum is home to a wide variety of some of the world’s finest artifacts and pieces of art. The collection spans over 8 million works and is known for being the world’s very first public museum. Admittance is free except for special exhibitions.

9) Hyde Park

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This is a famous royal park in London. Hyde Park is the largest park located in London and is well known mostly for Speaker’s Corner, which is a site for public speeches that dates back to the 1800’s.

10) Greenwich Park

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This Royal Park has a history dating as far back as the Roman times. However, the land was enclosed to form a park in 1427. Greenwich is mostly known for being the site of a naval college.  A highlight for most visitors is actually the royal observatory where special events such as the Olympic equestrian competitions are held.

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