Big Ben is without a doubt one of the most iconic landmarks in London, and after a recent ‘glow up’ it’s looking more resplendent than ever before- you should definitely check it out!
But if you’re tired of seeing it at the top of every list of London’s best sights, then you should look out for some of the other stunning landmarks and iconic structures that the city holds.
Book a room in The Signature Townhouse London Hyde Park Hotel for a wonderfully central location, get your walking shoes on and hit the streets.
In this short London city guide we’re going to look at all the best destinations in London aside from Big Ben!
The British Museum
Located in the Bloomsbury area of London, the British Museum is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive museums.
It contains over 8 million artifacts from around the world, including the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles.
The Tower of London
A historic castle that has served as a royal palace, fortress, prison, and zoo.
Visitors can see the Crown Jewels, tour the historic buildings, and even meet the resident ravens that keep the country standing!
The London Eye
A giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames that offers panoramic views of the city.
The ride takes about 30 minutes and is a great way to see London from above.
The Tate Modern
A modern and contemporary art museum housed in a former power station, featuring works by artists such as Picasso, Warhol, and Hockney.
Admission to the museum is free, although some special exhibitions require a ticket.
The official residence of the British monarch, located in the heart of London- not far from your hotel that provides the best breakfast in Hyde Park.
Visitors can see the Changing of the Guard ceremony and tour the State Rooms during the summer months.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
An iconic London landmark designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London.
Visitors can climb to the top of the 111 metre dome for breathtaking views of the city, and explore the crypt and the beautiful interior of the cathedral.
The National Gallery
Located in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries, including works by Botticelli, Van Gogh, and Monet.
It’s one of the most important collections in the art world.
The tallest building in the United Kingdom and the 2nd tallest in Europe, with stunning views of London from its observation deck on the 72nd floor.
The Shard also houses some wonderful restaurants, bars, and a luxury hotel.
Madame Tussauds wax museum features lifelike sculptures of celebrities, historical figures, and pop culture icons. It has become a worldwide phenomenon, but the original wax works are right here in London.
Visitors can take photos with their favourite figures and learn about the art of wax sculpting.
The Best of London
So there we have it, the very best that London offers without even mentioning the incredible Big Ben.
There is so much to see in this wonderful city, so make sure you get out there and explore!