Monday, June 29, 2015

Top 15 London Attractions

1. British Museum:

  • Established: 1753.
  • Location: Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom.
  • Collection Size: Approximately 8 million objects.
  • Ranked 1st Nationally.
  • Ranked 4th Globally.
  • Comprises: Art, Culture, Human history.
British Museum

2. Tower of London:

  • Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress.
  • Location: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London, England.
  • Castle: 12 acres.
  • Tower Liberties: 6 acres.
  • Built White Tower: 1078.
  • Rebuild in: 1285.
Tower of London


3. Hyde Park:

  • Type: Public park.
  • Location: Westminster in London, England.
  • Area: 625 acres (2.53 km²).
  • Established in: 1637.
  • Operated by The Royal Parks.
Hyde Park

4. Tower Bridge:

  • Crosses: River Thames.
  • Heritage status: Grade I listed structure.
  • Characteristics:
  • Design: Bascule bridge.
  • Total length: 801 feet (244 m).
  • Height: 213 feet (65 m).
  • Opened: 30 June 1894.
Tower Bridge


5. Westminster Abbey:

  • Location: City of Westminster, London, England.
  • Built: 10th century.
  • Height: 69 metre.
  • Architectural style: Gothic.
  • Official name: Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church.
  • Type: Cultural.
Westminster Abbey

6. National Gallery:

  • The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in Central London.
  • Established: 1824
  • Location: Trafalgar Square, Central London, United Kingdom.
National Gallery


7. Buckingham Palace:

  • Location: Westminster. Buckingham. 
  • Built: In 1703 as the Buckingham House, for the Duke of Buckingham.
Buckingham Palace


8. The London Eye:

  • Type: Ferris Wheel. 
  • Location: South Bank of the River Thames. 
  • Completed: In March 2000. 
  • Construction Cost: £70 million. 
  • Height: 135 metres / 443 ft. 
  • Diameter: 120 metres / 394 ft.
The London Eye


9. Tate Modern:

  • Type: Modern art gallery. 
  • Location: Bankside, London SE1, England, United Kingdom. 
  • Established: 2000.
Tate Modern

10. Victoria and Albert Museum:

  • Established: 1852.
  • Location: Cromwell Gardens, South Kensington, London, United Kingdom.
  • Collection size: 4.6 million objects.
  • Visitors: 3,290,500 ( in 2013).
Victoria and Albert Museum


11. Windsor Castle:

  • Type: A royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. 
  • Shape: Three bailey wards with a central round keep. 
  • Owner: The Occupied Royal Palaces Estate. 
  • In use: From late 11th century to present. 
  • Materials: Bagshot Heath stone.
Windsor Castle


12. Somerset House:

  • Location: Strand, City of Westminster, London.
  • Architectural style: Neoclassical.
  • Construction Started in: 1776.
  • Total Cost: £462,32.
  • Architect: Sir William Chambers.
  • Designations: Grade I listed building.
Somerset House


13. St Paul's Cathedral:

  • Location: City of London, UK. 
  • Denomination: Church of England. 
  • Architect(s): Sir Christopher Wren. 
  • Style: English Baroque. 
  • Years built: 1675–1720. 
  • Length: 518ft (158m). 
  • Height: 365ft (111m). 
  • Nave width: 121ft (37m). 
  • Width across transepts: 246ft (75m). 
  • Number of towers: 2. 
  • Tower height: 221ft (67m).
 St Paul's Cathedral

14. Alexandra Palace:

  • Type: A historic entertainment venue in Alexandra Park. 
  • Location: London, United Kingdom. 
  • Owner:Haringey London Borough Council. 
  • Operator: Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust.
Alexandra Palace


15. The Shard:

  • Type: A 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark, London.
  • Architectural style: Neo-Futurism
  • Location: 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG. UK.
  • Construction Completed: July 2012
  • Opened: 1 February 2013.
  • Owner: State of Qatar (95%) & Sellar Property Group (5%).
  • Observatory: 244.3 m (802 ft).
  • Floor count: 95.
  • Floor area: 110,000 m2 (1,200,000 sq ft).
The Shard