London has many iconic buildings, landmarks and sights to be seen, whether they be old or new the city is constantly evolving and is rich in historic culture. To help you along your way if you haven’t been to the city before, I’ve created a list of the 10 must see London attractions whilst you’re there. Use this as a little checklist if you wish and happy exploring!
1. HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
Just across from Westminster Abbey are the incredible Houses of Parliament Building, with that iconic clock tower known affectionately as "Big Ben," capturing a portrait here from the edge of the Thames River is a must when visiting London
2. PORTOBELLO ROAD IN NOTTING HILL
Noted for charming pastel-painted buildings and quaint antique shops, this famous London road is more than photo-worthy
3. THE TOWER BRIDGE
Crossing the River Thames close to the Tower of London, this suspension bridge is an iconic English landmark. I love this bridge, especially at night.
4. LONDON EYE
This London landmark will grant you amazing souvenir photos. It resides on the edge of the River Thames, and is literally a stone's throw from Big Ben (although on the opposite side of the River). So, you can do lots of touristy stuff without walking all over town!
5. RED TELEPHONE BOOTHS
I know this is not a location per se, but with a double-decker bus or a pair of bright red phone booths as your backdrop, you could be in no other city but London.
6. HYDE PARK
London's Hyde Park is one of the greatest city parks in the world. Covering 142 hectares (350 acres) and with over 4,000 trees, a large lake, a meadow and ornamental flower gardens, there’s a good chance you’ll forget you are right in the centre of London.
7. COVENT GARDEN MARKET
You can really enjoyed the architecture here. This is a short stroll from Trafalgar Square so quite central and easy to find.
8. TRAFALGAR SQUARE AND THE NATIONAL GALLERY
Everyone loves the big lion statues at Trafalgar Square, and you will always find someone sitting on them. But in the evening, it's much less crowded and you can line up some great shots there, without all the tourists in the way!
9. SOUTH BANK
The South Bank is an entertainment and commercial district of Central London next to the River Thames opposite the City of Westminster and one of my favourite places to take photos. The South Bank is a significant arts and entertainment district. Definitely must visit.
10. PICCADILLY CIRCUS
Piccadilly Circus is London’s measly attempt at Time’s Square. It’s always ridiculously busy with bright billboards lining the edges of the buildings and you’ll probably find yourself here if you’re planning an evening in the West End or Soho! It’s worth marvelling at night and taking in the atmosphere that surrounds it.