What makes London a top tourist destination, in addition to it being the capital city of England? When planning a holiday, whether you live in the United Kingdom or you are travelling from abroad, you may be wondering what makes this city holiday experience such a popular one and why millions of visitors pour into London each and every year with visitor numbers growing on a daily basis.
Visitors to London get to explore the history, the culture and the hustle and bustle of the city on a daily basis, whether they are going to watch one of the fine performances at one of the many theatres or they are going out for dinner at one of the spectacular restaurants.
One of the top attraction that draws thousands of visitors to London each year is the British Museum. This museum is overflowing with artefacts dating back to pre-historic times through to modern day. Here you can learn about Rosetta’s Stone and enjoy a host of sculptures, even mummies.
The National Gallery is another huge drawing card to London where visitors can enjoy a selection of Western European art from the thirteenth through to the nineteenth centuries. Set in Trafalgar Square, the building alone is a masterpiece. Once you step through the doors you can experience artworks from some of the greatest names in the industry such as Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Renoir to name a few.
Then there is the Natural History Museum, which attracts visitors off all ages with it’s permanent dinosaur display. Everyone in the family is guaranteed to be delighted when they see the life sized dinosaur, getting a real perspective of these mammoth creatures which once walked the earth. The museum is known for collecting large and rare animals, this includes the life size blue whale which is also on display, along with the forty million year old spider, just to mention a few of the exhibits you can expect to see when visiting this top museum.
The Tate Museum is another reason to visit London and soak up some culture while staying in this capital city. This museum offers a range of modern and contemporary art with a host of temporary exhibitions. This museum also has a very good restaurant which boasts spectacular views.
Everyone who visits London finds themselves on the famous London eye, a giant Ferris wheel which is now being seen in other towns and countries around the world. London Eye enables you to view the sights of London from a unique angle. The giant Ferris wheel is made up of thirty two capsules complete with audio tour if wanted. It takes around thirty minutes to complete a full circle and enjoy the views this attraction provides.
Families are attracted to the famous Science Museum, an interactive museum which is guaranteed to excite family members of all ages. This museum provides over three hundred years of science and scientific facts. It is a fun way to spend the afternoon with the family when visiting London.
Then there is the Tower of London, another major draw card to visitors with its three hundred years of history and of course the crown jewels on display. In addition to this, the Tower of London gives you a chance to view the prisons and the zoo.
London is also home to a full range of theatres all offering different productions throughout the year. This attracts thousands of visitors each year who come to enjoy these award winning performances.