10 wonders of London

London is the capital of the United Kingdom and one of the most visited cities in the world. The multicultural city is known for its modern buildings, Roman-era monuments, scenic places, museums, green parks and high-class shops. Besides, the world’s best restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs can be found just here. With well-developed transport network, all monuments and sights in London are of easy access. London is dated to 43 AD and despite non-stop modernization; it has maintained historic charm and culture. This is a top-10 list of London's interesting sights.

Royal Observatory
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The Royal Observatory is situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames. It is the best known as the location of prime meridian. The complex includes the astronomy center and planetarium. You can take a space safari, learn about the International space station and missions, history of astronomy, enjoy interactive show about the space and book excursion to the observatory. The visiting time: daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Ticket price: adult – GBP 22.50, child – GBP 11.50, child (up to 5 years) – free entrance.

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace in London is the symbol of royal power and residence of British monarchy. Traditional changing of the guard has been carried out since 1800s. Hundreds of visitors come to witness that process. The ceremony takes some 45 minutes every day at 11:30 am from April till end-July and every other day in the rest of the year. It is possible to book a tour via the Palace from July 23 till August 31 and from September 1 till October 2. An excursion usually last 2 hours 30 minutes; the cost is GBP 37.


Natural History Museum
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The Natural History Museum exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history – botanics, etymology, mineralogy, paleontology, zoology, geology and taxonomy. The most incredible displays include dinosaur skeletons in the central room. The Museum is divided into four zones: Red, Green, Blue and Orange. The red zone is for geology, volcanoes and earthquakes, etc. The green zone covers birds, reptiles, mineral resources and gems. The blue zone is home for mammals, dinosaurs, human biology, sea flora and fauna. The orange zone – the garden of world nature and Darwin’s center with its collections. Admission: free; visiting times: from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

Tower of London
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The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace is an important guide of London. The Tower has served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public record office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England. During its lifespan, the Tower was the prison, royal residence and state institution. The key sights include the Crown Jewels, the White Tower and the Castle. Visiting time: Tuesday-Saturday from 9 am to 5:30 pm; Sunday and Monday from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Ticket price: adult – GBP25, child (up to 15 years) – GBP 12.

National Gallery
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Fans of art will like the National art gallery in Trafalgar Square is one of must-see places in London. The Gallery exposes more than 2300 pictures dated since 13th century. It is one of the most visited art museums in the world, with the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo, Michelangelo Merisida da Caravaggio and Johannes Vermeer. There are also cook-shop and mall in the Gallery. It is also place for shooting film episodes. The National Gallery is free; opening times: daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Madame Tussauds
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Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London, displaying waxworks of politicians, sportsmen, singers, actors and celebrities. In the Marvel Secret section, we can find Hulk, Spiderman, Iron man, Wolverine and Capitan America. The Star Wars section is completely devoted to famous heroes, bad guys and the Star Wars universe. Everything is made from realistic waxworks. Tickets: Standard, Priority Entrance and VIP – GBP 24-70.

Hyde Park
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The Hyde Park covering 350 yards area is one of eight Royal Parks in London. It hosts many famous London sights, including the Serpentine and the Diana, Princess of Wales memorial an oval stone ring fountain. Numerous events usually take part in the Park, in particular winter wonderland and summer concerts. This is the finest local place for the rest. Hyde Park is famous for its various flora and fauna. Natural views are in harmony with memorials, fountains and statues. This is the best place to have a rest. The part is free of charge; opening times: 5:00 am to 00:00.

Lord’s Cricket Ground
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Lord’s Cricket Ground will get likes from fans of cricket and old-time architecture. The building is dated to 18th century and can host more than 28000 visitors. The complex also includes the world’s largest cricket library. The museum near the Lord’s is considered as the oldest sport museum in world, displaying large and rare collection of memorabilia. Films about history of this game are being screened non-stop here. The stadium is opened for daily visiting; ticket price: adult – GBP 20, child (up to 15 years) – GBP 12.

Notting Hill
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Rich and noisy district Notting Hill is one of the most attractive places in London. There are many theaters, restaurants, bookshops, malls and galleries in the district. Besides, most of important events take place here. In August Notting Hill hosts the largest street carnivals in Europe. The famous Portobello Road Market works on Friday and Saturday, offering variety of products – from bread and fruits to clothes, antiques, posters, jewelry and souvenirs. This region is home for best-known restaurants, pubs and cinemas.

London Eye
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The 443 ft Ferris wheel is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames. Its slow-moving cabins offer visitors ideal panoramic view of London. The wheel is just 2 minuets in walk from the Big Ben. The attraction works from 10 am to 9 pm. Standard ticket costs GBP 27. It is possible to book private cabin, with further river tour on the Themes.
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