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Top 5 Attractions In London That Entice Millions Every Year

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London is one of the most visited places in the world. This is a place where most of us want to visit… it’s our dream destination.

Since my mom is from London, I have a special connection with London. I come here for shopping, sight-seeing and to just chill and imbibe the the charm that only London and Britishers can exude.

So, you want to know what are the top attractions of this London? Here is a list.

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British Museum

It was founded in 1753 and its remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centered around the magnificent Great Court.

World-famous objects such as the Rosetta stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are visited by many tourists every year. In addition to the vast permanent collection, the museum’s special exhibitions, displays and events are all designed to advance understanding of the collection and cultures they represent. This museum is open daily 10.00-17.30. It is open late on Fridays until 20.30

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Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames offering a wide range of cultural events. You can see music, dance, art, performance and spoken word. Do take part in some of the activities and enjoy yourself to the fullest!

Every year, more than 1,000 musicians and artists perform to 22 million visitors, making this one of the most popular cultural destinations in the country. Different festivals are held  throughout the year.

Created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, Southbank Centre has grown as a festival site, with art and activities inside and outside.

Somerset House

Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London, between the Strand and the River Thames. During the summer months, 55 fountains dance in the courtyard, and in winter you can skate on London’s favourite ice rink. Somerset House also organizes open-air concerts and films, contemporary art and design exhibitions, family workshops and free guided tours of spaces usually hidden to visitors.

The mission and objective of Somerset House Trust is to conserve and maintain Somerset House to the highest standards and to develop the site as a public space which is universally recognized as a world class visitor attraction and centre of excellence for culture and the arts. This place is visited by several people every year.

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Tower Of London

The Tower of London is a major tourist attraction. It has been famous over the years.

You can discover the priceless Crown Jewels, join an iconic Beefeater on a tour and stand where famous heads have rolled, learn the legend of the Tower’s ravens, storm the battlements, get to grips with swords and armour, and much more! Tower of London is worth visiting for every toursist.

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Victoria And Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s greatest museum of art and design, representing more than 3,000 years of human creativity, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity.

In recent years, the museum has undergone a dramatic programme of renewal and restoration. The highlights of this museum include the Medieval Renaissance galleries containing some of the greatest surviving treasures from the period, the beautiful Jewellery gallery and the stunning British Galleries, illustrating the history of Britain through the nation’s art and design. Apart from these, many events and exhibitions are held in this place.

These are the top five places. Hope this article was helpful. Enjoy your amazing trip to London!