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Below is a list of over 120 London Attractions with links to Maps and Reviews.

The Attractions are listed in areas closest to London centre from the Palace of Westminster, listed in order so they are ideal for walking tours. You can print off this list so you do not miss any top attractions, or use this page on your Phone.

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London Attractions around the Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster . SW1A 0AA - 1860s Palace now Parliament Buildings

Westminster Abbey . SW1P 3PA - 960s gothic church with many famous tombs

St Margaret's Church . SW1P 3JX - 1100s church at Westminster

Jewel Tower . SW1P 3JX - 1365 tower with Edward III’s treasures

Victoria Tower Gardens . SW1P 3JA - by Palace of Westminster

Tate Britain . SW1P 4RG - top art gallery west of the Palace

Churchill War Rooms . SW1A 2AQ - WWII Churchill rooms

10 Downing Street . SW1A 2AB - 1680s Prime Minister home

Banqueting House . SW1A 2ER - remains of Palace of Whitehall

Horse Guards Parade. SW1A 2AX - military buildings & parade ground

Household Cavalry Museum . SW1A 2AX - history of regiment

The Old Admiralty Building is next to Horse Guards Parade

Northwest of the Palace of Westminster around St James Park

St James's Park . Map - with a Lake

The Mall road runs alongside St James's Park for Parades

St James's Palace . SW1A 1BQ - 1500s home to some Royals

Clarence House . SW1A 1BA - Royal home to some Royals

Spencer House. SW1A 1NR - Princess Diana ancestral home some visits

Buckingham Palace . SW1A 1AA- 1850s Queens residence visits

Guards Museum . SW1E 6HQ - story of 5 regiments form 1500s

Guard's Chapel . SW1E 6HQ - 1830s Grecian military chapel

Westminster Chapel . SW1E 6BS - 1860s Evangelical Church

Westminster Cathedral . SW1P 1QW - 1903 top Catholic church in England

Apsley House . W1J 7NT - 1770s townhouse Dukes of Wellington

Faraday Museum . W1S 4BS - 200 years of science & electro

Handel & Hendrix in London . W1K 4HB - 2 musicians homes

Kensington Palace . Hyde Park - SW8 4PX - 1600s Royal home

Royal Albert Hall . SW7 2AP - 1871 concert hall 5,272 seats

Science Museum . SW7 2DD - for historic inventions and more

Natural History Museum . SW7 5BD - of animals and natural

Victoria & Albert Museum . SW7 2RL - decorative arts, design

Leighton House Museum . W14 8LZ - painter Frederic Leighton

Design Museum. W8 6AG - displays and hands on learning

Sambourne House . W8 7BH - Punch magazine Edward Linley home

Kyoto Garden . W11 4UA - Japanese Garden in Holland Park

Museum of Brands . W11 1QT - 12,000 original packagings

East of the Palace of Westminster towards St Paul's Cathedral

Trafalgar Square . WC2N 5DN - 1840s square Nelson's Column

The National Gallery . WC2N 5DN - art gallery at Trafalgar Sq

St Martin-in-the-Fields . WC 2N 4JJ - 1720s church by Trafalgar

St Paul's Church . WC2E 9ED - 1633 church like Roman temple

Covent Garden . WC2E 8RF - famous shopping and markets

London Transport Museum . WC2E 7BB - for London transport

London Film Museum . WC2E 7BN - the British film industry

Royal Opera House . WC2E 9DD - 1700s building opera ballet

Museum of Freemasonry . WC2B 5AZ - history

Somerset House . WC2R 1LA - 1770s building for art & events

Cleopatra's Needle . WC2N 6PB - Ancient Egyptian obelisk

Roman Baths . WC2R 1AP - unclear if they are Roman or not

St Clement Danes . WC2R 1DH - 1682 Christopher Wren church

Royal Courts of Justice . WC2A 2LL - 1882 Gothic building

Two Temple Place . WC2R 3BD - 1895 building art gallery

Temple Church . EC4Y 7BB - ***1100s built by Knights Templar

Hunterian Museum . WC2A 3PE - for 7& half foot Irish giant

Sir John Soane's Museum. WC2A 3BP - famous 1800s architect

Dr Johnson's House . EC4A 3DE - 1700s home of the writer Samuel Johnson

St Bride's Church . EC4Y 8AU - 1672 Christopher Wren design

City Of London Distillery . EC4Y 8DT - 1672 Gin distillery with a bar & shop

Attractions around St Paul's Cathedral

St Andrew by the Wardrobe . EC4V 5DE - Wren church damaged in the Blitz

St. Paul's Cathedral . EC4M 8AD - 1700s Horatio Nelson tomb

One New Change . EC4M 9AF - mall for shops & restaurants

St Mary-le-Bow . EC2V 6AU - Wren Church in Cockney area

Barts Pathology Museum . EC1A 7BE - weird open certain days

St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum . EC1A 7EB - small free medical museum

WIlliam Wallace Memorial . EC1A 7AQ - Scottish freedom fighter execution spot

St Bartholomew the Great . EC1A 7JQ - 1100s Anglican church

Saint Etheldreda's . EC1N 6RY - 1200s Catholic Church

St Peter's Italian Church . EC1R 5DL - 1860s Basilica-style

Museum of Order of St John . EC1M 4DA - Holy Land Knights

Museum of London . EC2Y 5HN - London from prehistoric time

London Wall / Roman . EC2Y 5HN - London from AD 100

Barbican Centre . EC2Y 8DS - art, concerts, cinema, orchestra

Guildhall . EC2V 7HH - 1400s, art, library, Roman remains

City of London Police Museum . EC2V 7HH - famous cases

Bank of England Museum . EC2R 8AH - the banks history

Mansion House . EC4N 8BH - 1750s residence of Lord Mayor

London Mithraeum . EC4N 8AA - Roman Temple remains

Attractions Around the Tower of London

Monument to the Great Fire of London . EC3R 8AH - 202ft high great views from top

St Magnus The Martyr Church . EC3R 6DN - 1600s Wren church with a high steeple

St Mary-At-Hill Church . EC3R 8EE - 1600s Wren church area of narrow lanes

Sky Garden . EC3M 8AF - Garden & Bar high up in skyscraper

All Hallows By The Tower . EC3R 5BJ - 600s church Roman ties

London Wall . EC3N 4DJ - remains of Roman wall Londinium

Tower of London . EC3N 4AB - 1078 castle with Crown Jewels

Tower Hill Garden . EC3N 4AB - high point for executions

St Olave's Church. EC3R 7NB - 1450s small with sculls on gates

30 St Mary Axe . EC3A 8EP - Gherkin skyscraper & restaurant half of a mile north

St Katharine Docks . E1W 1LA - shops, restaurants and marina

London Blitz Memorial a short walk east of the docks

Tower Bridge . SE1 2UP - 1894 famous bridge for tours

Attractions on the South Side of the River Thames from Tower Bridge

City Hall . SE1 2AA - 2002 building Mayor of London offices

Unicorn Theatre . SE1 2HZ for younger audiences 2 - 21

Fashion and Textile Museum . SE1 3XF - fashion and jewellery

View from The Shard . SE1 9SG - highest building for views

Hay's Galleria . SE1 2DA - converted warehouse shops & cafes

HMS Belfast. SE1 2JH - WWII warship a permanent museum

London Bridge Experience . SE1 2SY - scary London's past

Southwark Cathedral -. SE1 9DA earliest parts from the 1100s

Golden Hinde II . SE1 9DG - reconstruction Francis Drake ship

Winchester Palace . SE1 9DN - 1100s Bishops townhouse

Clink Prison Museum . SE1 9DG - 1100s prison gruesome past

Shakespeare's Globe . SE1 9DT - reconstruction 1600s Theatre

Tate Modern . SE1 9TG - modern art gallery opened in 2000

National Theatre . SE1 9PX - top UK performing arts venue

Royal Festival Hall -. SE1 8XX 1951, 2,500-seat concert venue

BFI IMAX . SE1 8XR - 1999 building, a top London cinema

London Eye . SE1 7PB - 443ft Ferris Wheel opened in 2000

London Eye River Cruises . SE1 7PB - trips on Thames River

The London Dungeon . SE1 7PB - 1000 years of London history

Shrek's Adventure -. SE1 7PB family attraction based on film

SEA LIFE London Aquarium . SE1 7PB - also robotic fish

Florence Nightingale Museum . SE1 7EW - famous during Crimean War

Lambeth Palace . SE1 7JU - residence Archbishop of Canterbury

Garden Museum . SE1 7LB - church now a museum of gardens

Imperial War Museum London . SE1 6HZ - WWI to today

Cinema Museum . SE11 4TH - history of the cinema in the UK

Attractions North of Palace of Westminster around the British Museum

It is just over a one mile walk between the Palace of Westminster and British Museum. Some tour buses visit this area.

Oxford Street . WC1A 1AZ - Europe's busiest shopping street

Cartoon Museum . WC1A 3AE - British cartoons, comic strips

Museum of Comedy . WC1A 2SR - artefacts of iconic comedians

British Museum . WC1B 3DG - 1850s building Egyptian Roman

Pollocks Toy Museum . W1T 2HL - toys and tours

Brunei Gallery SOAS. WC1H 0XG - Asia, Africa, MiddleEast art

Euston Church . WC1H 0AG - 1850s top church in area

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology . WC1E 6BT - 1892

Grant Museum of Zoology . WC1E 6DE - natural history

BT Tower. W1T 4JZ - 627ft tower with great views over London

Wellcome Collection . NW1 2BE - medical displays and art

Foundling Museum . WC1N 1AZ - first UK home for abandoned children

Charles Dickens Museum . WC1N 2LX - 1800s author's home

The Postal Museum . WC1X 0DA - from 1838

Novelty Automation . WC1R 4AX - home-made machines

Attractions Northwest of the British Museum around Regents Park

Wallace Collection - W1U 3BN townhouse with fine art

Sherlock Holmes Museum . NW1 6XE - official Sherlock home

Madame Tussauds London . NW1 5LR - famous waxworks

One Marylebone . NW1 4AQ - 1828 church defeat of Napoleon

Regent's Park . NW1 4NR - 1835 open air theatre, boating, cafes

ZSL London Zoo . NW1 4RY - 1847 large zoo in Regent's Park

Jewish Museum London . NW1 7NB - British Jewish life, history

Lord's Cricket Ground . NW8 8QN - has oldest sports museum

Abbey Road Studios . NW8 9AY - open 1931 Beatles, Pink Floyd

Puppet Theatre Barge - at Little Venice . W9 2PF 3 miles

Alexander Fleming Laboratory - W2 1QY at St. Mary's Hospital

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