London is one of the world’s leading tourism destinations, and the city is home to an array of famous tourist attractions. The city attracted 19.1 million international visitors in 2017, making it one of the world’s most visited in terms of international visits. Explore the London 360 degree virtual reality tour.
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel located on the edge of the River Thames. It is 135 meters tall and has a diameter of 120 meters. A short walk away, the area boasts the London Aquarium, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Nelson’s Column.
In 2013, the tallest building in London, the Shard, opened a viewing platform to the public. Other major tourist attractions in London include the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace (although this is only open to the public during a limited number of months in the summer), Tower Bridge Experience, Madame Tussauds, ZSL London Zoo, London Dungeon, and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Parks and open spaces
London has several parks for tourists to stroll, rest and relax in. They include Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Green Park, St. James’s Park, Hampstead Heath, and Greenwich Park.