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Things to Do in West End

The West End of London is home to many famous landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Covent Garden, and Leicester Square.

Here’s our top ten tips for visiting this area.

If you’re planning a trip to London, here are some things to do while you’re there.

1) Visit the British Museum – This museum houses an incredible collection of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt to modern day Britain.

2) See Big Ben – You’ll see Big Ben every time you visit London, but it’s worth seeing it up close.

3) Take a walk through Hyde Park – There are lots of different places to explore in Hyde Park, so take your time and enjoy the sights.


Visit Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a place of worship for people of all faiths. It was founded in 1185 by Henry II as part of his plan to build a new royal abbey.

4) Walk along the Thames River – The Thames River runs through central London and is home to many famous landmarks.

5) Go shopping at Oxford Street – Oxford Street is known as “the busiest street in Europe” because of its huge selection of stores and restaurants.

6) Explore the Tower Bridge – Tower Bridge connects the City of London with Southwark across the river Thames.


Walk through St James Park

St James Park is a large park located between Buckingham Palace and Green Park. It’s also home to the famous statue of Queen Victoria.

7) Visit the British Museum – The British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world. Its collection includes art, architecture, archaeology, and anthropology.

8) See Big Ben – Big Ben is the nickname for the bell inside the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament.

9) Take a ride on the London Eye – The London Eye is an observation wheel on the banks of the River Thames in London.


See Big Ben

The tower was designed by Norman Foster and opened in July 2000. It stands at 100 metres (328 ft) tall and weighs 1,020 tonnes (1,100 short tons).

10) Have lunch at the Shard – The Shard is a skyscraper in the City of London. At 306 m (1,016 ft), it is currently the tallest building in Western Europe.

11) Walk along the South Bank – The South Bank runs alongside the River Thames south of the centre of London. It is a major tourist attraction, with attractions such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, and the National Gallery.

12) Go shopping in Oxford Street – Oxford Street is a major retail destination in Central London. Many well known brands have stores here, such as Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, and John Lewis.

Go shopping at Oxford Street

There are plenty of things to do in the West End of London. You can go shopping, visit museums, enjoy live music, and much more.

13) Visit Westminster Abbey – Westminster Abbey is a large Gothic abbey church in central London. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site of numerous English kings and queens.

14) See Big Ben – Big Ben is the nickname given to the bell inside the Elizabeth Tower of the Palace of Westminster. It is named after Benjamin Hall, an architect who worked on the original design.

15) Visit the Houses of Parliament – The Houses of Parliament are located in the Westminster district of London. They consist of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

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