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Historical places to visit in London

Explore historic London through the ages, from Roman beginnings to the Victorian age. Visit historic sites and historical landmarks, such as London’s ancient amphitheatre and the Tudor era’s famous Tower of London. See the beautiful Georgian architecture of Buckingham Palace, and the grandeur of the National History Museum.

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What is the oldest tourist attraction in London?

The history of London encompasses palaces, towers, monuments, buildings and landmarks that date back from the Middle Ages right up to the present day.

The oldest tourist attraction in London is The Tower of London which dates back to 1078 AD. Step back in time and discover one of the world’s most famous fortresses. See the infamous White Tower, explore the Bloody Tower with its haunting history and witness the glistening iconic Crown Jewels.

What is the most historical place in London?

London is a city steeped in rich history, offering a wealth of historical places in London to explore.

From the spectacular architecture of St Paul’s Cathedral to the fascinating Shakespeare’s Globe, the iconic Tower Bridge to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Westminster Abbey, London certainly has it all!

A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without seeing Buckingham Palace, one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. The palace is opening to the public during the summer months, where you can see the lavishly furnished State Rooms, discover some of the Royal Collection’s greatest treasures and walk down the magnificent Grand Staircase.