Top 10 London attractions

A trip to the capital wouldn't be complete without seeing the top 10 attractions in London. Make sure to tick these top things to see in London off your list.
View of London including the Thames and Big Ben from the London Eye with a capsule in the foreground.
View from the London Eye. Copyright: visitlondon.com/Jon Reid.

The UK government has advised against all non-essential travel and that people remain at home as much as possible. 

Public transport must only be used for essential journeys. If you need to make an essential journey, it is advised that you walk or cycle where possible. 

Events have been cancelled, and many attractions, restaurants, pubs, theatres, public spaces and other venues have temporarily closed.  

Check the latest UK government information and travel advice for London.

From the modern London Eye to the historic Tower of London, the top 10 tourist attractions in London are a must-see on any London sightseeing trip. Even better, many London landmarks are free to visit, while others are available with discounted entry or special offers when using a London Pass. Use the London attractions map to find them all.

There are also plenty of kid-friendly places to visit in London. Get up close and personal with underwater creatures at SEALIFE London Aquarium or explore the Science Museum, London's interactive hub of science and technology. Both are perfect for fun family days out in London.

You could also soak up some culture at London museums, visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace, or take the perfect picture with Big Ben, just some of the many iconic places to go in London.

The top 10 free London attractions list is based on visitor numbers: start your sightseeing in London now with these popular spots. Don't miss out on some of London's best attractions during busy times. Book online to avoid the queues at the top 10 bookable London attractions and get fast-track tickets and easy access to London's sights.

Although London attractions are currently closed due to coronavirus, you can still enjoy plenty of London attractions with virtual tours and live webcams. Take a look at our Virtually London guide for fun things to do at home.