London is one of the most popular cities in the world. It’s home to charming pubs, world-class (and often free) museums, tons of history, some of the best theater in the world, a diverse population, incredible food, and a wild nightlife.
Take a walk in Trafalgar Square and admire he fountains and the famous monuments, such as the four bronze lion statues and Nelson’s Column. Lots of people hang out here so it makes for a good place to people watch.
Although you can’t go up the tower, you can view this Gothic structure from the street. The best view of the tower is from the opposite side of the river near the London Eye.
Built in 1070, the tower has expanded many times over the years. Weapons, armor, and coins were made here until 1810 and today you can view the famous crown jewels, walk the battlements, wander recreated medieval palace rooms, and spot the legendary ravens that live in the tower.
Buckingham Palace is only open to the public during the summer, but you can join the crowds and watch the changing of the guard at 11am daily throughout the year.