London
Heron Tower is one of London.

1. Heron Tower

110 Bishopsgate, London, Greater London
Office · Bishopsgate · 18 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Amazing views of the City of London from the 40th floor restaurant and bar here.

30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) is one of London.

2. 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

30 St Mary Axe, London, Greater London
Building · Aldgate · 34 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Iconic modern architecture and symbol of London designed by Norman Foster and Arup engineers.

The Shard is one of London.

3. The Shard

32 London Bridge St, London, Greater London
Building · Bermondsey · 108 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Daring new architecture by Renzo Piano rises brilliantly from the historical City of London.

The London Eye is one of London.

4. The London Eye

9.4
Westminster Bridge Rd (Belvedere Rd), London, Greater London
Monument / Landmark · Waterloo · 747 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: Currently the third tallest Ferris wheel in the world (the tallest when built in 1999, but now behind Singapore and Nanchang), it moves at 0.6mph, and you can see 25 miles from the top.

The London Eye is one of London.

5. The London Eye

9.4
Westminster Bridge Rd (Belvedere Rd), London, Greater London
Monument / Landmark · Waterloo · 747 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Expansive promenade with great views across the Thames.

Tower Bridge is one of London.

6. Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge Rd, London, Greater London
Bridge · St. Katharine's and Wapping · 305 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Crossing this iconic bridge day or night is a great architectural experience.

Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) is one of London.

7. Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben)

9.6
Parliament Sq (Bridge St), London, Greater London
Monument / Landmark · Westminster · 462 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: Big Ben refers to the 13 ton bell in the clock tower of Westminster Palace. Opinion is divided as to whether it was named after the then Commissioner of Works, or a famous prize-fighter of the time.

Waterloo Bridge is one of London.

8. Waterloo Bridge

8.8
Waterloo Bridge, London, Greater London
Bridge · London · 71 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Breathtaking views of Westminster, the South Bank and London Eye to the west, the City of London and Canary Wharf to the east.

The Hoxton Shoreditch is one of London.

9. The Hoxton Shoreditch

9.2
81 Great Eastern St (at Old St.), London, Greater London
Hotel · Shoreditch · 125 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Lovely boutique hotel in East London, land of tech start-ups, studios, baby hipsters, and Bengali immigrants.

The Fleet Street Press is one of London.

10. The Fleet Street Press

8.9
3 Fleet St, London, Greater London
Coffee Shop · City of Westminster · 36 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Independent joint has great coffee, free Wi-Fi, lovely staff, funky low-key vibe. Stake out a table downstairs, recharge your mobile, and take your time over a dark Americano.

St Paul's Cathedral is one of London.

11. St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Church Yard, London, Greater London
Church · City of London · 230 tips and reviews

Time Out LondonTime Out London: The passing of three centuries has done nothing to diminish the magnificence of St Paul's Cathedral, Christopher Wren's masterpiece and London's most famous cathedral. Read more.

Trafalgar Square is one of London.

12. Trafalgar Square

9.4
Trafalgar Sq, London, Greater London
Plaza · Piccadilly · 435 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Gorgeous public space in London's City of Westminster. Site of former Charing Cross. Wikipedia: "The present architecture of the square is due to Sir Charles Barry and was completed in 1845."

The Brewery is one of London.

13. The Brewery

Chiswell St, London, Greater London
Event Space · City of London · 19 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Gorgeous and well equipped meeting space. Site of Future of Web Apps/Future of Mobile Apps London 2012.

London King's Cross Railway Station (KGX) is one of London.

14. London King's Cross Railway Station (KGX)

7.7
Euston Rd (York Way), London, Greater London
Train Station · 240 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: ‘Platform 9 and 3/4 ‘ is a site of pilgrimage for fans of Harry Potter, as this is the place of departure for the Hogwarts Express. A luggage trolley ‘disappearing’ through a wall marks the spot.

Seething Lane Garden is one of London.

15. Seething Lane Garden

Seething Lane
Garden · Tower · 1 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Freaky skulls.

The Montcalm at The Brewery is one of London.

16. The Montcalm at The Brewery

7.8
52 Chiswell St (at Sundial Ct), London, Greater London
Hotel · City of London · 39 tips and reviews
The Book Club is one of London.

17. The Book Club

8.8
100-106 Leonard St, Shoreditch, Greater London
Bar · Shoreditch · 205 tips and reviews

LondonistLondonist: No surprise this place has so many check-ins. It's the very heart of Shoreditch right now. Our tip is to check out the ceiling in the basement bar - made of light bulbs!

Old Marylebone Town Hall is one of London.

18. Old Marylebone Town Hall

City of Westminster, Greater London
City Hall · Marylebone · 2 tips and reviews

Gerardo S.Gerardo Schettino: Wanna get married? Do it here

Shepherd's Bush Green is one of London.

19. Shepherd's Bush Green

7.0
Uxbridge Rd, Shepherds Bush, Greater London
Park · Shepherd's Bush · 7 tips and reviews

Ed W.Ed Woodcock: It would appear they've uprooted the green to build a play park.

Barbecoa is one of London.

20. Barbecoa

8.7
20 New Change Passage, London, Greater London
BBQ Joint · City of London · 137 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Swell Jamie Oliver and Adam Perry Lang meat joint (vegetarian options available). Great food and amazing views of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Rivington Grill Bar is one of London.

21. Rivington Grill Bar

8.3
28-30 Rivington St., Shoreditch, Greater London
Wine Bar · Shoreditch · 50 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Brunch on a Sunday was superb.

Horse Guards Parade is one of London.

22. Horse Guards Parade

8.9
The Household Division (Horse Guards Rd), London, Greater London
Stables · Westminster · 39 tips and reviews

Geraldine M.Geraldine Mahoney-Moore: It was originally the official entrance to Buckingham Palace. Horse Guards was once a full Army garrison and is said to be haunted.

Tramshed is one of London.

23. Tramshed

8.0
32 Rivington St (at Garden Walk), Shoreditch, Greater London
Steakhouse · Shoreditch · 128 tips and reviews

DanDan: Commissioned Damin Hurst piece in the middle of a restaurant. Standard.

Nelson's Column is one of London.

24. Nelson's Column

8.4
Trafalgar Sq, London, Greater London
Monument / Landmark · Piccadilly · 28 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: The statue of Horatio Nelson, killed at his greatest victory at Trafalgar in 1805, is 18 feet tall. If Hitler had conquered Britain, he planned to have the column moved to Berlin.

Somerset House is one of London.

25. Somerset House

9.5
Strand, City of Westminster, Greater London
Monument / Landmark · City of Westminster · 126 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: Built by the Duke of Somerset (executed in 1552 before the building was complete), it was later a residence for the queens of Charles I and II, and was regarded as a dangerous hotbed of Catholicism.

Ave Maria Lane is one of London.

26. Ave Maria Lane

London, Greater London
Road · City of London · 0 tips and reviews
Blackfriars Bridge is one of London.

27. Blackfriars Bridge

Blackfriars Bridge, London, Greater London
Bridge · South Bank · 21 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: The downstream (seaward) side of the bridge is decorated with stone sculptures of sea birds, whilst the upstream side is decorated with fresh water birds.

London Waterloo Railway Station (WAT) is one of London.

28. London Waterloo Railway Station (WAT)

6.9
Station Approach, South Bank, Greater London
Train Station · 252 tips and reviews
Finsbury Square is one of London.

29. Finsbury Square

6.0
Finsbury Sq. (Finsbury Pavement), London, Greater London
Pedestrian Plaza · Islington · 10 tips and reviews

SarahSarah: Lovely place to hang out during lunch time...and play a bit of bowl...

26 Smithfield is one of London.

30. 26 Smithfield

26 smithfield road, London, Greater London
Cocktail Bar · Smithfield · 0 tips and reviews
Hersham Railway Station (HER) is one of London.

31. Hersham Railway Station (HER)

Molesey Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey
Train Station · 6 tips and reviews
Sherpa Kitchen is one of London.

32. Sherpa Kitchen

8.1
132 High Street, Greater London, Greater London
Asian Restaurant · 7 tips and reviews

Stuart C.Stuart Chalmers: My favourite place to eat in Esher.

Chinatown is one of London.

33. Chinatown

London, Greater London
Neighborhood · 113 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: Soho is home to Europe’s largest Chinatown, which developed in the 1970s. Earlier generations of London’s Chinese population had centred around the docks of Limehouse.

Millennium Bridge is one of London.

34. Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge (btwn St Paul's and Bankside), London, Greater London
Bridge · South Bank · 121 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: The bridge had to close within days of its opening in 2000 because of a slight wobble, which caused people to walk in step with each other, causing the wobble to become much worse!

Buckingham Palace is one of London.

35. Buckingham Palace

8.9
Buckingham Palace Rd, London, Greater London
Palace · Green Park · 705 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, George III acquired it in 1762 as a private house. It became an official royal residence in the reign of Queen Victoria, when it was greatly enlarged.

Leicester Square is one of London.

36. Leicester Square

9.0
Leicester Sq, London, Greater London
Plaza · Leicester Square · 218 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: This area was named after Leicester House, the London mansion home of the Earl of Leicester built in 1635. But by 1800 it was a home of popular entertainment and theatres, and has never looked back.

Piccadilly Circus is one of London.

37. Piccadilly Circus

9.2
Piccadilly Circus, London, Greater London
Plaza · Piccadilly · 443 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: Piccadilly is named after a type of broad lace collar fashionable in the early 17th century, the ‘piccadil’. The best examples were sold by a local tailor whose shop became known as Piccadilly Hall.

South Bank is one of London.

38. South Bank

London, Greater London
Neighborhood · 39 tips and reviews

Charlie N.Charlie Nuttall: Visit the giraffe cafe!

Tate Modern is one of London.

39. Tate Modern

9.4
53 Bankside, London, Greater London
Art Gallery · South Bank · 520 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: The Bankside Power Station was built as a ‘cathedral of power’ in 1963, but closed in 1981. It reopened as one of Europe’s finest modern art galleries in 2000. The Turbine Hall is 35m high.

Soho is one of London.

40. Soho

London, Greater London
Neighborhood · 34 tips and reviews

Jim T.Jim Thomas: Great food upstairs at The Crown and Two on Dean St.

Walton On Thames is one of London.

41. Walton On Thames

Surrey, Surrey
Town · 6 tips and reviews

Paul A.Paul Adams: Nice place to live, shame about the nightlife though

42. Vauxhall Railway Station (VXH)

5.2
S Lambeth Rd., Vauxhall, Greater London
Train Station · Vauxhall · 41 tips and reviews
Clapham Junction Railway Station (CLJ) is one of London.

43. Clapham Junction Railway Station (CLJ)

5.6
St. John's Hill, Battersea, Greater London
Train Station · 144 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: The first station opened here in 1863. Now about 2,000 trains pass through each day, making it the busiest station in Europe (but Shinjuku, Tokyo is now the busiest in the world).

Surbiton Railway Station (SUR) is one of London.

44. Surbiton Railway Station (SUR)

6.2
Victoria Road, Surrey, Surrey
Train Station · Kingston upon Thames · 22 tips and reviews

Tilden L.Tilden Lamb: For Wimbledon wait at the Barclays bank end of platform 1. For Waterloo wait the other end. You'll be nearer the exit when you get off the train!

Wimbledon Railway Station (WIM) is one of London.

45. Wimbledon Railway Station (WIM)

5.8
The Broadway, London, Greater London
Train Station · Merton · 59 tips and reviews
The Breakfast Club is one of London.

46. The Breakfast Club

9.0
2-4 Rufus St (Hoxton Sq), Hoxton, Greater London
Breakfast Spot · 277 tips and reviews

Simon W.Simon Willison: The huevos rancheros here is ridiculously good - fantastic chorizo

Temple Bar is one of London.

47. Temple Bar

London, Greater London
Scenic Lookout · City of London · 1 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: The Dickensian aspect.

Victoria Embankment is one of London.

48. Victoria Embankment

Victoria Embankment, London, Greater London
Road · Westminster · 5 tips and reviews

AlisAlis: A beautiful view of the river.

Houses of Parliament is one of London.

49. Houses of Parliament

Parliament Sq, City of Westminster, Greater London
Capitol Building · Westminster · 91 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: The stretch of the Thames alongside the Houses of Parliament is the only restricted area of the river, due to obvious security concerns. River traffic must keep to the east bank.

Royal Courts of Justice is one of London.

50. Royal Courts of Justice

Strand, London, Greater London
Courthouse · City of Westminster · 16 tips and reviews

Morgans Hotel Group M.Morgans Hotel Group Manager: This glorious Victorian gothic castle, built of Portland stone in 1882, is also a publicly accessible court with 88 courtrooms, elaborately carved oak-panelled walls, marble galleries and bad wigs. Read more.

Hungerford & Golden Jubilee Bridges is one of London.

51. Hungerford & Golden Jubilee Bridges

Btwn Embankment & Waterloo, London, Greater London
Bridge · London · 41 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: These award-winning footbridges opened in 2002. The engineers had to contend with the Bakerloo Line just under the river, and the risk of unexploded WW2 bombs in the riverbed!

Gate B37 is one of London.

52. Gate B37

at Terminal 5 (LHR Airport), Hounslow
Airport Gate · 3 tips and reviews

Patricio C.Patricio Colombo: Give yourself at least 15 minutes to get to this gate from the main A gates

Terminal 5 is one of London.

53. Terminal 5

LHR Airport, Hounslow, Greater London
Airport Terminal · 619 tips and reviews

DensDens: If your gate happens to be downstairs (e.g. you gotta talk elevator/escalator) don't bother bringing a coffee cause you can't bring it on the shuttle bus.

Qriously is one of London.

54. Qriously

359 Goswell Road (City Road), London, Greater London
Tech Startup · Islington · 1 tips and reviews

Christopher K.Christopher Kahler: Get 250 free answers if you come by in person.

Bill's Restaurant is one of London.

55. Bill's Restaurant

7.2
8 White Lion St, London, Greater London
Breakfast Spot · Barnsbury · 45 tips and reviews

CBM CBM : AVOID the risotto... Go for the seabream and fettuccine & the crab spring rolls. Also, order a Hedgerow!

Searcys Champagne Bar is one of London.

56. Searcys Champagne Bar

8.0
St. Pancras International Station (The Grand Terrace), London, Greater London
Champagne Bar · 57 tips and reviews
London St Pancras International Railway Station (STP) is one of London.

57. London St Pancras International Railway Station (STP)

9.2
Pancras Rd, London, Greater London
Train Station · 328 tips and reviews
The Mughal's is one of London.

58. The Mughal's

5.7
11 London St, London, Greater London
Indian Restaurant · City of Westminster · 8 tips and reviews
London Paddington Railway Station (PAD) is one of London.

59. London Paddington Railway Station (PAD)

7.1
Praed St, London, Greater London
Train Station · Paddington · 393 tips and reviews
The Mughal's is one of London.

60. The Mughal's

5.7
11 London St, London, Greater London
Indian Restaurant · City of Westminster · 8 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Much of the food we ordered was surprisingly bland - nearly flavorless. Only recommended if you fear spice.

London Paddington Railway Station (PAD) is one of London.

61. London Paddington Railway Station (PAD)

7.1
Praed St, London, Greater London
Train Station · Paddington · 393 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: ‘Paddington Bear’ was written by Michael Bond in 1958. His bear arrived here somehow from ‘deepest, darkest Peru’ and was named after the station. You can find a statue of him near the escalators.

London St Pancras International Railway Station (STP) is one of London.

62. London St Pancras International Railway Station (STP)

9.2
Pancras Rd, London, Greater London
Train Station · 328 tips and reviews

Ray S.Ray Sacks: Admire the combination of old and new architecture

London St Pancras International Railway Station (STP) is one of London.

63. London St Pancras International Railway Station (STP)

9.2
Pancras Rd, London, Greater London
Train Station · 328 tips and reviews

FilmsquareFilmsquare: After missing their train to Hogwart's, Harry and Ron take the flying Ford Anglia instead. The scenes show them flying past the London St Pancras in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002).

London is one of London.

64. London

Greater London, Greater London
City · 125 tips and reviews
Hotel Indigo London - Paddington is one of London.

65. Hotel Indigo London - Paddington

7.8
12 To 20 London Street, Paddington, London
Hotel · City of Westminster · 34 tips and reviews

Lauren W.Lauren Williams: Fabulous place for a great price- gorgeous rooms, super nice/helpful staff, wonderful location-- free sodas in each room! Also gave us a free bottle of wine for being newlyweds! Avoid the restaurant.

Paddington is one of London.

66. Paddington

London, Greater London
Neighborhood · 6 tips and reviews

Shazia A.Shazia Ahmed: Heathrow express!! So convenient..

Hammersmith Library is one of London.

67. Hammersmith Library

Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, Greater London
Library · Hammersmith Broadway · 2 tips and reviews

Onur I.Onur Işlak: I never find a place to sit and study upstairs,busy everytime

SkyTeam Lounge is one of London.

68. SkyTeam Lounge

7.0
Gate 10, Terminal 4 (LHR Airport), Hounslow
Airport Lounge · 139 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Free English and Continental breakfast spread, free wifi, free soft drinks, comfortable seating, clean open space.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is one of London.

69. London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

234 Bath Rd, Hounslow, Greater London
Airport · 1248 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Returning US travelers, security is between Areas D and E, and is super fast with a Fast Track ticket. Even with per screened ticket, though, you still need to remove laptop, iPad, liquids, shoes.

Hotel Indigo London - Paddington is one of London.

70. Hotel Indigo London - Paddington

7.8
12 To 20 London Street, Paddington, London
Hotel · City of Westminster · 34 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Clean boutique hotel steps from Paddington Station, Circle Line, Heathrow Express, in beautiful Paddington neighborhood. Great shower, free wifi, free soft drinks, free champagne.

Westminster Bridge is one of London.

71. Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge Rd. (Victoria Embankment), London, Greater London
Bridge · London · 84 tips and reviews
London Bridge is one of London.

72. London Bridge

9.0
A3 London Bridge (btwn City of London and Southwark), London, Greater London
Bridge · City of London · 97 tips and reviews
National Portrait Gallery is one of London.

73. National Portrait Gallery

9.3
St. Martin's Pl, London, Greater London
Art Gallery · Piccadilly · 151 tips and reviews

LondonistLondonist: All good stuff, but our favourite section is the first-floor gallery by the escalator (Room 32). Remarkable 20th Century portraiture from the likes of Sutherland, Spear and Freud. Read more.

Platform 9¾ is one of London.

74. Platform 9¾

8.4
King's Cross Railway Station, King's Cross, Greater London
General Entertainment · 217 tips and reviews

hmvhmv: Harry Potter fans won't want to miss the chance to visit the famous Platform 9 3/4 - located between Platforms 9 & 10 - at London's Kings Cross station Read more.

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club is one of London.

75. Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

9.5
47 Frith St, London, Greater London
Jazz Club · Soho · 96 tips and reviews
10 Downing St. is one of London.

76. 10 Downing St.

10 Downing St., City of Westminster, Greater London
Government Building · Westminster · 55 tips and reviews

UK Prime MinisterUK Prime Minister: There are actually three No.10 doors. Two are used in rotation and the original door is held in the Imperial War Museum.

10 Downing St. is one of London.

77. 10 Downing St.

10 Downing St., City of Westminster, Greater London
Government Building · Westminster · 55 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: The bricks of the buildings on Downing Street were originally yellow brick which over two centuries became blackened from pollution. After restoration in the 1960s they were painted black.

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is one of London.

78. Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

9.5
Cromwell Rd, Queen's Gate, Greater London
Art Museum · Queen's Gate, London, Greater London · 474 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: The V&A is the world’s largest museum of decorative art and design and holds 4.5 million objects. Henry Cole, the museum’s first director, printed the world’s first Christmas card in 1843.