London Local Attractions

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Theatreland

  • National Gallery western art from the 14th century
  • Royal Opera House for the grandest opera and ballet
  • Nelson's Column unmissable 168ft granite column
  • Covent Garden bustling market with street theatre
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Piccadilly to Westminster

  • Buckingham Palace home of the monarch since Queen Victoria
  • St James Palace Tudor palace built by Henry VIII
  • Westminster Abbey site of every coronation since 1066
  • Houses of Parliament the mother of all parliaments
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The Financial District

  • Lloyd's of London centre of global insurance
  • Spitalfields Market East End market since 1682
  • Petticoat Lane bustling Sunday street market
  • Bevis Marks Synagogue oldest surviving in Britain, built 1701
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London Bridge to Tower Bridge

  • Tower of London where political prisoners were incarcerated
  • Tower Bridge advanced 19th-century engineering
  • Borough Market the best food market in London
  • HMS Belfast World War II warship
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Soho and Oxford St

  • Carnaby Street the home of swinging sixties fashion
  • China Town the heart of the Chinese community
  • LIberty's design, fabric, and fashion since 1875
  • British Museum Roman gold and Egyptian mummies
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Historic Blackfriars

  • Millennium Bridge the footbridge that swayed
  • St Paul's Cathedral rebuilt after the Great Fire of London
  • The Old Bailey where criminals face the law
  • Smithfield Market a meat market since the 12th century