Top Ten Best London Landmarks

The city has hundreds of famous, historical sites and landmarks but which are the top ten must- see attractions?

The Top Ten

1 Big Ben

If tourists only take one picture of London it's invariably of this.
PS Big Ben is the bell not the tower.

2 St Paul's Cathedral

Arguably London's most beautiful building designed by the country's most famous architect Christopher Wren.

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3 Tower Bridge

The two towers have become synonymous with London

4 Nelson's Column

London' grandest monument dedicated to the country's greatest naval hero.

5 London Eye

The world's largest observation wheel.

6 Buckingham Palace

It's a great place, where I always see thousands of happy tourists (assuming they're not lost in the big crowd). If you go to London, see Buckingham Palace. - PositronWildhawk

7 Houses of Parliament

Beautiful gothic design. Simply stunning. - Britgirl

8 Tower of London
9 10 Downing Street 10 Downing Street 10 Downing Street, colloquially known in the United Kingdom as Number 10, is the headquarters of Government of the United Kingdom and the official residence and office of the First Lord of the Treasury, a post which, for much of the 18th and 19th centuries and invariably since 1905, has been held by ...read more.
10 Piccadilly Circus

Exactly - only 100 times better. More vibrant and buzzing. And yes, I Have been to Times Square. - Britgirl

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The Contenders

11 The Shard

Looks lovely but a bit out of place

The Shard is underrated.

12 Trafalgar Square
13 30 St Mary Axe


AKA The Gherkin - affectionately named by Londoners because of its amazing likeness to... Well... A gherkin! Amazing building. - Britgirl

14 Eros, Piccadilly Circus
15 Lloyd's of London
16 Hyde Park
17 London Zoo
18 Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey
19 Monument to the Great Fire of London
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