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Although tours are available to view the inside Parliament, many visitors agree that merely admiring its gorgeous exterior is enough. alice-photo Getty Images

Tower Bridge is sometimes mistakenly referred to as London Bridge, which is actually the next bridge upstream. John & Lisa Merrill Getty Images

Next to Parliament and Tower Bridge, the London Eye is one of the most iconic structures in the city. If you decide to ride, keep in mind that this isn't a Ferris wheel, but rather a vista vehicle with an average ride time of 20 to 40 minutes. Gary Yeowell Getty Images

Parts of Buckingham Palace's interiors are open to visitors during the summer and select days during the spring and winter. DaLiu Getty Images

Westminster Abbey is the traditional coronation site of the British monarchy. It was also the site of Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton. fazon1 Getty Images

Since its founding at the end of the 11th century, the Tower of London has served as both a royal residence and a prison. Today, it protects the crown jewels. DaLiu Getty Images

St. Paul's Cathedral is one of London's most recognizable sights. Prince Charles and Princess Diana married here in 1981 in front of a global TV viewing audience of about 750 million people. Image by cuppyuppycake Getty Images

Piccadilly Circus is often compared to Times Square. Illuminated with billboards, it is the perfect place to take in the hustle and bustle of London. OfirPeretz Getty Images

Often compared to Broadway in New York, London's famed theater scene is primarily concentrated near Piccadilly Circus in Leicester Square, and features a mix of old and new productions. shomos uddin Getty Images

With nearly 7 million annual visitors, the British Museum is not only the U.K.'s most visited museum, but also London's biggest attraction. It is home to one of the world's largest collection of artifacts. William Warby Flickr

Trafalgar Square is an iconic square in London, famous for housing the National Gallery. Many big events are also held here, including Diwali, and in the past, a "Harry Potter" premiere.  Tom Bonaventure Getty Images

London's most popular park, Hyde Park is a whopping 350 acres, and features many attractions within, including the scenic Italian Gardens (pictured).  irisphoto2 Getty Images

Trafalgar Square, where the National Gallery is located, is still a hub of activity long after the sun has gone down. Vincenzo Lombardo Getty Images

Oxford Street is inarguably London's busiest shopping street, and one of the city's busiest streets. Located close to Piccadilly Circus, it is a good spot to shop, but also a fun place to take in the enthralling atmosphere of busy London. venohai (Hai Nguyen) Getty Images

The Portobello Road Market is located in the Notting Hill neighborhood and is lined with shops and stalls selling everything from snacks to antiques. Garry Knight Flickr

This is not the original Globe Theatre, but a recreation that stands about a few hundred yards from the site of the original. Lit lovers can take a tour of its interiors, or attend a theater performance.  Tredok Flickr

You can't visit the U.K. without spending some time in a pub. It is a huge part of British culture, and along with a great selection of drinks, tends to serves a variety of traditional English dishes at reasonable prices. Ryan Finn Flickr

This famous road was featured on the The Beatle's "Abbey Road" album cover. The adjacent Abbey Road studios, where the Fab Four spent time recording, is a top point of interest for fans. But keep in mind, if you're trying to recreate the iconic photo, this St. John's Wood road is busy, with cars whizzing by throughout the day. Richard Boll Getty Images

Riding in one of London's iconic double-decker buses is an experience in itself. But if you really want to feel like a local, try to grab a Londoner's favorite seat on the bus: the first row on the top deck.  Gary John Norman Getty Images

East London may be grittier than London's more central neighborhoods, but is worth the trek. There you'll find the famed Brick Lane Market, stunning graffiti and a handful of independent shops and coffee shops.  Garry Knight Flickr

If you're looking for traditional signs of London landmarks, including Abbey Road, you can find them at Portobello Market. francescokekkol Getty Images

A quintessentially British souvenir to take home with you is a tea cup or set. You'll be able to find them at the city's markets, including Camden and Portobello Susie Adams Getty Images

In addition to antique and souvenirs, Portobello Market features numerous food stalls, so save some room in your stomach before going.  Isabel Pavia Getty Images

The Tower of London and Tower Bridge are conveniently located right next to each other. DavidCallan Getty Images

A trip to Portobello Market is a must if you happen to be in London on a Saturday. But even if you aren't, consider hitting up Notting Hill to see the neighborhood's famous pastel colored houses.  acmanley Getty Images

The London Eye and Parliament are conveniently just a short walk away. For a great view of both, walk along the Golden Julibee Bridges.  ZoltanGabor Getty Images

The Tower of London is a massive complex. Be sure to walk around the entire site to properly take in its Old World grandeur.  Violetastock Getty Images

Westminster Abbey is known for looking quite striking during sunrise or sunset, as the light further illuminates the various architectural details of the church's intricate exteriors.  stockcam Getty Images

If you have extra time while visiting the London Eye, be sure to drift down the bank north and you'll find loads of shops and restaurants. And if you wander far enough, you'll stumble upon the Tate Modern, the Borough Market and Tower Bridge Roy JAMES Shaespeare Getty Images

If you plan on visiting Camden Market, come hungry. The market features loads of stalls hawking food from all around the world, from Indian curries to Portuguese desserts.  VictorHuang Getty Images

The stunning Victoria and Albert Museum is found just down the street from the Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Jon Arnold Getty Images

You'll find a variety of shops and stalls at Camden Market selling everything from new and vintage clothing to home decor like traditional English tea sets and Moroccan glass lanterns. VictorHuang Getty Images

Among the exhibits you'll see while touring the Churchill War Rooms is the Map Room, which has not been touched since the day the lights were switched off in 1945. Courtesy the Imperial War Museum

For a more peaceful Buckingham Palace experience, come by the attraction at night when there are far fewer tourists.  Roger Cracknell Photography Getty Images

Buckingham Palace's famous Changing of the Guard ceremony is held daily at 11 a.m. from April to June and on alternate days during the rest of the year.  Shmultik Getty Images

Although much smaller compared to Hyde Park, St. James Park is a must-visit. Located next to Buckingham Palace and Parliament, the park is the perfect place to rest your feet in between touring. The park is also home to a number of bird species, including swans. Did you know all the swans in the U.K. are considered the queen's property?  ROMAOSLO Getty Images

If you stand in the right place in Trafalgar Square, where the National Gallery is located, you'll get great views of Big Ben.  LUNAMARINA Getty Images

During your visit to Westminster Abbey, be sure to take in the church from all sides and not just the front entrance.  irisphoto2 Getty Images

One of Hyde Park's many attractions is the serene Serpentine Lake, where travelers can watch swans and rent paddleboats.  VictorHuang Getty Images

There are loads of beautiful green spaces perfect for getting lost in Hyde Park irisphoto2 Getty Images

Fall in London is a sight to see, especially in the city's parks. Keep in mind that the Brits refer to this time of year as autumn, not fall.  Luke Abrahams Getty Images

If you see a large ship approaching Tower Bridge, be sure to stick around. The road may split in two and rise to let the ship pass through.  chrisdorney Getty Images

Don't forget to admire the beatiful architectural details on the Tower Bridge towers as you cross the bridge. TomasSereda Getty Images

Some travelers say you should visit Tower Bridge twice, once during the day and again at night.  Wilfred Y Wong Getty Images

One of the best views of Parliament comes when hopping aboard the London Eye Victor Cardoner Getty Images

Travelers say you can't leave London without getting an eyeful of Parliament at night.  joe daniel price Getty Images

The British Museum's 2-acre courtyard is covered by a magnificent glass roof that can be seen from quite a distance. vladimir zakharov Getty Images

Big Ben, the clock tower attached to Parliament, chimes every quarter hour.  AlexTimaios Getty Images

The London Eye provides some pretty spectacular aerial views of the city. Although iconic, it sees notoriously long lines. The Shard (view pictured above), is relatively new to the London skyline, and offers little to no wait times to get to the top. Justin Seah Getty Images

A perfect place to rest your feet after exploring St. Paul's is the church's west facade, where you'll find plenty of steps.  Starcevic Getty Images

What's so fascinating about London's skyline is the mix of old and new architecture. Just blocks away from St. Paul's lies the Gherkin, which was completed in 2003.  Allan Baxter Getty Images

The Tate Modern is full of modern art, but the museum regularly puts on exhibitions featuring works from the masters. Past exhibitons have included Picasso and Matisse. Garry Knight Flickr

You'll find beautiful statues and more fascinating historical artifacts at the British Museum. Carole Waller Flickr

Piccadilly Circus comes alive at night. Neil Emmerson Getty Images

Although filled with lights, people and action, Piccadilly Circus is not an actual circus. The "circus" refers to the circle off which streets spoke off from. Jonathan Herbert I JH Images Getty Images

Shaftesbury Avenue, which runs from Piccadilly Circus to New Oxford Street, is the West End’s major thoroughfare. shomos uddin Getty Images

The Tate Modern resides in a former power station. Richard Newstead Getty Images

Open daily starting at 10 a.m., Camden Market sprawls with about 200 stalls carrying close to everything, from furniture to food and lots of fashion. Electra K. Vasileiadou Getty Images

Among the ancient treasures within the Victoria and Albert Museum are the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries, made between 1430 and 1450. markrhiggins Getty Images

The Churchill War Rooms are located underneath the streets of Westminster. Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum

Even if you're not much of a history buff, visitors say you should still make time to see the stately interior of the Natural History Museum, which is free to visit. Gene Krasko Flickr

The Natural History Museum is as revered for its diverse exhibits as is it for its architecture. Daniel Coomber Flickr

Houses of Parliament picture in London
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West End picture in London
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National Gallery at night picture in London
Oxford Street picture in London
Portobello Road Market picture in London
Shakespeare Globe Theatre picture in London
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East London picture in London
Signs at Portobello Market picture in London
Tea Time picture in London
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Tower of London location picture in London
Notting Hill picture in London
Skyline view picture in London
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Westminster Abbey at sunset picture in London
South Bank picture in London
Food at Camden Market picture in London
Victoria and Albert Museum picture in London
Shopping at Camden Market picture in London
Churchill War Rooms picture in London
Buckingham Palace at night picture in London
Changing of the Guard picture in London
St. James Park picture in London
Views from Trafalgar Square picture in London
Westminster Abbey picture in London
Serpentine Lake at Hyde Park picture in London
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Fall in London picture in London
Open Tower Bridge picture in London
Tower Bridge details picture in London
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