Updated: Jul 20
London has been one of the most visited cities in the world for several centuries. It attracts more than 20,000,000 tourists every year because of its dynamism, history and eclectic culture. A city in which you can feel very small in front of such buildings rich in history, which have become true symbols of the British capital: Big Ben, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace.
The 5 must-see places to discover in London :
Since its construction in 1894, Tower Bridge has become one of London's iconic symbols.
This bascule bridge in the Victorian tradition faces the Tower of London, a historic fortress on the north bank of the Thames.
With nearly 6 million visitors a year, the British Museum is the most visited monument in Britain and the third most visited museum in the world (after the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum). The museum has one of the largest collections of antiques.
Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens
Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens together form a huge 250-hectare square of greenery in the heart of London's capital. The place of choice for lovers of running or long walks.
The Piccadilly Circus intersection is the meeting point for many tourists and Londoners. This square has become the emblem of London with its illuminated signs and fountain in its centre.
London is an emblematic place for European and international sport. In the summer of 2012, the British capital hosted the Olympic Games for the third time in its history. More than 10,000 athletes from 204 countries were on the starting line to take part in the world's most high-profile sporting event.