On my way back from my business trip to Las Vegas, I decided to extend my layover in London by a couple of days – primarily to spend sometime with my bestie Renu and explore the main tourist spots of the city.

In this post rather than giving a definitive guide to the city, I am covering top tourist attractions one could squeeze in a day. London, infamous for its gloomy weather didn’t help me in getting good pictures, especially on a winter day.

Westminster Abbey 

Located to the west of Palace of Westminster, the Abbey is one of the UK’s most religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and burial sites for British Monarchs.

Western Facade of Abbey

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster, commonly known as ‘Houses of Parliament’ has the status of UNESCO World heritage site for its gothic architecture and style. The most famous part of the palace is the clock tower which houses the Big Ben. This iconic palace lies on the north bank of river Thames in central London and is open to visitors for tours, debates or committees.


London Eye

London eye is situated right in the tourist heart of London and gracefully rotates over River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, it has become a global icon in a short period of time. Visit to London will be incomplete if you miss this giant symbol.

For one rotation, the eye takes 30 mins and peak hour queues are lengthy. Hence, if you plan to get for the ride, do book your tickets in advance. We had very less time and weather was not great for a visit.


Tower Bridge

It is the most popular landmark for both locals and visitors alike. This beautiful structure is best viewed from a distance, across the river, to appreciate its beauty and observe the unique operation. There are seats in the surroundings To see the inner workings one can take a ticket and enter.

Once you view it from a distance, do take a walk on the bridge. It is a must do! . It’s an easy, walk. One can spend hours at this place, with facilities

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