Top London Attractions
From the famed Tower Bridge to the Theatre District in the historic West End, explore some of the best attractions London has to offer.
St. Paul's CathedralStill in use today, this 17th-century work of art known as St. Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most recognizable sights in all of London. It has played a major role in English history, serving as the funeral site for Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, the wedding site of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and many more memorable events. 960 1280
Historic PubsMost people know about the historic pub scene in London, and it definitely does not disappoint. No matter where you go, from the Black Friar (pictured above) to the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, there is always a cold (or, sometimes, room-temperature) beer waiting for you. 960 1280
Hyde ParkHyde Park maintains its idyllic charm down every path traversing its 350 acres. Because of its vast nature, the royal park offers a wide variety of entertainment options, from playing football, Frisbee and cricket — among other sports — on the open pitches to cruising around the Serpentine Lake on a rowboat. 960 1280
Kensington GardensOnce part of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens is now a royal park in itself and is loaded with notable attractions, such as the Albert Memorial (pictured above next to London’s most famous music venue, Royal Albert Hall), as well as The Arch by Henry Moore and, of course, Kensington Palace, the residence originally occupied by King William and Queen Mary. 960 1280
British MuseumFounded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over 2 million years of human history, with more than 13 million pieces in its collection, including world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies. 960 1280
London UndergroundPerhaps the most famous form of public transportation in the world, the London Underground, also known as the Tube, is considered the world’s oldest rapid transit system and traverses all of greater London and its surrounding home counties (including Buckinghamshire, Essex, Surrey and more). 960 1280
Theatre DistrictSituated in the West End, London is one of the most highly regarded cities in the world to see commercial theater. Primarily located on the Strand, Drury Lane and Shaftesbury Avenue, London’s main theater district, also known as "Theatreland," contains over 30 venues. 960 1280
London EyeIn a city filled with historic landmarks, the London Eye is one of the more recent attractions opened in the year 2000. Standing at over 400 feet tall, the tallest Ferris Wheel in Europe, offers up spectacular views of the city. 960 1280
Tate Modern MuseumThe Tate Modern is very impressive, including the building that houses the collection, which is a contemporary work of art in itself. The exhibits range from abstract art from the early 20th century to British art dating back to the 1500s to acquisitions from all over the world, including the likes of Dali and Picasso.
Buckingham PalaceSteeped in history, Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British Monarch. Witness the Changing of the Guard or explore one of the 19 state rooms where the monarchy entertains visiting dignitaries. 960 1280
Statue of ErosConsidered by some to be one of the more famous works of art in London, the statue of Eros, the Greek god of love, was originally erected as the centerpiece of Piccadilly Circus, eventually being moved to its current location, on the southeastern side of Piccadilly Circus, after World War II. 960 1280
Borough MarketJust a short walk along the River Thames from the Tate Modern lies one of the best and oldest fresh-food markets in the world, let alone in London. Supplying many of the city’s best restaurants with produce and other assorted treats, Borough Market is a food lover’s heaven. 960 1280
Downtown ArchitectureFrom 17th-century churches to contemporary structures like the egg-shaped "Gherkin" (pictured above), London blends the old with the new seamlessly, creating an impressive variety of architectural stylings. 960 1280
Tibetan CultureThe village of Lo Manthang in the remote Mustang region of Nepal is probably the best preserved example of Tibetan culture left on earth. Here, life carries on much as it has since the Middle Ages. Here, a woman weaves yarn by hand while wearing Rastafarian looking yak hair atop her head. 960 1280
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Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu, NepalSwayambhunath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal is home to hundreds of monkeys who watch over the soaring Buddhist shrine. They’re cute…just don’t take out a candy bar in front of them or it turns into Planet of the Apes. 960 1280
Rain and More Rain in the Cloud Forests of EcuadorTrekking into the cloud forests of Ecuador made for one of the most challenging days in Expedition Unknown history. With constant rain and fog, nearly everything gets soaked. Except for this llama, who brought his own raincoat. 960 1280
Holding it Down on the High SeasWhile traveling the world for a living is an honor, not every day is a walk in the park. Here, my 2 cameramen do their best not to puke while filming in horrible seas off the coast of Florida. You don’t want to see the "after" photo. 960 1280
Coming Full Circle in NepalA few years ago, I was lucky enough to go to the Olympics in Vancouver. I remember standing in line to buy an overpriced red sweatshirt to commemorate my trip to the games. I was recently amazed to see the kid's size of the same sweatshirt a few thousand miles away in the high-altitude Nepalese village of Lo Manthang. Makes me wonder the journey it took to get here. Also, this adorable kid wears it much better than I did. 960 1280
Lion Sand Game Reserve, South AfricaSouth Africa’s National Parks are filled with some of the wildest creatures on the planet, but that doesn’t mean you have to live like an animal. Here’s a look at my stunning treehouse retreat at the incredible Lion Sands Game Reserve. 960 1280
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