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Below is a list of over 120 London Attractions with links to Maps and Reviews, RS-London Attractions.

The attractions are listed in areas closest to London centre from the Palace of Westminster, ideal for walking tours. You can print off this list so you do not miss any top attractions. Postcodes work with Google Maps and SatNav.

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London Attractions around the Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster - 1860s Palace now Parliament Buildings SW1A 0AA

Westminster Abbey - 960s gothic church famous people tombs SW1P 3PA

St Margaret's Church - 1100s church next to Westminster Abbey SW1P 3JX

Jewel Tower - 1365 tower to house Edward III’s treasures SW1P 3JX

Victoria Tower Gardens - next to the Palace of Westminster SW1P 3JA

Tate Britain - top art gallery west of the Palace of Westminster SW1P 4RG

Churchill War Rooms - WWII rooms Churchill worked in SW1A 2AQ

10 Downing Street - 1680s buildings home of Prime Minister SW1A 2AA

Horse Guards Parade - military buildings with parade ground SW1A 2AX

Household Cavalry Museum - history of the regiment SW1A 2AX

Banqueting House - only remains of the Palace of Whitehall SW1A 2ER

Northwest of the Palace of Westminster

St James's Palace - 1500s palace home to some Royals SW1A 1BS

Clarence House - Royal Residence home to some Royals SW1A 1BA

Spencer House - Princess Diana ancestral home some visits SW1A 1NR

Buckingham Palace - 1850s Queens residence can be visited SW1A 1AA

Guards Museum - story of 5 regiments form 1500s to today SW1E 6HQ

Guard's Chapel - 1830s Grecian temple style military chapel SW1E 6HQ

Westminster Chapel - 1860s Evangelical Free Church SW1E 6BS

Westminster Cathedral - 1903 top Catholic church in England SW1P 1QW

Apsley House - 1770s townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington W1J 7NT

Faraday Museum - 200 years of science & electromagnetism W1S 4BS

Handel & Hendrix in London - the two musicians homes W1K 4HB

Kensington Palace - 1600s Royal residence in Hyde Park - SW8 4PX

Royal Albert Hall - 1871 famous concert hall 5,272 seats SW7 2DD

Science Museum - for historic inventions and more SW7 2DD

Natural History Museum - of animals and natural phenomena SW7 5BD

Victoria and Albert Museum - museum of decorative arts, design SW7 2RL

Leighton House Museum - painter Frederic, Lord Leighton home W14 8LZ

Design Museum - displays and hands on learning W8 6AG

Linley Sambourne House - Punch magazine Edward Linley home W8 7BH

Kyoto Garden - Japanese Garden in Holland Park W11 4UA

Museum of Brands - 12,000 original packaging & advertising W11 1QT

East of the Palace of Westminster towards St Paul's Cathedral

Trafalgar Square - 1840s square with Nelson's Column WC2N 5DN

The National Gallery - top art gallery at Trafalgar Square WC2N 5DN

St Martin-in-the-Fields - 1720s church by Trafalgar Square WC 2N 4JJ

Cleopatra's Needle - Ancient Egyptian obelisk next to the Thames WC2N 6

St Paul's Church - 1633 church designed as a Roman temple WC2E 9ED

Covent Garden - famous shopping and markets WC2E 8RF

London Transport Museum - mainly for London transport WC2E 7BB

London Film Museum - covering the British film industry WC2E 7BN

Royal Opera House - 1700s building for opera & ballet WC2E 9DD

Library and Museum of Freemasonry - history and artifacts WC2B 5AZ

Somerset House - 1770s building for art & events WC2R 1LA

Roman Baths - unclear if they are Roman or not WC2R 1AP

St Clement Danes - 1682 church by Sir Christopher Wren WC2R 1DH

Royal Courts of Justice - 1882 Gothic building for photos WC2A 2LL

Two Temple Place - 1895 building used as a public art gallery WC2R 3BD

Temple Church - ***1100s church built by the Knights Templar EC4Y 7BB

Hunterian Museum - with skeleton of 7& half foot Irish giant WC2A 3PE

Sir John Soane's Museum - distinguished 19th century architect WC2A 3BP

Dr Johnson's House - 1700s home of the writer Samuel Johnson EC4A 3DE

St Bride's Church - Sir Christopher Wren design from 1672 EC4Y 8AU

City Of London Distillery - Gin distillery with a bar & shop 1672 EC4Y 8DT

Attractions around St Paul's Cathedral

St Andrew by the Wardrobe - a Wren church damaged in the Blitz EC4V 5DE

St. Paul's Cathedral - 1700s building tomb of Horatio Nelson EC4M 8AD

One New Change - modern mall for shops & restaurants EC4M 9AF

St Mary-le-Bow - Wren Church in the true Cockney area EC2V 6AU

Barts Pathology Museum - weird museum open certain days EC1A 7BE

St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum - small free medical museum EC1A 7EB

WIlliam Wallace Memorial - Scottish freedom fighter execution spot EC1A

St Bartholomew the Great - 1100s historic Anglican church EC1A 7JQ

Saint Etheldreda's - 1200s Catholic Church EC1N 6RY

St Peter's Italian Church - 1860s Basilica-style, a half mile north EC1R 5DL

Museum of the Order of St John - Holy Land Knights EC1M 4DA

Museum of London - London from prehistoric to modern times EC2Y 5HN

Barbican Centre - art, concerts, cinema, orchestra EC2Y 8DS

Guildhall - 1400s ornate building, art, library, Roman remains EC2V 7HH

City of London Police Museum - covers many famous cases EC2V 7HH

Bank of England Museum - covering the banks history EC2R 8AH

Mansion House - 1750s residence of the Lord Mayor EC4N 8BH

Attractions Around the Tower of London

Monument to the Great Fire of London - 202ft high great views EC3R 8AH

St Magnus The Martyr Church - 1600s Wren church, high steeple EC3R 6DN

St Mary-At-Hill Church - 1600s Wren church area of narrow lanes EC3R 8EE

Sky Garden - bar and restaurant high up in a skyscraper EC3M 8AF

30 St Mary Axe - The Gherkin skyscraper with bar & restaurant EC3A 8EP

Tower of London - 1078 castle, top UK attraction, Crown Jewels EC3N 4AB

London Wall - remains of the Romans wall around Londinium EC3N 4DJ

All Hallows By The Tower Church - 600s church, Roman ties EC3R 5BJ

St Olave's Church - small church from the 1450s sculls on gates EC3R 7NB

St Katharine Docks - shops, restaurants, events and marina E1W 1LA

London Blitz Memorial is a short walk east of the docks

Tower Bridge - 1894 famous bridge for tours SE1 2UP

Attractions on the South Side of the River Thames

City Hall - 2002 iconic building with Mayor of London offices SE1 2AA

Unicorn Theatre - mainly for audiences aged 2–21 SE1 2HZ

Fashion and Textile Museum - for fashion, textiles and jewellery SE1 3XF

View from The Shard - London's highest building for views SE1 9SG

Hay's Galleria - converted warehouse with shops and cafes SE1 2HD

HMS Belfast - WWII warship now a permanent museum SE1 2JH

London Bridge Experience - scary displays of London's past SE1 2SY

Southwark Cathedral - earliest parts from the 1100s SE1 9DA

Golden Hinde II - reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake ship SE1 9DG

Winchester Palace - 1100s Bishops of Winchester townhouse SE1 9DN

The Clink Prison Museum - 1100s prison with a gruesome past SE1 9DG

Shakespeare's Globe - reconstruction of the 1600s Globe Theatre SE1 9DT

Tate Modern - famous modern art gallery opened in 2000 SE1 9TG

National Theatre - a top UK performing arts venue SE1 9PX

Royal Festival Hall - 1951, 2,500-seat concert and dance venue SE1 8XX

BFI IMAX - 1999 building, one of London's top cinemas SE1 8XR

London Eye - 443ft Ferris Wheel opened in 2000 for great views SE1 7PB

Shrek's Adventure - family attraction close to the London Eye SE1 7PB

The London Dungeon - 1000 years of the history of London SE1 7PB

SEA LIFE London Aquarium - 1997 attraction also with robotic fish SE1 7PB

Florence Nightingale Museum - famous during the Crimean War SE1 7EW

Lambeth Palace - residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury SE1 7JU

Garden Museum - church now used as a museum of gardens SE1 7LB

Imperial War Museum London - covers from WWI to today SE1 6HZ

Cinema Museum - history of the cinema in the UK SE11 4TH

Attractions North of Palace of Westminster around the British Museum

It is just over a one mile walk between the Palace of Westminster and British Museum. Some tour buses visit this area.

Oxford Street - Europe's busiest shopping street WC1A 1AZ

Cartoon Museum - British cartoons, comic strips, animation WC1A 2HH

Museum of Comedy - artefacts of iconic comedians WC1A 2SR

The British Museum - 1850s building for Egyptian & Roman WC1B 3DG

Brunei Gallery SOAS - Asia, Africa and the Middle East art WC1H 0XG

Church of Christ the King - 1850s top church in the area WC1E 7JJ

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology - 1892 top collection WC1E 6BT

Grant Museum of Zoology - a natural history museum WC1E 6DE

BT Tower - 627ft tower with great views over London W1T 4JZ

Wellcome Collection - medical displays and art NW1 2BE

Foundling Museum - first UK home for abandoned children WC1N 1AZ

Charles Dickens Museum - the 1800s author's family home WC1N 2LX

Novelty Automation - home-made machines east of the Museun WC1R 4AX

Attractions Northwest of the British Museum

One Marylebone - 1828 church for the defeat of Napoleon NW1 4AQ

Madame Tussauds London - waxworks of many famous people NW1 5LR

Sherlock Holmes Museum - Official Home of Sherlock Holmes NW1 6XE

Regent's Park - 1835 park with open air theatre, boating, cafes NW1 4NR

ZSL London Zoo - 1847 large animal zoo in Regent's Park NW1 4RY

Jewish Museum London - British Jewish life and history NW1 7NB

Lord's Cricket Ground - historic with oldest sporting museum NW8 8QN

Abbey Road Studios - opened 1931, Beatles, Pink Floyd more NW8 9AY

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