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Popular English Tourist Attractions

25. November 2009 by Christy 0 Comments

Are you planning a trip to London? If so, be sure to check out these 5 tourist hotspots. According to ForbesTraveler.com, they are among the 50 most visited attractions in the world! Art and history buffs will find much to enjoy in this historic city.

 

Trafalgar Square

Located in the heart of London, Trafalgar Square has been ranked as the fourth most popular attraction on the planet. The famous monument, Nelson’s Column, is located here, as are beautiful fountains and the world-renowned National Gallery. It is a great spot for people watching.

 

 

National Gallery

The National Gallery is a famous museum that is home to over 2,300 paintings. Admission is free and visitors flock to the museum to view the art of such well-known artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh, among others.   

 

 

Tate Modern Museum

This modern art museum houses art dating from 1900 or later. The galleries opened in 2000 and received more visitors than expected. In response to the unexpected rush, officials plan a major expansion for 2012, just in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.

 

 

British Museum

Established in 1753, the British museum has one of the largest collections of cultural artifacts in the world. Here visitors can see the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, ancient art from nearly every country on the planet, artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome, impressive sculptures, and much, much (and we mean much) more!

 

 

The London Eye

The London Eye is a huge Ferris wheel that over three million people visit each year. It rises to 135 meters (445 feet), giving riders a spectacular view of iconic London landmarks such as Big Ben, Parliament, the Strand, etc. All 32 compartments are air conditioned, so passengers can enjoy the sights in comfort and style.