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  • Apsley House

    1. Apsley House

    Mayfair | House/Mansion/Villa

    Apsley House was built by Robert Adam in the 1770s and was bought by the Duke of Wellington two years after his famous victory over Napoléon...Read More

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  • 2. Benjamin Franklin House

    Covent Garden | House/Mansion/Villa

    This architecturally significant 1730 house is the only surviving residence of American statesman, scientist, writer, and inventor Benjamin...Read More

  • 3. Borough Market

    Borough | Market/Bazaar

    There's been a market in Borough since Roman times, and this latest incarnation, spread under the arches and railroad tracks leading to London...Read More

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  • British Museum

    4. British Museum

    Bloomsbury | Museum/Gallery

    The sheer scale and importance of the British Museum's many treasures is impossible to overstate or exaggerate; it truly is one of the world...Read More

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  • Buckingham Palace

    5. Buckingham Palace

    St. James's | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    If Buckingham Palace were open year-round, it would be by far the most visited tourist attraction in Britain; as it is, the Queen’s main residence...Read More

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  • Burlington Arcade

    6. Burlington Arcade

    Mayfair | Neighborhood/Street

    With ceilings and lights now restored to how they would have looked when it was built in 1819, Burlington Arcade is the finest of Mayfair's...Read More

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  • Chiswick House

    7. Chiswick House

    Chiswick | House/Mansion/Villa

    Completed in 1729 by the 3rd Earl of Burlington (also known for Burlington House—home of the Royal Academy—and Burlington Arcade on Piccadilly...Read More

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  • 8. Christ Church, Spitalfields

    Spitalfields | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This is the 1729 masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren's associate Nicholas Hawksmoor, one of his six London churches and an example of English...Read More

  • 9. Churchill War Rooms

    Westminster | Museum/Gallery

    It was from this small warren of underground rooms—beneath the vast government buildings of the Treasury—that Winston Churchill and his team...Read More

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  • 10. Covent Garden Piazza

    Covent Garden | Historic District/Site

    Once home to London's main flower market, where My Fair Lady's Eliza Doolittle peddled her blooms, the square around which Covent Garden pivots...Read More

  • Cutty Sark

    11. Cutty Sark

    Greenwich | Historic District/Site

    This sleek, romantic clipper was built in 1869, one among a vast fleet of tall-masted wooden ships that plied the oceanic highways of the 19th...Read More

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  • Dennis Severs' House

    12. Dennis Severs' House

    Shoreditch | House/Mansion/Villa

    The remarkable interiors of this extraordinary time machine of a house are the creation of Dennis Severs (1948–99), a performer-designer-scholar...Read More

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  • Dulwich Picture Gallery

    13. Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Dulwich | Museum/Gallery

    Famed for its collection of more than 600 paintings, including many Old Masters, the Dulwich (pronounced "Dull-ich") Picture Gallery, designed...Read More

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  • Eltham Palace

    14. Eltham Palace

    Eltham | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Once a favorite getaway for Henry VIII (who liked to spend Christmas here), Eltham Palace has been drastically remodeled twice in its lifetime...Read More

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  • Hampstead Heath

    15. Hampstead Heath

    Hampstead | Park/Playground

    For generations, Londoners have headed to Hampstead Heath to escape the dirt and noise of the city, and this unique 791-acre expanse of rus...Read More

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  • 16. Hampton Court Palace


    The beloved seat of Henry VIII's court, sprawled elegantly beside the languid waters of the Thames, Hampton Court is steeped in more history...Read More

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  • 17. Houses of Parliament

    Westminster | Government Building

    The Palace of Westminster, as the complex is called, was first established on this site by Edward the Confessor in the 11th century. William...Read More

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  • Hyde Park

    18. Hyde Park

    Hyde Park | Park/Playground

    Along with the smaller St. James's and Green parks to the east, the 350-acre Hyde Park grew out of Henry VIII's hunting grounds. Along its south...Read More

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  • 19. IWM London

    South Bank | Museum/Gallery

    Despite its name, the cultural venue formerly known as the Imperial War Museum (one of five IWM branches around the country) does not glorify...Read More

  • Kensington Gardens

    20. Kensington Gardens

    Kensington | Garden/Arboretum

    Laid out in 1689 by William III, who commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to build Kensington Palace, the gardens are a formal counterpart to...Read More

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