7 historical monuments not to miss when you visit London

By Allie Filmanowicz

History is everywhere when you visit the wonderful city of London. Although you may be more tempted to spend all your nights at Tigre Tigre or Cirque le Soir and your days recovering, don’t miss the chance to learn about what made London, London!

  1. Kensington Palace


The Kensington Palace was the childhood home of Queen Victoria, and the late princess Diana. Although now the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William calls this beautiful place home with his wife Kate and their two children. See how the other half lives when you explore this part of royal history!

  1. The British Museum

If you want to learn about world history in addition to the history of London, this is the spot for you! This world renowned museum is filled with famous artifacts and hidden gems.

  1. St. Paul’s Cathedral


You absolutely recognize this beautiful cathedral from London’s iconic skyline! Being completed in the eighth century, this integral part of London’s history is something not to be missed.

  1. The Tower of London

My personal favorite historical site was home to terrifying prisoners and the most regal of royals! Tour the tower to hear of the horrors and wonders that occurred between those walls.

  1. Westminster Abbey


Visiting Westminster abbey is nothing less than a humbling experience. People come from all over the world to be in the presence of the deceased fame. Check out the graves of London’s most famous rulers and social influencers.

  1. Banqueting House

One of London’s hidden gems famous for its extraordinary ceiling paintings. Don’t miss the stone balcony on your way out, where King Charles I got beheaded.

  1. Buckingham Palace


If you are obsessed with the Kardashians don’t miss the chance to experience a real taste of royalty! Head to Buckingham Palace for a tour or to witness the infamous changing of the guards.

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