London bucket list

Four World Heritage Sites

  • the Tower of London
  • Kew Gardens
  • the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church
  • the historic settlement of Greenwich


  • the british museum
  • 221B baker street
  • London Eye
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Tower Bridge
  • Trafalgar Square
  • The Shard.


  • 10 Downing Street: the headquarters of the Government of the United Kingdom, the official residence and office of prime minister
  • Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the British monarch
  • the Palace of Westminster: the meeting place of both houses of parliament.

Movie/TV Shows

  • The Tudor(imdb)
  • Sherlock Holms
  • The Queen: about Queen Elizabeth
  • The King's Speech: about George VI
  • The Iron Lady(imdb)

Day Trips Near London


By rail ~1hr:

  • GWR: from Paddington (via Reading)
  • Chiltern: from Marylebone


By rail ~1hr:

  • Thameslink: from Liverpool Street
  • Great Northern: from King's Cross


Great Western Railway(GWR) 2hrs