1 Somerset House
London is full of historic architecture, but the neoclassical Somerset House is a real landmark. Built in the late 1770s, it hosts art exhibitions
This perfect reconstruction of the original Globe Theater allows you to experience Shakespeare's classics as they would have been shown in the 16th century. Not at the bar? The poster also includes works by well-known contemporary playwrights.
Harvest hunters swear by the finds at Portobello's colorful market in Notting Hill. The world's largest antiques market is bustling every Saturday with more than 1,000 dealers selling second-hand goods and forgotten treasures.
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The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is a Grand Slam winner. Go behind the scenes, visit Center Court, see the glittering trophies and test your backhand. Enjoy interactive shows, reminisce about stars from past and present, and take a peek at Wimbledon tradition - strawberries and cream, anyone?
Everyone is welcome, everyone belongs to it. Every June, London is flooded with rainbow flags in honor of the pride festival and the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The week-long event concludes with a pride parade as participants march through London to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.
Look up, look up! If you're traveling between The Mall and Trafalgar Square, this is the Admiralty Arch, which stretches out elegantly from above. Completed in 1911 in honor of Queen Victoria, the Portland stone building is more than an arch - a functional building indeed.
Did you know that during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill managed his country's military efforts from a secret underground bunker? Tucked beneath bustling Whitehall, turn back time and see these historic rooms as they were abandoned in 1945.
A popular food market is on Borough High Street near the 13th century London Bridge. Today, London's oldest fruit and vegetable market has a blue plaque and more than 100 individual stalls. Soak your eyes - and taste - in cream cheese, meats, baked goods, seasonal produce and seafood.
I saw something blue with my little eyes... You'll notice that many London buildings have circular blue plaques on the outside, each marking a famous person or historical event associated with the site. With nearly a thousand permanent badges on display, you can spend your entire vacation hunting for them.
No need to hop on a Quidditch broom - the magical world of Harry Potter is just a 20-minute train ride from London's Euston Station. A Warner Brothers London studio tour gives you the opportunity to visit the original Harry Potter film sets, browse the costume and prop collections, and even enjoy a refreshing cup of Butterbeer.
Like red telephone boxes and double-decker buses, there are pubs everywhere in London - on the main streets, in back alleys and even in parks. Order a pint and a plate of fish and chips and enjoy the best of British hospitality. Useful tip: table service is rare in traditional pubs. You may need to order your pint from the bar and return it to its place.