Visiting the World Heritage Sites of London

London is one of the most visited cities of the world and there are enough reasons for this phenomenon. The innumerable tourist attractions, the literary connection of the city and above all, the unparalleled history which this city keeps with it is unmatched anywhere in the world. And, the ample proof of that unprecedented history is the presence of a number of World Heritage sites in the city (as conferred by UNESCO). If you have plans to visit London any time soon, do not forget to list these “out-of-the-world” heritage sites in your itinerary. There are 7 world heritage sites in London in total, the top most three being:

Tower of London

If you have booked yourself an accommodation at hotels near Tower Hill, the do make sure that you visit this iconic structure. Just 0.7 miles away from the Tower Hill tube station, Tower of London is one of the most enigmatic structures of the city and a World Heritage Site too. Also known as the Bloody Tower (as this place was used for executing prisoners in the past), this imposing building’s structure is quite awe-inspiring. Right from the traitor’s gate to a diverse array of royal jewels, crowns and diamonds kept in the Jewel and Martin towers to Henry VIII’s armoury, this tower will dazzle you.

In addition to its dazzling aura, the thing which makes Tower of London quite special is the history of ghost sightings here. The ghoulish mystery of this tower dates back to 16th century and is in continuation till now. For more information regarding the ghoulish history of this city, visit

Westminster Abbey

This Gothic styled church has been a coronation and a burial site in the past.  A beautiful confluence of stained glass windows, paintings, artefacts and textiles awaits you at this historic church. The Library and Muniment Room here is home to an astounding collection of archives, printed books and manuscripts related to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. Scour these pages and learn more about this magnificent church.

Along with being a Gothic church, Westminster Abbey is a burial site to some of the most famous men of history. “Poet’s Corner” at this Gothic church houses tombs of Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Dickens and other such luminaries.

Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

Housing mind-boggling 1.9 billion seed samples in its premise, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is the largest botanical garden in the world. Here, you will find plant specimens from not only UK but from India, China, Africa, and Australia as well. Plants from different climates are preserved in the climate controlled ambiences here. Some of the most visited attractions at the garden are Temperate House (the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse), Kew Palace and the Royal kitchens and the Queen Charlotte’s Cottage. Visit this exquisite place and explore the varied riches which this World-Heritage has to offer.

The above three World Heritage Sites in London will amaze you like never before. Visit these attractions on your next visit to London and grasp their splendour.
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