London's 5 Best Tourist Attractions

London is pure magic and that's why it's one of the world's most visited cities. From history and culture to fine food and exceedingly good times London has everything. Here is a list of places that are a must visit for any first time traveller.

Buckingham Palace is located in central London. The closest Tube stations are Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner. Several buses also stop nearby. Buckingham Palace is a grand royal residence with 775 magnificent rooms and just so happens to be the Queen’s residence.

The Palace is open to the public during the summer months, when the Queen is not in residence. Tickets can be purchased from the website of the Royal Collection Trust to see inside Buckingham Palace. A guided tour of the State Rooms is part of this summer opening. Windsor Castle is a royal residence close to London, which is open all year round, if you are looking for an alternative to Buckingham Palace.

Enjoy the magic behind spellbound special effects in authentic sets and explore the secrets behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film series. Explore the iconic Hogwarts giant hall in the Forbidden Forest and walk down the Diagon Alley before embarking on the initial Hogwarts Express on the Platform 9 3⁄4.The Studio Tour is located in the Warner Bros. studios where all eight films were produced and showcases British talent, fantasy and art, which made an impossible on screen reality. The magic of the Harry Potter film series is revived by the visitors through the eyes of filmmakers.

Madame Tussauds is in Marylebone, north-west London on Marylebone Road. Baker Street Metro and Marylebone Station are the closest stations. Walk down the red tapestry and pose with Kate Winslet and Benedict Cumberbatch and explore with Usain Bolt and David Beckham the sports field. Enjoy a one time long audience with the royal family of the Queen and Duke of Cambridge, from Madonna to Ed Sheeran. Before you start on stage with musical icons! You can see all the famous faces you wish to see at Madame Tussauds London, a museum of waxes and a star attraction featuring over 250 living wax figures.

Despite the grim reputation of the Tower of Lonfon as a space of torture and death, the history of a Royal Palace, armoury and a mighty fortress can also be seen in these walls. Make the Royal Beasts the first zoo in London and learn more about the wild and beautiful animals that have inhabited the Tower. Discover the precious Crown Jewels, join a visit to the iconic Beefeater, hear their bluttuous stories, stand where famous heads have rolled, learn the legend of Tower Ravens, storm battles, grab swords and armour, and much more!

Enjoy amazing 360-degree views over London from the London Eye, a rotating observation wheel which is 135 metres (443 ft) high. Spot some of the capital's most iconic landmarks, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.