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Londoners' Top 10 Sights To See After The Olympics (PHOTOS)

Posted: 08/09/2012 7:00 am

After watching the Summer Olympics, do you hear London calling? I sure do, and since I've never been, I wanted to know what Londoners would recommend as the top 10 things to see on a first trip to London.

Our HomeAway UK team lives and works among these spectacular landmarks every day. Are they worth it? Would they take first-time visitors to see some of the places we're seeing on TV between the races, the volleyball and the gymnastics? Absolutely!

Here are the top 10 London must-sees according to our friends across the pond.

Venture out from London with these local recommendations for seeing the rest of the UK.

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  • Buckingham Palace

    The heart of London, a definite must-see.

  • The London Eye

    The most popular attraction in London and an incredible view of the city.

  • Tate Modern

    A favorite in the cultural heart of the city.

  • Harrods

    Can't miss for retail therapy: Harrods and Knightsbridge for luxury shopping.

  • The British Museum

    Free admission to the renowned collections.

  • Natural History Museum

    Another free attraction on London's museum row, and a great spot for families.

  • The Wellcome Collection

    Billed as a "Free destination for the incurably curious." One of the current exhibitions, Superhuman, is open through October 16.

  • Olympic Park

    Walk where the athletes walked.

  • Street Performers in Covent Garden

    Enjoy the performances while strolling among the shops and restaurants in the area.

  • Tower of London

    Consider a river cruise to see the iconic Tower of London and Tower Bridge in all their glory.

 

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