London Attractions and nearest underground Stations

Below, I have given 2 super maps that will be very handy for your visit to various London attractions.

London Tourist Attractions map
Click on the map to see all major tourist attractions around Central London
London Tube Map
Click on the map to see a big map London Underground

You can also check and print our free London itinerary from one to five days here:

Below is a All major London attractions list with nearest tube stations. Have also given a short description of the place and opening and closing hours.

Sight Nearest tube Notes
Admiralty Charing Cross Whitehall. Headquarters of the Civil Service.
Albert Memorial South Kensington Kensington Gardens. Designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, took 20 years to build.
Bank of England and Museum Bank Threadneedle St. Open Mon-Fri 1000-1800, Sat & Sun (summer season only) 1000-1800.
Banqueting House Charing Cross/Westminster Whitehall. Built by Inigo Jones in 1622. Contains the famous ceiling painting by Rubens. Admission charge. Open Tues-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1400-1700.
Barbican Barbican A modern complex housing theatres, art gallery, cinemas and a library.
Big Ben Westminster Westminster. The name of the bell which strikes the hours in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament.
Bond St Bond St World famous shopping street running from Piccadilly to Oxford St.
British Museum & British Library Russel Square Great Russell St. Open Mon-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1430-1800. Tel 020 7 636 1555
Broadcasting House Oxford Circus Portland Place. Home of BBC sound.
Buckingham Palace Green Park/St James Park Guards change 1130 daily.
Cabinet War Rooms Westminster Clive Steps, King Charles St. WWII bunkers used by Churchill.
Carnaby Street Oxford Circus/Piccadilly Circus Fashion centre of the 1960’s.
Cenotaph Charing Cross/Westminster Whitehall. Memorial to the dead of both World Wars.
Central Criminal Court St Pauls Old Bailey. Court 1 has a Public Gallery in Newgate St.
Christies Green Park 8 King St. Auctioneers of paintings, jewellery etc. Tel 020 7 839 9060.
Cleopatras Needle Embankment Victoria Embankment. Egyptian obelisk.
College of Arms Blackfriars Queen Victoria St. Also known as Heralds College. Open Mon-Fri 1000-1600.
Commonwealth Institute Kensington High Street Kensington High St. Open Mon-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1400-1700.
Covent Garden Market Covent Garden Bustling pedestrianised market area with shops, cafes, etc.
Design Centre Piccadilly Circus 28 Haymarket. Open 1000-1800, Sun 1300-1800.
Dirty Dicks Liverpool Street 202 Bishopgate. Named after 18th century dandy Nathaniel Bentley.
Downing St Westminster Whitehall. Home of the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Earls Court Earls Court Warwick Rd. Exhibition Halls & Royal Tournaments.
Faraday Museum Green Park Royal Institution, 20 Albermarie St. Displays of the life and work of Michael Faraday. Open 1300-1600 Tues & Thur only.
Fleet St Temple/Blackfriars Used to be the home of British newspapers.
Florence Nightingale Museum Westminster/Waterloo Lambeth Palace Road. Includes a life size recreated ward in the Crimea. Admission charge. Open Tues-Sun 1000-1600.
Geological Museum South Kensington Exhibition Rd. Displays of rocks, fossils and minerals. Open 1000-1800, Sun 1100-1800.
Green Park Green Park/Hyde Park Corner Covers an area of 53 acres.
Guildhall Bank Gresham Street. Centre of civic government in the City for over a thousand years. Open May-Sept only, Mon-Sat 1000-1700.
Guinness World of Records Piccadilly Circus Trocadero Centre. Exhibition designed to transform the Book of Records into a 3D presentation. Admission charge. Open 1000-2200 daily.
Hamleys Oxford Circus World famous toy shop.
Harrods Knightsbridge World famous department store.
Hatton Garden Chancery Lane Holborn. Important centre of the worlds diamond trade.
Houses of Parliament Westminster Parliament Square. Strangers gallery via St. Stephen’s Entrance.
Hyde Park Hyde Park Corner On Sundays, is the place to listen to soap box speakers near Marble Arch.
Imperial War Museum Lambeth North/Elephant & Castle Lambeth Rd. Display of all aspects of both World Wars. Open 1000-1800 daily. Admission charge. Tel 020 7 416 5000.
Jewish Museum Euston/Russell Square Upper Woburn Place. Open Sun & Tue-Fri 1000-1600, April-Sept.
Kensington Gardens High St Kensington Woodland park including the Round Pond.
Kensington Palace High St Kensington Kensington Gardens. The London home of the Prince & Princess of Wales. Open 0900-1700, Sun 1100-1700.
Kew Gardens Kew Gardens Royal Botanic Gardens. Museums, palm house, lily house etc. Tel 020 8 940 1171.
Lambeth Palace Westminster The home of the Archbishop of Cantebury.
Laserium Baker St Marylebone Road. London Planetarium. Laser display. Tel 020 7 486 2242.
Lloyds Aldgate/Bank/Monument Lime Street. International insurance market and world centre of shipping intelligence. Houses Lutine Bell. Open to pre-booked groups Mon-Fri 1000-1430.
London Bridge London Bridge Replaced the bridge now residing in Arizona. HMS Belfast.
London Dungeon London Bridge Tooley St. Exhibitions of events from dark ages. Open 1000-1730.
London Planetarium Baker Street Marylebone Rd. Open 1100-1800 (admission charge).
London Toy & Model Museum Paddington/Bayswater 21-23 Craven Hill. Display of toys, working models, rides and a restaurant. Open 1000-1730 Mon-Sat 1100-1730 Sun. Tel 020 7 402 5222.
London Transport Museum Covent Garden Covent Garden. Open 1000-1800. Tel 020 7 379 6344.
London Zoo Camden Town/Regents Park Regents Park. Open Mar-Oct 1000-1730 Nov-Feb 1000-1700.
Madam Tussauds Baker St Marleybone Rd. World famous waxworks. Open 1000-1730.
Marble Arch Marble Arch Oxford St. Originally an entrance into Buckingham Palace.
Museum of London Barbican Part of the Barbican complex, it shows the complete history of London. Open Tue-Sat 1000-1800, Sun 1400-1800.
Museum of the Moving Image Waterloo/Embankment History of film and television. Open 1000-1800 daily. Admission charge. Tel 020 7 401 2636.
National Gallery Embankment Trafalger Square. Opened in 1824, it houses an important collection of European art. Open 1000-1800, Sun 1400-1800.
National Portrait Gallery Leicester Square St Martins Place. Open Mon-Fri 1000-1700 Sat-Sun 1000-1800.
Natural History Museum South Kensington Cromwell Rd. Open Mon-Sat 1000-1800, Sun 1100-1800.
New Scotland Yard St James’s Park Metropolitan Police headquarters.
Olympia Kensington Olympia Hammersmith Road. Exhibitions and shows.
Oxford Street Bond Street/Marble Arch/Oxford Circus/Tottenham Court Road One of the main shopping streets in London.
Petticoat Lane Aldgate East Middlesex Street. Lively street market.
Pollocks Toy Museum Goodge St 1 Scala Street. Admission charge. Open Mon-Sat 1000-1700.
Portobello Road Market Ladbroke Grove Famous street market.
Public Record Office Chancery Lane Chancery Lane. Open Mon-Fri 0930-1700, last call for documents 1530.
Regent Street Oxford Circus/Piccadilly Circus Important shopping street linking Regents Park with the West End.
Rock Circus Piccadilly Circus London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus. Exhibition of rock and pop music from the 1950’s to the present day. Admission charge. Open 1100-2100.
Royal Academy of Arts Piccadilly Circus/Green Park Burlington House, Piccadilly. Annual exhibition by living artists. Admission charges vary. Open 1000-1800 daily.
Royal Albert Hall South Kensington Kensington Gore. The largest concert hall in London.
Royal Mint Tower Hill Silver and bronze coins were struck here between 1811 & 1970. Formed part of the Tower of London prior to 1811.
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Home of British opera.
Science Museum South Kensington Exhibition Road. Open 1000-1800 Sunday 1100-1800.
Selfridges Marble Arch 100 Oxford St.
Shakespear Globe Museum London Bridge 1 Bear Gardens. Exhibition of Shakespearean theatre and Bankside history. Open 1000-1700 Mon-Sat. Admission charge.
Sherlock Holmes Museum Baker Street 221b Baker Street. Open 1000-1800 daily. Admission charge.
Smithfield Barbican Meat market.
Sothebys Bond St 34-35 New Bond Street. Fine art auctioneers. Tel 020 7 493 8080.
South Bank Arts Centre Embankment/Waterloo Illustrates the development of British architectural design between construction of the Royal Festival Hall in 1951 and the National Theatre in 1976.
St Bartholomews Hospital St Pauls The oldest hospital in London, founded in 1123 during the reign of Henry 1.
St James Park St James Park Famous for water birds.
St Pauls Cathedral St Pauls Ludgate Hill. Built by Sir Christopher Wren to replace the old Cathedral destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. Open 0915-1800.
Stock Exchange Bank Old Broad Street. Market for stocks and shares.
Tate Gallery Pimlico Millbank. Open Mon-Sat 1000-1750 Sun 1400-1750.
Telecom Tower Warren St/Goodge St Maple St. A 620ft communications tower.
The Old Cheshire Cheese Blackfriars 145 Fleet Street. Old and authentic Inn still frequented by prominent journalists. Famed for its pudding! Open Mon-Fri 1130-1500 & 1700-2100.
Tower of London Tower Hill Open 1000-1800 Sun 1400-1800. Jewel house closed Feb.
Trafalgar Square Charing Cross Nelsons column, War memorial.
Victoria & Albert Museum South Kensington Cromwell Rd. Incorporates the National Art Library. Open Mon-Sat 1000-1750, Sun 1430-1750.
Victoria Embankment Embankment 1ΓΏ mile tree lined thoroughfare stretching from Westminster Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge.
Victoria Tower Gardens Westminster Millbank. Views of Lambeth Palace and Church across the river, statue of Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the womens suffrage movement.
Westminster Abbey Westminster Parliament Square. Contains the famous Poets Corner and Abbey Museum. Open daily.
Westminster Cathedral Victoria Ashley Place. The main Roman Catholic Church in England. Open 0700-2000.
Whitehall Charing Cross Horse Guards Mon-Sat 1100 Sun 1000.