The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel that sits along the banks of the River Thames. Once inside one of glass pods, riders are treated to a view of London for miles in all directions.
From St. James's Park, visitors can look across the water fountain to other iconic parts of London, such as the Horse Guards and White Hall buildings that rise up near the 57-acre park in central London.
Kings and queens have been crowned inside Westminster Abbey during its hundreds of years of history, but commoners can visit and also attend weekly church services.
This year, The Shard took its place as the tallest completed building in Europe. Seen from the banks of the Thames, the building's exterior is made entirely of glass.