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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Greater London. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Greater London is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Greater London

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    Richmond Park

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Go between 6-7am and the park is closed to cars!

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    Lexi
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    2

    Cycleway - Thames River

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This did not used to be here and cycling along the south bank was pretty sketchy. But it's great. Although you do find a lot of runners now choose to …

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    Rhys
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    3

    Richmond Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Richmond Park is a spectacular deer park and a great place to cycle. A designated nature reserve, you will find hundreds of red and fallow deer roaming freely in the …

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    Amy
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    4

    Laps of Richmond Park

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Who doesn't love an escape to Richmond Park

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    Richmond Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Richmond Park is a wild and rural landscape just a stone’s throw from central London. The largest of the city’s Royal Parks, Richmond was created by Charles I in the …

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    Victoria Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Victoria Park in Hackney is a large and attractive park with lakes, sculptures, a Chinese pagoda and numerous play areas. There's tasty food and drink at the Pavilion Cafe, including …

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    Tim
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    7

    Alexandra Palace

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Going north there is a nice back street route to Barnet via Friern Bridge Shopping Centre, New Southgate station, Totteridge and Whetstone station and Dollis Valley Cycle Route to Barnet …

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    John
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    8

    Tower Bridge

    Hiking Highlight

    Tower Bridge is one of London's famous bridges and one of its most iconic landmarks. From the bridge, you get a breathtaking view over London. The bridge was opened in …

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    Skid Hill Lane

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Skid Hill Lane sounds like it should be the home 30% gradients or a well-know crash site. But instead it is a very pleasant and largely quiet lane that will …

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    Rhys
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    10

    Palace of Westminster

    Hiking Highlight

    The Palace of Westminster is a Victorian Gothic masterpiece designed by Sir Charles Barry and A.W. Pugin to replace the medieval parliament buildings which burnt to the ground in 1834. …

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    Buckingham Palace

    Hiking Highlight

    Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the British monarchy since 1837. The palace has 775 rooms, including 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 …

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    12

    Kensington Palace Garden

    Bike Touring Highlight

    In general, London is a must with the Thames, many old buildings and new attractions!

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    13

    Swain's Lane

    Road Cycling Highlight

    An urban hill climbing staple, Swain's Lane is numbered among 99 others of Simon Warren's top climbs in the UK.

    Stretching for just 0.6 miles (950 m), and gaining 233 …

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    14

    Tower of London

    Hiking Highlight

    The Tower of London is officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. With nearly 1,000 years of fascinating tales contained within its ancient stone walls, …

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    15

    Big Ben

    Hiking Highlight

    Since the Queen's Diamond Jubliee officially called Elisabeth tower. "Big Ben" is actually the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock. Make sure to come at the full hour to hear the famous chime!

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    Daniela
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    16

    St. James‘s Park

    Hiking Highlight

    St James’s Park is the oldest Royal Park in London and features a large lake that is a sanctuary for ducks, geese, swans, and pelicans. The park includes The Mall …

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    Buckingham Palace

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Buckingham Palace is known worldwide as the residency of the Queen. Built originally as a town house in 1703, the magnificent palace was enlarged over the 19th century by architects …

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    Amy
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    Morden Hall Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    This is a really beautiful park that's great for all types of cycling. The gravel trails are compact enough for most types of bikes. The River Wandle runs through the park so there's heaps of wildlife in the park.

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    Amy
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    19

    Piccadilly Circus

    Hiking Highlight

    Hot Spot ... just around the corner: Westend ... A must for musical fans.

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    Saint Paul's Cathedral

    Hiking Highlight

    The iconic domed roof of St Paul's Cathedral marks its place on the London skyline, just next to the Millennium Bridge across the River Thames.

    Alongside regular Christian services, you …

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