The Top London Attractions For Finding Rare Pokemon

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The Top London Attractions For Finding Rare Pokemon

London has eight of the UK's top 20 attractions for finding rare Pokemon, new research has revealed.

The list, compiled by, shows that the Tower of London is the best UK attraction for finding lesser-spotted Pokemon on the Pokemon Go app. Koffing, Tentacool, Hitmonlee, Sandshrew, Polywhirl, Dragonite have all been discovered among the Crown Jewels, ravens and Beefeaters.

The Tower of London: UNESCO World Heritage centre and excellent poke stop. Photo by Richardr in the Londonist Flickr pool.

The rest of the UK's top four attractions are all in London too: Regent's Park (2nd), London Zoo (3rd) and Hampton Court Palace (4th). The fifth top UK attraction for finding rare Pokemon is — maybe surprisingly — York Boat. Although seeing as this moves, it probably passes a few poke stops.

Other top London attractions in the UK's top 20 for rare Pokemon are: Kensington Palace and Gardens (11th), The Shard (14th), Tate Britain (16th), Big Ben/Parliament Square (19th) and The Orbit (20th).

At least your Pikachu-obsessed kids/partners will be mopping up a bit of culture this summer.

Last Updated 24 November 2016