The view from the Empire State building
Well known buildings and works of art all require us to use 'the' in front of their names:
the Empire State Building
the Mona Lisa
the Statue of Liberty
the Eiffel Tower
the Natural History Museum
However, we do not need to use 'the' in front of all tourist attractions we go to see:
Buckingham Palace, although it is a well-known building, is also a place of residence (a home).
Broadway and Oxford Street, although famous, are both public streets.
Madame Tussauds is a museum but does not contain the word 'museum' in its title, therefore does not need 'the' in front of it. Unlike 'the Victoria and Albert Museum'.
"When I was in London, I visited the Tower of London and walked down Oxford Street."
"When I was in New York, I went to the top of the Empire State Building and visited Ellis Island."
Hopefully this blog post will have helped you to answer the following question: