London is a great city for tourists with a long list of amazing attrations. Whether you’re in a long trip or just visiting for the day, let visit the following sightseeing places.
One of the city’s newest but most-loved icons, the slowly revolving wheel that stands by the Thames continues to be a tourist favourite. Each glass-walled pod is designed to allow everyone (who dares) views to the north, south, east and west, making this a brilliant way to get the measure of London. And each visit now starts with a fun, 4D short film before you board.
Don’t miss: The ‘Champagne Experience’ option if you fancy a romantic date gliding high at sunset.
It’s not just because this elegant palace is located in Kensington Gardens, on the trendiest fringes of west London, that this royal residence has a certain chic style. It played host to the most fashionable salons in Georgian times, plus it was home to Queen Victoria in her youth, then to sassy Princess Margaret and then to classy Princess Diana. Now William and Kate live in apartments at the rear, while the main palace is a pretty visitor attraction, with tranquil gardens to wander.
Don’t miss: Afternoon tea in the Orangery.
Big Ben is actually the nickname of the Great Bell inside Westminster’s iconic clock tower, but even locals think ‘Big Ben’ when they see the Elizabeth Tower. No matter, it looks great whatever you call it. You can’t get inside for a tour until 2020 due to maintenance work, but you’re a minute away from the river, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey here, so it’s an easy visit.
Don’t miss: The photo opportunity from Westminster Bridge – the best angle for your selfie.
Tower Bridge is a must-do that you can enjoy from a distance and right up close. Check the website in advance and visit when there’s a planned ‘bridge lift’ (that’s when the two halves of the road lift up so that bigger boats can pass below). There are lots of tours so you can see the engine rooms, hear about its history or join a Tots at Tower Bridge family storytelling session.
Don’t miss: The glass-floored walkway that now spans the bridge’s towers, 42 metres above the Thames. Breathtaking.
View from the Shard
Where better to put a massive observation gallery than at the top of Western Europe’s tallest tower? Set across three floors, with floor-to-ceiling windows and an open-air terrace for the bravest among you, the View from the Shard has ‘tell-scopes’ so you can find out more about the landscape you’re looking at. Regular events include silent discos and yoga mornings.
Don’t miss: Monthly ‘object handling’ sessions hosted by the Museum of London, where families can get hands-on with archeological finds that reveal secrets from the city’s history.
Experience a styled portrait session around Buckingham Palace – perfect for couples, friends and families alike. Have award-winning photographers capture your adventures in London. You’ll receive gorgeous photos taken in the worlds most visited places!
St Paul’s Cathedral
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, St Paul’s is a true London icon. Christopher Wren’s masterpiece is an architectural marvel. Come and test your hearing in the Whispering Gallery and stay for evensong.
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