Rightly said by Samuel Johnson, “If someone is tired of London, he has no hope in life.” Be it double-decker buses, West End musicals, Kate Middleton lunch spots, London Eye, The Thames, or Sherlock Holmes pubs, the British Capital has no lack of tourist attractions.
Warner Brothers Studio
Your trip to London is incomplete if you miss this grand Harry Potter set. Don’t forget to take a day trip to Warner Brothers Studio where you will enjoy Butterbeer, shop Diagon Alley and talk Quidditch.
Madame Tussaud’s Museum
Want to spot British celebs you have ever wanted to meet? At least, you will spot the life-like wax statues of them here. This museum is the most happening place to visit.
Explore the most popular prehistoric ruins of the world. It takes around 90 minutes to get there. When you are getting out in countryside, you can also reach Bath or Windsor Castle.
There is nothing more happening than 360-degree views of the city at the Shard in a sunny day in London. It is the tallest skyscraper in Western Europe where you can visit the viewing platform.
The Tower of London
Her Majesty’s Fortress and Royal Palace, The Tower of London is a historic landmark and castle on the Thames River. The castle is full of surprises where you may witness the Crown Jewels.
Climb onto the biggest ferris wheel of London and fly over 443 feet above the Thames, London Eye pod will give you bird’s eye view of Buckingham Palace, Parliament, and Hyde Park.
Enjoy a stroll between Tower Bridge and the London Eye in South Bank and visit the world-class arts venues. Head to Borough Market to enjoy the lunch and Tate Modern for modern masters.
The River Thames flows beautifully through the center of London. Have a boat tour in the afternoon and get introduced to Parliament, the Tower of London, and various riverside attractions.
If you have kids, you will definitely not want to miss the London Zoo for a memorable family outing. Explore the enclosure of butterflies and crew feeding the animals and get a deep insight to wildlife conservation.
Inaugurated in 2007, Wembley has the capacity to host 90000 spectators and is a home to the English national football team and several concerts and sports events.
London Sightseeing FAQs
How many days does it take to visit London?
Whether you are getting in London for the first time or it’s your tenth, you should plan your visit in advance. However, you need to prepare for at least four days to have a complete tour to all the classic venues like Buckingham Palace. The more you stay, the more you will explore and get the most of this city, if you are curious enough to see some of the less frequented attractions and sights that only locals know. Figure out which sights or tours are important to your group.
How much do double-decker buses and taxis cost?
Public transport is very expensive in the city. But for the picture and experience, it is worth to hire a taxi or take a tube once. Locals prefer to travel by foot or by bus. Bus is much cheaper and reliable but the route can be a bit confusing.
When to get there?
When someone says London foggy, don’t get shocked. There is always a chance of rain in London. Even during summer days, be sure to carry a light jacket or umbrella. To feel the festive vibes in London, plan your tour around the event of Harrod’s Christmas Lights or Oxford Cambridge Boat Race.