The English capital has so much to offer. From a plethora of museums, art galleries, theatres and famous shopping haunts, it is home to a hustle and bustle like no other. The fevered multiculturalism of London has created several distinct districts, each containing unique sights and experiences.
Many of London’s key sights and landmarks can be found along the River Thames: Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are in the heart of Westminster, the Coca-Cola London Eye, sits on the South Bank. The iconic St Paul’s Cathedral designed by Sir Christopher Wren is located across the river from the Tate Modern on the North Embankment. London’s tallest skyscaper, The Shard, is at London Bridge, also home to Borough Market, one of the capitals most renowned food & drink markets. Tower Bridge, perhaps London’s most iconic, is located next to the Tower of London in Tower Hill.
Traditional and royal London can be found in Westminster, which is home to Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and the Royal Parks - St James’ Park, Green Park and Hyde Park. Central London contains world famous shopping streets - such as the famous Oxford Street - bars and clubs, while South Kensington in West London is the city’s cultural epicentre. East London areas such as Shoreditch and Dalston are known as London’s creative hub, with colourful street art, eclectic street food, quirky shops and great watering holes.
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Built in 1078 on the north bank of the River Thames, the Tower of London has had a colourful history as a royal residence and prison. Visitors can learn about the legends and occupants of the famous tower, wander round interactive exhibits, and marvel at the beauty of The Crown Jewels.
The London residence of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom is among the capital’s most recognizable landmarks, with its grand façade and gorgeous interiors. Visitors can peek inside the working royal palace and explore the 15 staterooms when it opens its doors to the public from August - September.
Day or night, visitors can enjoy unparalleled 360-degree views of the city as the famous Ferris wheel completes a 30-minute rotation. Situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, visitors will get a bird’s eye view of famous landmarks including Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral.
The English Baroque style cathedral dates back to the 17th Century as part of the City’s reconstruction in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London. For 300 years the impressive domed cathedral dominated the London skyline as the tallest building at 111m. Today, visitors can attend daily prayer services, enjoy the awe-inspiring interior and learn about its history.
This world famous museum showcases a vast collection of waxwork representations of historical events and public figures. Visitors can see their favourite actors, singers and sports personalities up close, and wander round interactive exhibits, which cover world history and pop culture.
This interactive, actor-led experience takes visitors on a journey through time to witness some of London’s most dramatic events from the Black Death to the foiled Gunpowder Plot. Packed with London’s infamous shadowy characters, such as Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd, the experience is capped off with three nail-biting rides.
The Tudor and Baroque palace was famously owned by Henry VIII from 1529 until his death in 1547. Visitors can roam around the palace and view highlights such as the meticulously tapestried great hall, and chapel room ceiling, and can watch as a team of chefs use Tudor recipes to prepare a feast fit for royalty. Outside, visitors can take on the challenge of finding their way out of the discombobulating maze.
Embark on a boat tour along the River Thames to take in some of London’s most famous landmarks and listen to live commentary in English or a recorded audio guide available in eight languages. Boat tours operate in all weathers and are a nice change of pace from the crowded riverbank.
The capital is home to 92 museums and galleries, displaying over 20 million works of art. The biggest include The British Museum, Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, Tate Modern and National Gallery, which can all be visited free of charge. For a complete list, please contact our sales team.
A trip to London would not be complete without a visit to its famous West End, renowned for its variety of top musicals and plays. Among the most popular productions are Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked and Thriller. Please get in touch with a member of our team to get a full list of current productions.
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