1. See the city from above on the London Eye
A famous feature on the London skyline, the Coca Cola London Eye towers above Westminster, one of the city’s most bustling districts. Located on the vibrant South Bank of the River Thames, jump on for a ride that will take you high above the city and which offers some spectacular views of the capital’s most iconic sights – stretching from the Houses of Parliament to St Paul’s Cathedral.
2. Admire the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London
See one of the greatest treasures in Britain, the Crown Jewels! Explore the historic castle of London’s kings and queens, the Tower of London, meet the ravens that legend says hold the fate of the capital in their choice of residence, and discover intriguing tales from London’s past! You’ll be guided around by one of the Yeoman Warders, affectionately known as Beefeaters, tasked with protecting the Tower.
3. Walk up high across Tower Bridge
One of London’s most iconic structures, Tower Bridge spans the Thames just beside the Tower of London, so you can easily explore two London attractions in a day. Take the tour and learn the history of the bridge, admire the views from the high walkways then descend into the base of the bridge to find out how it all works.
4. Touch the clouds at the View from the Shard
Head to the top of the tallest building in Western Europe in super-fast lifts and see London from 306m high. London’s iconic sights are laid out beneath you – and, if you visit at night, you’ll see the city from a whole new perspective!
5. Marvel at the heritage in Westminster Abbey
One of the most impressive historic places to visit in London, the gothic spires of Westminster Abbey are a sight to behold. It’s been the centrepiece of royal ceremonies for centuries, from coronations to royal weddings and funerals. Step inside and explore the magnificent interior, from the vaulted ceilings and coronation chair to the tombs of kings and famous poets.
6. Visit London’s best-known icon: Big Ben
Big Ben is among the best known of London’s famous landmarks. A Victorian clock tower, it forms part of the Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament, the seat of the British Government. You’ll discover in no time at all that ‘Big Ben’ is really the name of the enormous bell inside along, which you’ll hear chiming the hour. Take a Parliament Tour to find out more.
7. Travel through time at The British Museum
Filled with remarkable objects from across the centuries, the British Museum tells the tale of human history, art and culture. See wonders from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and South Africa, along with talks and special exhibitions. Best of all, it’s one of the many free things to do in London!
8. Be wowed at the National Gallery & National Portrait Gallery
See the paintings and sculptures of the great masters from Michaelangelo to Holbein, Caravaggio to Monet at London’s National Gallery, and an incredible collection of modern and historic portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. These majestic buildings, both of which are free attractions, sit side by side on Trafalgar Square and make for a fantastic afternoon of cultural indulgence.
9. Watch amazing theatre in the famous West End
London’s West End shows are known the world over for their spectacle, variety and sense of humour. From plays to musicals you’ll find it all here, whether that’s classic musicals such as Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera and Mamma Mia or family friendly musicals such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, there’s something for everyone.
10. Relive your top movie moments on the Harry Potter Studio Tour
Step into the world of Harry Potter and see the sets, costumes and props that were used in the iconic Harry Potter films. Relive the magic with your favourite wizards, witches and muggles and make sure you remember to try the famous butterbeer!