The UK’s capital city is a bustling place, a central hub for business and finance and a popular destination for tourists. Being one of the most visited cities in the world, London has more than enough to offer. There is a long list of places to visit in London. From history to sight-seeing, renowned shopping to an incredible nightlife and gastronomy scene, London is drenched in culture and antiquity. With so much to do and see, it is the perfect destination for a city break. Here is a list of some interesting things to do in London for a day you won’t forget.
The London Eye
One of London’s most iconic and modern icons! Take a trip up and around the famous London Eye to see some unbelievable and panoramic views of the city. Spot London’s well-known landmarks from a bird’s eye view, 443 feet high above the ground. Locate some beautiful scenes from the inside of your very own glass pod on this Ferris wheel situated on the South bank of the River Thames. This is a fantastic way to see London and snap some great photos.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Calling all Potter fans – this is the ultimate day out for any enthusiast of the popular franchise. Even if you are not a Harry admirer, the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour is a great day out that everyone will enjoy. Get behind the scenes and glance at the making of the films and the real sets themselves. Board the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9 ¾, a set that was designed especially for the tour to replicate the original. Get the feeling of being a Harry Potter film star with the green screen where visitors can be filmed and then transformed into riding a broom through the sky. This makes for a great day out for visitors of all ages, a definite must visit when in London!
When in London, do not miss the chance to see what is the most famous building in the whole city – Buckingham Palace. The London residence of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, this historic masterpiece is one of the important places to visit in London. With tickets, visitors are granted access to nineteen glorious state rooms and entry to ‘A Royal Welcome’ exhibition. If you happen to be visiting Buckingham Palace on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Sunday, don’t miss your chance to see the Changing of the Guards, a world-famous spectacle that takes place right outside the Palace gates. Visit londoncitybreak.com for a more in-depth guide for touring Buckingham Palace.
London Food Tour
If you are looking for something different or you are a big foodie, you should definitely try out one of the many food tours available. Eat your way through London with a variety of tours in various neighbourhoods where you will visit eateries off the beaten path. Escape from the tourist areas and eat like a local. London is a city of diverse culture and what better way to learn about them than through the cuisine.
Eating London tours offer a variety of gastronomic journeys you can embark on including the ‘British Tradition tour’ which takes you to some of the most historic pubs in London, ‘Twilight Soho tour’ lets you indulge in cocktails, tacos and dim sum and ‘Flavours of India and beyond tour’ offers the chance to delve into an array of curries and ethnic dishes that will bring your taste buds to life.
Another historic yet one of the unmissable places to visit in London is Kensington Palace. This eminent home of the Royals is an icon of the British Monarchy and a beautiful sight to see. This breath-taking palace was built in 1619 and has been a home of the Royal Family ever since. Parts of the palace are a museum open to the public to wander around magnificent state rooms and beautiful gardens. One of the nearby hotels, Fraser Suites Queens Gate has a great information guide on visiting Kensington Palace. For a day out with the family or a group of friends, this unique and picturesque palace is definitely worth the visit.
London is a city full of wonders and endless possibilities. The list of places to visit in London to fill your days as a tourist is endless. Choose to visit some of the best historic sights, something a little thrilling followed up by a delicious local meal and you are bound to create memories you won’t forget!
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