One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, London is a spectacular city set on the banks of the River Thames. With its history going back two millennia, the city is home to a diverse population and an amalgamation of various cultures. Here are a few things you might want to add to your list of things to see in London.
Enjoy the Scenic View From the London Eye
This giant Ferris wheel on the river bank has air conditioned passenger capsules which afford views extending up to 25 miles in every direction in clear weather conditions. You can also opt for a private capsule with champagne thrown in for some romantic moments with your loved one.
Timing : 11.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Feel Like Royalty at Buckingham Palace
The official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II, this palace was built in 1703. Parts of the palace are open for tours and here visitors get to see the spectacular art works on display as well as the garden and its special features. The famous Changing of the Guard ceremony also takes place on the place grounds.
Timing : 9.30 am to 7.30 pm (late July to August)
9.30 am to 6.30 pm (September)
Watch as the Bell Tolls at Big Ben
Originally known as the Elizabeth Tower or the Clock Tower, Big Ben celebrated its 150h anniversary in 2009. One of the most prominent landmarks in London, it has been featured in one too many movies!
Timing : 9.00 am to 3 pm.
Have a Scary Time at the London Dungeons
Over four decades, this terrifying attraction has been entertaining visitors to the city with its macabre theme. The ghostly boat rides, infamous criminals, plenty of fake blood, and heart-stopping rides are popular with local teens and tourists alike.
Timing : 10 am to 5.00 pm
10 am to 6.00 pm (Sat-Sun)
Get Bedazzled at the Tower of London
This is the place where you can get a glimpse of the crown jewels, the ravens, and the Yeoman Warders also known as Beefeaters. Used as a royal residence, a treasury, armoury and prison, it is the last which has lent the Tower of London notoriety.
Timing : 9 am-5.30 pm (Tue-Sat), 10 am-5.30 pm (Sun & Mon) – Mar-Oct
9 am-4.30 pm (Tue-Sat), 10am-4.30 pm (Sun & Mon) – Nov-Feb
Take a Peek into Royal Life at Kensington Palace
See the rooms where Queen Victoria was born and lived the early part of her life. A display of royal dresses from those worn by Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, and Princess Diana can also be seen here.
Timing : 10 am – 6 pm (Mar-Oct)
10 am – 5 pm (Nov-Feb)
Marvel at St. Paul’s Cathedral
This place of worship has stood the test of time for more than three centuries. St. Paul’s is the cathedral with the second largest dome in the world. Renovated in 2011, the cathedral offers guided tours, but filming and photography are not permitted inside.
Timing : 8.30 am – 4.30 pm (Mon-Sat)
Explore Unique Westminster Abbey
Over a million visitors frequent this 700-year-old example of Gothic architecture annually. It is also the place where 17 rulers of the country have been interred. For centuries, this has been the venue of countless coronations, royal weddings, and funerals.
Timing : 9.30 am-4.30 pm (Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri).
9.30 am – 7 pm (Wed).
9.30 am – 2.30 pm (Sat).
Relax at Hyde Park
Once a hunting ground which was then turned into a space for horse races and duels, Hyde Park is now frequently the venue for concerts and also has a few monuments in its sprawl. Winter Wonderland can be found on one side of the park in cold weather.
Timing : 5 am to 12 am.
Look Around From The Shard
This iconic landmark of the city pierces the sky and is perfect for spectacular panoramic shots of the surrounding area. Besides the viewing platform, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from.
Timing : 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
Go Crazy at Madame Tussauds
A great place for some fun and laughter, Madame Tussauds is the perfect place to click some snapshots with your favourite celebs. From Bollywood to Hollywood to kings and queens, from rap stars to sportspersons, there are plenty of opportunities.
Timing : 8.30 am to 6 pm (Mon-Thu)
9 am to 6 pm (Fri-Sun)
In this city where World Heritage Sites rub shoulders with pulsating clubs and shopping malls, you will be able to experience the best of both worlds. Give us at Go Fro your requirements and get set for a fabulous time.