If you’re coming to London, there are certain experiences that must not be missed in order to make your trip truly spectacular. From the modern to the mysterious, savour all that London has to offer with these incredible experiences.
Erected for the new millennium, the EDF Energy London Eye has by now become as much a part of the face of London as Westminster Palace. One of the biggest observation wheels in the world, riding the London Eye offers visitors spectacular views over the city. The ride itself takes approximately 30 minutes, and is slow enough to allow for some breath-taking pictures.
Certainly one of the best times of day to go is at twilight, as you can watch the city go from day to night from the sky. If you fancy making the ride a little special, you can book a private capsule with champagne for you and your friends. Save money by purchasing your London Eye tickets with AttractionTix which includes the London Eye 4D film, featuring the first 3D aerial footage of London and 4D sensory effects! As well as this, if you book soon you could get a ticket for the special winter-themed London Eye ride. Don’t worry though – you’ll still be kept cosy in your capsule!
No visit to London is complete without a visit to Buckingham Palace. However, with the crowds and the queues it is best to book your tickets early to avoid wasting a day waiting to gain entry. Visit the spectacular state rooms, witness the changing of the guard and exert yourself trying to get one of the guards to acknowledge your presence.
It’s all part of the fun!
Tower of London
Dominating the Thames beside Tower Bridge, this old palace has a gruesome history. The site of many public executions and lengthy incarcerations, the Tower also houses some fine armoury from Henry VIII as well as the crown jewels.
The tour itself lasts for approximately one hour but it’s easy to spend an entire day exploring the Tower. An authentic Beefeater will show you around explaining the history of the Tower, and you’ll even have the chance to stand at the exact spot where Anne Boleyn lost her head.
View London as many visitors would have before the dawn of air travel by taking a cruise down the Thames. Beginning at the London Eye and ending at the Tower of London, it’s a great way to move from one place to another while seeing the riverbank in all its glory.
A guide will also point out and explain places of interest as you go. This is the perfect way to view sites such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern, the Egyptian obelisk and many more, all from the same place at the same time.
The lines between fact and fiction become wonderfully blurred here at London Dungeon, a fantastic point of interest for historians and thrill-seekers alike. Learn about London’s gruesome history of murder and torture while being immersed in a fully interactive experience. With one or two wild rides included, you definitely won’t leave the dungeons disappointed.
These are just a few of the top experiences that you really shouldn’t leave London without enjoying. Each option offers fun and entertainment for all the family, while allowing you to scratch the surface of this incredible city.