As well as having enjoyed a 1 day tour with Day Tours London, to either Stonehenge and Bath or Oxford, Shakespeare’s Stratford and the Cotswold’s, one must also view, the must see highlights in the capital of London.
Most visitors to London, will hope to visit at least one of these on their stay in London.
Time goes so fast when you are on your holidays and sometimes it is hard to get all the sights achieved, so we have created a must see list for you of the important sights.
Here is our guide to some of the best things to see and do in London:
Trafalgar Sq, London. Tube : Charing Cross
Opening Times : 10am -9pm .
The National Gallery hosts some of the most stunning art works in the world. It is festooned with incredible art works by Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Van Gogh, and Renoir. There are trails available for children too and activity sheets. High quality English food is available and there is an all day bakery too. Excellent exhibitions are on-going.
Adult Price : £21.00 Child Price : £15.00
The London Eye is 135m high and shows 25 miles of fabulous views in every direction. Each full turn takes 30 minutes . The London Eye draws approximately 3.5 million visitors every year. Buy your tickets online and you will save pounds. Visit before 11am and after 3pm to avoid peak queues. The London Eye can be seen all over London with a 23m spindle , it is located in the central point of London. There are 32 glass enclosed pods on the London Eye, and each pod holds up to 28 people. Prepared to be mesmerized!
Tube: Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner and Queensway.
Open : 5.30am-midnight.
Hyde Park is central London’s largest open space, consisting of 145 hectares. It is often a concert venue. There is vast amounts of open space to relax, unwind and enjoy a walk , stroll or run . It also contains a Monument to Diana Princess of Wales.
Queen’s Walk SE1
Tube: Southwark, St Pauls.
Open : 10am -6pm Sun- Thursday and 10am- 10pm Friday and Saturday.
The Tate Modern is a very popular attraction. This amazingly popular gallery is located at the Bankside Power Station south of the Millennium Bridge. Tate Modern showcases the best in modern art for all lovers of art and culture. Free guided tours are at 11am, 12, 2pm, and 3pm. Audio guides are available.Give yourself lots of time to take in the amazing art works.
Tower Hill EC3
Tube: Tower Hill.
Adult £22.00 and Child £11.00
Open : 9am- 5.30 pm Tues- Sat, 10am – 5.30 pm Sun and Monday.
Go and see the Yeoman Wardens -or Beefeaters. The Tower of London is made up of 20 odd towers. The Tower of London is where two kings and 3 queens met their fate of death and were imprisoned. You can also see the Crown Jewels here, and the jewels are truly magnicent! Such grandeur in one place! Make sure you look out for the ravens also. There is a saying that if the ravens leave the Tower of London could collapse.
Tube: Tottenham Court Rd.
69-71 Dean St W1.
Price : Afternoon Tea £16.75
Enjoy afternoon tea here in Dean Street Townhouse. The venue is stunning and very quaint. The food is delicious and has all kinds of treats to offer. Afternoon tea is a speciality here and one is sure to leave full and satisfied.
21 New Globe Walk SE1.
Tube : London Bridge.
Adult : £13.00 Child £8.00
Open 9am -5.30 pm
Admission includes the exhibition hall and a guided tour of the theatre. Plays are performed from April- October, viewers can watch in all weather conditions, with no shelter from the elements. You will have to stand,but the experience will be unforgettable!! It is a totally amazing experience, one can really see why Shakespeare wrote for outdoor venues as the whole atmosphere is captivating.