Sightseeing and Things to do in London
To pick out one or two things to do in london from a list so long and extensive is extremely difficult, but there's no denying that a day out around london's West End is a must as much for visitors as it is for londoners themselves. Shopping, entertainment and much more awaits.
As big and busy as it is, sightseeing in london can also include some stunning green spaces, one of the largest and finest of which is Regents Park. The park borders vibrant Camden Town and is also home to london Zoo, but just time spent wandering around its tranquil gardens is the perfect balance to the fast-pace of life elsewhere.
Introduction to london
As iconic as it is ancient, the city of london is one of the largest, most-visited and best-loved cities on Earth.
Home to nearly ten million people, to say nothing of the millions more who visit from all over the world each year, the city is a seemingly endless, sprawling mass in which virtually every taste can be satisfied.
From the world-famous Underground and the host of historic and royal properties so beloved by tourists on london tours to the cutting edge and avant-garde art galleries and boutiques that provide the lifeblood for areas such as Camden Town, there is nothing that london cannot offer – except, perhaps, guaranteed sunshine.
Sprits will not be dampened, however, when the full range of entertainment on offer in london is fully appreciated, with hundreds of cinemas, theatres and other venues bringing the finest culture from around the world into one, multi-faceted metropolis.
The Tower of london
One of london's most interesting buildings and best-known the Tower of london stands overlooking the Thames and Tower Bridge and here the pageantry for which london is known is still very much alive.
The official london residence of the Queen, the exquisite Buckingham Palace represents the splendour of Royal london. The Palace is only open to the public for a limited time during July to September however you can see the famous "Changing of the Guard" ceremony every day.
The london Eye
Built to commemorate the millennium the london Eye has become one of the most iconic of all london landmarks and a favourite with visitors. Taking a "flight" on the eye affords wonderful views of the entire city.
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
Situated in Westminster, the political heart of the United Kingdom, the gothic façade of the Houses of Parliament and the grandeur of Big Ben are for many the most recognisable london monuments.
The sinister slide of london's history, including the Great Plague and Jack the Rippers reign of terror is presented at one of london's favourite visitor attractions.
A london favourite! Over the years Madame Tussauds has attracted millions of visitors who come to have their picture taken with the waxwork model of their favourite celebrity.
West End Theatres
No visit to london is complete without taking in a show at one of the world-renowned london Theatres. The stages of the West End theatres attract some of the biggest stars in the world and shows are offered to suit all tastes from musicals to comedies to Shakespeare.
Thames River Cruise
Running through the heart of the city many of london's most famous landmarks line the banks of the River Thames. A Thames cruise will afford wonderful views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Tower of london and the london Eye.