London is a wonderful city to explore. There are so many things to do that you can hardly put all of that in a day or even a couple of days. So that's why we from BritainReviews have selected a couple of sightseeing attractions that tourists can and sometimes even have to visit. Of course your arrival at London Heathrow Airport is already a famous place to see. With The New York Pass, you pay online once and you can visit every attraction you like during a whole day. And you can also choose Great Days Out, a company that offers various day outings in and around London.
The first thing that comes to mind is of course the famous ferry wheel London Eye and the unmistakable London Bridge. But also the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and other sightseeing attractions that make you almost relive London's Victorian era and Elisabethian Era. Another place to find some of London's history is The British Museum. Still not enough exitement? The London Dungeon offers a spooky and scary adventure. Be careful of what you're getting in to.
A great way to get an idea of what offer is via coach, bus or touring car. Travel Talk, for instance, offers tours all through the UK and therefor also in London.
London by water
Of course you can also discover London via water. Lots of London's tourist attractions can be seen from the water and you can even sail under The London Bridge. One of the companies that offers these kind of tours is City Cruises. Can't choose between discoving London by water of by road? Why not do both? London Duck Tours offer s unique city touring experience. You will be toured around via DUWK vehicles, which are basically half bus and half boat and able to move on both water and land. They tour through the city but also show you the view from the river Thames. All of that not fast and exiting enough for you? Maybe Thames Jet is more to your liking. This company offers Thames tours on a high-speed boat that brings you around the river Thames in less than an hour.
Books and animals
A place that booklovers absolutely have to visit is Waterstones, a bookstore with more than five stories high and books varying from fantasy to poetry, non-fiction, documentaries, informative books about music, history, biology, medicine, And all of this is cooped up in a store that reflects the unique building and location in which Waterstones book store is located. Animal Lovers can almost see more animals than they can handle in zoos like The London Zoo and Sea Life
Rather do something more active? A fun activity for a whole group is Paintball offered by UK Paintball or countrywide paintball. Don't care about getting dirty and enjoy the thrill of the sport.
London night life
And then, last but not least, there is the night life. West End must be one of the most well-known areas in London. There you can visit shows that have been around for many years like The Phantom of the Opera, Le Miserable, Billy Eliott, The Lion King and Wicked. Companies that sell tickets to these kind of theatre shows are, for instance, London Theatre Direct,Theatre Tickets Direct, Ticketmaster and The Ticket Factory. Or combine it with a stay in a hotel via West End Theatre Breaks.
And of course these examples are just a tip of the iceberg. Check our days and nights out page for many more options and examples. We hope that we at least have given you some inspiration and advice. Good luck and of course lots of fun planning your trip. Will you let us know how your trip was and what you enjoyed the most?
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