The Best Things To Do In And Around London
Whether you have just a day to spend in London or are staying for the weekend. These are some of the best places London has to offer.
With the British Royals being a huge icon; Buckingham Palace has become a must visit for tourists. Having served as the home of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837, in today’s world it functions as the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Boasting 775 rooms, Buckingham Palace is by no means a small building. During the summer the 19 state rooms are open to visitors who want to take a look around this wonderful place.
Wondering whether the Queen is in? If you take a look at the flag pole, if the royal standard flag is flying day and night then she’s currently at home. On special occasions, the royal family member’s will make an appearance on the main balcony. As well as all this, many people come to watch the changing of the guard which takes place every day at 11.30am.
The London Eye has become an icon, with it being used in PR campaigns across the globe to represent modern London. Being positioned right next to the River Thames it offers viewers spectacular 360 views of the city. Because the London Eye is located in the Heart of the city, it offers unparalleled views of London’s major landmarks.
If you want a guided 360 tour whilst in the capsule then that facility is available, however each capsule has now been fitted with tablet devices enabling you to easily locate the key places to look for.
What better way to spend the afternoon than walking amongst the celebrities… in wax of course. Madame Tussauds is London’s most visited attractions and is constantly being updated with new figures. The museum has a whole range of famous faces such as A-list celebrities, sporting icons, political members and historical figures.
You can really get up close and personal with the celebrities, with the ability to hug, touch and kiss them. There are no red ropes stopping you from seeing your favourite celeb up close. There are over 300 wax figures at Madame Tussauds, so there is plenty of celebrities for you to take a look at.
Big Ben & Parliament
Nothing is more London than the Big Ben & Parliament, standing at 97 meters tall the tower houses the giant clock and bell residing in it known as Big Ben. Tours are available of the parliament buildings are available in which it is possible to see live debates and potentially heated political discussions.