Individuals often include London as a top destination in their travel bucket list and it is easy to see why. London is unlike any other destination or city in the world. Case in point, there is no other city that can deliver the unique experience of seeing some of the most identifiable sights in the world from the top deck of a red double-decker bus.
Made up of 32 boroughs, each with their own distinctive appeal and allure, you can visit London thousands of times and still have plenty of new things to do on every visit. Because London is a top metropolitan city, it is extremely diverse in terms of culture as well as food. Therefore, there is definitely something for everyone.
Whether you are looking to experience luxury and sophistication or are traveling on a budget, you should consider making a stop over the country’s country to experience all that it has to offer. If you are currently looking for things to do, here are some London attractions and tours that are currently available:
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour
If you have always been a Harry Potter fan, surely a trip to London would not be complete without taking the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. The tour will reveal a detailed behind the scenes look at how the franchise was created. The Warner Bros. Tour includes sets, props, and costumes used in the original Harry Potter movies. All eight of the Harry Potter movies were made at the studio so if you have always wanted to see Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest and you can even step on to the Hogwarts Express.
The Buckingham Palace Tour
London is synonymous with British royalty and tours to the Buckingham Palace are often easily accessible at various points of the day. A trip to the Buckingham Palace will reveal an inside look into her Majesty’s headquarters. Some of the more accessible areas inside the Palace include the Queen’s Gallery that showcases pieces from the Queen’s Royal Collection, the Royal Mews and the State Rooms. Before you book a tour to the Buckingham Palace, be sure to find out which areas are open to the public are some areas are usually cordoned off during certain months when the Queen is home.
The London Eye
You cannot miss The London Eye as it is a prominent feature of the city’s skyline. From the Eye, you can see all of London from one of the 32 capsuled available. Each capsule can hold up to 25 people which is ideal if you are traveling together in a group or as a family. If you are only in London for a short while, this would be a great way to experience more than 55 popular landmarks in less than 45 minutes.
The London sightseeing tour
If you truly want to see London in a traditional fashion, then you should consider paying for the Hop-on, hop-off open top bus tour. This bust tour is extensive and covers almost all the major attractions in the city. Best of all, if you cannot speak a word of English, these tours are also offered in a variety of languages such as Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian and many more.
At Madame Tussauds, you will get the rare opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the world’s most famous faces and names. Madame Tussauds in London features wax figures for popular celebrities such as Shakespeare, Usain Bolt, the Queen and other royal family members, and so many more.
The Arsenal Museum and Stadium Tour
If you love football, then a trip to the Arsenal Museum and Stadium is a must. You do not have to be an Arsenal fan to gain entry; Manchester United and other premier league club fans are also welcome. The tour will expose you to the history of Arsenal football and you will even get a chance to walk through the players’ tunnel just like all the football legends you see on TV.