Best of London – The must-see sights & attractions
London is a huge city with many world-famous sights like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Madame Tussaud’s and the London Eye, but there are much more interesting places you should visit when you’re in the English capital. A good way to discover all the sightseeing highlights in London in two days is a combination of rides with the famous red double Decker busses or cruises on the Thames and guided walking tours to the best known sights. On the third day of your stay you should consider to take a day out to the highlights of the surrounding area: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath.
London is an amazing, interesting and lively city with great sights. Unfortunately entrance fees are quiet expensive. That’s why you should consider buying the London Pass, if you’re planning to do a lot of sightseeing. The Pass grants you free entrance to 55 famous London sights such as the Tower of London, the St Paul’s Cathedral, the Zoo and Windsor Castle. Furthermore the London Pass allows you to skip the line at many of those sights.
London is the biggest city of the EU. To get and overview you should start the sightseeing on your first day with a round trip in one of the red double Decker busses. You can sit down, admire fantastic sights such as Big Ben, the Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London and receive information from an audio guide. You should consider buying a 24 hours Hop-on & Hop-off ticket to be able to take a short stop at every place you like on the trip. In addition to the bus tours, London also offers cruises on the Thames, which is a very convenient and interesting way to get around.
In the afternoon of your first day in the British capital you could visit Madame Tussaud’s. Book your ticket in advance to skip the long waiting lines for the wax figure museum. Admire statues of famous sports legends, actors, musicians and politicians and get a picture of you and you’re favorite celebrity.
After getting an overview of London on your first day, you should take the opportunity to explore more details of the city on a guided tour through London on the second day. Let a professional tour guide show you around in the Tower of London and take you to the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace afterwards. Then you can take a cruise on the Thames to take a look at St Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe. After the cruise you should take a breather in a pub to have a typical British lunch. The next stop will be St Paul’s Cathedral. Admire the amazing architecture of this building from inside and listen to the more than 300 years old pipe organ. Finish your walking tour at Harrods’s and enjoy a British afternoon tea and some cookies. If this tour is too classical for you, you can also pick a different tour including modern sights such as the London Eye.
On the third day of your stay in London it’s time to visit three world-famous sights in the surrounding area. Book a tour in a luxurious bus with a professional tour guide. The first stop will be Windsor Castle. Visit the largest continuously occupied castle in the world where British Royals have lived for hundreds of years. The next stop will be world heritage site Stonehenge. Admire the more than 5000 years old prehistoric monument and puzzle about the mysterious ways it was built. The last stop will be the beautiful city of Bath. Admire the Georgian architecture, Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge, but the highlight will be a visit to the famous Roman Baths guided by your own Roman legionary dressed in authentic armor.
Make it happen:
- Visit London’s most famous sights.
- Save some money with the London Pass.
- Explore the city by double Decker or on a Thames cruise.
- Admire famous celebrities at Madame Tussaud’s wax figure Museum.
- Discover London’s sights on a guided city sightseeing tour.
- Take a day trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath.