Top Tours & Activities in London
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life," said Samuel Johnson. He spoke the truth. Whether you're looking for West End musicals, double decker buses, Sherlock Holmes pubs, or Kate Middleton lunch spots, the British capital has something to offer you.
You can't go to London without visiting Harry Potter! Take a day trip from London to Warner Brothers Studio, where you'll be able to shop Diagon Alley, enjoy a Butterbeer, and talk Quidditch.
Reflect on the world's most famous prehistoric ruins. Getting to Stonehenge takes about 90 minutes. Tip: you can also visit Windsor Castle or Bath while out in the countryside.
If you can catch a sunny day, there's nothing more beautiful than 360-degree views of London at the Shard. Visit the viewing platform inside Western Europe's tallest building.
Trying to spot your favorite British celebrities? You'll at least be able to find their life-size wax counterparts here! Madame Tussaud's is a fun thing to do on a rainy day in London.
Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, AKA The Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the Thames River. The tour is plain fun, and you get to see the Crown Jewels!
Climb onto Europe's biggest ferris wheel, and float 443 feet above the Thames River. Inside a London Eye pod, you'll get great views of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and Hyde Park.
The walk between the Eye and Tower Bridge in South Bank is filled with largely state-funded arts venues. Head to the Tate Modern for modern masters, and then to Borough Market for lunch.
The River Thames weaves right through the heart of London. An afternoon boat tour is a fun introduction to the Tower of London, Parliament, and other riverside attractions.
Opened in 2007, Wembley is the 90,000 capacity home for the English national football team (and lots of other major sporting and concert events!).
A visit to the London Zoo is a great family outing. Watch the animal feedings, explore the butterfly enclosure, or learn more about conservation.
If this is your first trip to London, stay for at least four full days in order to hit all the classic sights like Buckingham Palace. But whether it's your first trip or your tenth, the key to visiting London is planning. The more you dig around, the more you'll realize how many things you can do in the city -- and everybody will want to see different sights and attractions. Before you go, decide which which tours or sights are a "must" for your group.
Transportation is notoriously expensive in London. Take the tube or a taxi at least once, for the experience and the picture. Locals travel by bus or by foot. The bus map can be a little confusing, but it is reliable and much cheaper. You'll be an expert by the end of your trip, which will give you a better excuse to come back again!
They aren't kidding when they say "foggy Londontown." There's always a threat of rain, which is something that bonds the English together in solidarity. Even in the summer, you should carry an umbrella or light jacket. One idea? Plan your visit around a classic London event (like the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race down the Thames, or seeing the Christmas lights at Harrod's).
- CurrencyBritish Pound (£)
- Time ZoneUTC (+00:00)
- Country Code+44
- Best time to visitThe weather is foggy with a chance of rain year-round. In the spring, the parks are green and in bloom. In the fall and winter, hotel prices tend to be lower.
Things to Do in London
Top Attractions in London
- 1Warner Bros. Studio London
- 2London Victoria Station
- 3London Eye
- 4South Bank
- 6Museum of London
- 7The Tower of London
- 8Tower Of London
- 9River Thames
- 10The Shard
- 11Madame Tussauds London
- 12King's Cross Station
- 13Liverpool Street Station
- 14Baker Street, London
- 15St Paul's Cathedral
- 16Marble Arch
- 17Houses of Parliament
- 18Westminster Abbey
- 19West End
- 20King's Road, London
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What People Are Saying About London
Really nice. Specially my cousin from Australia was with me and he was very impressed same time I felt proud to show him around
We visited at night and although a little cloudy it was still wonderful to see London from a great height. Drinking champagne was an added bonus.
Our Duck was running late because of London traffic but the wait was well worth it. Our trip was informative and entertaining, Matt was the guide who again added to the event with his interaction with the guests!
Pleasure Boat clean and spacious with very reactive staff, Running commentary very good and funny. Yes I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND..our grand daughters 7 and 10 enjoyed the experience very much. Thank you
We really enjoyed the London Eye. I think with pre booking the ticket collection could be better organised, the queue for people who didn't pre book was much quicker, we booked the day before and still waited one hour 10 mins to get the tickets then again for the ride. The 4D experience was really good. I like the way there is space to move around in the capsule, not too packed.