If you are planning a vacation in London, going for a business trip or just there for a layover, here are our top activities you can choose from.
The View of Shard
The View from The Shard is the premium visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building, and London’s newest landmark, The Shard. Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, the Shard redefines London’s skyline and has become a dynamic symbol of London. At a height of up to 800ft or 244m, The View from The Shard offers spectacular views over London, enabling visitors to see as far as 40 miles away. Twice as high as any other vantage point in the city, it is the only place where visitors can see the entire city at once.
Up at The O2 – The Original Climb
There’s no lift, no escalator, and no-one to carry you. This is an experience that gets your blood pumping and your head in the great outdoors. It’s what is called Urban Mountaineering. And at Up at The O2, it’s what they do best.
As one of their intrepid explorers, you’ll ascend all the way to the top of The O2 via a walkway, suspended 52m above ground level. Kitted out with your climb suit, boots and harness you’ll be every inch the urban mountaineer. Nervous? Don’t be. Climb guides will be with you every step of the way.
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Stonehenge and Roman Baths: Roundtrip
No one really knows why Stonehenge was built on the Salisbury plain 5,000 years ago, but you’ll love coming to your own conclusions on this day trip from London. See the World Heritage site with a guide, stop for lunch in Bath and then visit the ancient Roman Baths, all in one historical and very British day.
Take a day trip from London and unlock the secrets of the 5,000-year-old Stonehenge, one of Britain’s most mysterious attractions. You’ll get a professional guide, plus an audio headset in Stonehenge and the Roman Baths. That’s right: you’ll also see the Roman Baths (after a lunch stop in the appropriately named town of Bath – a Georgian city packed with pretty buildings and terraces).
The Roman Baths were built almost 2,000 years ago on Britain’s only natural hot water spring. Take in the statues and architecture of another World Heritage site as you explore the complex – and the Roman temple with its steaming pool.
Hop-on Hop-off open Bus Tour
This is an invite to experience the magical sights and sounds of London in comfort and safety aboard our hop-on hop-off bus tours. Founded over 65 years ago they are now the largest and most popular open-top sightseeing red bus tour operator in the world!
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Tower of London
One of London’s most famous landmarks, the historic Tower houses the Crown Jewels, the prison cell of Sir Walter Raleigh, known as the Bloody Tower, and the Chapel of St. John and the Royal Armories.
London Nightlife Ticket
See the famous London landmarks on board the Sundowner Cruise, compete at the biggest bowling arena and arcade hall in London.
Try your luck at Empire Casino with a free drink and free entry and get 2 for 1 cocktail at Planet Hollywood. Everything is included with your London Nightlife Ticket
Royal Greenwich Observatory, astronomical observatory and, until its closure in 1998, the oldest scientific research institution in Great Britain. It was founded for navigational purposes in 1675 by King Charles II of England at Greenwich, and the astronomer in charge was given the title of astronomer royal. Some historic instruments and resources at Cambridge were returned to the Old Royal Observatory, which was renamed the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The old observatory is open to the public and is administered by the nearby National Maritime Museum.
London Helicopter Flight
Take to the skies in an exciting extended 45 minute London helicopter flight over famous London landmarks in this exhilarating helicopter tour from our exclusive VIP London base near the M25 and M40. Get your extended London helicopter tour booked today.
Hop-on Hop-off City Cruise London
Visit attractions in London according to your preferences with this flexible 24 hour cruise ticket with stops at four piers, namely the Westminster Pier, Waterloo (London Eye) Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier. The piers cover most of the riverside London attractions like the Cutty Sark, the modern Canary Wharf development, the Tower of London and nearby Tower Bridge, the HMS Belfast museum ship, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern Museum, the London Eye, the Millennium Bridge, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. The hop-on, hop-off ticket makes all the signature attractions of London accessible to you.
Explore the iconic building of St Paul’s Cathedral with its awe-inspiring interiors and world-famous dome that is emblematic of the urban landscape of London. Test the acoustic peculiarities of the whispering Gallery, visit the Golden Gallery, take in breath-taking views of London or just spend time reflecting and contemplating. When in London, the St Paul’s Cathedral is an absolute must-see!
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London Eye: Flexi Fast Track
Flexi Fast Track tickets allow you to visit Coca-Cola London Eye anytime during the day of your visit, so are perfect if you know what day you will be in London but are unsure what time you will be coming to Coca-Cola London Eye. Ticket includes entry to their 4D Cinema Experience located at the back of the Ticket Office, and can be enjoyed before or after your London Eye experience.
Kew Gardens and Kew Palace
Kew offers a wonderful day out for all. The gardens and botanical glasshouses are home to over 30,000 species of plants. Also visit Kew Palace, one of the Historic Royal Palaces.
Kensington Palace in London is a working Royal residence. Of great historical importance, Kensington Palace was the favourite residence of successive sovereigns until 1760. It was also the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria.
Today Kensington Palace contains the offices and London residences of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry. It also contains the offices and residences of The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke and Duchess of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
Madame Tussands London
Star Wars at Madame Tussauds London is a unique, immersive experience featuring 16 of the most famous heroes and villains in scenes from some of the most iconic moments from the Star Wars universe.
The Star Wars Experience is the final part of the attraction, located after the Marvel 4D movie. Photography is allowed, but at very busy times you may be restricted to a maximum time with each character/scene.
London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. In 1831 or 1832 the animals of the Tower of London menagerie were transferred to the zoo’s collection. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847. Today it houses a collection of 698 species of animals, with 20,166 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom. The zoo is sometimes called Regent’s Zoo.
The Queen’s Gallery: Buckingham Palace
The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace is a permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions from the Royal collection – an astonishing and wide-ranging collection of paintings, sculpture and other works of art as well as a glittering array of priceless treasure held in trust for the Nation by Her Majesty The Queen. This is a popular site for London visitors who love art and a Free Entry site for London Pass holders.
Originally created over 40 years ago on the west front of Buckingham Palace, The Queen’s Gallery London was built out of the bomb-damaged ruins of a former private chapel and recently redeveloped.