London

Why go there?

One of the world’s most visited cities, England’s buzzing capital has so much to offer, from magnificent history and culture to cutting-edge fashion and food. But for those who think they know London, then think again – this ever-changing capital continues to surprise new and repeat visitors alike.

Key gateways

Airports:

Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton, Stansted

Eurostar:

Kings Cross St. Pancras

City map

Key attractions

Buckingham Palace

Take a peek inside the official residence of the Queen, and one of London’s most iconic landmarks, only open to the public for 8 weeks each year.

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Website: royalcollection.org.uk

Coca Cola London Eye

Step aboard Europe’s tallest observation wheel in the centre of London, and get a bird’s eye view of the city’s landmarks.

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Website: londoneye.com

The Houses of Parliament

This guided tour of the Houses of Parliament gives an insight into how Parliament works as visitors travel through the Commons Chamber and the Lords Chamber, follow in the footsteps of the Queen at the State Opening and are inspired by Westminster Hall, which is almost 1000 years old.

Website: visit.parliament.uk

The Tower of London

Used throughout its history as a royal palace, an armoury, a prison, an execution chamber, a zoo, a barracks and a jewel house, this working royal castle offers a stunning insight into 1,000 years of history.

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Website: hrp.org.uk

Madame Tussauds

Step behind the velvet rope at London’s ever-popular waxworks attraction.

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Website: madametussauds.com

Still to be discovered

For those who have visited London before, here’s a selection of attractions that they may not yet have discovered:

The Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit

Soar 114 metres into the sky in a high-speed lift to get 20-mile panoramic views of London’s top sights and travel back down with a thrill on the longest, fastest and tallest tunnel slide in the world – fantastic fun for any thrill-seeker.

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Website: arcelormittalorbit.com

 

Richmond Royal Park

Experience the tranquillity of Richmond Royal Park – one of London’s 8 Royal Parks, covering an area of 2500 acres. The park has wide open spaces, grasslands and deer herds, and is just a stone’s throw from central London. The nearest tube / train stop is Richmond, then a short bus trip to the park, or a 30 minute walk.

Website: royalparks.co.uk

Aerial views from Sky Garden or The View from the Shard

Discover a totally fresh perspective of London by taking a trip to the top of The Shard, or by visiting the terrace or restaurants of Sky Garden.

Website: skygarden.london

Website: the-shard.com

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Royal Museums Greenwich

Comprised of the National Maritime Museum, The Cutty Sark, The Royal Observatory and The Queen’s House

Website: rmg.co.uk

The Postal Museum

Visit one of London’s newest attractions: The Postal Museum, not far from Kings Cross St Pancras, which features interactive galleries and an underground rail ride on the one hundred year old Post Office railway.

Website: postalmuseum.org