Its the capital of England, is one of the biggest financial centers in the world, we’re taking a look at the top 10 things to do while your in London.
10. Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in the city. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower and has become an iconic symbol of London.
While your at this amazing location why not take a look at the new glass floor exhibition. This new feature offers visitors a never-before-seen view of city life, from 42 metres above the River Thames.
Look down to spy those famous red buses and pedestrians whizzing over the Bridge while river vessels sail under it – and possibly the magical experience of the bascules being raised beneath your feet.
9. Royal Museums Greenwich
The Royal Museums Greenwich allow you to explore this world heritage site in great detail.
The complex includes the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, the Royal Observatory including the Peter Harrison Planetarium and the spectacular tea clipper Cutty Sark.
8. Tower of London
While your in the centre of the city why not take a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around the Tower of London, one of the world’s most famous buildings.
Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arsenal, jewel house and zoo! Gaze up at the White Tower, tiptoe through a medieval king’s bedchamber and marvel at the Crown Jewels
7. The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum celebrates art and design with over 3,000 years of amazing artefacts from around the world.
A real treasure trove of goodies lays within these walls and you never know what you’ll discover next including furniture, paintings, sculpture, metalwork and textiles.
6. Science Museum
From the future of space travel to asking that difficult question: “who am I?”, the Science Museum makes your brain perform Olympic-standard mental gymnastics.
See, touch and experience the major scientific advances of the last 300 years; and don’t forget the awesome Imax cinema.
5. The London Eye
The millenium Eye is a major feature of the cities skyline. It boasts some of London’s best views from its 32 capsules, each weighing 10 tonnes and holding up to 25 people.
Climb aboard for a breathtaking experience, with an unforgettable perspective of more than 55 of London’s most famous landmarks – all in just 30 minutes!
The London eye is located close to the centre of the city.
4. Tate Modern
Sitting grandly on the banks of the Thames is Tate Modern, Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art.
Its unique shape is due to it previously being a power station. The gallery’s restaurants offer fabulous views across the city.
3. Natural History Museum
As well as the permanent dinosaur exhibition, the Natural History Museum boasts a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world.
See a life-sized blue whale, a 40-million-year-old spider, and the beautiful Central Hall.
2. National Gallery
The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery is a vast space filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries.
Find works by masters such as Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs.
1. The Shard
The View from The Shard is the premium visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building, and one of the cities most popular landmarks, The Shard.
Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, the Shard redefines London’s skyline and has become a dynamic symbol of the entire city.
At a height of up to 800ft or 244m, The View from The Shard offers spectacular views over London for up to 40 miles. 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.