Sightseeing in London

Sightseeing Tour Bus in London
London Sightseeing Tour Bus - © Vera Kratochvil

There are many sites worth seeing in London, a city full of history and culture it has sites that are both historical and modern enough to interest even the most discerning visitor. For visitors to London there are plenty of interesting sites to visit that range from traditional tourist attractions to modern attractions. Here is a selection of sites to visit while in London:

Bus Tour

Taking a sightseeing Bus Tour is one of the best ways to see London, you can hop on and hop off at a variety of locations across London. There are plenty of attractions to explore further along the way and a number of routes the buses take. Onboard the bus commentary gives you more details of each place leaving you to decide where to hop on and hop off. There is commentary available in 8 languages. Using the world famous red double decker buses visitors can enjoy the various sights and sounds of London. The experience of sightseeing in London would not be complete without it.

River Cruises

A relaxing River Cruise is the perfect way to see the historic sights of London whilst relaxing on the cruise at your own leisure. Sightseeing in London need not be a hectic affair, visitors can enjoy lunch on the cruise and take in the sights. There is commentary on the cruise in a variety of languages giving you more details on each attraction. Cruises start from various locations including Waterloo, Embankment and Westminster.

London Eye

In a few years the London Eye has become one of the most recognisable landmarks in London. In a city with a huge number of historical attractions, it is one of the modern attractions in the city. Built as part of the millennium celebrations in 2000, it is now the most visited paid for attraction in London averaging over 10,000 people a day. A trip on the London Eye offers visitors unrivalled views over London and beyond, on a clear day you can see for miles around. It is a wonderful feat of engineering that offers a unique experience.

Covent Garden

Originally one of the first upmarket neighbourhoods in London, today Covent Garden is one of the most sought after places to live and shop in London. It has now become home to some of the most trend setting clothes shops in London and boasts a variety of restaurants to choose from. The area is also well known for the variety of street performers that visitors can see regularly performing, there are a number of theatres and shows for visitors to see too. The laid back atmosphere makes Covent Garden the perfect place to shop and relax at one of the many cafes and watch the world go by.

Madame Tussauds

The Madame Tussauds wax museum is internationally renowned with huge visitor numbers each day. The figures are being updated on an on going basis, from ancient to modern, from royalty to sporting stars to cultural icons and more. Visitors can see the Spirit of London where visitors can sit a famous black cab and take a trip in to 400 years of London life and sounds. The Grand Hall contains the royals from down the ages to the present day.

Tower of London

The Tower of London in Tower Hill, is one of the dominant buildings in the London skyline. A part of British history for over 900 years, it is home to the crown jewels and has been declared a world heritage site. Visitors can view a range of exhibitions and get a sense of history and the events that have shaped Britain in the last 900 years. Visitors can go on the famous Yeoman Warder tours, the knowledgeable Warders will share their many stories of life at the tower.

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