Top attractions in London
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.
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Booked it for my Fiance's Birthday and we both had a great evening. No hidden extras with great compare and entertainment from Graham.. Staff and crew very polite.
I was fortunate to be in a small group when I went on this tour. The original guide had to go join another group who's guide called in sick, so our driver Brandon did both driving and guide duty. He was really knowledgable, funny, and friendly. West Kennet Long Barrow and Avebury are in some ways even more interesting than Stonehenge. And a big bonus was the drive through the beautiful countryside, small villages with thatched roofs, and charming towns. All the while Brandon filled in snippets of fun details, history, etc. about what we were seeing, the history of England in general, as well as the sites we visited. Do it!
Pick up location was easy & convenient to reach. With private transportation, we didn't need to wait to meet up with other people, though there were others waiting at the same location. GetYourGuide had someone there to coordinate & give status on your car's arrival, which was nice. The Harry Potter Studio tour was everything we imagined and more! My kids loved seeing all the familiar sets, props, and costumes. There was nice balance of displays and interactive demonstrations. We also loved seeing the evolution of the sets, from initial drawings, to paintings, to paper models, to scale production. We just would have liked a map of the tour, so we could better manage our timing walking through.
We booked this because we love Harry Potter and it was our Granson’s fifteenth birthday. He said it was the best birthday he has ever had. We enjoyed every minute. The transport was brilliant, we booked private transfer and the driver was excellent. The studio is well organised and stunning scenery and effects to amaze everyone. Ten out of ten.
I was very happy with the overall service I received, from the possibility to not used the transportation from and to London, to the easiness of retrieving the tickets, and especially the service provided to my dad who needs a wheelchair. The studios themselves are also amazing, an average brilliant experience!