Top attractions 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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What people are saying about London
It was a great tour! Definitely recommendable! The transfer worked well and the driver was friendly and flexibly concerning picking us up. Each of us four was impressed and happy! But print your tickets! Unfortunately pur tickets weren't accepted on the smartphone. But fortunately we could print it at the studios. All in all it was a great tour! Thank you!
Guide to studios, Ryan, was organized and friendly. The studio guide, Carmen, was a true expert and made our experience one of the best parts of our London trip. We were truly awestruck as first time visitors! The free time afterwards was an added boon to go into details in the parts we wanted to look at more closely, and take more photos. The cafe near the front had opened for the first time on our visit, and my daughter said it was the best hot chocolate she’s had in a long time! My mocha wasn’t too shabby either! Shout out to Callum making the drinks! We can strongly recommend this tour for Harry Potter fans, or movie fans in general. We can’t wait to go back with our other daughters!
Terrific value and memorable day despite bleak weather. Our driver, Chris, was a delightful guide with loads of knowledge and entertaining anecdotes throughout the trip- a nice mix of information and silence. I am long time traveller but first time user of Rabbies- a company I would use again and highly recommend because of their ethical values and sustainability commitment. Also having only 16 per group is so much better. The Cotswalds and Oxford are quintessential England, preserved in time and truly beautiful. Do yourself a favour and undertake this trip.
We enjoyed using this service and would recommend others to do the same... My own experience was given to me as a part of my birthday treat..amazing spending the quality time with significant others.
I was hesitant to book a tour because I was worried there would be too many people and too little time at each place. I specifically wanted to see Stonehenge and Lacock so this tour group came up in Google and the reviews were good. My guide was Paul and it was just me and another lady in their 16-seater bus. I like that it is a small group tour and Paul was really wonderful, nice and friendly. He explained everything well including the history of what we saw. And attentive. He frequently checked if we needed to make use restrooms or get food. I didn’t feel rushed anywhere. This is also low-season so overall not too many people each place. I prefer that they don’t include lunch because I was just snacking throughout the day trying food wherever we went. I would definitely use England Experience Tours for another tour. It saves money getting individual train tickets to each place amd is comfortable. Plus the van had wifi. Thank you Paul!