Attractions in London

Planning a vacation in London? Here are a couple of things you really should know, in order to explore the best attractions in London…

London is one of the most popular destinations in the world, and there are plenty of things to do in this huge city!  If it’s your first visit to the city it is easy to get lost, or get very tired running around famous London landmarks like Piccadilly, St. Paul’s, Tate Modern, Big Ben and many more… Our advice for a first time visitor is to stay close to the Thames river where most of London’s top attractions are located. You should dedicate a full day to seeing them – mainly around the North Bank, but there’s also some South Bank attractions that are not to be missed!

We have a number of guided tours that will help you cover the best attractions in London, without wearing yourself out. Don’t forget to add a cruise to your tour, this will allow you to see the most important attractions in London from a different and more relaxing angle. After you’ve covered the essentials, you can build your vacation to suit what really interests you. Looking to explore what to do in London? Check our city tour offers and get some great ideas.

Visiting Top London attractions

Are you planning to travel with the entire family? Are you the kind of traveler who enjoys visiting famous buildings, palaces and attractions in London? If so, London may turn out to be a very expensive destination, unless you plan in advance. There are two ways to save money and still see many attractions in the city.

The first way is the London Pass. You can get the pass for 1, 2, 3 or 6 days and combine the most important London attractions, plus some guided tours and a Thames cruise. For some of the attractions the pass also grants you a ‘skip the line’ option which is extremely important in weekends and peak season. You don’t want to waste your vacation in London standing in long lines, do you?

Another option for money saving is to pre-book a bundle of tickets to see several of London’s most popular attractions during your visit. Again you save time and money. Check our pass and bundles offers for more details!

Big Ben, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace immediately pop up in your mind when thinking about London attractions. Another thing London is famous for, are the West End musicals! In any given night there are dozens of them playing, and most tourists find themselves wasting precious hours running around the half price stands in Leicester Square looking for tickets. Our tip? Avoid the lines and the potential tourist traps you are facing when buying from those stands. Instead, choose the shows you want to see before you even go on your vacation, this way you’ll know for sure you have good tickets to the show you want to see, especially if you are visiting London in the peak season.

Next lets talk about the one experience in London that you will always remember. We don’t know what it is, as every person has their own special thing. Maybe the most memorable London attraction for you would be an Arsenal or Chelsea football match, a romantic dinner cruise on the Thames, or a day tour to visit Leeds castle. In any case, check our various offers – perhaps you will find something there for you. After all, once you have invested so much in to your holiday, it’s important you have an experience worth remembering…

There is a lot more to say about London, so view the rest of our free video guides for more useful tips about the best attractions, shopping, nightlife, kids activities and more!

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

Discover Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath on this 11-hour coach tour from London. Leave the city behind you and travel by air-conditioned coach to Windsor Castle, home of the British Royal Family for the last 900 years. Visit St George's Chapel and the State Apartments with your professional tour guide before traveling out to Salisbury, where the ancient rock formations of Stonehenge await. Continue on to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, visit the Roman Baths and enjoy a panoramic tour with your guide before returning to London.

USD 120.92$

London Pass

Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to 60 of its world-class sites like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. Save time as you skip the queues with fast-track entry at countless attractions, and take advantage of special offers at quality London restaurants and shops.

Even better, why not upgrade and include transport with your London Pass? Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day sightseeing pass with transport included and see the highlights of England’s cosmopolitan capital with ease.

USD 76.82$

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

See London in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by an expert local guide! Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral while traveling around the West End and City of London. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London with a Beefeater.

USD 118.52$

The Shard London: The View from The Shard

This ticket is your chance to experience the newest attraction that London has to offer -- The Shard. This incredible architectural wonder will take you on a high-tech and multi-sensory journey with exhilarating 360-degree views of 40 miles (64 km) across England's capital. See top London attractions such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the London Eye from a vantage point like no other. In fact, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe!

Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you will be allocated the next available time slot.

USD 39.12$

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. You will also see Kensington Palace, where Diana, Princess of Wales, lived. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.

USD 51.74$