London Buckingham Palace

Looking for things to do in London? One of London’s most popular attractions has to be a tour of Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Royal Family. Here are some tips that can help you plan your London sightseeing and make your vacation a more enjoyable one.

Don’t miss the tour of Buckingham Palace

When visiting the Palace, for most tourists the main attraction is the changing of the guards. This is something that has been filmed in many movies and is an experience not to be missed. Our tip is to get their 20-30 minutes beforehand, if you want to get a good view as the crowds can get pretty crowded and getting a view of the ceremony may be harder than you imagine. During off season the ceremony does not takes place daily. So it’s best to check online in advance, to avoid disappointment. And if you missed, you can catch a much lower scale version at the adjacent Horse Guard Parade, the other side of the moor.

The Palace can have long lines, so it’s best to book a tour of Buckingham Palace in advance to get a good view of one of the last standing active royal palaces in Europe. It was comprised of 775 rooms, which consists of 19 state rooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms and 108 meters long. So there is plenty to see when going on tour in this marvelous building! Originally it was used as a large townhouse up until King George the Third turned it into the royal residence.

London has many different attractions to see and there’s lots of interesting and fun things to do. But, if you don’t plan ahead you are likely to miss some of them and return home disappointed that you didn’t see them all. A good way to make sure that you see a lot, without spending too much money, is by getting the London Pass and gaining free entrance to the Queen’s Gallery in the Palace and over 60 other attractions in and around the city. Included are, for example, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the HMS Belfast and many many 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$