Discover local secrets & hotspots with our expert London tour guide

Planning a holiday in London? The capital of the UK is one of the most visited cities in the world. It’s a vast and complex metropolis, and if you don’t plan ahead it’s easy to get confused and overwhelmed, running from one attraction to the next.

London is famous for its historic buildings, royal sites, green city parks, high end restaurants, booming nightlife, markets and department stores, and the most renowned museums in the world – lots of them free of charge! Watch our London video guides for all the essential information and tips about sightseeing and things to do in London.

To help you make the most of your time in London, we’ve asked professional Blue Badge Guide Sarah Scanlon, who has been guiding tourists through the city since 2010, to build special top 5 and top 10 lists with her favorite attractions by night, for kids, for movie fans, history buffs, shopaholics, and much more. She has also created some unique walking tours in London, combining the most popular sights with hidden gems and local surprises.

Click here for Sarah’s tours and top lists:

Top 10 Main attractions in London

Top 10 Alternative attractions in London

Top ten things to do in London

Top 10 unusual things to do in London

Top 5 day trips from London

Top 10 London with kids

Harry Potter attractions in London

Top 5 Royal Palaces in London

West End Top sights in London

Have fun!

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$