Things to do in London

London is the most popular tourist destination in the world. If you are planning to visit London for the first time, congratulations! This city has so much to offer in history, art, culture and any other aspect it is almost too much, and this is exactly the problem many tourists face when they spend a holiday in London. Need some help figuring out what are the best things to do when traveling to London? Let’s start…

Things to do in London - Vidtur

Although most of the must see attractions in London are located in the heart of the city, it is still a very big area. Tourists that only wish to see the essentials of this great city are still physically pushing themselves beyond their limits to do so. Our tip? You must plan your London vacation well in advance, you should do a lot of research and plan your itinerary in London and around it. In order to help you do that we have produced more than 30 video guides with all the tips about sightseeing, shopping, family friendly activities, nightlife and much more. Watch our special London travel guide – it’s the first step for having the best vacation.

The Ultimate things to do in London – Travel Guide

So you are looking for the ultimate things to do in London and want to make the most of your time in the city? There are so many places to explore and things to see but here is the most important tip to really help you start with the planning – picking the right transportation. Most tourist tend to go to the underground whenever they need to reach the next attraction on their list. We suggest to avoid the underground as much as possible, when you are under the ground you will see nothing of this great city! Try to do as much as your transportation using either buses or even a boat.

For example, if you visit the Tower of London (which has to be in every first time visitor list) and you want to visit the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square or the “London Eye” next, the best and most relaxing way to do so is by taking a short cruise on the Thames and enjoying the landmarks on both banks during. Need to travel elsewhere? Use either the convenient and time saving Hop on Hop off bus or perhaps even regular buses – climb to the second floor of the bus and enjoy the sights!

Continue your city trip planning with us, watch all London video travel guides for the best tips, ideas and suggestions on how to plan the best vacation.

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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$