London is home to so many of the world’s most exciting attractions that it’s nearly impossible to enjoy them all in one trip. Below are 3 of the city’s greatest attractions to get you started.
Recently rebranded and renovated, the Coca Cola London Eye is arguably London’s most loved attraction, and perhaps one of Europe’s most widely recognised. First opened to the public in 2000, the UK’s landmark Ferris Wheel attracts more than 3.5 million revellers every year, offering unprecedented views of the city for half an hour.
Described by its operators as ‘the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel’, the 135 metre structure allows for 360 degrees of visibility from its viewing capsules, spanning over 50 famous London landmarks.
Each capsule features an interactive guide who will allow you to explore all the capital’s landmarks visible at 40km distance. A ticket also includes a special 4D experience for total immersion, making the Coca Cola London Eye one of the most valuable attractions for money, all available at a 5 minute walk from London Waterloo.
Tower of London
There’s no shortage of frightening legends told about the Tower of London. The place is steeped in death, torture and mystery. Despite its grim reputation however, the Tower of London is a beautiful palace, a sturdy fortress, and an elegant gallery. It’s filled to the brim with some of the UK’s most exciting memorabilia, housing luxuries such as the priceless Crown Jewels.
Located just next to Tower Hill station, a tour inside the tower will also acquaint you with the many animals that have inhabited the place, which also acted as the city’s first zoo.
Home to the Queen of England, esteemed national treasure Buckingham Palace also features the work of some of the world’s greatest artists, including Vermeer and Rembrandt. A journey through the nineteen state rooms lets your marvel at the luxurious furniture that has come to define the palace’s reputation of opulence.
A ticket also allows you to enjoy the palace’s 40+ acre garden, home to many rare birds and species of wildflower. It’s the largest private garden in the city. Close to all these attractions, visitors can find a range of luxury hotels in and around the city. The Park Grand London Paddington is ideally located, and its Paddington suites are bound to make you feel at home.
Locates minutes from St. James’s Park, the palace is open for only 2 months per year, promising an experience that’s rich as well as exclusive.