- London's History
- London’s Galleries & Tours
- London’s Parks & Neighbourhoods
Big Ben, London Eye, and Westminster: These are some of the most iconic landmarks of London. Located all fairly close together, you can turn in a circle and can see the London eye (the large Ferris wheel along the Thames), Big Ben (the huge clock tower which chimes every hour) and Westminster (the historic political centre of London).
Buckingham Palace: This elegant mansion is the famed residence of her Majesty the Queen. When she’s home, you will see the flag hoisted. Stop by at 11.30am to see the changing of the guards, a spectacular ritual. You can even visit the inside of the Buckingham Palace on a guided tour.
Tower of London: The iconic tower of London is a castle that’s located on the north bank of the Thames. You can visit the Tower and glimpse at the working collection of the Crown Jewels. There’s so much history to see here, so be sure to spend a few hours exploring.
Tower Bridge: This iconic landmark is an essential stop for any first-time visitors. Walk over it, take photos, and if you have the time, head up in the bridge and walk through the gallery at the top. Take in the lovely views over the river and the cityscape.
London’s Galleries & Tours
National Gallery: The National Gallery is among the most famous art museums in the world, displaying artists of great importance like Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Monet and Van Gogh. It exhibits collections ranging from the French Impressionists, to the Italian Renaissance, to the late medieval period, and more!
9 ¾ & Harry Potter Studio Tour: Listen up Harry Potter Fans: At King’s Cross station you will find Harry's trolley disappearing into the wall where he headed off on his journey to Hogwarts. Located a short way outside the city, don’t miss out on the Studio Tour where you experience the Making of Harry Potter.
Greenwich & Thames boat tour: Instead of going on foot, take a boat tour along the Thames to Greenwich. Depending on where you hop on, you’ll get amazing views of London’s landmarks. In Greenwich, you can stand on the meridian timeline or you can check out the National Maritime Museum.
Neighbourhoods: London is divided into distinct neighbourhoods with their own specialities to explore. Covent Garden is good for entertainment and shopping, and South Kensington could be renamed The Museum District. Soho is a popular nightlife spot featuring theatres, jazz bars, and restaurants, while Shoreditch is one of the trendiest areas in London.
Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens: Hyde Park is the most famous park in London, and is a perfect place to go paddle-boating and see swans. Its famous Speakers Corner is busy every week. Kensington Gardens is on the west of Hyde Park and listed as a Historic Park and Garden.
Notting Hill & Holland Park: Notting Hill has a unique flair. You will find traces of famous movies that have been shot there, and it has tiny little restaurants and bookshops to browse through, as well as the famous Portobello Road Market. Stop by Holland Park to relax in the sun.