London Holiday Guide

 

Travel to London and you will find a city packed full of events, attractions, monuments, galleries, museums and more.

It would be impossible to provide a complete guide to London holidays, so we've come up with a few must-see sights during your stay.

Travel to London for sightseeing

London offers fantastic sightseeing opportunities as there are so many different sights and landmarks to explore. The architecture is rich and diverse, ranging from historic structures such as The Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral to modern buildings such as 30 St Mary Axe, commonly known as 'The Gherkin'. Open top bus rides are hugely popular with tourists who choose to visit London as this is a great way to get an overview of the city before you set off on your own to explore a little deeper.

Things to do on a holiday in London

London is one of the world's most visited cities and so there are plenty of attractions to see during your stay. The British Museum, a stunning sight in its own right, is a museum dedicated to human history and culture. It is one of the most popular museums in the city. A particular favourite of ours is the Natural History Museum, which deals with life on earth from its origins up until the present day. Here visitors can learn about dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, making the museum great for children and adults alike. The museum also houses specimens collected by Charles Darwin and England's most famous naturalist has been honoured by the museum with a statue in the main hall.

For a real taste of British history during your holiday in London, The Tower of London on the north bank of the River Thames is an absolute must. The history of the building dates back nearly 1,000 years but there have been several periods of expansion since then. The Tower of London was once used as a prison (Anne Boleyn, Edward V and Guy Fawkes have all been detained here) but today many visit this popular attraction to catch a glimpse of the Crown Jewels, Henry VIII's armour and the various instruments of torture on display.

London holidays for families

City breaks in London can be great for all the family and there are a number of attractions that youngsters will simply love. The London Eye is a fantastic way to get a view of the whole city. The waxworks at Madame Tussauds and London Zoo are other attractions the younger members of the family will adore.

Budget holidays in London

If you're looking for cheap travel to London and don't want to break the bank during your stay, there are a number of attractions you can visit that are free of charge. All the publicly funded museums in the UK do not levy an admission charge so the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, National Gallery and British Museum are all great for a budget day out, although it is customary to leave a small donation when you visit. The city's parks are great in the summer and offer a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets.

There really is so much to see and do in this dazzling city that whatever your interests, you will find something that appeals when you travel to London. If you're looking for culture, you may wish to visit the West End, with its many theatres and shows. For high-culture, the Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe are both perfect locations. Whatever your reasons for choosing London holidays, we're sure you'll find exactly what you're looking for when you visit the UK's largest city.


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