Europamundo suggests a Top Ten selection of some of the most interesting attractions to enjoy in London. Take a look and enjoy!
Undoubtedly London is one of the most interesting cities of Europe.
A magic place full of life, culture and history, London gathers great museums, impressive monuments, amazing streets full of history and life….
Here you have our particular Top Ten Attractions to enjoy in London.
If you want to get a fantastic view over London you won´t forget to visit London Eye.
Located in the South Bank area, this amazing attraction (135 m height) offers you one of the most astonishing views of the city of London. Built in 2000 it was the tallest Ferris wheel of the world until 2006, when it was surpassed by the Star of Nanchang (160 meters height) located in China.
There is a wide range of ticket prices (from 19,35 pounds) that include different services. You can also book groups tickets or even have your own private capsule (360 pounds) with a bottle of Champagne and a box of luxury chocolate, ideal for a special date. You can get your tickets HERE
Now take a look at this video to get an idea of what you will see from London Eye.
Here you have our first recommendation regarding museums that you can´t miss in London. The history and evolution of dinosaurs, the development of the earth, human biology, these are some of the greatest discoveries that you may find in this museum located in Cromwell Road. Two floors full of knowledge, amazing reproductions and special events that may complete your experience.
You can easily get there by tube using the Circle Line (Piccadilly) or District Line (South Kensington). The museum opens daily from 10 to 17.50 (last entry 17.30) and the general admission is free, so there is no excuse to miss it!
No one can dispute that The Tower of London is one the city´s landmarks. This impressive historic complex dates from 1066. The white Tower after which the complex is named, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078.
Although this complex has several uses, it was well known as a prison, especially along the XVI and XVII centuries.
But, apart from that, the Tower of London was also used as an armoury, treasury, public records office and, of course, as home of the Crown Jewels of England.
Among them, we can find one of the most impressive jewels of the world:
Nowadays this magnificent diamond is set in the Crown of Queen Elisabeth The Queen Mother. A 108 carat diamond, Koh-i-Noor comes from the Indian region of Andhra Pradesh. After belonging to several governors from India, Persia or Afghanistan, among others, was finally included in Britain´s Crown Jewels after Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India in 1877.
If you want to know something more about this historic stone take a look at the following video
So if you want to admire this unique diamond as well as the rest of the Tower of London, don´t hesitate to purchase your tickets either at the gate or on line. Click here to see the different prices and discounts
London´s heart, Piccadilly Circus is one of the most thrilling places in the city. Crowded by people, full of lights, shops and presided over by Eros’s fountain, this landmark is capital on your visit to London.
This square is one of the most typical meeting points in the city, not only for tourist, but also for Londoners. This is due, not only to the significance of the square, but also to the wide leisure offer you can find there. Theatres, cinemas and lots of shops spread through the area.
This entertaining museum gathers one of the most important waxed figures collection (more than 300) in the world. Actors, the greatest athletes of history, the Royal Family,celebrities or our dearest television and movies characters. You can have them all in this original museum.
Take into consideration that you may get a combine ticket to enjoy several attractions in London at the best prices. For example you can purchase a multi – attraction ticket and enjoy both the Madame Tussauds´ Museum and the London Eye for example. To get more information click HERE
Moving, solemn and colourful, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is another outstanding attraction of London.
The regular starting hour for the ceremony is 11.30 a.m although the dates variate depending on the month of the year. So that we recommend you to check the schedule in advance as soon as you know the dates of your visit.
The Big Ben is one of the most representative images of London´s House of Parliament in Westminster Palace.
The tower where the Big Ben is set was built in the second half of the nineteen century, under a Neo Gothic style. The famous watchmaker Edward John Dent was responsible for the construction of the clock that still nowadays is famous for being one of the most precise clocks of the world.
In northwest London is located the Neasden Temple(BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir) one of the most important Hindu temples of Europe.
In 2000 it was elected the biggest Hindu temple of the world outside India. And also it is a completely traditional construction as it was built thanks to the collaboration of hundreds of volunteers that brought the original material form India.
Within the temple you will enjoy not only the space in itself but also a permanent exhibition and a cultural centre.
The admission is free, except for the visit to the permanent exhibition, and taking into consideration that you are entering a sacred place, there are some rules that must be followed.
Finally we are going to close this selection with other of London´s landmarks, Tower Bridge.
This bridge, built between 1886 and 1894, crosses the Tames river and it is located close to the Tower of London.
You can enjoy a very interesting exhibition that explains the system of elevated walkways that worked in the bridge until 1910.
You can visit Tower Bridge from 10 to 18 ( April to September) and from 9.30 to 17.30 (October to March)
So, as you can see, there are plenty of marvellous attractions to enjoy in London. Take a look at your our catalogue an choose one of our circuits. Cick HERE
And after visiting the city, tell us: Is there any other attraction that you will suggest to our travellers?