Published on January 20, 2014 | by Daniela0
Best things to do in London
London is and will always be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and certainly deserves the tribune of honor even in the world rankings. It is one of those cities that you just cannot visit at least once in your life, one of those destinations that you just bump into at some point on your business or leisure travel plan.
Some travel the world in search of beautiful museums to visit, magnificent buildings, dramatic nature spectacles, or trendy, singular shopping. Others travel for business instead, to learn about different cultures, to discover the secrets of the past or even just to escort their boss in his/her conquest of international markets. In all these cases, you will find yourself searching for a flight to London and a hotel in the Uk Capital City to live your adventure one day. So be ready for this.
Just walking through the main streets of the City you will discover or rediscover London’s timeless wonders, historical markets and imposing monuments. The problem, if we can call it so, comes when, especially those who don’t have many days left, they have to choose which of the many attractions, museums and places of interest to visit during their journey. That’s why it’s always worth reviewing the list of the best things to do in London, those you cannot miss for any reason.
To begin with, you could make your trip easy and cheap by purchasing a convenient London Pass, a “smart card ” that allows you to visit as many as 67 tourist attractions at discounted prices – about £ 15 per tourist site on average. What is more, the London Pass with transport option allows you to use public transports for free.
Lovers of culture and history certainly won’t miss out on the city’s main museums, most of which provide even free access to their visitors. Among the most interesting: the British Museum, the most visited tourist attraction in London, for archeology and numismatics fans; the Museum of London, a little-less-known but equally remarkable museum, which traces the evolution of the city from the Ice Age until the last century; and the National History Museum, perfect for the little ones, which is one of the largest science museums in the world with approximately 70 million exhibits from the world of geology, botany, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology; and finally, among the “big free” we cannot fail to mention Tate Modern, one of the world’s best museums ever, with works by the major 20th-century artists.
Unfortunately, many of the must see sights of the city are with fee, but given their grandeur and the pleasurable sensations that they trigger, you will realize that the price you pay for the ticket will be well worth it. These include: Buckingham Palace – the head office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal House – with the treasures of the Royal Collection (the ticket costs £ 19.75 per adult visitor, ) followed by Westminster Abbey, wonderful gothic church and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is the place where kings, queens, statesmen, aristocrats, poets, priests, heroes and enemies of British history are buried (individual tickets cost £ 18.00 ).
The list cannot be complete, and in any case it will never be, without citing the unmissable Madame Tussaud’s, one of the most famous wax museums in the world, inevitable stop for over 3 million visitors a year. To those who wish to visit this museum we recommend buying a Madame Taussauds London, priority entrance admission ticket online, which will allow you to skip the line at the entrance and explore the three floors of the museum with its 14 interactive areas, take pictures with your favorite celebrity, and live a fun 4D experience with all the superheroes from the Marvel Universe, immersed in an atmosphere that combines glitz and glamour with history.
Since London’s attractions are truly endless, we suggest you check out the classic tourist guides of the city (but choose among the best!) to complete your list of the best things to do in London. Here, to end with, we would like to suggest a final treat, a visit to three famous British attractions in one single tour.
We are talking about a Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge tour, which will guide you from the Windsor Castle and State Apartments to Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain, up to the Roman baths in Bath, in an 11-hours tours of wonder and sacredness, to make your trip to London even more unforgettable. The cost of the tour to Windsor Castle, Bath and Stonehenge is € 59.25 p.p, departs from London, of course, in 4 Fountain Square or from one of the designated pick-up points, generally the main hotels in the city center.