A city full of hustle and bustle accompanied by a host of history, tradition, shopping, food and sport. You won’t even realise how time flies when you’re in London. Here’s the top 10 places to visit when you’re in London.
Well, after all the recent buzz about the royal wedding you surely want to pay a visit at the glorious Buckingham Palace. Its open for the visitors for 10 weeks in summer every year. You can book your tour tickets through their website itself and can explore The State Rooms there are total 19 rooms, these are public rooms where the Royal Family attends their guest over special occasions. There is The White Drawing Room, The throne room which is a masterpiece of architect John Nash. The Ball Room which is the biggest of all state rooms and most beautifully designed, previously it featured a musician gallery but now it is used for official purposes such as State Banquets. You can also take a walk of the magnificent and beautiful garden of the palace. Over all you’ll have fun experiencing a glimpse of the Royal life.
London eye is a must when you go London, situated at the south bank of River Thames. This 443-foot tall Ferris wheel has 32 air conditioned optical capsules which can uphold 25 people per capsule. You can book tickets online to avoid long queues. It gives you a spectacular view of London that you actually make you feel at top of the world. You can book a London eye combo pack which includes a 30-minute rotation on the London eye, 40 minute London eye river cruise which includes:
- Palace of Westminster
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- Tate Modern
- Tower of London
- Shakespeare’s Globe
- Tower Bridge
Along with live commentary by experts available on various languages. London 4D cinema experience is included for free with all London eye tickets. A perfect place to spend your evening with your loved one.
Dans le Noir ?
You might have heard about this unusual restaurant in London, if no then we’re here to tell you about it. Dans Le Noir is a place where your food is served in pitch black usually by blind or visually impaired staff. Amazing right?! They claim by limiting the sense of sight people start using other senses more precisely. A very unique and a wonderful idea for a restaurant which is surely worth visiting.
Warner Bros Studio tour
Grab a glass of butterbear and head towards the tour of warner bros studio – the making of Harry Potter. After the completion of all the eight film they decided to dedicate a whole studio to Harry Potter. They’ve got everything in there, amazing sets of The Great hall, Hagrid’s hut, Forbidden forest, Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, Potion classroom, Hogwarts express, etc. Authentic props like Wands, The sorting hat, all the Horcruxs, Quidditch supplies, Original costumes, and also much more! For a Potter head this tour would be a treat to your eyes. If you have small kids with you then this is the place you should surely take them.
National Art Gallery
There’s something for art lovers too! National Art Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster. The most amazing part about it is that its free 360 days a year, yes that’s right. You can visit this place and adore the beautiful artwork paintings by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir and Van Gogh. This collection belongs to the to the government on behalf of the British public. There are free guidelines, tours in various languages and also free family activities for children of all ages. You can explore this place while you’re in London.
British museum is one of the largest and most attracted museums in the world. It is solely dedicated to human history, art and culture. It beholds 8 million permanent collection of work from all over the world. The museum sometimes has special exhibitions or events which are based on culture or history. It’s a free visit and you can explore anything you want, there are no big queues here unlike other museums. There’s also an enormous round Reading Room for the book lovers which consists of almost 30,000 books. Every Friday there are lectures, debates, film screening, performances and late openings until 8:30 in the Court Restaurant. Here you can delve into the world history.
Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes
Grab your Ray’s Pizza and bee-line for the bowling alley. Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes is a retro themed bowling alley where you can go out with your friends or family and have a ball of time. There’s karaoke too, showcase your singing talents here. You can visit this place after 12am, enjoy the dine and have a chill time.
The beautiful Hyde park at the center of London is a most amazing place to have a picnic. It’s one of the most enormous city parks in the world. There’s something or the other for everyone be it swimming, cycling, boating and skating. It also has parts of sports like there are tennis courts, tracks for horse riding and a wide playground for children. There are restaurants which serve everything from a cup of coffee to a full course meal. Hyde park also has memorial Diana foundation and events throughout the year, on Sundays there’s Speakers Corner where people share their views on various topics. It is a glorious park for an outing.
The London Dungeon
The most scariest place in London! Here you go through 1000 years of history with 19 interactive shows and 20 live actors. A visit here would be the most trilling experience of your life! They have full on 360 sets with gripping storytelling, underground rides and they put on a new show every year because they want to give their visitors a new reason to visit. That’s amazing right? You are going to love this place if you’re a horror lover.
The rainforest café has the most unique themed of restaurant. As its name suggest a forest theme restaurant which recreates the scenery and sound of a rainforest. It is a perfect place to dine in with your family, friends or loved one. Children as specially enjoy this place as there are animatronics rainforest animals like gorillas, elephants, crocodiles, jaguars mechanical butterflies, etc. They also have animal themed stools, fish tanks and mouth-watering American and international cuisine.