London has a lot to offer to its visitors necessitating a daunting effort to select the best spots to see and to experience. Along with the various amazing attractions, it also offers many amenities designed to make it easy for the visitors to move around and see various places of interest easily and with a minimum financial burden.
The London Pass:
One of London’s best offerings is the London Pass that provides dual benefits as the pass holder can get free admission to about 60 attractions, museums and tours and it eliminates the need to stand in long queues to buy a ticket by getting fast track entry. You can also get access to over 20 exclusive special offers that are not available otherwise. Moreover, by incorporating the London Travel card into the London Pass, you will be entitled to unlimited travel on all public transport in London. The London Pass also gets you an excellent 160+ page guidebook packed with hints and amazing places that are a must-see in the city.
Attractions in London:
There is wide array of places to visit in London as it offers 200 museums, 123 historical monuments, 108 music halls, more than 30 historical gardens, 6 racecourses, 2,000 tennis courts, 7 ice rinks and 95 golf courses. Moreover, there are more than 17,000 music performances a year across London’s 300+ venues including The O2 arena – the world’s most popular music venue for the last five years running. Around 250 festivals take place in London every year including London’s largest free festival-The Mayor’s Thames Festival and Europe’s biggest street festival- The Notting Hill Carnival which attracts nearly one million people. There are so many attractions that it is well-nigh impossible to list out all of them but some of the most important ones are being enumerated below.
It is a large modern version of Vienna’s Prater Ferris wheel, dominating the river skyline opposite Parliament. There are always long queues for entry, but the new ticketing system has improved things markedly. Having a London Pass will be an advantage. The capsules can get very hot in sunny weather. If you wish, you can book a whole capsule which has been used for various purposes including advertising cars, having sex, cocktail parties etc. If you want really good photos from the top, take a telephoto lens. To get spectacular views there are many natural vantage points such as at the top of Greenwich Hill near the Ranger’s House or the Observatory. Another good vantage point is Parliament Hill, on Hampstead Heath or Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park. Before going to the London Eye, you should make sure there’s good weather as it’s a really depressing ride when it’s rainy and overcast. The attraction is also visible from almost the whole city and is also considered to be the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel. You can also avail of packages such as; private capsules with dining, champagne or Hotel Chocolat tasting experiences whilst you view London from your ride.
It is one of England’s busiest and most popular theme parks with a myriad of attractions for both adults and children of all ages. You can find many of Europe’s and the world’s most exciting roller coasters here such as Nemesis Inferno, Stealth, Saw, Colossus and Swarm.
Tower of London:
Steeped in history, the Tower of London is a world famous attraction located on the north bank of the River Thames. It is more of a castle than a tower and its official name is Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress. It is home to a fantastic collection of royal treasures, also known as The Crown Jewels. It has been used for multiple purposes in the past such as a place of imprisonment, torture and death and there are many interesting stories related to all these events. It has also been used over the years as a royal residence, treasury, menagerie, armoury, the royal mint and in more recent times as a popular tourist attraction within London.
Lego land Windsor:
It is an ideal place to take kids for developing their creativity while having fun. It offers kid-centric rides, cool building challenges, a unique mix of interactive attractions, exhilarating roller coasters, attractive shows and lots more. It also offers lively music, both whimsical and astonishingly accurate LEGO brick models and a chance to let everyone’s imagination run wild. It has something for every family member.
If you are visiting London and would like to visit various attractions in the Heathrow area and be located close to Heathrow Airport, it would be best to stay at Grand Park Hotel Heathrow that will also provide comfortable accommodation at reasonable cost.
It is one of London’s most famous and iconic attractions and is widely known for its massive gallery of life-like wax sculptures of eminent personalities from all over the world. The queues can be long and the London Pass will help. This is where most visitors like to get their photos taken besides their favourite heroes, sports persons or political bigwigs. Getting snapped with the royalty is also very common.
Visitors to London staying in the Heathrow area can find plenty of dining and bar Heathrow options to satisfy their food and drinks needs.
Located along the northern side of Regent’s Park and having opened in 1828, London Zoo is the world’s oldest zoological park and is home to more than 750 different species of animals, featuring thousands of unique individual creatures. London Zoo is great fun for all the family. The animals in the zoo include Tigers, Lions, Gorillas, Penguins, Hippos, and many more. The experience of visiting the zoo is both entertaining and educational.