Visiting London soon, but don’t know how to start planning it all?

London is a city filled to the brim with incredible attractions and fun things to do, so you definitely won’t be lost for inspiration!
 
In our opinion, the following locations are the top 12 things to in London, and the things you’ll absolutely want to make time for. So pack your selfie stick, and your camera - and let’s go!

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is perhaps the most iconic London attraction, as it’s a place seeped in history and glamour.  If you’re on a budget it’s free to turn up outside and peer through the gates, but for those wanting to explore a little more, on certain dates you will also be able to visit the State Rooms and the Queen's Gallery.

Thames River Cruise

The Thames runs right through the heart of London, and is definitely something you don’t want to miss. Taking a walk along the embankment is one thing - but actually boarding a boat and seeing all the sights from the water is another. So many of London’s key attractions can be seen from The Thames, and a river tour is the perfect way to see them.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in the whole world, and is a beautiful addition to the city skyline. If you want to do a little more than stare in awe - you really must visit the Tower Bridge exhibition which allows you to see the magnificence of the bridge from the inside... through the use of glass floors. Another way to view this spectacular bridge is at night, when it is brightly lit and lights up The River Thames.

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is at the very heart of London, and is a vibrant and exciting place to visit. The Square itself is known as ‘The Times Square of London’ and in the evening the huge billboards light up the West End. From here you can also take in a West End show, browse the shops along Regent Street, and then (when your feet get tired) stop for a bite to eat in SoHo.

Hyde Park

This stunning inner city park is set in 350 sprawling acres, and is loved by locals and tourists alike. As well as being able to walk around the grounds, there are also many recreational activities available including tennis, swimming, cycling and bowling. So it's a great choice if you love being sporty and you love the outdoors. 

Harrods

If you love to shop, then you really must pay a visit to Harrods. Situated along Brompton Road in Knightsbridge (on of the poshest neighbourhoods in London), the store is open from 10am until 9pm. The stores is home to hundreds of luxurious brands across Womenswear, Menswear, Homeware, Cosmetics, Food and Jewellery (and more). Even if you have no money to spend, it’s fun just to walk around and soak in the atmosphere. Oh, and don’t forget to visit the incredible food court!

London Eye

No visit to London is complete without a whirl on the London Eye. It was launched back in 2000 and is now one of the most iconic sights in the city. The views from the top are simply stunning!

London Zoo

If you hustle and bustle of the city is getting too much for you, take a day to relax and visit London Zoo instead. You will be able to see penguins, otters, tigers, birds of prey, lemurs, camels and various animals that live in the rainforest. This is a perfect option for families, as kids will just adore walking around and seeing all the different animals.

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral is open daily from 8.30 to 4pm for sightseeing purposes, and is one of the most recognisable religious buildings in the world. A lot of tourist choose only to view it from the outside, but if you do choose to take a look inside, you will be able to enjoy the wondrous interior, sublime architecture and learn about the Cathedral's history too.

British Museum

The British Museum is the perfect family day out if you fancy squeezing in a bit of education and learning along the way. Here you will find information, art and technology from across the globe. The Museum is open daily from 10am and even has a coffee shop and souvenir shop on site.

The Shard

The Shard is a relatively new attraction in London, as it was only opened a few years ago! It’s the tallest building in the city, and if you visit the viewing platform the views on offer are truly breathtaking. If you don’t fancy going right to the top, there are some restaurants about halfway (we recommend The Aqua Shard) where you can pop in for drinks and food, and enjoy a similar view.

Borough Market

No visit to London is complete without a trip to the bustling Borough Market. This food market goes back decades, and the experience is truly one of a kind. Spend your afternoon trying samples from food vendors, and treating yourself to a cake, a macaroon, or a burger. The options are endless - it’s just a shame our appetite is limited!