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London

Known for Museums, Theatres and Historical Buildings

From Buckingham Palace to Abbey Road, London has a rich history and culture ready and waiting to be discovered.

How do you get to London?

With over 8 million inhabitants, London is the largest capital city in Europe, and home to the most recognised royal family in the world. It’s easy to get around the UK’s famous capital thanks to the iconic red double-decker buses, black cabs and exceptional underground rail network.

London is where tradition and history meet modernity and innovation. This is showcased by the London skyline along the River Thames. Here you’ll find architectural treasures such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge, world-famous buildings all in the Gothic style, alongside recent additions such as the skyscraper nicknamed The Gherkin (its shape explains all!) and The Shard, an unmistakable glass spire that is the tallest building in Europe. A ride on the London Eye observation wheel on the banks of the River Thames will give you one of the best views over the city.

Visit the British Museum, renowned for its permanent collection of treasures and artefacts from all over the world. Lovers of modern art will be inspired by the Tate Modern, housed in the old Bankside Power Station on the South bank of the River Thames.

Cultural diversity is the key to London’s identity, and this is in evidence with the wide choice of cuisine on offer. Sample some of the best authentic Indian curries in one of the restaurants along Brick Lane. Or head to Soho for dim sum in London’s Chinatown, or pop over to Covent Garden for a wide choice of street food. Kensington, Chelsea and Knightsbridge have many Michelin-starred restaurants, but if you are in the mood for something more laid-back, try the innovative bistros and gastropubs in Notting Hill.

If you’re in the mood for shopping, London’s celebrated department stores will exceed your expectations. Try the luxury of Harrods and Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, or Selfridges on Oxford Street.

If the sun comes out, spend some time people-watching in Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly Circus, or head to the calm of London’s many parks, most notably Hyde Park, the city’s largest. And whatever you decide to do, Buckingham Palace is a must-visit. Witness the changing of the guard at 11:15 am every day except during winter.

Activities in London

Explore the magnificent royal residence, home to Queen Elizabeth II.

Since first sounding in 1859, Big Ben has been one of the most treasured symbols of Britain.

One of the world’s most well-preserved medieval castles, this historic building is known for its fascinating and gruesome history.

Attend music and sports events, see a movie or go bowling in one of the busiest arenas in the world, situated inside this iconic dome by the River Thames.

Visit this cathedral to learn about the history behind London’s most iconic church and its Baroque dome that overlooks the city.

Once the private hunting grounds of a king, London's most famous park is today a place where everyone can enjoy gardens, monuments and music performances. 

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the London skyline in this magnificent big wheel that combines state-of-the-art engineering and all the fun of the fairground.

Explore the history of humanity with this unparalleled collection of world artefacts and treasures from across the millennia.

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Zip around London town like a local on one of the city's iconic double-decker buses. Hop off to explore the city's historic sights and iconic architecture on foot, and glide down the River Thames on a sightseeing cruise to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the English capital.

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Access over 80 attractions including a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, while saving money. Visit cultural treasures like The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. No tickets, no hassle! The London Pass® is a sightseer credits package giving you access to over 80 top London attractions, tours and museums in 1,2,3,4,5,6 or 10 consecutive days.

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The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is an absolute must for fans of the Harry Potter series of books and films. Go behind the scenes to discover the secrets behind the filming of all 8 films as you explore the actual sets used to film scenes in Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Privet Drive—to name but a few.

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Step into the magical world of Harry Potter with a behind-the-scenes look at film sets, props, and costumes at Warner Bros. Studios in London. Scope out treasures from your favourite scenes and uncover the secrets behind the cinema' dazzling special effects as well as a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props with this 4-hour visit.

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Leaving London with your tour guide,travel by high-speed train through the Channel Tunnel and reach the romance-filled capital of France in less than 2.5 hours. Spend the day exploring the city's iconic landmarks, linger over a delicious lunch on the first tier of the Eiffel Tower, and relax during a scenic river cruise along the Seine.

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The world of Harry Potter awaits. Explore the extravagant sets and props that helped bring the magic to life in the Warner Bros. films at the studio where Hogwarts and Diagon Alley were created for the big screen.

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