Exploring London

Posted by admin | Posted in Europe | Posted on 01-04-2011

London is steeped in history and landmarks, and has very many tourist attractions to visit. When visiting London, it’s best to plan ahead to make the most of your time there and to also make best use of the transport links. There is a good mix of modern and traditional across London.

The top attractions, according to the official website Visit London, reflect this variety of culture.

Buckingham Palace

Built in 1702, and the home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  See treasures from The Royal Collection alongside paintings by Rembrandt and Rubens at one of very few remaining working palaces in the world today.

The London Eye

32 high tech glass capsules offer a 40 mile panoramic view of London through a ferris wheel style ride. A great way to spot the main points of interest across the city; riders should be able to see Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square. Can get very busy during the summer, in which case a ‘fast track’ ticket is available at extra cost.

Shakespeare’s Globe

A reconstruction of the open air playhouse originally built in 1599. Entirely devoted to the history of Shakespeare’s London life, including a guided tour and explanations of the intriguing exhibitions.  Discounted entry to the Globe is often available using special London deals vouchers designed for tourists and visitors.

Wembley Stadium Tour

England’s National Football stadium. Home of the FA cup Final, and witness to many great moments in football history made by legends like David Beckham and George Best.  The tour includes access to the Players Tunnel and Trophy Room, and the chance to relive Wembley’s greatest moments on video.

Thames River RIB tours

A ‘Rigid Inflatable Boat’ ride is an exciting way to speed along the river Thames at a rate of knots whilst taking in the sites such as Tower Bridge and the Millennium Dome.  The ‘alternative’ guided tour  is designed to provide a more humorous insight on London. For deals on experience days in London visit the Kelkoo Select website.

Eating out in London

There are a huge range of restaurants to choose from in London.  More popular or prestigious restaurants usually require an advanced booking, so it’s an idea to check the restaurant’s website first. For budget friendly meals there are plenty of internationally recognised chains such as McDonalds and KFC scattered about in town.

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