As a tourist in London, there are a number of not to be missed attractions that you simply must visit while you are here.
We have put together a comprehensive list of the attractions which we think that every tourist should see.
Groups of any size can hire a coach or a minibus to take them on a sightseeing tour around the London area, stopping off for tea at the Ritz or shopping at Oxford Street are just some of the ‘London Experiences’ available.
The London Eye
This iconic ‘big wheel’ first opened to the public in early 2000, hence its nickname ‘The Millennium Wheel’ – tickets start from just £27.95 with optional extras such as champagne or a river cruise. During summer, the opening times are 10.00 – 21.00 on weekdays and more information about booking can be found here – https://www.londoneye.com/
Everyone should take some time to visit the truly amazing Westminster Abbey, the place where Queen Elizabeth II, was both married and crowned as monarch of the realm. A popular site with both American and Asian tourists, the Abbey is embarking on a 70 ft gallery project to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Britains longest reigning monarch, due to open in 2018. Entrance tickets start at £20 for adults and £9 for children when you buy online and more information can be found here – https://tickets.westminster-abbey.org/wagolive.com/entry/index.aspx
Tower Of London
Discover 1000 years of history at the Tower Of London, view the Crown Jewels, take a Yeoman Warder Tour, see the Ravens, visit the White Tower and explore the formidable fortress. You really need to spend half a day at the Tower, in order to appreciate all that it has on offer – it is a great combination with Westminster Abbey for a daytrip but you shouldnt try to pack in more than two activities in one day. Entrance prices start at £23 for adults and £10 for children when you book online and you can buy your tickets here – http://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/visit-us/tickets-and-prices/
St Pauls Cathedral
The cathedral was first designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673, you can visit this iconic part of British history anytime between 8.30 and 4.30 Monday – Friday. Ticket prices start at #18 for adults and #8 for children. You can buy tickets online here – https://www.stpauls.co.uk/tickets
Group visits to St Paul’s Cathedral
Schools, religious groups and any other type of group booking is welcome at St Paul’s and members of groups can receive a discount on their entrance ticket, depending on how many people are in the group.
Afternoon Tea At The Ritz
Enjoy a quintessential British experience with afternoon tea at the Ritz, with delicately quarter cut sandwiches, cream scones and up to 18 different blends of tea. Afternoon tea is available at 11.30, 1.30, 3.30, 5.30 and 7.30. There is both a pianist and a string quartet to entertain you during your afternoon tea. The dress code at the Ritz includes no jeans or sportswear for anyone and gentlemen should wear a jacket and tie. Traditional afternoon tea starts at #52 per person and champagne afternoon tea starts at #68 per person. Book your group transport for afternoon tea at the Ritz with Select Coach Hire and travel in luxury and arrive in style.
Shopping trip to Oxford Street
Oxford Street is one of the most famous shopping areas in the world and is home to a unique collection of boutique and high street shops. Whilst you are visiting London arranging a shopping trip to Oxford Street is definitely worth a day of your time (well at least a day of the ladies time).
Any trip to London would not be complete without a visit to Buckingham Palace, there are a number of special trips and visits for private groups and tours. The Royal Day Out ticket includes admission to the following three areas, The Queens Gallery, The State Rooms & The Royal Mews at the end of your visit you can relax at The Family Cafe or The Garden Pavillion. The State Rooms are public rooms within the palace where monarchs receive and entertain visitors, they include the Throne Room, The White Drawing Room and The Music Room.
Changing the guard
The changing of the guard ceremony takes place at 11.30 everyday and lasts for around 45 minutes. During the changing of the guard ceremony, one regiment will take over from another, the Queen’s guard consists of St James’ detachment and Buckingham Palace detachment.
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