Top London attractions

  1. British Airways London Eye - www.londoneye.com (3.9mi/7.2km)
    It’s like a ferris wheel, 10 times better... unless you’re afraid of heights.
    This 400-foot-high wheel carries twenty-five passengers in each pod.
    These pods have plenty of room to walk around them, so everyone will get an extraordinary sweeping view of the city. The ride about 30 minutes long.
  2. Madame Tussauds - www.madame-tussauds.co.uk (3.0mi/4.8km )
    At Madame Tussauds, you’ll come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces. From Shakespeare to Britney you’ll meet influential figures from showbiz, sport, politics and even Royalty.
  3. Buckingham Palace - www.royal.gov.uk (2.4mi/3.8km)
    Buckingham Palace is the Queens London residence and is used to receive and entertain guests on state, ceremonial and official occasions.
  4. Shakespeare’s Globe - www.shakespeares-globe.org (5.2mi/8.3km)
    The reconstructed Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Bankside, including Theatre, Education and Exhibition departments.
  5. Hampton Court Palace - www.hrp.org.uk (9.4mi/15.1km)
    Henry VIII’s majestic riverside palace, with beautiful gardens & famous maze.
  6. Tower of London - www.hrp.org.uk (5.9mi/9.4km)
    The Tower of London is one of the most famous castles in the world and home to the Crown Jewels.
  7. Windsor Castle - www.windsor.gov.uk (20mi/32.1km)
    Just outside of London, a short train ride away is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and The Queen’s favourite weekend home.
  8. Holland Park & Leighton House Museum (a short walk away)
    London’s most romantic park; beautiful formal gardens, water features, woodland and a stunning Japanese garden. The Museum provides an unforgettable insight into the artist Lord Leighton’s world and is a unique venue for the understanding and appreciation of Victorian art and architecture.
  9. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - www.kew.org (4.4mi/8.1m)
    Escape to the World Heritage Site of Kew Gardens, home to six magnificent glasshouses and the world’s largest collection of plants.
  10. Tours:
Open top bus tours: www.theoriginaltour.com
Walking tours: www.walks.com
Bike tours: www.londonbicycle.com
Thames river cruise: www.citycruises.com