“He who is tired of London, is tired of life.”
– Samuel Johnson
London’s heritage, with its pomp and pageantry, makes it one of the most charming places in the world. Famous for its historical and royal attractions, palaces, castles, monuments, Crown Jewels, fine museums, quaint theaters, antique shops, afternoon tea, more pubs than you can count – and its Royal Family – London is in a class all its own. And like Florence and San Francisco, it’s an interesting “walking city” – everything is conveniently located, so you don’t need a car to get around.
Fun London Attractions, City Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips
Steeped in history, there are so many FUN Things to Do in and around London – it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Top attractions include: The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Covent Garden, Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, Harrods (one of the world’s most famous luxury department stores), Hyde Park and The Serpentine, Diana Memorial Fountain, London Eye (giant ferris wheel), Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, London Zoo, Isabella Plantation at Richmond Park, The Shard, and the Tower Bridge.
London is renowned for its fine museums and art galleries. Here are a few of our favorites: British Museum, Churchill War Rooms, Imperial War Museum, Museum of London, Natural History Museum, Natural Science Museum, Wimbledon Lawn tennis Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum (also referred to as the “V&A” – it’s the world’s greatest museum of design and the arts), National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, Tate Britain, and Tate Modern (featuring one of the world’s finest art collections – from 1900 to the present day – including major works by Dali, Picasso, Matisse, Warhol, and other masters.)
Fun Day Trips from London
If you have time, plan a Fun Day Trip to Windsor Castle, Bath, Oxford, Canterbury, Statford-Upon-Avon, and the Cotswolds. Visit Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle. Tour the mysterious site of Stonehenge (pictured below).
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The Best Time To Visit London
If you don’t care about the weather, anytime is a good time to visit London.Late April-June and September are the best months – not too hot, cold or wet. July and August, the busiest months, can be hot, muggy, and even rainy at times. Winters are usually cold, dull and rainy. We recommend that you pack a brolly (umbrella) – whenever you go.