Visit London: Places to see and Things to Do in Britain’s Capital
London, heart of Britain and home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, is a must-visit destination when studying in the UK. From the remarkably accurate waxworks at Madame Tussauds to the magical west end performances, London offers something for everyone. In London, you are truly spoilt for choice. Our bite-size guide on things to see in London will help you make the most of your visit.
Gently lifting you up into the air in one of 32 high-tech glass capsules, this 135 metre tall observation wheel allows riders to experience breath-taking 360o views of London. While you view some of London’s famous landmarks, take advantage of the multi-lingual interactive guides.
Since its first chime on the 7th September 1859, the Big Ben bell has been heralding in each hour from the dizzying heights of the clock tower. Collectively, Big Ben is the name assigned to the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, one of London’s must-see attractions.
Buckingham Palace is one of London’s most visited sites. Home to the Queen, an administrative hub of the British monarchy and a go-to place for events, this monumental building is a spectacular sight always alive with activity.
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London is an unmissable attraction for all Harry Potter fans. Step inside the wizarding world of Harry Potter and be led on a magical walking tour through beautiful sets, marvel at animatronics and models as they come to life before your very eyes and become spell-bound seeing costumes and props from the films.
Pose next to sporting legends, famous actors and royalty in one of Madame Tussauds’ 14 interactive areas. Featuring over 300 beautifully crafted wax figures, Madame Tussauds offers picture perfect moments at every turn.
A recent addition to the waxwork collection, Madame Tussauds now boasts a Star Wars zone where the heroes and villains from the series are brought to life.
An animal-lovers dream, the ZSL London Zoo is home to wonderful creatures from all over the world. Meet the cheeky monkeys and walk alongside the king of the jungle at this exhilarating, educational and multi-habitat zoo.
Not for the faint hearted, London Dungeon hosts some of history’s most terrifying characters including barbarous barber Sweeney Todd and female serial killer Jack the Ripper. And the thrill doesn’t stop there, with surprises lurking in the darkness at every turn, when entering the Dungeon, make sure you keep both eyes open.
From musicals like Wicked and The Phantom Of The Opera to dramatic and acrobatic performances such as The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time and Cirque Du Soleil, London boasts some of the best theatre performances in the world.
If you are only in London for the day, jumping onto a hop-on, hop-off open-top bus tour around the city is a great way to see all that it has to offer. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Britain’s capital as you sit back, relax and get driven around the big city. For great deals on tour and attraction packages, check out The Original Tour group.