The best things to do in London
Since the 17th century Kensington Palace has been the household to the British Monarchy and is still used by members of the Royal Household today including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other members of the royal entourage. One of the palaces most admired residents was the late Princess Diana and an exhibition of the “Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection” contains many of the fabulous evening gowns made famous by her. Queen Victoria was born at the palace and it was her childhood dwelling for many years and in tribute to her there is “Victoria Revealed” a permanent exhibition with excerpts from her private journals, works of art and personal articles. Tours of this very popular British institution take in Queen Victoria’s Apartments and the fabulous State Apartments with their luxurious fittings and the Sunken Gardens designed for Queen Anne to entertain court during her extravagant reign. Read More >
Thames Dinner Cruise
One of best ways to view the sites of London is a cruise along the River Thames with spectacular views of many of London’s finest attractions. To add extra dimensions to this wonderful and unforgettable experience try a night-time dinner cruise. This is a sophisticated night time occasion so no casuals or leisurewear it’s a definite smart dress code for ladies and gentlemen. There are a number of companies offering this memorable and unique experience and one of the premier ones is Bateaux London with years of expertise. They offer numerous options to accommodate most budgets with the “Classic Thames Dinner Cruise” being an excellent choice with a welcome drink, a four course a la carte menu, live band and a two and three quarter hour cruise along the River Thames to Canary Wharf and return cruise. For the ultimate dinner cruise try the “Elite Thames Dinner Cruise” package with all of the above plus champagne, after dinner liqueur and the best window tables with clear uninterrupted views. Read More >
For undoubtedly the finest uninterrupted vistas of the London Skyline there is no better place than the recently opened and very popular Shard Building. This magnificent 95 story high pyramidal glass clad building is destined to become one of London’s major attractions. Standing at 310 metres tall it is not only London’s tallest construction it is also currently the tallest in Western Europe, its unique construction is recognisable throughout the world and is drawing crowds to the London Bridge Quarter set on the South bank of the River Thames. High speed lifts quickly take visitors up to the viewing platform areas on the 68 -72 floors with breath-taking views of the city and surrounding area, on clear days it’s possible to see for 40 miles in all directions. To enhance the experience of the Shard try dining in the comfort of the buildings world class restaurants and be amazed by the awesome glass atrium. Read More >
The British Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London with approaching six million visitors flooding through its doors into the Covered Great Court before dispersing in all directions. It is home to one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of humanities culture and history covering thousands of years. On display are vast collections of priceless artefacts numbering in excess of 8 million objects that have been gathered over the centuries since it was founded in 1753.The permanent collection which is free to view is enhanced by the addition of specialist items exhibited in paid exhibitions. There are outstanding displays of Roman, Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Greek, and European with world famous exhibits such as the “Rosetta Stone” and the much disputed “Elgin marbles”. The museum is investing £135 million to ensure it remains one of the most outstanding museums in the world and enhancing the visitor’s experience. Read More >
Over one million visitors are drawn to West Minster Abbey attracted by over one thousand years of history. The current grand Gothic construction was begun by King Henry III in 1245 and his a stunning building with its stained glass windows, textiles, paintings and various other priceless artefacts. Within its boundaries are over 3000 bodies of some of the nation’s most important people including 17 monarchs and a medieval shrine to an Anglo-Saxon saint centred at the Abbeys Heart. The collection of monumental sculptures, memorials and tombs make it the most important single collection in the country. West Minster Abbey has had a long and illustrious connection to the monarchy with it being the coronation church of choice since 1066.National important events and anniversaries are marked by the ringing of the Abbeys bells, a full peal can take over three hours to complete. Read More >
In our opinion these are some of the best things to do in London, enjoy!!