There are many unique and exciting things to do in London. You would be hard pressed to find better anywhere in the world. Take a look below at our top 5 list, a small but exciting selection of things to do for anyone looking for a fantastic experience that will live on in your memory for years.
For an exciting new experience and unrivalled uninterrupted views 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.
For anyone interested in marine life and fauna then visiting the London Aquarium is an exciting day out.Located on the South bank of the River Thames this attraction can’t be missed its next to the London Eye set within the County Hall building. London Aquarium houses one of Europe’s finest and largest collections of marine life in over 2 million litres of display tanks with over 500 different species for visitor’s enjoyment. Visitors can come face to face with an array of marine life with special “Behind the scenes tours “available for those who wish to broaden their knowledge of conservation programmes, breeding and fish food preparation. For a totally unforgettable and unbelievable experience join in the Aquarium’s Pacific Reef display and snorkel in the presence of 15 stunning sharks or take part in the “VIP Turtle Feeding Experience”.
Located on the South bank of the River Thames the London eye stands proudly gazing out overlooking some of London’s most famous skyline. Opened in 2000 to celebrate the Millennium the London Eye has been a huge success ever since, attracting over 3 million visitors annually. Beat the crowds and queues and spend your time wisely by investing in Fast Track Tickets which give you priority boarding, It is a huge structure towering over 135 metres high, weighing in at 330 tonnes with a diameter of 120 metres, each of the 10 tonnes glass capsules representing each of London’s boroughs comfortably hold 25 people .The wheel takes 30 minutes to rotate allowing visitors to embark and disembark without the need for stopping. Visitors are treated to amazing panoramic vistas of the London skyline with fantastic views of the nearby Houses of Parliament on the opposite bank of the River Thames, Canary Wharf, St.Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge.
Shakespeare’s Globe Tour
For a touch of culture and history a visit to the Shakespeare Globe theatre is a must for any visitor to London, set on the south bank of the River Thames this wonderful reconstruction is a faithful replica with capacity for 3,000 people. The theatre is open all year round enabling thousands of people the opportunity to enjoy this magical monument to one of the world’s greatest poets and playwrights.
The Globe Exhibition has recently been refurbished with the opportunity for visitors to see the outrageously rich and sumptuous Elizabethan costumes and instruments used during the time of the great bard. The tour and Exhibition includes expert guides and an audio guide included in the admission price and available in a number of different languages.
Ripleys Believe it or Not
A visit to Ripleys Believe it or not is an exciting experience located in the centre of Piccadilly Circus. This American institution has been attracting and amazing visitors for decades and now this lavish exhibition of over 700 artefacts can be enjoyed in London. Purchase your tickets and be prepared to be astonished at the interactive exhibits spread over 6 floors, it truly is amazing. On display in the foyer is the featured exhibition of Optimus Prime from Transformer fame and some of the most bizarre, weird and wonderful exhibits gathered from around the world by Robert Ripley the legendary world traveller. Included in the exhibits is one of the rarest collections of shrunken heads from the Amazon, painting of the “Last Supper” amazingly painted on the wingspan of a dragonfly? a four metre model of London Bridge containing over 250,000 matchsticks, the world’s tallest man, the heaviest, the smallest, the hairiest, the largest mirror maze, the near impossible interactive Laser Race, an animated T-Rex, a knitted Ferrari containing over 12 miles of wool and new for 2013 the largest collection of Olympic Torches including the London Games Torch signed by the popular gold winning medallist Laura Trott to name but a few.
So with all of those exciting things to do in London you are sure to have a great time!!