Buckingham palace is one of the oldest attractions in London, with the palace itself being built in approximately 1703. Tourists flock from allover the world to see the palace, which is the usual residence of HM The Queen.
At Buckingham palace you’ll be able to see the changing of the guard, and on certain dates you will be able to enter the palace for a guided tour.
Tower of London
The tower of London is London’s Castle, and was up until 1952 a prison. Nowadays, the tower is home to events for all the family, and of course a museum which holds the crown jewels in all their glory. The 23,500+ individual jewels in the Martin Tower have an estimated worth of £20 billion.
Tickets start at £22.70 for adults, and £10.75 for children. Book tickets online for the best prices.
The Coca-Cola London Eye is the perfect way to take in some of London’s fantastic scenery, with views on a clear day over Westminster Palace, the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), The River Thames, Buckingham Palace, The Shard, and St. Pauls Cathedral to name but a few.
Standard tickets are just £22.95 when you book online in advance.
Hyde park is a grade 1 listed royal park set right in the heart of London. The park offers horse riding, tennis and boating, and if you’re not the active type – there’s multiple cafés and bars on the waterside.
Hyde park regularly hosts big events, including top musicians. Queen, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Duran Duran have all played here in the past.
BFI, or the British Film Institute is a cinema set on the Southbank of the River Thames, and is a perfect day out for film-buffs. BFI Southbank shows both contemporary and classics, and with tickets at just £3 for under 25s, this is a great value way to spend an afternoon or evening.
For an up-to-date whats on guide, visit the official BFI site.
The O2, or Millennium Dome houses an indoor arena, cinema, exhibition space, bars and restaurants. The most popular musicians and bands play the O2, with Katy Perry, Shakira, Kylie, U2, and Florence & The Machine all set to play in 2018.
Piccadilly Circus of course is home to the iconic lights, with the most prominent adverts for Coca Cola. The light are London’s answer to Time Square, albeit on a much smaller scale!
Oxford street is London’s premier shopping district, with over 300 retailers occupying the space from designer outlets to boutiques and department stores. Highlights include: Urban Outfitters, Adidas, GAP, Lush, Disney, Dyson and New Balance.
View the full list of shops on Google Maps
Platform 9 3/4
If you’re an avid Harry Potter fan then you’ll no-doubt know all about platform 9 3/4. This is where young wizards will travel by train from Kings Cross to Hogwarts, via the Hogwarts Express.
Alongside the 9 3/4 attraction, there is a gift shop stocked full of wizarding gear, and this certainly looks the part.
Visit the official attraction website at harrypotterplatform934.com