We’re in the midst of award season. With the BAFTAs having been and gone and the Oscars looming, we’re itching to sit down in front of the big screen. And what better way to do it than at some of the most chilled out, comfortable and stylish cinema venues in London? See below for the ultimate Top Sights Guide!
All the world’s a stage, especially at The Globe. For some 500 years, London has been a thriving hotbed of theatre, filling the playhouses with the work of playwrights new and old. In terms of sheer spectacle though, nowhere can best The Globe, the stunning replica of an Elizabethan playhouse that premiered many of Shakespeare’s best-loved works. Famed for their outdoor performances of The Bard’s classics, an evening at The Globe is a theatrical experience like no other. Here’s all you need to know!
When a man is tired of London,’ Samuel Johnson famously declared, ‘he is tired of life’. With all due respect to Sam, much as we at Top Sights Tours love everything about living in the city, we disagree. But England is spoilt rotten with attractions meaning a day away from the capital is definitely worthwhile and generally just a short train ride away.
No matter your reason for visiting, London has something for everyone. History buffs looking to brush up on the British narrative will delight in the Tower of London. Admirers of art or theater will praise the National Gallery and the West End Theatre District, while fans of the monarchy can’t skip Buckingham Palace. Below are the nine best Tourist Attractions for first time and veteran visitors.
Whether you love shopping or are just looking to pick up gifts for loved ones, England’s bustling capital is a fantastic place to be.
Home to famous department stores such as Harrods, Selfridges and Marks & Spencer, these shopping havens are more than just a place for a spot of retail therapy.
Get ready to slip on some comfortable shoes and spend the day at some of Top Sights Tours best places to shop.
Covent Garden: Home to the theatre, more art galleries than you could count and – somehow – even more buskers. But if you’ve looked at one too many Monets and can already recite the words to Lion King back to front, don’t fear, because there’s plenty more hiding behind Covent Garden’s doors to keep you entertained. Here’s the Top Sights guide to London’s Covent Garden.
A trip to the capital wouldn’t be complete without seeing the top 15 attractions in London. Make sure to tick these top things to see in London off your list!
It’s not hyperbole to say that London is home to many of the world’s best museums. Venues such as the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum and Design Museum can justly lay claim to being the best in their field (and most of them are free too). But with so many famous institutions dominating the itineraries of tourists, it can be easy to overlook London’s cornucopia gems. Below is the Top Sights Tours guide for Best museums!
When it comes to going out in London, it’s easy to stick to our favourite hangouts. Whether it’s a cosy pint at your local, brunch at a neighbourhood bistro, or partying hard into the small hours, we’ve all got our usual stomping grounds. Below is the Top Sights guide to the best of hidden London
London Bridge is one of our favourite places to explore in the city. Offering such an eclectic mix of things to do, we’ve rounded up the top 10 things not to be missed. From hustle and bustle of Borough market to the magnificent Tower Bridge, we have your itinerary sorted to explore London Bridge in a day, the right way…
Being one of the top destinations in the world, the top London tourist attractions draw more than 15 million visitors every year. Britain’s Capital is one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world with unlimited entertainment and leisure. Here are the best Top Sights Tours London points of interest!
Fancy a London Walk-about but don’t know where to start? Check out Top Sights Tours best places to stroll, all accessible within central London. Perfect after one of our many walking tours!
London has endless sights to visit and varying opinions on which places are worth it and which are skippable! Here’s the #1 Top Sights list of places that are must-sees when visiting the English Capital.
Planning on spending just one day in London? Sure, it’s not very long, but you’ll be able to see a lot of London’s highlights even in such a short space of time. A great way to do this is with a convenient Top Sights Tour that will ensure you’ll see the very best of London in a very short time span. Keep reading below for a few highlights you may want to experience on a quick stopover in the British capital.
It may not be so well served by the tube network, but hop on a bus or the overground and you’ll find loads of great things to do in south London. Below are London Top Sights Tours best picks for spending a day in South London.
One of London’s most famous landmarks, the Westminster Abbey is a must-see when you visit the capital city of England! Throughout the years, the 700-year-old church has held burials of many historical figures, as well as royal coronations and even weddings. Most recently, it was the site of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding on 19 April 2011. Book a Top Sights Tour today to ensure you see this fascinating part of British history.
As the creative hub of London’s East End, you’ll never be short of things to do in Shoreditch. Check out London Top Sights Tours list of the 10 best things to do in Shoreditch so you can plan the perfect itinerary after a tour of central London!
Looking for something new to do with little Londoners? Top Sights Tour has an adventure in store, a Shrek Adventure! Join us on our historic London walking tour where you will see the top 30 London Attractions plus an interactive Shrek adventure that’s sure to please the whole family!
If you think of visiting London you probably don’t immediately think fish, unless they are in batter, but London does have a world-class aquarium right on the banks of the iconic River Thames. Check out the Top Sights Guide below to plan a nice trip to the aquarium after a great tour.
London’s Camden Town offers an eclectic mix of markets, cuisines and live music venues. Check out London Top Sights Tours guide to Camden town to plan your perfect day in the birthplace of punk.
London’s West End – aka Theatreland – is the best place to see theatre in the whole world. Check out London Top Sights top spots to see theatre after an amazing tour.
The cheap way to travel in London — and steer clear of traffic — is on the Tube, a.k.a. the London Underground rail network. While nearly every city has a public transportation system, London’s Tube is rich in history unlike any other! Be sure to book a Top Sights Tour if you’re interested in unlocking the secrets of the worlds oldest underground!
From official Harry Potter attractions, to film locations and unofficial ‘wizard-themed’ experiences, London is full of exciting adventures for any die-hard Potterhead. Take a Top Sights Harry Potter tour to ensure you see all the sights while you wait for your Hogwarts letter…
No visit to London is complete without taking in the sights that dot the famous River Thames. On a London Top Sights Tour, you’ll be able to see 30+ London attractions, plus cruise down the river and see the stunning landmarks that line the 346km waterway. Keep reading for more info on how to cruise down Londons’ most famous river!
London is one of the most expensive cities in the world and while the idea of doing anything for free in London often seems impossible, there are a few hidden gems that make seeing the sights all the more affordable! Top Sights Tours has created the ultimate guide to London’s best freebies.
London, one of world’s most visited cities, has always been associated with grand tourist attractions. Maybe less famous to the rest of the world, are London’s natural spaces and wildlife, offering the best alternative for the tourists who prefer to spend a peaceful time far from the agitated city life. Below are Top Sights Tours picks for the best of Botanical London!
With top class museums, galleries, pubs and restaurants London isn’t a city that has to be limited to warm weather. Below are London Top Sights best picks for having fun while staying warm.
Explore the authentic restaurants and shops of London’s Chinatown neighborhood, and join in special events to get a flavour of Chinese culture in London with these Top Sights Tours tips on some o the best attractions and restaurants.Read more
When one thinks of London, one thinks of royals! While rich with all kinds of history, London is most visible as the site of Royal weddings, coronations, and of course the Queens house! Check out London Top Sights best Royal hotspots, and be sure to book a British Royalty Tour to ensure you see them all!
The 2012 London Olympics may be long gone but the olympic park has certainly stayed! Be sure to come on down to the heart of East London for an escape the hustle and bustle of urban living through the Park’s green, open spaces and its tranquil waterways. Perfect after a Top Sights Tour!
Searching for the best pubs in London? You’re in the right place. The capital’s drinking scene is one of the best in the world, where you can bounce from historic and traditional pubs to modern boozers pulling perfect pints of craft beer. Luckily, London Top Sights offers a great history and pints tour to assure out don’t miss out on any of the fun!
For book lovers seeking a bit of peace and quiet, libraries are a great hideout. Luckily, London is full of them: big libraries, tiny libraries, and aesthetically-pleasing libraries, all bursting with books to borrow and read. Below Top Sights Tours has compiled a list of the best libraries in London for all book lovers.
London is full of surprises, including the world’s oldest scientific zoo. A visit to the London Zoo will guarantee seeing and learning about exotic animals, all without ever having to leave the city! Continue reading for some London Top Sights tips on how to have a great visit.
As one of London’s hidden cultural hubs, Canary wharf is most known for it’s financial bustle and connection to the world of business. Canary Wharf however, is also home to prominent public art. Below is a Top Guide to Canary Wharf’s art scene, perfect for a casual visitor or resident!
Once considered outside the city of London, Greenwich is home to a host of sights including the National Maritime Museum and a regal former Royal residence. Greenwich is where eastern and western hemispheres meet and where you will discover breathtaking views, lovely markets and amazing attractions, all in a beautiful riverside setting just minutes from central London.
While many people work in Canary Wharf, and do not usually consider it to be a tourist hub, this historic part of London’s docklands can be enjoyed by tourists as one of London’s hidden Gems! Canary Wharf was once the hub of British Empire – with 1000 ships a month passing through it during its peak in the 19th Century. It’s a perfect historical pit stop for any Top London Traveler.
Bustling London is busy all times of year but can also be visited at any point without the risk of missing out on any fun! With its mild climate and rare extreme weather, a trip to England’s Capital is perfect for your next vacation. But your visit will be different depending on the time of year. See our guide to visiting during London’s four seasons below, and be sure to book any number of our Top Sights Tours to make sure you see the sights of the city.
The city has innumerable streets that have countless luxury brands, and is filled with eye candies for Shopaholics. While shopping here may not be so cheap, it is definitely an experience worth having if you wish to glam up your wardrobe or home! So, the next time you take a trip to England, make sure you check out these best places to shop in London, especially after a Top Sights Tour.
Street art has brightened up our city from the South Bank to Brick Lane and beyond. Here are a few iconic pieces to hunt down after taking a London Top Sights Tour through The Capital.
Visiting London with children can be daunting, but luckily London has enough family friendly places to make even the smallest tourists happy. Whether you are looking for child-friendly restaurants, free attractions for kids, places to go with kids or ideas for your day out in London, family days out in London are easy to plan with London Top Sight Tours.
Where do we start? London is one of the busiest cities on the planet.If you’ve never been to London before and are excitedly planning your first trip but don’t know what to expect, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. …
In the year AD 43, following an invasion led by the Roman Emperor Claudius, the Romans founded the town of Londinium (the Roman name for London). Although Britannia was abandoned by The Romans thousands of years ago, echos of London ancient past can still be witnessed in certain parts of the city. Interested in walking in the footsteps of the Romans? Book a tour to visit the Roman Walls today and scroll down for some of the amazing history you’ll be able to explore, all without leaving the city!
London can be an overwhelming city, crowded with people, tall buildings and a whole lot to see. One of the most overwhelming parts about London is the sheer number of food options you’ll have by visiting. A quick and fun way to solve this is by combining seeing the sights of London eating traditional english food on Top Sights London Food Tour. After that, head to any of these top London restaurants and you’ll be confident to order like a pro!
Attracting 27 million visitors every year, London is the most visited city in Europe. It’s no surprise that London is top of so many people’s travel plans. Below area few sights you can see on a quick stop over– though you may end up wanting to stay longer! Read more
London is known as “the city of 100 villages.” That fact of facts is one of the reasons this is the most livable major city in the world. Below are two of the top walks in London.
Hungry but don’t feel like dressing up to sit in a nice restaurant? Don’t want to sacrifice time away from seeing some of our top London sights? Luckily London is full of some of the best food markets in the whole world.
Book a tour with us today to experience the smells and tastes of some of London’s best food places!
Brick Lane has a lot more to offer than its proximity to the historic Jack the Ripper killings. Once a low income part of town, it recently began to bounce and become a top London tourist attraction. Whether it’s food, shopping, history or culture, brick lane has it all and is a perfect day trip in London for the whole family.
London is certainly sprawling city, but it is also the home to a robust and convenient underground system. There are more than 270 stations and 11 lines that connect them in London. You may be able to use public transport to get anywhere, but it doesn’t mean figuring out your route is so easy. The tube map looks like a tangled mess of colors, and when you factor in the overlapping train and bus lines, you can get lost in a hurry. Perhaps there’s no better way to experience London in full swing than to go underground. Heading to London and want some help navigating one of the world’s oldest transit systems? Here are some tricks on how to use the historic London Underground, including our great London Underground Top Sight Tour.
Aboard the Golden Hinde, exchange the 21st century for the 16th as this four hundred and forty one year old Elizabethan galleon transports you back in time.
Brexit is everywhere, in the news, the papers, on people’s lips and maybe on those visitors coming into the UK. Brexit, or its full name “the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union” is going to happen in March 2019.
Are you ready to witness a 400 year old tradition right before your very eyes?
As the weather gets colder throughout London, the Christmas Fair Season starts to heat up. The best Christmas Fair in all of London is located in Hyde Park, which is easily accessible after a day spent exploring Westminster, or talking a tour of England’s Royal sights near Buckingham Palace.
London is a vast city with plenty to do for everyone! Being as big as it is, London has some wonderful walks that any visitor or city dweller can do on their own or with friends. Here is a list of the top 10 walks you can take when visiting the English Capital.
When it comes to Shakespeare, it is hard not to think of London and the famed Globe Theatre. Originally built in 1599, The Globe saw the fabled openings of some of William Shakespeare’s most iconic plays, and catered to the whims of Queen Elizabeth the first as she ruled over England, Ireland, Scotland, and France.
Interested in alternative London but tired of recreations and reenactments? The Clink Prison is centrally located in Southwark but far from a recreation. Now a museum, it sits in the same place where the prison opened and operated for more than 600 years! A notorious medieval prison, The Clink was so iconic that the name has become slang as a generic term for prison or a jail cell.
Buckingham Palace is one of the most iconic buildings in London, and it houses the cities most iconic resident, Queen Elizabeth II! Centrally located in Westminster, Buckingham Palace is one of only a few working royal palaces left in the world. Great on a Westminster tour or London Private tour, all with the help of a fun London tour guide!
For 120 years Tower Bridge has been helping to taxi people from Tower Hamlets to Lewisham and beyond. Besides being a permanent fixture on the London Skyline, the Bridge also has plenty to do for tourists looking see the historic marvel upclose, and learn about its history on a London Guided Tour!
Winston Churchill, was a celebrated British politician, army officer, writer, and Prime Minister. One cannot think of WWII’s European theatre without the mention of his name. While often lauded by the public as a great communicator, Winston Churchill had a secret hidden beneath the streets of Westminster. The Churchill War Rooms, constructed hastily right before Britain’s entrance into the conflict, is an underground bunker where the prime minister famously declared “This the room from which I will direct the war.” This is a great sight to see on a Westminster tour with one of our fun London tour guides!
While it’s camouflaged exterior ensured its survival during the second world war, the HMS Belfast now stands out on the southern shore of the River Thames as a London landmark and the only floating part of The Imperial War museum. Permanently moored on the south side of the river, the HMS Belfast is easily accessed from the Southbank area and welcomes over a quarter million visitors per year! Great to see on a Southbank tour or one o our Private London Tours!
If you want to experience all of the iconic imagery of London in just one afternoon, Westminster is your ideal destination! The ornate Houses of Parliament and the Elegant Westminster Cathedral sit adjacent to each other while Winston Churchill’s statue and the Lions at Trafalgar Square are just blocks away. Listed below are the top 10 sights in Westminster to ensure a fun filled and captivating day in the heart of bustling London on a perfect Westminster Tour.