This City That Offers Everything
London is packed full of sights, attractions and events that cater towards every type of traveller. In such a large and exciting city, it can be difficult to know where to begin, so we’ve put together a list of some of the very best London attractions for a truly unforgettable visit.
Go Back in Time
Imperial War Museum
Focusing on the human experience of war and conflict, both on the front line and at home, the Imperial War Museum is one of the most captivating London attractions. Its exhibits look at conflicts past and present, with World Wars One and Two, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Falklands all being covered, while the Holocaust rooms and the First World War galleries are particularly interesting. The Secret War exhibit is great for kids, offering an intricate look at the covert operations of Britain’s Special Forces.
Natural History Museum
While it is probably most famous for its life-size dinosaur exhibits, this museum also features stunning Romanesque-inspired architecture that frames a vast display of some of the best natural history specimens in the world. The Natural History Museum’s 80 million pieces are spread across four main zones focusing on different aspects of our planet while there are frequent special exhibitions and events including the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Q&As with a museum scientist. La Suite West is a sophisticated boutique hotel within easy reach of this museum via a leisurely stroll across Hyde Park, itself one of the greatest London attractions.
See a Show
West End Musical
The West End is famous for playing host to the world’s best-loved musicals. It boasts some of the longest-running smash hits, including Wicked!, The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera – the latter of which has enjoyed more than 10,000 performances. There is plentiful opportunity for pop music lovers to indulge with Mamma Mia, Thriller Live or the Let It Be, featuring more than forty of the Fab Four’s hits. For a post-musical drink and a luxurious place to rest your head, the London Edition is a great hotel located in nearby Fitzrovia, offering the best in service, dining and style.
One of the best things about London is the diversity of the cultural landscape. The multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre Company is London’s leading off-West End fringe theatre and has a lovely, intimate setting. Their productions include neglected plays from past centuries as well as newer works. Its Earl Court address is just a short tube journey from The Wellesley, a beautiful townhouse hotel with art deco style.
Go on a Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour
The Harry Potter Studio is one fo the most unique and memorable London attractions, where kids and adults can take part in a studio tour on the set of the most successful film series of all time. The magic of the books comes to life in all of the settings that you will have already seen on the big screen and many of the film’s iconic props; costumes and artefacts are also on display. There’s even the opportunity to ride a broomstick!
Wembley Stadium Tour
Take a walk in the footsteps of sporting legends with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s most famous stadium. Tours include a visit to the Changing Rooms and a walk down the players’ tunnel out onto the turf that hosted England’s 1966 World Cup victory. There’s also the chance to look at the treasures that were there when it happened, including the 1966 World Cup crossbar.
See the Sights
Visit the Shard
No visit to London would be complete without taking in the views from the Shard (otherwise known as the vertical city). Widely considered to be an emblem of the capital, this landmark affords spectacular 360-degree views across 40 miles in a location that hosts such entertaining events as the Fortnum & Mason Afternoon Tea and sky high yoga classes. Located upwards on the 34th floor, the Shangri-La at the Shard is renowned for its exceptional hospitality. The exclusive hotel features an infinity pool, a glamorous bar and spacious bedrooms with floor to ceiling windows for dazzling views over the city.
The London Eye
Another great way to enjoy the city’s spectacular panoramas is by a journey on the London Eye wheel. It reaches a height of 135 metres and moves at a surprisingly leisurely speed, giving plenty of time to enjoy the view. The Bermondsey Square Hotel is a fashionably chic design hotel located within easy reach of the London Eye. An intimate luxury space, it is the perfect spot to retreat after a day out in the capital.