It is no doubt that there are thousands of years of history to be unveiled in London. Whether you’re a first-time traveller or a seasoned traveller, it’s always a great choice to explore the capital city’s best and most loved attractions. Read on to enjoy culture-filled days in the city with these unmissable sights and landmarks that are sure to leave you with lasting memories!
The London Eye
The London Eye is an iconic part of the city’s skyline. With its 32 sealed pods, holding a collective capacity of 1600 passengers, make sure to take a ride on the giant Ferris wheel for an experience to look back at! A full rotation takes 30 minutes, and you can also add to your journey with an exotic champagne experience, perfect for a romantic day-out idea. Welcoming over three million visitors every year, make sure to secure your spot in advance. Reserve a stay at the luxurious and primely located Park Avenue Bayswater Inn Hotel with chic, comfort-filled rooms, and suites with a host of premium amenities that ensure a great holiday experience!
Top tip: You can also pair your London Eye adventure with a visit to Madam Tussauds or take a picturesque cruise ride on the Thames River.
St Paul’s Cathedral
Built by one of the most celebrated architects, Sir Christopher Wren, St Paul Cathedral is one of the most significant historical landmarks in London. Fuel yourself with a hearty Bayswater Inn Hotel breakfast and take the time to gaze at the decorative ceilings and admire the winding staircase and incredible intricate details at this cathedral. Don’t forget to explore the galleries and take in the stunning view of the cathedral’s length from the nave (a great place for photo opportunities). The crypt is also the final resting place of icons like Sir Alexander Fleming, Wellington, and Nelson. If you are brave enough, take the 500 steps from ground level to reach the golden gallery which is also a viewing platform, to get the best views of the city skyline!
The Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster, has been the meeting point for the highest-ranking decision-makers in the UK for centuries. Expert-led guided tours are available to explore and delve into the rich history of the storied property. Remember, due to high demand and limited capacity, it is always better to book your tour well in advance and have a great experience.
One of the eight royal parks blessing the capital city, Hyde Park is a bucket-list attraction and buzzes with activity all around the year. Be it taking laps on Santander bikes or bracing quaint winter walks, exploring the timeless allure of Hyde Park is an experience. With your stay at one of the hotels near Madame Tussauds London, grab yourself a heart-warming drink from the in-house bar and café and explore the park’s green expanses. Take the time to enjoy a quintessentially British picnic as you uncork a bottle of wine and enjoy seasonal food. You can also take to the water and paddle your way around the iconic Serpentine Lake, visit the Princess of Diana Memorial and the famous Speaker’s Corner.
If we were to name a London attraction that is perfect to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, it is Kew Gardens. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003, Kew Gardens is as charming as it gets. Grab the chance to see over 50,000 living plants including threatened and rare species in Temperate House, which is also the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world! Keep a check for the latest seasonal exhibits, and green-leaved arrivals and take the time to take a tranquil stroll around the majestic garden for an unforgettable experience.
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