London, England, beckons travelers of all kinds with a rich tapestry of history, culture, and performance art, world-class dining, and more, making it an irresistible vacation destination.
We regularly book trips to London for families, honeymooners, those looking for quick getaways, and anyone who wants to enjoy the seamless blend of tradition and modern trends.
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Our Favorite London Excursions & Experiences
London is a unique city in many ways, particularly because it has an international flair that can immerse visitors in a variety of cultures they can’t experience anywhere else. We love visiting London whenever we can and have a variety of our favorite spots to share with you!
The Tower of London
A visit to the Tower is a must for anyone spending time in the city. Touring this iconic landmark not only gives you access to breathtaking panoramic views of the River Thames and the London skyline, it brings history to life through interactive exhibits, a showing of the Crown Jewels, and more.
The Yeoman Warders (also known as Beefeaters) serve as entertaining guides guaranteed to delight visitors as they share the Tower’s history, legends, and the traditions of the Tower Guards.
This incredible landmark is more than just a ride, it’s an opportunity to experience a unique perspective of London and create the memory of a lifetime as you soar to 443 feet in a glass capsule above the city.
As you take in the view, interactive touchscreens share facts and history about landmarks like The Shard, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Houses of Parliament, and more. The slow rotation of the London Eye ensures you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the view and soak in the atmosphere of the city.
West End Theater District
The West End theater district is renowned for hosting world-class theatrical productions, including long-running musicals, classic plays, and avante-garde performances. This area is a vibrant cultural hub full of life, music, dance, and art with an energy that’s impossible to find elsewhere.
Harry Potter Tours
If you or anyone you’re traveling with is a Harry Potter fan, consider taking one of the many Harry Potter tours available in London. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour takes place just outside London in Leavesden and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the films.
You can also experience a Harry Potter Walking Tour which allows you to visit iconic places from the films such as the Leaky Cauldron, the entrance to the Ministry of Magic, and the bridge that was destroyed by Death Eaters.
If you’d rather experience something less robust, several venues in London offer Harry Potter-themed afternoon tea experiences where you can enjoy magical treats such as butterbeer and themed pastries.
Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace
This historical tradition is time-honored and dates back centuries. Visitors get to see the ceremonial handover of responsibilities between the Old Guard and the New Guard, which symbolizes the protection of the monarch of Great Britain.
Buckingham Palace and the gardens surrounding it is an iconic landmark, as the official residence of the British monarch, and gives the ceremony a dramatic backdrop. Visitors can enjoy live music and a festive atmosphere as they experience this historic tradition.
Harrods Department Store
This world-renowned department store is a must-see for anyone who loves luxury shopping. It has a wide array of designer and high-end brands, providing a unique shopping experience. Not only that, the interior and exterior architecture are breathtaking, contributing to the store’s unique atmosphere.
More than 300 departments are included in Harrods! From fashion and beauty to home goods, gourmet food, and technology, there is something for everyone to enjoy when you visit Harrods.
You can also indulge in a quintessentially British experience: afternoon tea at Harrods. The Tea Room is a beautiful, calm setting where visitors can enjoy tea, sandwiches, pastries, and other delicious treats.
There are countless museums to choose from when you visit London. Museums, like the Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert, are favorites as they showcase artistry through the ages.
You should also plan to visit the British Museum, as it is home to a vast collection spanning human history and showcasing artifacts from around the world, including the Rosetta Stone.
The National Portrait Gallery, located near Trafalgar Square, is a beautiful museum dedicated to the paintings, photographs, and sculptures of significant historical figures.
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