London has a wealth of attractions for visitors, being the capital city of the United Kingdom. With the historic and modern there is something for everyone in this huge metropolis. From riding a powerboat up the River Thames in James Bond style to visiting the Cabinet War Rooms on Whitehall there are hundreds of experiences for visitors.
Take a visit to Portobello Road Market and to Covent Garden, and shop until you drop in Oxford Street. See the Crown Jewels and hear some of the history at the famous Tower of London, and watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. Walk through Hyde Park to Kensington Gardens and spend some time at Kensington Palace. To catch some peace and tranquility visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.
For some art and culture visit the Tate Britain and the National Gallery. The British Museum has a wealth of artifacts on display and the Science Museum is another attraction for families. Take the boat up the River Thames to Greenwich and see how time is measured at the Royal Observatory. At Hampton Court Palace see life at the time of Henry the Eighth and explore the beautiful gardens.
For more history try a ghost walk guide tour around the old parts of London, or watch a football match at one of the many London clubs or at Wembley. At St Paul’s Cathedral climb the stairs to the Whispering Gallery and to the top of the Dome for a panoramic view of London, or ride on the famous London Eye. Don’t forget to experience a show in London’s Theatreland which has a huge variety to choose from including the Mousetrap which is the longest running show in the world.
London always has an exhibition or festival throughout the year and is ever changing with something new each time you visit.