Top Recommendations in London

Tower Bridge

There are so many places, tours, attractions, travel options and events in London, all screaming for your attention. If you’re a first time visitor, how can you tell which are worth your hard-earned money and your precious vacation time?

Look no further than the VisitBritain Shop guide, written by those in the know for those who want to know.

The Tower of London

With nearly a full millennium of history within its walls, the Tower of London is an essential destination for an insight into the British royal family through the centuries. Those with a taste for diamonds and gold will love the Crown Jewels housed at the Tower of London – without a doubt the pinnacle of British ‘bling’!

The Original London Sightseeing Bus Tour

The subway is ideal for getting around quickly, but the insides of tunnel walls don’t tell you much about the city you’re visiting! Stay above ground, see the things you’d otherwise miss and make the journey part of the adventure with the hop-on-hop-off Original London Sightseeing Bus Tour. The tour is so much more than just a mode of transport, however, as multi-lingual guidance means you won’t miss a thing and FREE kids’ activity packs ensure the smaller guests are kept amused too.

Attractions included on the most popular routes include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and many more.

St. Paul’s CathedralSt Pauls by Night

Fans of facts, figures and history will be amazed by a visit to St. Paul’s. Did you know that the world-famous dome weighs around 65,000 tons? Or that the current building is the sixth cathedral to have stood on the site? Or that in the Whispering Gallery a whisper is audible from over 100 feet away?

Get St. Paul’s Cathedral tickets and be immersed in centuries of history and heritage. Discover what makes the cathedral a favourite with Londoners and visitors alike and, if you’re feeling energetic, climb the 528 steps to the top to enjoy a stunning panorama of the London skyline. The London Eye may be taller, but St. Paul’s Cathedral is a serious challenger for the title of “Best View in London”!

The London Dungeon

For a graphic and gruesome journey through centuries of the darker aspects of London’s history, set foot inside the London Dungeon… if you dare! Rest assured this is no dull, quiet exhibition of old artefacts: the live actors and amazing special effects bring Jack the Ripper, the Black Plague and Sweeney Todd to life – or should that be death?

If you’d like a little adrenaline with your guts and gore you’ll be well catered for, as London Dungeon tickets include access to three thrilling rides. Start with the wet and wild Traitor: Boat Ride to Hell, before moving on to the 5D laser ride Vengeance where riders are armed with laser guns, and finishing with the drop-ride Extremis. If you’re lucky, you’ll make it out alive!

Madame Tussauds

Prince-William-MTYou’ve no doubt seen London in the movies, so what better opportunity to get close to the stars than on your visit to the city? British and Hollywood movie stars aren’t the only celebs here, however: your favourites from the worlds of music, sport, royalty and even politics are all here too.

Hanging out with the stars is great value too, as VisitBritain Shop prices are 20% cheaper than buying on the day. Like a true A-list VIP, you’ll also get behind the velvet rope and up the red carpet quicker than the crowds with priority access when you buy Madame Tussauds tickets online.