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Copy of Tour London - Day 1

Destination(s): London

Get to know London with a flashy bus tour then explore the South Bank for stunning views of London. Take in the Tower of London, Tate Modern, Big Ben & Parliament and ride on the London Eye. read more about Copy of Tour London - Day 1

Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours

  • 48 Buckingham Palace Road
  • tel:+44 20 7233 9533
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1W ORN
Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Cromwell Road
  • Cromwell Rd., SW7
  • tel:020/7942-2000
  • Visit website
  • London, SW7 2RL
Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus

  • Oxford Circus
  • Regent and Oxford Street
  • London
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

  • 13 Buckingham Palace Road
  • At end of The Mall (on the road running from Trafalgar Sq.)
  • tel:020/7766-7300
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1A 1AA
Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

  • Wellington Barracks
  • (Buckingham Palace)
  • tel:+44 20 783 9137
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1A 1AA
The Guards Museum

The Guards Museum

  • Birdcage Walk
  • (Wellington Barracks)
  • tel:+44 20 7414 3271 / +44 20 7414 3428 / +44 20 7414 3430
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1E 6HQ

Dedicated to Her Majesty's Household Division which protects the Sovereign and Royal Palaces... in other words, dedicated to those who wear the red tunic and bearskin hat! Small and quiet, The Guards Museum is a perfect place to learn more about the royal guards and even have your photo taken in that famous regimental tunic and hat. On display are uniforms, helmets, instruments, medals, a tent from the Crimean War and more. There's a little shop next door to the Guards Museum and you might even catch the new guards forming at nearby Wellington Barracks before the Changing of the Guard ceremony at London's Buckingham Palace. read more about The Guards Museum

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

  • 20 Dean's Yard
  • Broad Sanctuary, SW1
  • tel:020/7222-5152
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1P 3PA
Covent Garden Piazza

Covent Garden Piazza

Sheltered beneath a beautiful Victorian iron-and-glass structure that once held England's largest fruit and vegetable market, (now relocated to Nine Elms, just south of the river) are the shops and restaurants that make up the heart of Covent Garden. Its famous piazza  is the only area of London licensed for street entertainment and all performers are quality-checked before they are allowed to perform. There's a nice buzz to the place (we particularly like the buskers and craft stalls) even if it is quite touristy and at peak times gets uncomfortably busy.


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British Library

British Library

  • 96 Euston Rd., NW1
  • St Pancras
  • tel:020/7412-7332
  • Visit website
  • London, NW1 2DB
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

  • Trafalgar Square
  • tel:+44 20 7983 4750
  • Visit website
  • London, WC2N 5DX
Admiralty Arch

Admiralty Arch

National Gallery

National Gallery

  • Trafalgar Square
  • N. side of Trafalgar Sq., WC2
  • tel:020/7747-2885
  • Visit website
  • London, WC2N 5DN
National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

  • Saint Martin's Place
  • (Trafalgar Square)
  • tel:+44 20 7306 0055
  • Visit website
  • London, WC2H 0HE
Hunterian Museum

Hunterian Museum

  • 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • tel:+44 (0)20 7869 6560
  • Visit website
  • London, WC2A 3PE
British Museum

British Museum

  • Great Russell Street
  • Great Russell St., WC1
  • tel:020/7323-8299
  • Visit website
  • London, WC1B 3DG
Tower of London

Tower of London

  • 202-203 Grange Road
  • Tower Hill, EC3
  • tel:0870/756-7070
  • Visit website
  • London, EC3N4AB
Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

  • Tower Bridge
  • At Tower Bridge, SE1
  • tel:020/7403-3761
  • Visit website
  • London, SE1 3AA
Tate Modern

Tate Modern

  • 53 Bankside
  • Bankside, SE1
  • tel:020/7887-8888
  • Visit website
  • London, SE1 9TG
Big Ben

Big Ben

  • Parliament Square
  • House Of Commons
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1A 0AA

Think of London and  probably the very first image that comes to mind will be that of the clock tower holding the bell known as Big Ben. Unfortunately, as much as it beckons, only UK residents are allowed to tour Bog Ben and even this has to be arranged well  in advance by their MP. The good news however is that next to the famous clock tower, the Houses of Parliament - which are made up of the House of Lords and the House of Commons - can be toured by overseas visitors. The building which is home to both "houses" is the (former royal) Palace of Westminster, once home to the British monarchs. Every year in England, November 5th is commemorated with fireworks and bonfires which celebrate the foiled gunpowder plot of Guy Fawkes in 1605. read more about Big Ben

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

  • Parliament Street
  • tel:+44 20 7219 4272
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1A 2AN
London Eye

London Eye

  • Westminster Bridge Road
  • (Riverside Building County Hall)
  • tel:+44 870 500 0600
  • Visit website
  • London, SE1 9TA

Many Londoners were none too happy when in this Millennium Wheel as was first known was erected to commemorate the "turning of the century". Now known simply as the London Eye, locals have softened and have even taken a ride or two in one of the 32 capsules which hold up to 25 people each. Views up to 25 miles can be observed on a clear day and evening rides are available to see an illuminated London. Weddings, private events and children's birthday parties are held within the London Eye's pods. Even with pre-booked capsules expect lines; however, entertainment in the area is abundant with street performers, a playground and a carousel. Grab the camera because the best part of the London Eye is the most breath-taking view of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament across the Thames at ground level. read more about London Eye