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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 Tour London - Day 1

Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours

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