- By Kevin
- On Sep 6, 2017
- Travel Tips
The city is yours to discover with our list of the very best things to do and things to see in London.From lunch-hour wonders to full-blown days out,this is your ultimate checklist of the capital’s best bits.Best fun activities&games in London don't miss.
See Charles II’s loo at Hampton Court Palace
The grand Tudor pile that Henry VIII‘acquired’from Cardinal Wolsey was later home to royal Stuarts and Georgians who also made their mark on the palace and the remarkable thing is,you can stand in the very rooms where history was made,walk down the corridor where Kathryn Howard was dragged screaming,see how George I’s chocolatier prepared the king’s favourite tipple and yes,where the monarch did his business.Top tip:the wintertime ghost tours are frighteningly good.
Take a spin on The London Eye
Okay,at an elegant 0.6mph,the London Eye doesn’t really spin,but the views as it wheels round to 135 metres above the ground can be pretty thrilling nonetheless.Look out over the Thames and central London(you can even see if the Queen’s opened her curtains at Buckingham Palace),or book a special package–options include romantic champagne trips and a two-trip ticket so that you can ride early in the morning and at dusk on the same day.
Admire London from above at The View from The Shard
Making the city’s skyline a whole lot more spiky than it used to be,the Shard has quickly become an iconic London landmark.The tallest building in Western Europe,the tower has floor-to-ceiling windows offering amazing views.The public visiting area,The View From the Shard,allows you to look out 244 metres above ground level,as if you’re perched over the city on your own cloud.