Thursday, June 05, 2014

Unique Things to See and do in London

London has cemented itself as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with its unique, multi-cultural society and electric atmosphere attracting millions of spectators every year. Recent research showed however that the rest of the UK is suffering as a result, with visitors not being made aware of the great sights to see around the entire country. It is understandable that people want to see the Capital City, but even within London itself, there are wondrous things to see and do that are slipping largely under the radar. So, beyond Buckingham Palace and the London Eye, here are some great things you should include on your itinerary for a trip to The Big Smoke.

London by Night

Everyone takes a trip to see iconic landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben and the Tower of London but why not see them in a truly unique and visually stunning way, by taking the London by Night tour. Sitting in an open-top bus, you can see the city come to life with light and sound as everything seems to sparkle with a new-found beauty and charm.

Ripley’s London

A life-size replica of the world’s tallest man, a matchstick model of Tower Bridge, an upside down tea party, a black hole tunnel and a mirror maze; you will find all that and many more weird and wonderful exhibits at Ripley’s Believe it or Not! London. It is truly a unique day out, suitable for all the family that promises to both educate and delight. No matter your age, you are sure to be left open-mouthed.
Harry Potter London Bus Tour Everyone knows about the Warner Brothers studio where you can marvel at the sets, costumes, props and so on that brought the Harry Potter film franchise to life but fans of the series can do something a little different by taking this luxury mini-bus tour that stops off at some of the movies’ most prominent filming locations in London, including the iconic platform 9¾ and the Leaky Cauldron.

London TV and Movie Tour

Along the same vein, this is another one for movie lovers. The three hour guided tour will take you to sights around the city that have featured in some of the world’s most popular movies in all sorts of genres, including Sherlock Holmes, the Da Vinci Code and Bridget Jones’ Diary. It gives movies a whole new perspective and brings a smile to your face when you recognise some of the most famous real life settings.

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

For those who love a bit of history and something a little more dark and mysterious, you could opt for an atmospheric guided tour of the Whitechapel murderer’s old haunt and learn all about Jack the Ripper’s notorious crimes in a truly unforgettable way. Spooky, educational and a great way to see more of the city; it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

London Bungee Jump

Yes, you read that correctly. There is certainly no way to take in the view of the city’s skyline like diving down from a crane sitting high above it. With the glorious 02 Arena as your backdrop, this is an experience that you will never forget as you go on an adrenaline fuelled jump like no other, accompanied by a uniquely beautiful setting.
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1 comment:

  1. Jack the Ripper walking tour!: ) that I think is exciting!: ) for the hubby and the kids; )