Sight Seeing

Central London has an endless variety of great days out to offer tourists. Below are links to just a few of the biggest attractions and tourist information sites.

The Oval Cricket Ground

The famous Oval Cricket Ground is situated just a short walk from the New Dome. Visit this site for comprehensive information on the Ground and how to apply for tickets.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, and well worth a visit. The lavish State Rooms are open to the public during July and August, but if you miss this there's always the Changing of the Guard ceremony which takes place outside the palace at around 11.30am daily from April to August, and on alternate days from September to March.

London Eye

Built to celebrate the Millenium, the London Eye is the world's highest observation wheel, and a very popular attraction. It stands on the South Bank and offers 30 minute 'flights' with spectacular views over the capital from 450 feet up.

Tate Modern

Housed in the former Bankside Power Station, the Tate Modern is one of the world's foremost museums of modern and contemporary art. This impressive building encompasses a vast entrance hall and three further levels of galleries, all showing world famous works.

St Paul's Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral, designed by Christopher Wren, took 42 years to complete after the previous cathedral was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. It's 365ft high dome is the second largest in the world (being second only to St Peter's in Rome), and still manages to tower over much of the City of London today. Guests may take guided tours throughout the day.

Houses of Parliament & Parliament Square

Get off the tube at Westminster station to have a wander around Parliament Square and London's historic Houses of Parliament. Multi-lingual tours of Parliament are available during the summer recess in August and September. Next door you will also find Westminster Abbey, the crowning place of English monarchs and host to many royal occasions.

Tower Bridge

Visit one of the world's most famous bridges where you can take a tour and climb up to the high walkways for spectacular views across London. Combine your visit with a trip to the historic Tower of London, situated at the north end of the bridge.

The Original London Sightseeing Tour

Established for over 50 years, The Official London Sightseeing Tour sells 24 hour tickets for its open-top bus services around London. Tickets allow unlimited travel along 6 routes, via 7 bridges and a total of 90 stops, which together take in all of London's major tourist sites. Informative commentary is provided in a large variety of languages and there is a special kids club for 5-12 year olds.

London Tourist Information

The official site of the London Tourist Board providing comprehensive information on things to see and do in the capital.

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