London is arguably the most popular destination in the world for tourists. With so much to see and do, London is a fascinating place to visit for all ages and for all purposes. Below are some of the places to visit (click on the name to visit their website).
- Westfields Shopping Centre – Officially the biggest shopping centre in Europe with over 650 shops. If you can’t find what you are looking for, then what on Earth are you trying to find??- Only one tube stop away from us.
- Shepherd’s Bush O2 Empire – A multi-purpose venue for music and theatres.
- Hammersmith Apollo – The so-called home of comedy. With many comedians performing here and also many other performances, this place will sure to make you laugh and enjoy yourself.
- Wembley Stadium – “The Home of Football” has a face lift. From the famous 2 towers, it now has a big arch that goes right above the stadium. It goes up to a height that even planes fly… but don’t worry, the pilots can clearly see it!
In Central London
- O2 Arena (Millennium Dome) – Built for the new millennium, O2 are now using it to host major concerts and other events.
- Oxford Street – The most famous street in London for shopping. With huge variety of shops, you will be able to find whatever you need (but just be aware of pickpockets – you do not want a thief ruining your holiday!).
- Buckingham Palace – Home to Her Majesty The Queen, which you can now see inside! With wonderful decoration and furniture, this home is definitely worth seeing as it is probably the most expensive in the world!(Open to public in August and September).
- Big Ben – The world’s most famous clock sits next to the Houses of Parliament. It is also probably the heaviest clock in the world, weighing at a massive 13 tonnes. So no, you cannot take it home!
- Tower Bridge– This is the most famous bridge in the world, and the most spectacular at night, with all its lights on. Maybe, just maybe, you will see the bridge opening up!
- Tower of London – Previously used as a fortress, a royal palace and a prison for high status prisoners, it is now the home of the Crown Jewels of United Kingdom. If that doesn’t sway you, then this might…it reportedly has ghosts of Queen Anne Boleyn and Henry VI amongst others. Oooooooh!(Visit website to see other palaces too.)
- London Eye – The newest addition to London’s landscape, you can see London’s skyline from the top. This is one site you should not miss – because you can peep into the Queen’s garden!
- London Dungeon – Do you like beautiful, calm sceneries? Well this is not the place for you! With horror and gruesome sights, you are sure to get a few frights. London Dungeon showcases the horrible tortures of the Medieval Ages and they now have a ride!
- Madame Tussauds – Want to see hundreds of famous faces in one place? Well look no further. From Barack Obama to Michael Jackson, you will find all types of world-famous stars in here – but in wax…not in real life…obviously!
- London Aquarium – Currently undertaking a spectacular £5 million refurbished until March 2009, this aquarium is one of the largest in Europe. Some areas are closed until then so better to wait until April for the finished article.
- London Zoo – Now that the aquarium is not good for viewing until March, why not see animals that don’t live underwater!From lions to penguins, see the animals you won’t be seeing regularly in this fun-filled place with activities as well!
- Harrods – Owned by Mohammed Al Fayed, this store is the most popular store for shoppers and tourists alike as this is also a siteseeing spot with all the expensive goods and amazing, gold decor inside.