London is a city filled with opportunities for new experiences, be it the latest tourist attraction or viewing a famous landmark. When you plan your stay with us in 2018, be sure to add these top eight sights to your itinerary…
Built to commemorate the new millennium, the London Eye is on the must-see list for many visitors to London. This giant Ferris wheel provides truly breathtaking views across the Thames, taking in impressive vistas and a number of other notable buildings throughout the city. The spacious viewing pods fit up to 25 people each, making this a real communal viewing experience. If you can avoid too much camera glare, there’s also the chance to get some amazing photos with a bird’s eye view of the UK’s capital while staying at the Shaftesbury London.
The seat of the British Monarchy and official residence of the Queen, Buckingham Palace is also the home of events such as the Changing of the Guard and Trooping the Colour. Some areas are open to public access, but even if just passing by, it’s a great place to visit and take some snapshots of this enormous cultural landmark during your stay at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park.
Tower of London
From palace to prison to tourist attraction, it’s been a busy millennium for this imposing structure. Used as a prison for some of medieval history’s most famous figures, you can now tour the facility and find out more about what is an impressive and terrifying history.
Home to monuments such as Nelson’s Column and famous statues such as the lifelike bronze lions, Trafalgar Square is one of the most popular destinations in London for tourists and public gatherings. There’s usually something happening in and around this area, making it a great stop-off during your stay at the Shaftesbury London.
Palace of Westminster
Once a royal palace, now the seat of British government, the Palace of Westminster looms large on the London skyline, and tends to leave an impression even from far away. Some areas of Westminster are open to public tours, while others are closed – but even seen from the outside this is a tremendously impressive sight to add to your itinerary for 2018.
St Paul’s Cathedral
Hundreds of years old and filled with history, St Paul’s Cathedral is a beautiful Anglican Cathedral in Central London, and the mother church of the London Diocese. As a Grade I listed building, it’s a monument not only to history but to great design, thanks to the architect, Christopher Wren.
This amazing conservation-led zoo makes a fantastic day out for all ages, complete with hundreds of different species of wildlife and a mission to help support ethical conservation projects around the globe.
A vibrant road junction filled with famous large advertising slogans, Piccadilly Circus was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street and Piccadilly. It’s been popular with tourists for many years due to the neon brightness and high-energy feel.
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