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Top 10 Things to Do in London
Complete your London checklist with VELTRA's hand-picked selection of the top things to do in the capital of the United Kingdom. We gather the essential London activities from the most unmissable landmarks to the classical British experiences that will allow you to make the most of your London vacation. Scroll down to find our top recommendations in London.
These London tours and activities round up some of the city's must-dos and must-sees, everything from royal landmarks, Stonehenge day trips, Harry Potter experiences, London Eye tickets, West End shows, Thames River cruises and so much more:
1. Get the best of Royal London with a visit to Buckingham Palace (with its Changing of the Guards), St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.
2. Take in a panoramic view of London from the 135-meter high London Eye observation wheel or the 309-meter tall The Shard building.
3. Enter the world of Harry Potter with a Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter or a film sites tour for that Platform 9¾ snapshot at King's Cross station.
4. Don't leave without catching a show in London's West End theatre district with smash hit musicals such as Wicked, The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera.
5. Venture to the English countryside and see the mysterious Stonehenge up close and personal.
6. Let a Beefeater (Yeoman Warder) take you around the Tower of London and discover the history of one of the world's oldest fortresses and view the crown jewels.
7. Experience England's longest river with a River Thames cruise and see London's attractions from the water.
8. See the iconic Big Ben and the adjacent Houses of Parliament where the British legislative body - the House of Commons and the House of Lords - convene.
9. Visit the unparalleled British Museum, home to ancient artifacts such as the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon Marble sculptures.
10. Take part in a quintessentially British tradition and have a spot of afternoon tea.

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Take this exciting full day tour of London with visits to St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and Tower of London! Moreover, end the evening with a scenic Thames River Cruise.


    9 hour(s) (morning)
  2. Experience two London attractions in one morning! Enjoy a guided visit of Westminster Abbey with skip-the-line access. Then witness the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony from the best viewing point


    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Visit the London Eye and have the option to skip long queues with your fast track ticket! Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the capsule and see Big Ben and the Thames River. Relax at the Eye Lounge before your ride.

    From USD34.51

  4. Get your entry ticket to The Shard, the tallest building in Europe! Admire your view of the London cityscape from the top and see iconic landmarks such as the London Eye and Tower Bridge.

    From USD39.75

    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. Book your ticket to Warner Bros. Studio Tour and discover the magic of Harry Potter! See amazing behind-the-scenes access to original film sets, animatronic creatures & breathtaking special effects! Enjoy a longer stay with an extended visit option.

    From USD106.18

    7 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Explore the magical world of Harry Potter and visit iconic locations from the movies such as Kings Cross Station, Ministry of Magic, Leaky Cauldron, among others. Take pictures, hear trivia and more!


    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  7. Book your discount tickets for the Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber's multi-award winning musical, at Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End. Save up to 30% when you purchase on VELTRA.

    From USD79.01

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  8. Experience "one of the greatest musicals of our time" at Apollo Victoria Theatre in London's West End. Book your tickets in advance and unravel the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz!

    From USD82.29

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  9. Go straight to see the Stonehenge on this express coach service running direct from London without stopovers and delays! Explore one of England's ancient treasures with an informative audio commentary.


    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Embark on an epic adventure as you witness the sunrise or sunset from the inner circle of ancient Stonehenge. Also, visit the illustrious city of Oxford and the lavish Windsor Castle.


    Mon, Sat
    11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Visit the Tower of London with your VIP Early Access pass and see the Crown Jewels before the site opens to the public. Cruise around the River Thames, watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony and enjoy a guided stroll to Buckingham Palace.


    Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Discover the wonderful iconic landmarks of London in one day! See the Big Ben, take a ride on the London Eye, witness the changing of the guards and enjoy a private tour of the Tower of London.


    Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  13. See London at night and admire your splendid view of the city landmarks as you cruise along the Thames River. Savor delicious food and be entertained by live music from London's finest musicians!
    Meal Provided

    From USD104.85

    Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  14. Escape the crowd in London and relax on a cruise along the Thames River. Enjoy a delicious 2-course meal for lunch and pass by some of the city's notable landmarks like the London Eye and the Big Ben.
    Meal Provided

    From USD51.76

    Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  15. Enjoy a morning panoramic tour of London. See the city's famous sites such as the Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and more! Plus, witness the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace.

    From USD51.76

    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  16. Discover the fascinating secret world of espionage and governments in exile during WWII with an expert guide. Also, visit the incredible Churchill War Museum housed in the “Churchill War Rooms”.


    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. We will use the British Museum to tell you one of the greatest stories there is: how we, humans, went from living in nomadic bands to building interconnected civilisations that dominate the planet.


    Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 - 3 hour(s) (afternoon)
  18. Enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing on London's River Thames during an afternoon tea cruise, including a selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes served with teas, coffees or champagne!

    From USD42.47

    2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  19. Experience the quintessentially English afternoon tea at The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon! Enjoy your drink at the elegant Fortnum and Mason, the Royal family's favorite department store in central London.

    From USD65.70

    (afternoon, evening)