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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.

Check out the Top 10 London Day Trips to the UK.
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  1. Explore London's highlights in just one day! Visit St Paul's Cathedral, see the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London.

    USD132.59

    Family Discount
    Daily
    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.

    USD87.05

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (morning)
  3. London Eye Ticket and 4D Cinema Experience
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    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.
    Accessible

    From USD38.84

    Daily
  4. Immerse yourself in the world of magic on this Harry Potter tour from London with behind-the-scenes access to original film sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects. Opt for an extended visit for more time for Butterbeer!
    Accessible

    From USD96.76

    15%
    OFF
    Family Discount
    Daily
    7 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Hop on a tour coach and explore the magical world of Harry Potter. Visit iconic locations from the movies such as Kings Cross Station, Ministry of Magic, Leaky Cauldron, among others. Take pictures, hear trivia and more!

    USD40.18

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  6. 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 money and get captivated by the amazing story of the Phantom at a popular venue.
    Accessible

    From USD105.41

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  7. Wicked - London West End Musical Theater Tickets
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    Experience one of the greatest musicals of our time at Apollo Victoria Theatre in London's West End. Book your Wicked tickets in advance and discover the remarkable, untold story of the Witches of Oz!

    From USD92.65

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  8. 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.

    USD72.32

    Family Discount
    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    6.5 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Embark on an epic adventure from London as you witness the sunrise or sunset from the inner circle of Stonehenge. Combine the tour with top English destinations. Join a walking tour of the illustrious city of Oxford and visit the town of Windsor.

    USD172.77

    Family Discount
    Mon, Sat
    11 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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.

    USD99.78

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

    From USD163.39

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. See London from a different light and embark on a night cruise along Thames River. Indulge in a 5-course meal and enjoy live music by some of London's finest musicians!
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    From USD105.80

    Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  13. Escape the crowd in London and relax on a cruise along the Thames River. Enjoy a delicious full-course meal for lunch and pass by some of the city's notable landmarks like the London Eye and the Big Ben.
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    From USD52.23

    10%
    OFF
    Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. Enjoy a morning panoramic tour of London's quintessential sites like the Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and more! Witness the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace and have the option to cruise around the Thames River.

    From USD52.23

    Family Discount
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  15. 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”.

    USD79.02

    Daily
    2 - 3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. 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.

    USD26.79

    Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 - 3 hour(s) (afternoon)
  17. London Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Thames River
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    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!

    USD42.86

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  18. 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.

    USD69.31

    Daily
    (afternoon, evening)