The capital of the Great Britain is in the list of the most exciting places on Earth. About 15 millions of visitors come to see London every year, so if you are preparing to be one of them, check the top 5 activities every London newcomer must do.
#1. See the view from Coca-Cola London Eye
Can you get to know a new city any better than to take a look from above? The iconic London Eye is 135-meter observation wheel, located right in the heart of London on the Thames bank. All the sights and landmarks of London will appear in front of you in 360-degree views and interactive guides will help you to explore the capital city in your native language. For extra money, you can have a private capsule with chocolate and champagne.
Additionally, you can visit London Eye 4D Experience, a four-minute show, featuring unique sights of London life using multi-sensory special effects, so you can feel the touch of the wind on your skin and smell the scents of London.
The price of the show is included in the general admission ticket, which starts from £23.00
#2. Learn more about Harry Potter production
Warner Brother's Studio invites you to step into the Forbidden Forest and discover how the magic was made during the Making of Harry Potter Tour. All the secrets of filmmaking will be revealed and more. Here visitors can practice some wand combat techniques against He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named's followers, take a look at the wizarding wardrobe, and observe Christmas Hogwarts in the artificial snow, made for the movie.
The Making of Harry Potter tour is a unique experience both for Harry's fans and for people keen on the world of cinema production. Tickets are from £69.
#3. Hop on and take a ride
Hop on hop off bus tour allows visitors to see most of the London's central sights in one day. After you buy a 24-hour ticket, you can get on the bus whenever you see it, as well as get off when you find a place of interest.
Live tour guides and audio guides in many languages will make your trip more impressive. The activities you must try in London during the tour include visiting Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Oxford Street and Regent Street. The tickets cost from £30. You can also visit the Portobello Market to do some shopping as well.
#4. Climb the tallest building in Western Europe
The Shard is 244m (800ft) tower with an observation deck, where visitors can enjoy the magnificent view and see as far as 64km (40 miles). The tower is a new dynamic symbol of London, which is an absolute must visit thing. There are plenty of events going on in the tower, such as multiple educational events, film screening, yoga lessons and silent discos.
The Shard | Image credit visitlondon.com
It is recommended to book tickets in advance, so to save some time, efforts and even money. The admission to the Shard is from £25.95.
#5. Sing along the favourite musical song
A good idea is to see London theatrical performances, which are among the best in the world. Here are the top 10:
The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre
The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre
Thriller – Live at the Lyric Theatre
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre
Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre
Les Misérables at the Queen's Theatre
The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre
Wicked at the Apollo Victoria
Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre
The tickets to the musicals are from £15. Make sure to take your friends with you to magnify the experience.