So, you’ve planned a day trip to London and want to make sure that you pack in as many fabulous activities as you can, but what’s the best way to do this? The answer is to combine your sightseeing with an amazing cruise along the River Thames! There as so many historic and exciting places that you can see and visit from the river, and by combining a cruise with your sightseeing, you’ll also avoid the traffic, tubes and crowds. We’ve put together a few of the great places to can visit and see on your day out.
The Palace of Westminster
With Brexit on almost everyone’s mind, why not take a tour of the Houses of Parliament where all the decisions are made. Designed by Charles Barry with the underlying genius of Pugin, who was responsible for all the decorative work, it is a sight to behold, both inside and out. There are a number of tours to choose from, so whether you want to explore it yourself with an audio tour, take a guided tour or a family tour, or treat yourself to a tour and an afternoon tea, you’ll be an interesting and informative time.
The London Eye
The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, allowing visitors to see London from a birds-eye view, which is particularly spectacular at night. Originally, the eye was intended as a temporary structure, but it proved to be so popular and is now a permanent attraction.
If you want to add culture to your list of must-see places, what better place to visit than The Tate Modern. It is Britain’s national gallery of modern art, offering exhibitions, free art displays and fabulous events throughout the year. It is part of the Tate Group and is based in the former Bankside Power Station. The extension added in 2016, named Switch House, is a 10 storey tower featuring a viewing platform on the 10th floor which is a must for great views across London.
Tower of London
Always a popular attraction with young and old alike, the Tower of London is one of the capital’s most iconic sights. Find out about a thousand years of royal history and visit the execution site where two of Henry VIII’s unfortunate wives lost their heads. You can also see the most expensive bling on the planet in the form of the Crown Jewels. Even better, by using our Tower of London package, you can save money on your Tower of London entrance, as well as a massive 50% off your cruise tickets, enabling you to arrive in style but without spending too much.