London is a vast city with numerous places to see and it can be quite daunting figuring out how you’ll fit them all into one trip. Luckily for travellers to this famous city, there are many ways to get around and see London.
The big red double decker buses of London are famous the world over. If you simply want to get from point A to point B, then you can take one of the regular double decker buses. They often have dedicated bus lanes throughout the city and can be a fairly quick way of getting around London.
There are also open top double decker buses that provide tours of the city. These can be an excellent way of seeing many of London’s most famous buildings and locations in a short space of time. The person leading the tour will generally provide you with some of the history of the places as well.
The Thames is London’s famous river and it can be a great way to see some of the city’s sights. Tours run up and down the river every day and you can see many of London’s most famous locations including the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament.
The London Eye
For some of the most spectacular views of London, it is definitely recommended that you take a ride on the London Eye. Not only is it the UK’s most popular paid tourist attraction, it is also the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe.
If you can time your visit so it is around sunset or as the evening is approaching and the city’s lights are beginning to switch on, then you will not be disappointed. At this time, London looks truly beautiful.
If you don’t have a fear of heights, then why not try a helicopter tour of the city? You may not get an up close and personal view of all it has to offer, but it does provide you with some amazing views and is more exciting than a tour down on the ground.
These are our top ways to see London. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during your trip then ibis have a hotel in Shepherd’s Bush that has numerous transport links into the city. We hope you enjoy your stay in one of the world’s most famous cities.