London Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(London, England, UK)

The capital city of London is simply a dream destination for sightseers, and within almost every district there are some exceptional tourist attractions to savour. Although a ride on the London Eye will likely always be at the top of any tourist agenda, you may also like to visit the famous waxworks of Madame Tussaud's and the astronomical attractions within the adjacent London Planetarium. On sunny days, cruises down the River Thames also come highly recommended and transport passengers as far as the futuristic-looking Thames Barrier.

Tourists will particularly enjoy visiting either London's Aquarium or Zoo, both of which are brimming with creatures and particularly suitable for families. You may also like to consider spending time at the London Dungeons, where guides will lead you around a labyrinth of pathways and show you recreations of medieval torturing, with the use of costumed live actors. Visitors to the Dungeons will also be able to experience first-hand a reenactment of a working courtroom, get lost in a mirror maze, take a boat trip through 'Traitors' Gate', and see fascinating attractions relating to the Great Plague, Sweeney Todd and the city's Great Fire of 1666.

Image of Tower Bridge lit up at night

Tower Bridge Experience

Address: Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2UP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7403 3761
Visitors are able to see one of the world's most famous bridges, with breathtaking views from the walkways, some 45 metres above the River Thames. The Tower Bridge Experience also includes an exhibition in the two towers, with information about the history behind the bridge.

Madame Tussaud's

Address: Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LR
Tel: +44 (0)870 400 3000
Madame Tussaud's Waxwork Museum displays the world-famous collection of figures of the famous and is one London's most visited tourist attractions.

Tower of London picture

Tower of London

Address: Tower of London, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7709 0765
The Tower of London is guarded by the colourful Beefeaters and visitors are able to see the priceless Crown Jewels, Traitors' Gate and the famous black ravens.

London Planetarium

Address: Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LR
Tel: +44 (0)870 400 3000
For star spotting of a different kind, Tussaud's London Planetarium is next to the Madame Tussaud's Waxwork Museum. Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong meet you at the exciting Intergalactic Spaceport Check-in. You then move into the Departure Lounge area where hands-on space entertainment awaits.

London Aquarium

- County Hall, Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7967 8000
The basement of County Hall is now home to the London Aquarium, featuring hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from all over the world.

London Zoo

Address: Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY
Tel: +44 (0)20 7722 3333 (24-hour information line)
Situated in the heart of London, on the north-eastern corner of Regent's Park, is London Zoo. Founded in 1826, this one of the world's most famous zoos and was opened to the public in 1847.

London Dungeons

Address: 28-34 Tooley Street, London, SE1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7403 7221
The vaults beneath the railway arches of London Bridge train station on the south side of Tooley Street are now occupied by the Gothic horrors of the Dungeon, one of the city's major crowd pleasers.

BBC Television Centre

Address: BBC TV Centre, Wood Lane, London, W12 7RJ
Tel: 0870 603 0304 or +44 2890 535 904 from outside the UK
Take an indepth behind-the-scenes tour of the city's famous BBC Television Centre, where you can experience all of the excitement of working at a TV centre renown throughout the world.