Take a detailed look for the kind of itinerary and options available on a City Highlights Trip in London.
London view from the shard
As a newest landmark and Western Europe’s tallest building The Shard which opened to the public in 2013 is the new attraction of London. The View from The Shard offers with 360º up to 40 miles across London.
The View is situated on floors 68, 69 and 72 of The Shard. At a height of 310m, it gives a new experience and redefines London’s skyline. It has been already a symbol of London and is recognized throughout the world. On level 72 you may have a unique experience exposed through the fractures where the shards of glass come together.
London’s Winter Wonderland
Located near Hyde Park Corner, this is the perfect event to experience the magical atmosphere of London at Christmas. You will be experiencing the ice skating on the largest outdoor ice rink of London, shopping at traditional, authentic German Christmas Market, a huge observation wheel, a carousel, carol concerts and numerous cafes & bars serving the very best wine. Winter Wonderland will be open in November 2015 until January 2016.
London Traditional Pub
The George Inn
It was rebuilt in 1676 after the Fire of London. It is also well known pub which famous writer Charles Dickens has been drank here; it’s mentioned in ‘Little Dorrit’.
It is located under an arch of London Bridge and just around the corner from Borough Market; The Mug House is a relaxed and friendly wine bar that offers something for foodies, wine buffs and beer enthusiasts.
Expect to wine and dine seated on rustic Victorian style furniture with decor to match but enjoy a menu that’s unpretentious and simple but big on flavor where it’s the food that matters not the plate it is served on.
New Year’s Day Parade
It starts in Parliament Square at noon, as Big Ben strikes, it then proceeds along Whitehall to Trafalgar Square, Lower Regent St, Piccadilly Circus and Piccadilly. Alongside more than 10,000 dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, musicians will be performing when helium-filled cartoon balloons are flying above the buildings of Westminster. Available 30th December ’15 to 2nd January 2016.
The London Eye is a giant wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is also known as Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally published as the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, then the EDF Energy London Eye. Since mid-January 2015, it has been known in branding as the Coca-Cola London Eye, following an agreement signed in September 2014. The entire structure is 135 meters tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 meters. Its height is 160 m.
Millions and millions of people have been in a queue through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened 200 year ago and it remains jut as popular as it ever was. This is the most popular place and maybe one of the most important highlight of London.
Greenwich Royal Observatory
Greenwich is best known as the location of the prime meridian. The observatory is situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames. Four separate meridians have passed through the buildings, the basis of longitude was recommended as the world’s Prime Meridian at an international conference in 1884. Slowly, nations across the world adopted it as their standard for mapping and timekeeping.
The Prime Meridian was marked by a brass strip (presently upgraded to stainless steel) in the Observatory’s courtyard once the buildings became a museum in 1960, and, since 16 December 1999, has been marked by a powerful green laser shining north across the London night sky . This spot is very famous and has been visited each year by millions.
There is one final thing a visit to London should contain. A theatre trip to see one of the many incredible shows available. Tickets can be arranged for almost any show.