You can see many of London’s top attractions from the EDF Energy London Eye, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral. So it’s a good starting point for your day of sightseeing – especially as the earlier you go, the shorter the queue!
After seeing London from above, walk along the river Thames to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, which is less than a minute away. The aquarium has one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life, including sharks, crocodiles, penguins and sea horses. Don’t miss the daily feeding times and talks – you can sometimes help out with the feed, but keep your fingers away from the piranhas!
If you’d prefer something a bit gorier, visit the spooky London Dungeon. Located right next to the aquarium, this popular attraction includes scary rides and fascinating exhibits about London’s gruesome history. Book your London Dungeon tickets in advance and you’ll get priority access on the day as well as great discounts.
Lunch: St Paul’s Cathedral
The walk will take you past many more top London sights, including the Tate Modern art gallery. At St Paul’s, you can enjoy your lunch in either the café or the restaurant, which both specialise in traditional, seasonal British fare. You’ll need to pay an entrance fee if you want to go into the main cathedral.
Afternoon: Madame Tussauds and British Museum
You don’t have to be an A-lister to have your photo taken with George Clooney or the Queen. Simply hop on the Tube to Baker Street station and visit Madame Tussauds. This famous London attraction is full of realistic wax figures of celebrities, world leaders and sports stars.
Nearby, London’s most popular visitor attraction, the British Museum, explores more than two million years of human history, with objects including the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies. Entrance to the permanent collections is free.
Evening: Dinner with a View
Finally, catch the Tube to London Bridge station and finish your day with dinner at a restaurant on London’s picturesque riverside. For great food and an even better view, try Le Pont de la Tour, which overlooks Tower Bridge and is known for its modern French cuisine and excellent wine list.