As you may have heard, and you will have to be living on the newly discovered 5th Moon of Pluto not to, the Olympic Games are coming to London, so there can't be a better time to promote The London Pass, a sightseeing card which gives holders FREE ENTRY to over 55 sights and tourist attractions in London. Customers simply pay the one off price for the London Pass of their choice (there are 4 durations to choose from) and then can enter as many of the tourist attractions included on the pass that they wish to, without paying. Some of the most popular attractions which can be visited free with the London Pass are the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Windsor Castle, London Zoo, the London Aquarium and Shakespeare's Globe
This week The London Passe bring you the top 10 London Attractions which include a variety of sites and attractions which are recommended a visit, ranging from the Thames River Boat Cruise to the London Bridge Experience.
Thames River Boat Cruise
A Thames river cruise is without doubt one of the best ways to see London, weaving through the heart of the city and past so many of its most famous attractions. See and experience the sights and splendour of this great city from the relaxed comfort of a City Cruises modern, all-weather boats with open upper decks and spacious lower saloons with panoramic windows.
Tower Of London
The Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo. The ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and pampered ravens strut the grounds.
Constructed over 900 years ago by William the Conqueror, the Tower of London is steeped in a rich history. This fortress was expanded by many medieval kings and is a grand structure used by Royals through the years as a refuge and powerbase.
Just a short walk from the Thames, Westminster Abbey is a must-see and significant structure in British history. This beautiful gothic church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site popular with many visitors to London.
Kings, Queens, statesmen, aristocrats, poets, priests, heroes and villains are all part of the church’s fascinating history. Many of whom were buried at the Abbey including Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer, Dr. Samuel Johnson and Charles Darwin. There is a special Scientists corners at the church which is home to a memorial for Isaac Newton.
London Bridge Experience
The London Bridge Experience is a two-part tourist attraction situated within the arches of London Bridge. For the 2nd year running, it has won ‘Best Year Round Scare Attraction’ at the Screamie awards!
Firstly enjoy a fascinating trip back in time as the London Bridge Experience delves through the history of the bridge, from Druids through to Victorians, meeting Vikings, Romans, and some creepy medieval characters along the way. Featuring real life actors, stunning special effects and animations, this is unique interactive adventure really does takes you back in time.
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and it's the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Built over 900 years ago the castles floor covers a massive 480,000 square feet.
The castle is surrounded by some beautiful gardens and the picturesque English countryside. St George's Chapel, inside the grounds, is a fine example of gothic architecture and features the tomb of Henry VIII.
Windsor Castle is currently home to a special exhibition, "The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years" which is a celebration of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Come and experience the glory of St. Paul’s Cathedral and see how it’s iconic dome dominates the London skyline. Built between 1675 and 1710, the catherdral has gone through a £40 million programme of cleaning and repair work for its 300th anniversary and the work has transformed the exterior and interior of the building.
There is so much to discover throughout this vast cathedral including The Aspe, an American Memorial Chapel dedicated to servicemen and women who died during World War II. Also there is The Quire, where the choir and priest sit during services and is home to the cathedrals grand Organ and High Altar.
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour
Sightseeing visitors to London can enjoy a trip back in time with a visit to the spectacular Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Situated on London’s Bankside, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is areconstruction the original building that housed Shakespeare's theatre in London, an open-air playhouse where the playwright penned many of his greatest plays.
Tower Bridge Exhibition
One the most impressive structures and sites in the capital, Tower Bridge London has stood over the River Thames since 1894 and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.
Learn about the history of the Bridge and how it was built. Interactive displays and videos provide an entertaining and informative guide to Tower Bridge in London and its place in the history of the River Thames.
Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace is the former home of the flamboyant King Henry VIII, he extended and developed this grand palace after acquiring it in the 1520's. Its many royal occupants have ensured the palace has fabulous furnishings, tapestries and paintings. Set in 60 acres of formal gardens, which include the famous maze and Great Vine, this palace is well worth a visit.
Churchill War Rooms
The Churchill War Rooms are dedicated to the life of the ‘greatest Briton’, Sir Winston Churchill, and the secret underground headquarters that were the nerve centre of Britain’s war effort. The first London museum of its kind, the Churchill War Rooms covers all ninety years of Winston Churchill’s life, divided into five chapters: his early year’s as British Prime Minister starting May 1940; his later years; his childhood; his early political career and the period famously known as the ‘Gathering Storm’.