Top London Sightseeing Destinations

Published by Thames Rockets 866 days ago

The capital boasts many incredible sights and making time to see all them all in one day can be a struggle. Here at Thames Rockets we like to make our customers lives easy, therefore we have listed what we believe to be the top 10 London sightseeing destinations. 1. London Eye - As Europe's tallest observation wheel the London Eye has become one of the most popular attractions boasting 3.75 million visitors annually. 2. The Tower of London - Allowing you to take a step back in time, with incredible architecture dating back to 1078, the Tower of London is a must on the list for London sightseeing. 3. St Paul's Cathedral - Occupying a significant place in national identity and history St Paul's Cathedral has been the home of many iconic moments in history including - Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebrations, peace services at the end of both World Wars, the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II and more. 4. Big Ben - Holding the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world your London sightseeing adventure wouldn't be complete without seeing (and hearing!) Big Ben. 5. Westminster Abbey - With an exceptional gothic architectural design you can understand why there has been 16 royal weddings and many coronations held at Westminster Abbey. 6. Houses of Parliament - Rebuilt between the years of 1840 - 1870 due to a fire in 1834, the Houses of Parliaments boasts a perpendicular gothic style design. 7. The Shard - Standing at 1016ft the Shard prides itself on being the tallest building in London, the second tallest free-standing structure in the UK and the fourth tallest building in Europe. 8. Hyde Park - As one of the largest parks in the capital and the largest of the Royal Parks of London, Hyde Park is the home to many memorials including 7th July 2005 London Bombings, Diana Princess of Wales and London's Holocaust Memorial. 9. Buckingham Palace - Previously known as Buckingham House, Buckingham Palace is the home of the reigning monarch and hosts numerous state occasions and royal events. London sightseeing is not complete without visiting Buckingham Palace. 10. Tower Bridge - Built between 1886 and 1894, the bridge lifts to allow larger vessels to sail into London and has become one of the most famous symbols of the capital. There are many methods of ensuring that you visit all the iconic London sightseeing destinations, however there is no method more memorable, exciting, educational and thrilling than a Thames Rockets river cruise. For more information on the London sightseeing tours we offer visit the tours page here, call 020 7928 8933 or email bookings@thamesrockets.com and one of our advisors will be happy to help. Whether you are looking for a thrill-seeking trip down the Thames or an educational trip for the kids, we have the tour for you.

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