Here beats the heart of the British Empire. The royal family is staying at Buckingham Palace, and life is at Picadilly Circus, and the finances of Europe are (still) determined here. Why should you come to London?
The British capital is various, „just exciting“ and offers endless attractions. Even a long weekend in London is certainly too short.
Modern buildings such as The Shard and historic buildings such as St. Paul’s Cathedral dominate the skyline. There are so many options for shopping: whether on Oxford Street or in Westfield Stratford or, of course, in Harrods department store. A limit on your purchases is likely to be the limit on your credit card.
What to see
As I said: great sights in London are on almost every corner. World famous is the Coca Cola London Eye Ferris wheel. The original by Madame Tussaud’s wax museum is at home here. And above all hovers the royal touch of the royal family Windsor. Whether Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace or the Banqueting House uvm A trip to Windsor Castle just outside the city on the River Thames rounds off the royal program.
Do not miss the diversity of London. Make sure you have enough time. Your advantage when booking via GetYourGuide London: At many attractions you can bypass the queues and save valuable holiday time. Welcome to London!
Oh yes, surely you will arrive by plane in London. We have transfers from the airport to London City .
London Harry Potter Warner Bros.Many fans come to London just for that reason: a visit to Warner Bro Studios. For all Harry Potter followers, this is almost a duty. Explore the world of Muggels and take a look behind the scenes. The tour of the studios shows you many props and special effects that were used in the movies. There are various tours of the wizarding apprentice’s world. So you can experience a seemingly endless variety and variety. Book your Get Your Guide Harry Potter ticket online now.
Tower of London900 years the Tower already has the hump. It was once the most famous fortified building in the world. Your guide (a Yeoman Warders) tells you the story and the story, and certainly has some anecdotes. On the one hand, the tower was both a prison and a place of execution. But he is famous mainly for the preservation of the crown jewels. Book Tower of London entry online now.
Coca Cola London EyeA few facts: 135 meters high and thus the highest Ferris wheel in Europe. It was inaugurated in 1999. But only in March 2000, the first visitors could turn a round, as technical problems delayed the start. 32 gondolas circle with floor-to-ceiling glazed walls. Each gondola accommodates 25 visitors. Of the speed you will certainly not be bad, after all, sets the Ferris wheel (or the gondolas) a maximum of 1 km per hour. It is only stopped if, for example, wheelchair users have to get on or off. Why is the Ferris Wheel actually called Coca Cola London Eye ? Because the Limo group since 2015 sponsors the operation of the Ferris wheel. So do not miss the mighty view and make a round in what is probably the most famous Ferris wheel in the world. With us, you can easily book your Get Your Guide London Eye ticketonline. You can choose between standard entry or fast track ticket.
Madame Tussauds – The OriginalWho came up with the idea to create an exhibition with wax figures? Well, it was Madame Tussaud herself. She was a wax artist and was born in Strasbourg in 1761. In the museum itself, there is not only the royal family to see. Bollywood with the Indian superstars is represented as well as eg Alien Escape or stars like Michael Jackson and Ed Sheeran. Even Britney Spears has found a place. Do not miss this „museum“. Book your Madame Tussauds ticket through our website. You will receive a ticket for a certain window of opportunity, so you spend more time with the approximately 300 wax figures than in the queue outside.
St. Pauls CathedralProbably the most famous church in the UK. Near the River Thames stands in the district „City of London“ this episcopal church. It is one of the largest churches in the world and was built in 1666 ff. For special celebrations, the church is gladly booked: be it the state funeral of Lord Nelson in 1806 or the golden jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II .. Undoubtedly, the visit of this beautiful church is a highlight of your visit to London. Via getyourguide London you can book a preferred entrance to St. Paul’s Cathedral and benefit from fast admission to the church.
Boattrip to GreenwichOn the Thames, you can take the boat from London – Westminster Pier to Greenwich and see famous sights from the water during the cruise. You cruise past for example Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and The Shard. The tours start every 30 minutes, with the easy drive to Greenwich takes about 1 hour. In Greenwich you explore the city on your own. Be sure to pay a visit to the National Maritime Museum, as well as the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Book this beautiful trip to Greenwich easily through our website; You will receive a voucher, whether mobile or printed, which is accepted on the spot. This excursion is also available with English speaking guide from / to London. TheHighlights of Greenwich as a day tour are also available online.
Entry requirements UK
To enter London, you will only need an ID card or passport valid at least until the end of the journey. In addition, there is no visa requirement for citizens of the European Community. Nationals of other nationalities should inquire about any visa issues at the consulate.
Before you travel, it is advisable to take out a health insurance. In general, these entry requirements can be changed at any time without notice.
On the way in London
The fastest way to travel within the city is the subway. The London „Tube“ operates daily from about 5.30 am to 0.30 am, Sundays from 7 am to midnight. Tickets are available at the counter or at the vending machine. The so-called „Night Tube“ runs on Friday and Saturday around the clock on five lines. Buses run at short intervals, even at night. Night buses run on popular routes from midnight until 6 in the morning.
Bus tickets are available at the vending machine or at the bus driver. Another popular means of transportation is the London Taxi , also called black cab, which can be easily stopped on the road or reserved by phone. Uber is also strongly represented in London.
With the Visitor Oyster Card you can use cashless busses and trains at more favorable conditions. Before the first trip, the card must be charged.
London Airport in the City of London
London has a total of 5 airports. Numerous flight deals allow a cheap city trip to London . From Frankfurt, the flight to London takes about 90 minutes. Tip: FTI also offers convenient transfers from all London airports to the city.
London Heathrow (LHR) : London Heathrow Airport is located 24 kilometers west of central London and is one of the busiest airports in Europe. The metro Piccadilly line takes about 45 minutes to the city center. The Heathrow Express to Paddington station is much more expensive, but at 15 minutes much faster.
London Gatwick (LGW) : London Gatwick Airport is London’s second largest airport, 45 km south of central London. The Gatwick Express takes travelers to central London in just 30 minutes.
London City Airport (LCY) : London City Airport is only 10 km from central London. The Dockland Light Railway takes travelers to central London in 20 minutes.
London Stansted (STN) : The former military airport Stansted is located 55 kilometers northeast of London and is mainly served by low-cost airlines. Travelers can take the Stansted Expressfrom the airport to central London in around 45 minutes.
London Luton (LTN) : London Luton Airport is located 51 kilometers northwest of London in the city of Luton. Travelers can get to central London in about 40 minutes by train.
A round walk through London
On this city walk through London you will pass the most important sights and discover by the way other great places! Have fun!
Buckingham Palace – Royal Home
The walk starts in front of the official residence of the monarchs, Buckingham Palace. Opposite is the St. James Park, where you can relax in the summer nicely in deck chairs and feed squirrels.
Westminster Abbey – Royale Church
The next „must see“ is Westminster Abbey. Surely you remember the coronation church of Williams and Kate’s wedding. In addition to the royal weddings, England’s kings are also crowned here and buried after their demise.
Elizabeth Tower with Big Ben
Right behind the Abbey you can see the next landmark. The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster (seat of the British Parliament) is falsely referred to as Big Ben, which is only the heaviest of the five bells. The tower has been officially named Elizabeth Tower since 2012. Big Ben will remain silent until 2021, as renovations are needed.