Activities Days Out Ideas

Unusual Ways to Enjoy London

Written by Yeyen

There are so many things to do in the Capital city,
And so many sights that are really pretty!
From the air, underground, or a River Thames cruise,
Which sightseeing activity will you choose?

🚠 FROM ABOVE 🚠

Up at the O2

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Take in stunning views of London from 52m above the ground when you enjoy this exhilarating guided expedition over the roof of The O2! This is a thrilling 90 minute experience over the 380m long O2 walkway, which, at it’s steepest point, has a 28° incline on the way up and 30° on the way back down! BOOK HERE.

The View From The Shard Tickets

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Visit London’s newest landmark, which is also currently the tallest building in Europe. Take the spectacular kaleidoscopic high speed lift to the viewing platforms, where you will be greeted by breathtaking 360 degree views of the City Of London in all its glory. Try the interactive touchscreen telescopes where the whole family will enjoy spotting famous buildings, bridges and landmarks. BOOK HERE.

Arcelor Mittal Orbit

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Credit: Arcelor Mittal Orbit

Climb the UK’s tallest sculpture and ride the world’s tallest, longest and fastest tunnel slide. Enjoy a superb view of many of London’s famous landmarks from the viewing platforms then take the slide down! As you twist and turn as you will take in London’s skyline at speed through the ‘clear sections’. This is without a doubt, one of the most fun ways to see the city from above! Find out more.

Emirates Air Line Cable Car

Return fare: Adult £10.70, Child  £6.20

This is a fantastic experience all the family will enjoy seeing London from the air in a cable car as it crosses the River Thames right by the side of the O2. By day or night enjoy spectacular views in an air-conditioned cabin and listen to informative and interesting audio information. Cabins arrive every 30 seconds and each journey last around 10 minutes. Find out more.

The London Eye

Standard Entry Online Price Adult (16+) £22.45, Child (3-15y) £17.95, under 3 free

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The London Eye offers its visitors a stunning view of the wonderful city day or night and at 135 metres up, you won’t miss a thing! On your 30 minute ride, you will see landmarks such as Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and even Buckingham Palace. Find out more.

St Paul’s Dome

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Family ticket £39

Located at the top of Ludgate Hill, this iconic cathedral has survived much of London’s turbulent past and is steeped with history. Enjoy a visit and explore the stunning interiors, marvel at its treasures and climb the famous dome which dominates London’s skyline. During your ascent, you will find the famous whispering gallery where you can stand at either end and whisper to each other! Atop the dome, you will enjoy a breath‐taking panoramic view of ‘The Big Smoke’ in all its glory! BOOK NOW.

The London Helicopter Tour

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Whilst most visitors take in London’s many landmarks from its busy streets, you can leave the crowds with this thrilling flight experience, take to the skies and see the capital city from a totally fresh perspective. See all the top London sights and everything in between on a 10, 20, or 30 minute tour of the capital! BOOK NOW.

Greenwich Park

Free entry

 

Walk up the Greenwich Park end enjoy a panoramic view of the Queen’s House, London’s Maritime Museum and Canary Wharf’s Skyscrapers. You can also see some wildlife at the Deer Park, beautiful flowers at the Rose Garden & the Flower Garden, and many other activities around the park. Find out more.

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Adult £9, Child (5-15y) £3.9, under 5 free

 

What better way to visit one of the most famous bridges in the world than with Tower Bridge Exhibition! Located within the bridge itself, this fabulous exhibition has stunning views across London and houses ‘Great Bridges of the World’, which features over 20 bridges. Learn the history behind the fascinating structure and why it was originally built. Find out more.

One New Change Rooftop Terrace

free entry

 

Take the transparent lift overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, up to the Rooftop Terrace. It is open to the public 7 days a week from 6am to midnight. There are free seating area where you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views under the sun (fingers crossed for the weather!). Find out more. 

🚢FROM THE WATER 🚢

City Cruises

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Enjoy a fabulous all-day hop on, hop off cruise along the River Thames London offering you unlimited access to the majestic River Thames for 24 hours, allowing you the freedom to hop off and enjoy some sites and then hop back on at a time convenient to you to continue your cruise. Cruises depart every 30 minutes and you can hop on, or off, at and of the 4 piers: Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich. Find out more.

Circular Cruise

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circular cruise

Enjoy a fantastic one hour return cruise along the River Thames hop on at either Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier or St Katharine’s Pier. Once the boat reaches St Katharine’s it will return directly to Westminster Pier without stopping. Every cruise has full live audio commentary throughout the journey. If you choose to stay on the boat, the cruise lasts for 1 hour. Find out more.

Thames River Services

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What better way to explore London than with a relaxing return Thames River cruise? Take the family on a cruise from Westminster Pier to Greenwich Pier and back. On the luxurious, 2 hour round cruise from Westminster Pier to Greenwich you will see fantastic landmarks such as: Cutty Sark, The O2 Arena, Tower Bridge, The Shard, HMS Belfast and many more! Find out more.

😱FROM UNDERGROUND😱

West Norwood Cemetery Catacombs, London

To those who are super brave, explore this catacomb which is located below West Norwood Cemetery. This catacomb was opened in 1837 and has 95 vaults with a capacity of around 3,500 coffins. Advance booking needed. Find out more.

London Tombs & London Bridge Experience

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Credit: London Bridge Experience

Explore some gruesome horrible history in this fantastic attraction, where you will see, hear, smell and feel your way through historic London! You’ll enter the Gatehouse where you will meet The Executioner and discover the grisly fate of William Wallace. Walk through the old streets of London and run from the Great Fire! BOOK NOW.

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