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Top 10 London attractions 2021

A trip to the capital wouldn’t be complete without seeing the top 10 attractions in London. Visit now to enjoy these top things to do in London without the crowds.

The London Eye

The London Eye. Credit: Jon Reid. Image courtesy of Jon Reid.

Climb aboard one of the 32 glass capsules of the London Eye for unforgettable views of some of London’s most famous landmarks. Take in amazing 360-degree views as the capsule slowly rotates over the river Thames. 

Buckingham Palace garden

Buckingham Palace tour. Credit: Jon Reid. Image courtesy of Jon Reid.

You don’t need a garden party invite to visit the gardens at Buckingham Palace this year! The beautiful green space is open to the public to explore freely for the first time. Pack a picnic or buy refreshments on site. Garden ticket does not include entry to the State Rooms.

Tower of London

Take a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around the Tower of London, one of the world’s most famous buildings. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arsenal, jewel house and zoo! Gaze up at the White Tower, tiptoe through a medieval king’s bedchamber and marvel at the Crown Jewels. 

Shrek’s Adventure! London

Shrek’s Adventure! London takes you on a family-friendly journey through the world of Shrek and friends. With Donkey as your guide, you’ll visit 10 fairytale-themed live shows, including a mirror maze and Shrek’s swamp.

SEA LIFE London

Get a taste of the deep blue sea at SEA LIFE London. Spot up to 400 species including sharks, stingrays, moray eels and clown fish at the aquarium. See stunning green sea turtles and test your nerve on the glass “shark walk”. Learn more at daily talks and feeding times.

Emirates Air Line cable car

Emirates Air Line cable car. Image courtesy of Jon Reid.

Glide high above the Thames with the Emirates Air Line cable car, which provides stunning views of the city, departing every 30 seconds from the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks. See the sights by day or admire the city as it twinkles at night on a flight which lasts five to 10 minutes, depending on the time of day.

Kew Gardens

Enjoy the huge outdoor space – 330 acres (134 hectares) – at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. See the peaceful Japanese garden, the amazing trees of the arboretum and explore the stunning glass conservatories. Pack a picnic (or pick up food from one of the restaurants) for the perfect relaxing day out in London.

Kew Gardens

Enjoy the huge outdoor space – 330 acres (134 hectares) – at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. See the peaceful Japanese garden, the amazing trees of the arboretum and explore the stunning glass conservatories. Pack a picnic (or pick up food from one of the restaurants) for the perfect relaxing day out in London.

The View From The Shard

Rise high above London and see the city’s iconic skyline from a unique perspective, with views stretching up to 40 miles (64km). Spot the likes of the London EyeSt Paul’s Cathedral and Wembley Stadium from The View from The Shard‘s observation deck, which sits 800ft (244m) up western Europe’s tallest building.

Madame Tussauds

At Madame Tussauds, you’ll come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces. From Shakespeare to Lady Gaga, you’ll meet influential figures from showbiz, sport, politics and even royalty. Strike a pose with Usain Bolt, get close to One Direction or enjoy an audience with the Queen.

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