There are so many things to do and see in the amazing City of London. Unfortunately as the list would be endless we can’t name them all, but we can however provide you with a list of seven of the best sights to see when you find yourself in the capital!
ZSL LONDON ZOO
ZSL London zoo is located just beyond Regents Park in London NW1 4RY. It is easily reachable by bus or taxi from Regents Street Under Ground train station and will be a great day out for kids as well as adults.
Enjoy the sights of some of the most amazing and interesting animals on earth such as Gorillas, Tigers, Lions, Monkeys, owls and many more. It is defiantly not a place to forget your camera; anyone will be surprised how some of the animals pose for their photos to be taken. There is a café and food facilities as well as a park area for the kids to make a full day of their time at this zoo.
KENSINGNTON GARDENS AND THE ROUND POND
Kensington Gardens is just one of the many Royal Parks in London. Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Regents Park, Bushy Park, St James Park, The Green Park, Regents Park and Prim Rose Hall, as well as Greenwich Park are also all Royal Parks in London but Kensington Gardens has many must see sights as well as the Round Pond. These include ‘Kensington House, The Peter Pan Statue, The Albert Memorial, Serpentine Galleries and The Princess Diana Memorial Play Ground for the Kids.
‘The Round Pond’ is actually a lake; its name is just referred to as a pond. Even though its name has the word pond in instead of Lake the shape is round as stated in the name. It is the perfect location to feed the ducks but there aren’t just ducks to feed here, there is always gulls, geese and most of all lots of swans.
THE LONDON EYE
The fourth highest Ferris wheel in the world is called ‘The London Eye.’ It is also known to be called the ‘millennium wheel’ after the millennium in 2000. Located in central London The London Eye is right next to the River Thames and close to The London Bridge, The aquarium, The Houses Of Parliament and Big Ben.
Don’t let the height scare you. Before ‘The Shard’ which was built in 2013 it was the highest viewing point in London but once the sights of London are noticed near to the top it will not be a sight to miss on a day out in London.
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
The Imperial War Museum is Located on Lambeth Road in London. The big canons by the front door is an obvious factor, they which will excite every one. The museum holds everything there is to know about the wars of the world. It gives an in-depth sight in everything, such as d-day, the great war, the attack on Pearl Harbour, the Holocaust, the battle of Hastings, Afghanistan and more. There are fun facts and tests for kids to learn and play on screens.
Exhibitions are held throughout the year for groups to be taken around the museum, cameras are allowed in the museum and the best part is that it is free to enter.
THE LONDON BRIDGE
Next to The London Eye in Central London sits The London Bridge, it is easily noticeable over the themes being 269 meters long, especially when it is seen opening up. It isn’t just for the public by transport and walkers to cross it but it is also used to help boats sailing along the river Thames. When a boat is too tall to sail under the bridge it opens up in half, stopping all traffic crossing on it.
This historical bridge which was built in around 53AD holds ‘The London Bridge Experience’. To get a thrill to add something different to a day out in London then this is the exact experience. It goes through the history of the haunted London Bridge including med evil, Jack the ripper and Ben Crouch with an Interactive character led historical journey. It’s definitely an experience that won’t ever be forgotten.
Big Ben is famous for the bells that strike as well as the 4 clocks that are at the top on every side of the tower. One bell which is referred to as ‘The Great Bell’ strikes at every hour, where as other bells that the tower holds strike every quarter of an hour. The great bell is the loudest and can be heard far from The Houses of Parliament. The tower is 96 meters high and is attached to the Northern side of The House of Parliaments.
The bell can be heard from inside Big Ben but a lot better from being outside. Tours are held to see in side of Big Ben for UK residents, which are free of charge if local MP’S are contacted to arrange a tour. 334 steps up and 62 meters high is the Elizabeth Tower and when at the top nearly everything in London can be seen from the clock.
Every Christmas from November to January, Winter Wonderland fills up Hyde Park in London with hundreds of visitors. This event holds markets with stools and it has a fair ground for the kids as well as adults. The ice rink will be an unmissable experience as well and ‘the Magical Ice Kingdom’ involving ice sculptures big and small made from ice. There will also be a chance to meet Santa too, he comes every year and will give every child the biggest smile of all.