London is one of the most exciting cities in the world: rich in history and buzzing with a dynamic energy, this is a city with something for everyone.
There are galleries and museums, palaces, parks, boat tours on the Thames, red buses, black taxis, street entertainers, theatres, festivals, cafes, restaurants, and pubs. As Samuel Johnson famously said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”
Most museums and many galleries are free to enter. Major exhibitions include the British Museum, with cultural works from prehistoric to modern times; the Science Museum, with interactive exhibitions on the major scientific advances of the last 300 years; the Victoria and Albert celebrating 3000 years of art and design; and the Natural History Museum with its dinosaurs, life-size whales and a 40 million year old spider. Galleries include Tate Modern, Britain’s national collection of modern and contemporary art; Tate Britain, home to the largest collection of British art in the world; the National Gallery, filled with magnificent Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th Centuries; and the Royal Academy of Arts, historic home to blockbuster exhibitions.
Since it was erected in 1999, this giant Ferris wheel has become one of London’s favorite places to visit, with 3.5 million passengers every year. The wheel diameter is 120 metres and gives you incredible views across the city with its iconic skyline.
Take one of an open-top bus for a guided tour of the most famous London sights. Pass Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, with an English speaking guide to teach you more about these celebrated landmarks and let you practise your listening skills.