Vivienne Westwood once said, “There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.” There’s always something to see and new things to discover in this bustling city, and there’s no better time to spend a day in London. If you live in the UK, you may need to plan to see all the best that London offers over several day trips or weekend getaways. If you travel from the United States, you will likely spend some time in London during summer break in June through August, (although London is also a top destination for the holidays!). Whatever the case may be, there are endless sights to see and iconic landmarks to enjoy that it may take multiple trips to even scratch the surface and fit it all in. If you want to see the city’s major attractions and tick them all off your bucket list, we have narrowed them down for you. Here is the best way to explore some top London destinations via City Cruises offering convenience and unforgettable experiences. 

Let London’s Spirit Ignite You with City Cruises as Your Guide 

LondonLocated between the Westminster and London Bridges, The South Bank offers approximately two miles of everything from art galleries, cafes, cinemas, museums, and more, all stretching along the southern banks of the River Thames. It is worth heading to the south bank when you’re in London to stroll around and experience the interesting cultural atmosphere and take in some of the iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London, and the Houses of Parliament to name a few. Enjoy a memorable and entertaining day out with City Cruises 24h Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise to take in the capital’s iconic riverside landmarks in comfort and style. Make the most of London’s breathtaking views with unlimited access for 24 hours. Explore London with your family and friends at your own pace with unrivalled views from the open-air deck or comfortable indoor saloons. You will be treated to lively commentary from our captain while on board shedding new light on the history and modern life of this fascinating city. Enjoy refreshing concessions including a fully stocked bar during your trip. We have 4 strategically located piers at Westminster, the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Greenwich, that allow easy access to all the main riverside attractions, ensuring that less of your sightseeing time is spent waiting at the pier. With iconic landmarks and the River Thames as your backdrop, explore the city with convenience and ease with City Cruises London. 

Get into the heart of Britain with an Exclusive Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey tour, and add to your river pass with a guided visit with one of the most expert and informed guides in London. Hear the parliament building’s epic story as you see the room and antechambers that forged the British empire and continue to set its course in the 21st century. Walk the aisle at the Abbey that many royals have chosen as the location for their historical wedding ceremonies. Combined with the hop-on-hop-off Thames River cruise, you can join the boat tour at any of the four piers (located at Greenwich, the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Westminster) with open passage on all City Cruises sightseeing boats for a full day spent exploring London’s fantastic views. Not only is it great value, but it’s also a relaxed way to take in the sights without time pressure. This is a fascinating way to discover the history and secrets behind the British monarchy. This also makes for a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some leisure time at Bankside, indulging in local cuisine and treasure hunting for some souvenirs. 

London, Where Every Day Is a New Adventure 

Looking for a memorable afternoon tea experience to relax your legs a bit while gliding past London’s iconic riverside attractions? Look no further than anbuckingham palace Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames & Buckingham Place Changing of the Guard experience. Relax with a nice cup of tea while admiring Big Ben, nibble on a sandwich on your way to the London Eye, Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and a must-see when in the UK. Delight in scones, clotted cream, and jam as you cruise past the Tower of London (home to the crown jewels). Head upstairs to take in the 360-degree views from our open-air deck. This is a great way to combine a leisurely sightseeing trip with a delicious meal as well as a most memorable way to see the city. 

Don’t just watch the Changing of the Guards; get as close as you can to the action on this Buckingham Palace tour. You will discover the best vantage points and most secluded spots for a close-up peek at London’s most popular spectacle. Witness two different ceremonies from four different angles and listen to an in-depth background on the history of this tradition. This tour takes you away from the crowds and over to St. James Palace to witness the guards preparing to make their famous march. Marvel as you witness real soldiers with real weapons carrying out their daily duties to protect the Palace. Learn about their highly symbolic uniforms and march alongside soldiers to a special vantage point near the Wellington Barracks, home to all the Foot Guard’s Bands, that lets you get as close as possible to the action. Watch the equally impressive Changing of the King’s Life Guard, which features mounted, armour-clad soldiers and their immaculately groomed steeds. Everyone in your group will enjoy this unique and something a bit special experience. 

Rain or Shine, it’s London Time and There’s Always Things to Do and See 

From Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and Westminster Abbey, the British capital has something special for all. These top iconic landmarks should be on the top of your to-do list while in London. There is never a shortage of things to do while visiting the capital city. Take in museums and art galleries along the Southbank, imbibe in cultural cuisine, and maybe even spot royals while you are out and about. London is full of sights that can keep even the most fidgety traveler occupied for some time. You won’t be able to see it all in one visit, so you may have to make multiple weekend or day trips if you live locally or plan a trip annually if you are visiting from out of town. With its centuries-old history and modern and ancient architecture, shopping, and entertainment, it has so much to offer all types of visitors. Capture the scenic beauty of London with day trips from City Cruises and experience diverse and fun-filled attractions with the convenience and ease of making the most of your experience. 

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