If you plan to visit London, book one of the convenient London shuttles or taxi services to get you to your accommodation quickly and easily. An excellent advantage of these services is that they can actually double as an impromptu sightseeing tour!
Here is a quick breakdown of the most notable destinations that you might see as you whizz past on the London shuttles. Make sure you return, though, to explore them in detail.
1. Big Ben – This is the single most iconic structure in the city – so iconic that it has become a symbol of the United Kingdom. A little known fact is that its official name has been the Elizabeth Tower, since 2012. You’ll definitely pass by this on the London shuttles no matter where your central accommodation is based.
2. Madame Tussauds – Wax figures of figures both contemporary and historical importance are a specialty of Madame Tussauds, and the shockingly life-like waxworks make this museum a must-see. If your London shuttles pass by Piccadilly Circus you may catch a glimpse of the museum.
3. London Eye – Want to get a bird’s-eye view of the city? Book a ride on Europe’s largest Ferris wheel – and the world’s tallest cantilevered wheel – and you’ll be able to do just!
4. Globe Theatre – If you’re a lover of literature, make sure to mark down the Globe Theatre on your list of attractions. The original structure was burned to the ground in 1613, but the theatre in its current state is a worthwhile homage to one of Britain’s most famous playwrights.
5. Westminster Abbey – This Gothic church is chock-full of history – especially when it comes to royal coronations and burials. If you have an interest in the history of England’s monarchs, this is one Royal Peculiar you’ll want to visit.
6. Victoria and Albert Museum – The world’s largest museum dedicated to decorative arts and design is definitely worth a visit, if not an entire day exploring its generous exhibits. Even the museum itself is a fine amalgamation of architectural styles – from Victorian to Neo-Classical.
7. Imperial War Museum – World War I was a grim and bloody affair, and this museum is dedicated to all the conflicts that the British Empire and the subsequent Commonwealth have fought in. Suffice to say that military buffs will want to mark down this as a must.
8. London Dungeon – If you want a museum worth remembering, the London Dungeon’s macabre exhibitions will fit the bill. From the infamous death sentences to supernatural séances, this is one interactive museum you’ll want to visit.
9. Harrod’s – Harrod’s is an establishment with so much history that it would be downright criminal to write it off, as just another department store. Not only does it offer a wide variety of products, but it has also become a symbol of the city’s enterprise.
10. Buckingham Palace – This is the London residence of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. It is the palace often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. Throughout the year, you will be able to see the Changing of the Guards, definitely worth a visit.