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We love being a tourist in our own country! London is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the UK and with school out for summer, now is the perfect time to visit the capital for a family fun day out. Take a look at our pick of the best sights in London for you to check out!
St James’s Park Station
Buckingham Palace – Hop off the tube at St James’s Park Station and see where Her Majesty the Queen spends her days with a trip to Buckingham Palace! Buckingham Palace is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today and has been open to visitors during the summer months for more than 20 years. Both adults and children alike won’t want to miss the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace which takes place before noon on most week days.
Hyde Park – Hyde Park is less than a 20-minute walk away from Buckingham Palace and is the largest Royal Park in London spanning across 350 acres. Hyde Park plays host to a number of events during the summer months and is the perfect place for a picnic and the kids to let off some steam!
Leicester Square Station
Trafalgar Square – A trip to Trafalgar Square with the children is always fun and games, as they run wild chasing pigeons and throw pennies into one of the many water fountains to make their wish come true. Trafalgar Square is also a lovely place to stop off for a selfie in front of Nelson’s Column, the Fourth Plinth or stone lions. There are lots of colourful festivals and public events going on throughout the year too, particularly during the summer months. While you’re there, be sure to check out The National Gallery and the British Museum which are just a stones throw away.
Leicester Square – While you’re in the West End of London you might as well see a show in one of the many theatres nearby!
Westminster Underground Station
Big Ben – Who else misses Big Ben’s bongs? When we think of London, one of the first images that springs to mind is Big Ben aka The Elizabeth Tower of the Palace of Westminster. Standing at 96 meters tall, it is such a beautiful landmark and you can’t visit London without coming to Westminster to see this.
Palace of Westminster – The Palace of Westminster, better known as the Houses of Parliament lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, at the heart of London. According to BBC News, the Palace of Westminster was built on the site of William the Conqueror’s first palace and houses 100 staircases, more than 1,000 rooms and three miles of passages! You can book a tour here.
Coca Cola London Eye – The Coca Cola London Eye is the perfect place for a game of I Spy as you watch the world go by from 135 meters high! Close by is Shrek’s Adventure! London and the SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium.
Tower of London – The Tower of London is full of history and definitely worth ticking off your bucket list of places to visit in the capital!
Tower Bridge – Tower Bridge is one of London’s most famous landmarks and is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in which you can not only admire from afar but you have the opportunity to explore inside of it as well.
Where do you like to visit in London? Let us know by commenting below!