London is known for its history regarding royalty, arts, politics, and science. The infrastructure of London makes everyone visit it at least once in life. The capital is famous because of its magnificent ancient buildings.
If you are planning a trip to London, you can’t resist visiting these 5 attractions of the city and the fun things to do in London. All these locations are highly recommended by the tourists and considered as “must visit” places.
1. London Eye:
In 1993, the Londoners were asked to design a new landmark to celebrate the millennium. A team of Husband and wife named David Marks and Julia Barfield came up with the idea of the London Eye. After a stiff competition, the idea of the London eye was picked up and it was opened on March 9, 2000. London Eye is also known as Millennium Wheel
With a height of 443 feet, the London Eye is currently the fourth-largest Ferris wheel in the world. London Eye is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK. More than 3.5M people visit the eye every year.
Each of the London Eye capsules is weighed 10 tonnes. It can hold 25 people at a time who are free to walk around inside the capsule, although seating is provided in the capsule. The wheel rotates 10 inches per second which are 0.6 mph. Therefore it takes 30 minutes to complete a full round.
2. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London:
Warner Bros. Studio is located in Leavesden, Watford. Leavesden was the home for Harry Potter movies series for ten years. All the props, costumes and sets were saved by the production team, which were created for the film especially – just in case they were needed later to be used again in the series. Warner Bros studio has the Sets like Dumbledore’s Office, the Great Hall, Gryffindor Common Room and Boys’ Dormitory, Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic, Hagrid’s Hut, and a 1:24 scale model of Hogwarts Castle.
The cupboard under the stairs is one of the first things to see in Warner bros studio. This is the place where the iconic story of Harry Potter started. It’s a small room where Harry Potter stayed with Dursleys.
3. Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds is a wax museum founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud in 1835. It has many smaller museums in various cities.
Since 1835, Madame Tussauds has been an exciting location to visit. It has wax models of all the A-list celebrities around the world. All the portraits displayed in The Madame Tussauds are maintained regularly. The hair of all the portraits are washed and make-up is retouched on the regular basis
In 1923, many of the statues in Madame Tussauds were lost because of a fire accident. Fortunately, all of the moulds were intact and weren’t impaired, so the statues were recreated. Also in 1940 during world war II, Madame Tussauds museum was hit by a bomb that destroyed over 350 head moulds and devastated a cinema that was part of the museum.
This is one of the must-visit places in London because of its history.
4. SEA LIFE London Aquarium
SEA LIFE London Aquarium is located in central London near London Eye. It is on the ground floor of County Hall on the South Bank of the River Thames.
SEA LIFE aquarium leaves an amazing experience for the visitors. There are few key highlights you should know about the aquarium.
- SEA LIFE aquarium is home to over 5000 creatures
- It has a huge collection of Cownose rays
- It has a Glass tunnel passage encased in a blue whale skeleton
- The aquarium has Gentoo penguins in it.
5. KEW Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is located in Kew, South-West London. The Botanical Garden is sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which is a botanical research and education institution.
The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew was founded in 1840. Kew Gardens is one of the most important botanical gardens in the world. It has more than 50,000 plants in its collection. It also includes over 7 million preserved specimens.
For more than 150 years, Kew Gardens has had its police for its internal security purposes. Kew Gardens is the only stop in an Underground network of London that has a pub attached.
All of the places above are the highest recommended places to visit and things to do in London by tourists. Each place represents London in different and beautiful ways.