Madame Tussauds will be welcoming some new faces this summer, as the legendary waxworks museum gets set to host two special exhibitions, featuring two famous icons from different sides of the Atlantic.
Ever wondered where the Queen of England takes her afternoon tea, or where Will and Kate will be introducing their newborn to its Royal relatives? Well, now’s the time to find out, as the magnificent Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public for eight weeks only.
Few Royal buildings are as famous as London’s majestic Buckingham Palace and while watching the daily changing of the guard is a must-see attraction for many tourists, the real highlight of the year is the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening, when mere mortals get the chance to walk in the footsteps of Royalty.
With its grand central boulevard flanked by tall Victorian buildings and neighboring districts including Kensington and Chelsea, Knightsbridge has long been one of London’s most exclusive postcodes. For those who can’t afford a 5-star Belgravia apartment or chauffeur-driven Bentley, shopping in London Knightsbridge is the next best thing, with access to some of the city’s most iconic department stores and a chain of luxurious boutiques.
From unique ways to explore London’s museums to afternoon tea with a twist in London, there are plenty of fun ways to spice up your sightseeing tour in the British capital, and there’s no excuse for sticking to the well-trodden tourist trail. To help you add something a little different to your trip, here are eight quirky things to do in London.
Summer is underway in the city and there’s a host of fun things to do in London in June. Now’s the time to make the most of the sun, watch a tennis match or get into the party spirit at one of London’s open-air music festivals. To make sure you don’t miss anything, here’s a rundown of the top events and festivals in London in June:
Teeming with iconic landmarks and renowned for its world-class museums, busy shopping districts and non-stop entertainment, London is the ideal choice for a short getaway or stopover, but with so much to see and do it can be hard to know where to start. First-timers can take in the highlights on a London in One Day Sightseeing Tour, but there’s much more to the British capital than just the top attractions. To help you plan your itinerary and maximize your time in the city, here are 5 things not to miss on a short trip to London.
Celebrate the 2015 summer solstice at Stonehenge – only available June 20 and 21. Book now!
The ancient stone circle of Stonehenge has likely been the focal point of solstice celebrations since Neolithic times and today, the annual summer solstice is still the most atmospheric time to view the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Huge crowds of sun-worshippers, druids and revelers descend on Stonehenge to celebrate the longest day of the year and it’s an experience unlike no other.
London is always better when the sun is shining and with the influx of visitors comes an array of seasonal entertainment and events. Whether you want to cool off at a Lido, relax in a beer garden or party at a music festival, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy summer in London. Here are some ideas.
Spring is officially underway and visiting London in May means there’s a good chance of sunny days and crowd-free attractions. This is the time to explore London’s parks and gardens, which will be blooming with colorful flowers; check out the new arrivals at London Zoo; or take a walking or cycling tour of the city’s sights. Best of all, there are loads of events and festivals held in May.
2015 has already been a monumental year for Harry Potter fans with the long-anticipated arrival of the Hogwarts Express at London’s Warner Bros. Studio back in March and now there’s another date for fans to put in their calendar. For one night only, the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio tour will be opening its doors to Potter enthusiasts for an extra special event – an after-hours tour including exclusive behind-the-scenes access and never-before-seen live demonstrations.