Deal of the week: London Calling

London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world’s best sights, attractions and activities.

With so much to do and see, London should be on your bucket list and there is no better way than with United Europe’s London Calling offers available from R3 260 per person sharing. Click here for more details.

The offers include:

  • Two, three or five nights’ accommodation in London at the three-star St Giles hotel or the four-star Kensington Close as selected above.
  • Oyster Travel Card, Pre-Loaded and Pre Activated with GBP15.
  • Special offers as follows:
  • Stay two nights and receive a free lunch in a traditional English pub (in central London).
  • Stay 3 nights and receive a free entrance to a top London attraction. *Choose from St Paul’s Cathedral or Shakespeare’s’ Globe or Kensington Palace.
  • Stay 5 nights and receive a Free 48hr hop-on, hop-off bus tour (includes river cruise & walking tour).

But you might still be asking, why you should put London on your bucket list. While the list is just about never-ending, Visit London provides the following top 10 reasons you should definitely put London on your radar:

Attractions

london-eye-945497_1280From the modern Coca-Cola London Eye, to the historic Tower of London, the top 10 tourist attractions in London are a must-see on any London sightseeing trip. Even better, many London landmarks are free to visit, while others are available with discounted entry or special offers when using a London Pass.

There are also plenty of kid-friendly places to visit in London. Get up close and personal with underwater creatures at SEALIFE London Aquarium or explore the Science Museum, London’s interactive hub of science and technology. Both are perfect for fun family days out in London.

You could also soak up some culture at London museums, visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace, or take the perfect picture with Big Ben; just some of the many iconic places to go in London.

 

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London Theatre

London has the best theatre scene in the world. It attracts the best in acting talent so don’t be surprised to see a few famous faces on the London stage. Take your pick from long-running musicals, classic plays, or brand new works making their West End debuts.

Accommodation in London

There’s accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes in London. The city has many famous luxury hotels, but there are plenty of cheaper options too. Meet other travellers at hostels; enjoy the comfort of a friendly B&B, or even try camping in London.

Free London Attractions

London is home to some of the best museums and galleries in the world – many of which are free. Spend a few hours in the British Museum, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum or the Science Museum browsing the collections at no cost.

burger-1150315_1280Food and Drink in London

Take a culinary journey around the world with London’s diverse restaurants, ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants, to gastropubs, traditional British restaurants and afternoon tea. London’s bar scene is equally varied, so check out rooftop bars, riverside pubs and champagne bars.

Best Views of London

London’s famous skyline continues to evolve. There are plenty of places to view the iconic skyline along the river, but make sure you take in a panoramic view of London from up high at locations such as View from The Shard or the London Eye

Shopping in London

leadenhall-market-252803_1280You’re spoilt for choice when shopping in London; from the flagship stores on Oxford Street, to gifts and bric-a-brac at London’s markets. Shop in Europe’s largest urban shopping centre at Westfield Stratford, or visit an iconic department store such as Harrods.

Sport in London

London attracts the biggest sporting events in the world. See a match in London or take a tour of the capital’s spectacular sporting venues, from the home of the English football team Wembley Stadium, to Lord’s Cricket Ground or Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.

Parks and Outdoor London

You don’t need to travel far to find green space in London. The capital is home to eight beautiful Royal Parks,london-973272_1280 including Hyde Park and Richmond Park. There’s also Hampstead Heath, with amazing views over the city. Alternatively, visit one of London’s peaceful gardens such as Kew or Chelsea Physic Garden.

London’s River Thames

The Thames provides a stunning backdrop to many of the city’s top tourist attractions. River bus services and river tours are great ways to beat the traffic and enjoy wonderful views. Don’t forget London’s canals as well, including Regent’s Canal and Little Venice.

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