Travelling is fun! You get the lifetime chance to visit beautiful places, meet people with different languages and cultures, explore the delicious cuisine- it gives you a new sense of perception. In simple words, Travelling makes you a happier person. Moreover, the month of July is a great time for a vacation, family trips, and break your humdrum days to enjoy festivals and events happening around the world. And we recommend England’s capital (the cultural hub) London as the perfect place for you to stretch your wings and have a great leisure time.
The news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding is still buzzing in the streets of London. As July is nice and warm here, that is why, every year, the city gets all hustle-bustle with the large crowds of tourists who come to enjoy the pleasant weather, the green parks, the royal gardens adorned with flowers, the historical monuments, and much more.
I know you have a lot on your bucket list, you may feel overwhelmed by thinking- how much can I cover in a single trip? No worries.
Here is the list of the best tourist spots and the “must-see” London attractions!
Big Ben: The Great Hour Bell
It is the big tower clock in London. You may have seen it in books, pictures, or movies; famous for its accuracy and its massive bell. The complete structure of Big Ben also consists of the Palace of Westminster along with the Great Bell of the clock at the north end.
In 2012, the tower was renamed Elizabeth Tower in honour of the Queen.
London Eye: The Giant Ferris Wheel
London Eye is Europe’s tallest observation wheel in the center of London. An iconic landmark on the South Bank of the River Thames. The structure is 135 meters (443 ft) tall and the wheel’s diameter is 120 meters (394 ft).
Here is an interesting fact: London eye is world’s tallest Ferris wheel that opened to the public in the year 2000. And because of some sponsorship reasons, it is also known as the Coca-Cola London Eye. This is a “must-see” attraction as it serves as the highest view point for the famous landmarks in the entire city.
Tower of London: The Great Royal Palace
Tower of London is the official palace of Her Majesty, The Queen. This is a 900-year-old castle, standing on the northern bank of the River Thames in the central London.
The Tower of London has played an important role in the British history. It has served as an armory, a treasury, a menagerie, and as a public record office. It also has “The Jewel House” that was famous for housing the royal regalia, jewels, plate, and symbols of royalty such as the crown, scepter, and sword.
Since 1837, Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence for the British Monarchs. Now it is the administrative headquarter and only open to the public for two months in a year (usually between the end of July and late September).
As the palace is so grand and gorgeous, there are so many things in this palace that would charm you with their unique architecture, unmatchable, sparkling beauty. So, here is what to see when you take a visit to the Buckingham Palace:
- The Grand Staircase
- The Throne room
- The Beautiful garden
- The State Rooms
- Flags and Clocks…etc
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the East London is a new destination for thousands of tourists. As the name suggests, it is a sporting complex built in the year 2012 for the Summer Olympics and the Summer Paralympics. It contains the athletes’ Olympic Village, London Stadium, London Aquatics Center, and the London Olympics Media Center.
The Olympic park is also home to the ArcelorMittal Orbit: UK’s Largest Sculpture and world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide for those who are seeking fun in London with a perfect view of the Olympic park.
Caution# Take care of yourself, if you are a weak-hearted person. The twists and turns may not be for you.
Saint Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul cathedral is famous for its vast dome and adored by the London citizens as it is the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London.
ZSL London Zoo
Explore this animal paradise and enjoy the Tiger Territory, Penguin Beach, Gorilla Kingdom and Land of the Lions.
Tower Bridge Exhibition
One of the world’s famous architectures of London that will take you back to the Victorian age. The glass floors, interactive displays, engine rooms and wonderful views attract the London lovers every year.
The London Dungeon
The London Dungeon is a strangely-unique tourist attraction point that introduces dark stories, local legends and the frightening characters of the city. It gives a humor touch to the most vicious historical events by using the live actors and special effects.
Shrek’s Adventure! London
Have you watched the world-famous movie “Shrek”? Did you enjoy it?
Yes!! you absolutely need to visit this as the interactive and immersive experience of this attraction takes you to the fairy-tale adventures of Shrek. The attraction is developed by Merlin Entertainments and DreamWorks Animation to give you a magical experience.
Also, take this chance to meet all your favorite characters like Pinocchio! 🙂
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Yet another famous movie that made our childhood-self believe in magic, flying brooms, weird spells. It also introduced us to the final, evil boss that must be defeated to bring peace into the world.
This mysterious Studio is located 20 miles north-west of London. Visit here to explore Dumbledore’s office, Diagon Alley, Ollivanders wand shop, Gringotts Wizard bank and many more!
Are you a Sherlock Holmes’ fan? If you are a die-hard fan like me, you must have imagined the “Sherlock Holmes’ London” while reading the novel.
How exciting would it be to visit the Mysterious Baker street?
Oh, were you thinking the Baker Street (Original name- 221B Baker Street) only exist in the storylines of Conan Doyle? No, there is a real Baker street in London. It is the home to the famous Sherlock Holmes Museum, which was opened in 1990 by the Sherlock Holmes International Society.
While you are there, you can take a walk to another of Sherlock’s haunting places- the Speedy’s cafe and enjoy the fresh, delicious food.
We can’t forget about the Scotland Yard if we are talking about the journey of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Now it is officially known as the New Scotland Yard.
It is the headquarter of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), and the territorial police force responsible for London.
The Royal Opera House
A major theater and an opera house for the Royal Ballet, Royal orchestra, and Royal opera. It is built in the Covent Garden, central London and a set for many Sherlock Holmes stories.
Near to the Covent Garden there is Langham Hotel where Arthur Conan Doyle set the stories like “A Scandal in Bohemia and The Sign of Four partly”.
These are the best travel spots in London– You shouldn’t Miss. We know you are excited and must be thinking about how to get started with your travel plan. First and foremost, you have to get your UK visitor visa. AS Visas and Permits has its headquarters in London, UK. We frequently get many cases for UK visas and know the best possible pathways for the visa process. Call us! Or
A few more places that you can Visit in July- Romania, France, Mexico, and Sweden. Call us if you are interested to visit any of these places.