It’s been a record breaking 2017 for London with 19 million tourists visiting the capital city already this year, which is a huge 2.6% increase. But what is attracting so many tourists to London? We’ve looked at the top 5 attractions that London has to offer.
Number 1. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Harry Potter is one of the biggest films ever created and is considered one of the few four-quadrant, multi-generation spanning franchises that exist today. Engaging all ages, the stories have grown to create such a fan base unrivalled by any other film. Warner Bros. therefore created a London studio tour which provides an amazing opportunity for all Harry Potter fans to experience the magic of being behind the scenes at the actual set of the most successful film series of all time. The tour also reveals some secrets that only a select few people know.
The first tour starts at 10:00
The last tour is between 16:00 and 18:30 (depending upon the time of year, school holidays and weekends).
Go to https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/ for more information on a great day for any Harry Potter fan.
Number 2. Buckingham Palace Tour
The Royal family is a huge draw for tourists wanting to get a picture stood outside Buckingham Palace with a guard. So why not go one step further and take the tour where you can visit the 19 spectacular State Rooms. These breathe taking rooms are decorated with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection which need to be seen to be believed. Each year Buckingham palace hosts a special exhibition as part of the summer opening and always provides a glimpse into royal life. You can also see the iconic exterior of the palace and watch the famous changing of the guards.
Summer 2017: 22 July – 31 August 2017 1 September – 1 October 2017
Open daily 09:30 – 19:30 Open daily 09:30 – 18:30
For any more information go to https://www.royalcollection.org.uk and gain a glimpse into the life of the longest reigning monarchy Great Britain has seen.
Number 3. Coca-Cola London Eye
135 metres high, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, which in its own right is a feat of expert design and engineering. The Eye has become a modern symbol representing the capital city and a global icon associated with the New Years eve firework display. Whilst riding on the Coca Cola London Eye you will experience breath-taking 360-degree views of the capital and its famous landmarks such as Big Ben. Also the wheel has been the number one visitor experience in the city for the past decade.
1 October-31 March 1 April-30 June 1 July-30 September
10:00 – 20:30 daily 10:00 – 21:00 daily 10:00 – 21:30 daily
For more information https://www.londoneye.com and enjoy the view of London’s Landmarks from 135 metres up
Number 4. Tower Of London
Despite the Tower of London’s grim reputation as a place of torture and death, within these walls you will also discover the history of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress. Unearth the priceless Crown Jewels and join the tour to hear their bloody tales from the era. Get involved in storming battlefields in the amour and weaponry of the time. Learn of the legends and become one.
Summer: 1 March – 31 October Winter: 1 November – 28 February
For more information http://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london and indulge yourself in a part of London gruesome history
Number 5. ZSL London Zoo and Sea World
ZSL London Zoo has been educating and inspiring visitors since opening to the public in 1847. With over 750 incredible species, exciting and innovative exhibits it’s a great day out in the capital for all ages. Whilst Sea World will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover an underwater world filled with an array of creatures. The Shark Walk will have you walking across glass with seven species of stunning shark in the Shark Reef Encounter display below you
For more information visit https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo and https://www.visitsealife.com and go wild