7 Exciting Ways to see the city
If you’re an intrepid sort, then a tour on The London Helicopter is designed for you. Get a unique bird’s eye view of the city, taking in must-see places and landmarks such as Big Ben, Battersea Park, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the EDF Energy London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral and even Wembley Stadium.
A River Thames cruise allows visitors to see a wealth of famous riverside landmarks such as Big Ben, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Cutty Sark, the London Eye and more without wearing out any shoe leather. City Cruises offers a range of trips from Westminster Pier in London’s centre all the way to Greenwich in southeast London.
See the metropolis in a different light, literally. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of night-time, with a See London By Night double- decker bus tour, passing many illuminated landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, the Houses of Parliament and Harrods.
BY HORSE- DRAWN CARRIAGE
If you are looking for a more sedate and sophisticated way to see London, then travelling by horse-drawn carriage is the way to go. Westways Carriage Horses (p. 53) offers an experience that will transport you back to a bygone London. Collected from your hotel, you tour London’s most notable sights such as the summertime blooms of leafy Hyde Park.
BY HAUNTED BUS
For the capital’s more grisly history, take a Ghost Bus Tour, which offers visitors an eerie experience as they prowl the city’s streets on a classic Routemaster bus. Hear tales of terror as it passes the locations of famous executions, notorious murders, hauntings and other-worldly goings-on.
If you like speed and excitement, then the ThamesJet is for you. Choose from a guided 50 or 75-minute tour of London 6 landmarks on a jet-powered RIB, like those used by police and the military. Then hold on to your hat for some high-speed aquabatics. A thrilling experience, the guided commentary provides lots of interesting facts.
BY OPEN- TOP BUS
Another great way to see the city is by open-top bus. Big Bus Tours,The Original London Sightseeing Tour and GoldenTours
all offer driven guided tours of London, giving visitors the opportunity to see famous landmarks with the flexibility to hop-on and hop-off when you want to explore some more.