London remained with streams of people through the streets during the games, but now a more peaceful London, waiting for you to show your softer side.
Many tourists came to the city to enjoy the Games, and surely many have not had time to learn the charms deep main… Museums, the Tower Bridge, the London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and many more. Luckily, there are a lot of tours in London which will let you enjoy the sights and monuments of simple and practical way.
Here are some of the most popular choices.
1. The bus tour of London
If you want to enjoy all the sights and sounds of London without the physical effort that entails, then you can opt for the bus tour of London. Step on the traditional red bus homeless, and get ready to watch the best of this unusual city.
The buses have English-speaking guides and digitally recorded commentary in other languages, so that everyone can enjoy the history and amusing anecdotes of the British capital. You can buy a ticket that allows you to get on and off at any time, so if something interests you can get off, explore the area and get back on later to continue enjoying the rest of London’s attractions.
2. Tour of London by bike
The more active visitors can enjoy the city as London people do, i.e., the bike tour of London. The tours, organized by the London Bicycle Tour Company located in Gabriel’s Wharf, near Waterloo station, allowing visitors to admire a beautiful view of the city in a unique and exciting way.
You can opt for a mountain bike, it is very easy to handle, or dare with a traditional bicycle. During the tour, an expert guide will help you learn more about this fascinating city. Stop in prominent places, where the guide will describe the surroundings and interesting history. The bike tour is completely safe and routes have been designed specifically to avoid traffic, allowing you to discover areas not seen from a vehicle. Furthermore, helmets and equipment are provided.
3. Thames River Cruise
Why not enjoy the city from the water with a cruise on the River Thames? The Thames is one of the most famous rivers of history and appears in many works of art and literature. It also offers splendid views of some of London’s most iconic attractions.
The Thames meanders along its path, through the heart of the bustling city. Aboard the ship, you can enjoy wonderful views of the Cutty Sark site, Canary Wharf, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe. Not only that, but also you can see the Millennium Bridge, Westminster Abbey, the site of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Big Ben.
4. Boat trip on the canal
The Thames is the only London waterway, and the boat trip through the canal (Jason’s Original Boat Trip) offers an alternative way to see London from a boat. Unlike the broad and busy River Thames, Regent’s Canal is a calm and relaxed way of seeing the sights of the city from a unique perspective.
On board, you can opt for a one way trip to Camden Lock, or a round trip of an hour and a half by the Regent’s Canal. The journey can admire the beautiful Regent’s Park, and some of the best views available from the London Zoo. You can then land in the modern Camden Lock, where you can explore the famous market area and alternative extravagant purchase souvenirs of your trip.