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Destination: Central London Tours

London
Description:
Capital city, world famous, busy, big and bustling with activity
Region: Central London
Pronounced: (in north) lun-d'n (in south) lan-dan
Time to spend here: 1 - 5 days
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Central London, London
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Within Central London the visitor will of course find plenty of British tradition – shown in its historic old buildings such as the beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral, the once seen never forgotten Houses of Parliament, and the legendary Tower Bridge. However, you’ll also find the future embraced in a wealth of new architectural delights such as the Millennium Bridge and the innovative design of 30 St Mary Axe, better known as ‘The Gherkin’. London also captures the rich diversity of cultures and traditions that have become an integral part of London’s different communities who put their mark of character in various parts of this great city.

Visit Britain's Get to know London

Great for Transport
Oyster Travel Card
Oyster Travel Card London
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UndergroundGetting around central London and further afield couldn’t be easier with a great urban transport system which includes the oldest Underground system in the world with the first trains running in 1863, and having the first electric trains to run anywhere in the world by 1890. Despite its age and a number of eccentricities its colour coded easy to use tube map (which has become world famous in itself) helps people navigate the complex system with ease and helps to transport approximately 3 million passengers each day making it the third busiest system in the world. It is also the second longest system in the world. In the past few years a revitalised bus system has combined with the underground and other over ground rail transit lines to improve public transport in the city.The Add to Itinerary button above will include a pre-loaded Oyster Card (discount travel pass) in your tour.
Great for History
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Big BenLondon is jammed full of historic landmarks, which can be enjoyed by taking one of the many hop-on hop-off style bus tours operating in the city, or a slower paced walking tour, and of course many can be explored outside and inside and some can be climbed.

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Great for Museums
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Museums in LondonLondon is famous throughout the world for its number and quality of museums. It is not so widely known that many of its museums are free, making a visit to Britain’s capital much kinder on the wallet and so all the more enjoyable.

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Great for Theatres
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TheatresAlong with New York’s Broadway theatres, London’s West End is generally thought to host the finest English speaking theatre productions in the world. London’s main theatre district contains more than 40 venues, many of which go back to Edwardian and Victorian times giving them lots of character along with some beautifully well preserved ornate decoration.

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Great for unique Attractions
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London EyeBeing one of the most exciting Capital cities in the world, it’s not surprising that London is home to an embarrassment of riches where unique activities are concerned.  Some are relatively new, whilst other attractions date back many years and have helped to form London’s unique character. From the Shard to the London Eye, click below to find out more.

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London Essentials
London Pass
London Pass
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London EyeWith so many incredible attractions in London alone, there is a fantastic way to see them all without spending a fortune. The London Pass will gain you entry into over 55 of London's top attractions including St Pauls Cathedral, Wembley Stadium, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and many more.
Original Tour
Original Sightseeing Tour, London
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The most convienient way to see London is with an Original Tour bus ticket. These tickets last for 1 day and the open top buses visit every major tourist attraction, landmark and museum in London. Commentary is available on the bus and the ticket includes a Thames River Cruise and optional guided walking tours.
Multi-attraction Passes Recommended for this destination:
CADW Pass
London Pass
The London Pass
CADW Pass
Heritage Explorer Pass
Hudson Heritage Explorer Pass
This is a great base for exploring: Windsor, Greenwich, Oxford, Stratford on Avon, Warwick, Cotswolds, Canterbury
Transport options in this area:
Underground train, sightseeing bus, bus, train, taxi, bike (hire car not recommended)
Did you know:
'Big Ben' is actually called St Stephen's Tower, the 13 tonne bell inside is actually 'Big Ben'!
Quote:
“The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.”
Oscar Wilde
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