Madame Tussauds London

With more than 300 wax figures, the Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience and Spirit of London Taxi Ride, there's plenty to entertain at Madame Tussauds London. The uncannily lifelike wax figures of famous (and infamous) individuals from throughout history are, of course, the highlight, with everyone from Johnny Depp and One Direction to The Queen and Muhammad Ali making an appearance.
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HM Tower of London

The Tower of London is one of the most famous fortified buildings in the world. It's also a mysterious place full of dark secrets, strange stories and historic relics. Here you can admire the priceless Crown Jewels, explore the Medieval Palace, visit the infamous Bloody Tower, and go on a tour with a Yeoman Warder to learn about the many executions that took place here.
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St Paul's Cathedral

The 17th century St Paul's Cathedral on Ludgate Hill in the City of London is one of the city's most iconic buildings. It was designed by the illustrious Sir Christopher Wren and it was the highest building in London until as late as 1962. Use the touch-screen multimedia guides, or take a guided tour, to learn about the famous interior or, if you're feeling fit, climb up to the Whispering Gallery (to try out the acoustics) and on towards the golden Gallery at the top of the dome where you'll be rewarded with amazing views across London. You can also descend into the crypt where you'll find memorials of heroes such as Admiral Lord Nelson.
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Afternoon Tea in London

Do you want to find the best afternoon tea in London? Watch this video guide to the classic British tradition and set your mouth watering over cakes, scones and dainty sandwiches. Whether enjoying the traditional splendour of afternoon tea at The Ritz or The Landmark London; high tea at Scoff & Banter; a leisurely cruise with City Cruises; a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired tea at One Aldwych; or a fashionista tea at The Berkeley, there’s an afternoon tea London venue to suit you. If you want to get more hands-on, why not make your own afternoon tea at The Cookery School, Little Portland Street. Close to Oxford Circus, this charming cookery school is the perfect place to improve your skills as you learn to bake cakes and make the perfect cucumber sandwich.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the original open-air theatre on the banks of the river Thames, where the playwright, William Shakespeare, first staged many of his famous plays such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Midsummer Night’s Dream. Located just a few hundred yards from its original site, today's Globe Theatre stages classic and modern interpretations of Shakespeare's work as well as brand-new plays. And at just £5 for a standing ticket, you can't lose! The exhibition has audio guides available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. There are expert guided tours as well every 30 minutes.
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SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Located next to the London Eye along the South Bank, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium has one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life covering more than 500 species, 14 themed areas and two million litres of water. The exhibition includes favourites such as seahorses, octopus, zebra sharks and clown fish. It's also an interactive experience so you can feed the stingrays, see the sharks' feeding time, watch diving displays and go 'under the sea' in the glass tunnel walkway.
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Guest of Honour

Adaeze won a competition to be London's Official Guest of Honour and spent two unforgettable weeks in London experiencing the very best the capital has to offer. Watch highlights from Adaeze’s trip of a lifetime, from flying first class from her hometown in California; to raising Tower Bridge, attending a Royal Premiere, seeing London from a helicopter, and watching her name appear in the Piccadilly Circus lights! Watch brand new footage from Adaeze’s trip. Look out for some very special guest appearances from Professor Stephen Hawking, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Downton Abbey star Jim Carter, Michelin star chef Jason Atherton, tennis ace Tim Henman, and British ballerina, Darcey Bussell.

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace was King Henry VIII's favourite royal residence, and is full of thrilling stories and beautiful sights. Inside you can explore the Medieval Great Hall where William Shakespeare’s company once performed, as well the huge Tudor kitchens and the Haunted Gallery. The palace has much to see outdoors as well with a puzzling maze, beautiful gardens and large park to enjoy. Other highlights include daily costumed tours and talks, as well as the annual Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Step into the magical world of Harry Potter and visit the film sets where the series was shot on Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter. On the tour you can nosy around Dumbledore's office, enter the Great Hall, walk down Diagon Alley, see how the technical whizzes made Harry Potter fly, and watch special effect animatronics come to life. A must for fans of the world's favourite boy wizard.
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City Cruises

See London from a different angle by taking a cruise along the famous River Thames. City Cruises offer frequent sightseeing trips between Westminster, Waterloo (next to the London Eye), Tower and Greenwich piers. Options include tea-time cruises, evening cruises, a jazz cruise and The London Showboat, a dinner/cabaret/dance cruise.
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The London Dungeon

London's history is filled with gruesome tales and scary characters. The new London Dungeon attraction on the south bank of the Thames retells some of those bloody stories. Using live costume, 360° sets and a multitude of special effects, The London Dungeon takes you through 1000 years of London's gory past in 90 terror-filled minutes. Look out for Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd along the way, as well as two underground thrill-seeking rides. This is not an attraction for those of a nervous disposition.
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Buckingham Palace

During the summer months, Buckingham Palace - the official residence of The Queen - opens the doors of its elegant State Rooms to the public. As well as providing an ornate backdrop for many official royal engagements, the rooms contain some of the finest treasures from the Royal Collection - including paintings, sculptures and fine French furniture.
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The London Eye

A staggering 135 metres in height, The London Eye gives you a superb view over the capital's most famous attractions - and far beyond. A 'flight' in one of the observational wheel's glass capsules lasts 30 minutes and each year the London Eye receives more visitors than the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Once you have ride this 360-degree tour, you will understand why it is so popular.
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The British Museum

One of the biggest and finest museums in the world, the British Museum is home to some of the most treasured historical artefacts in existence. The extensive exhibition include the Rosetta Stone, Assyrian treasures, the Egyptian mummies and the museum's spectacular, light-filled Great Court. A new restaurant has recently been opened in the Great Court; an ideal spot for afternoon tea under the magnificent roof. There are also free tours and guides to take advantage of at the museum.
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