Sightseeing in London

London is one of the world’s most eclectic, bustling cities, rich in history with a packed events schedule. When visiting you can understandably feel overwhelmed, especially if you have only a few days to take in the sights. One of the best ways to pack in as much sightseeing as possible is to go on a guided tour. With a host of themes and a great deal of flexibility, there really is something for everyone.

London’s best tours

The Original London Bus Tour allows visitors to go on a whistle-stop tour of all the sights in a short period, taking in Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and most of the iconic locations dotted around the city. This is a double decker bus tour that applies the hop-on, hop-off principle. Grab a ticket for 24 or 48 hours and be taken around the city with knowledgably guides pointing out and explaining monuments and attractions. If you want to explore further, hop-off, check out the area and then hop back on again when the next bus comes. The tickets also include some free walking tours and a Thames river cruise pass. Slowing down the pace, a cruise along the River Thames is one of the most relaxing easy ways to soak up London, especially when combined with dinner or afternoon tea. One of the best things about this company is that they have a departure point at the Marble Arch, which is only two streets along from the hotel.

For something more active, there are plenty walking and cycling tours which will take you off the beaten track. You might also want to explore the greener side of London with a journey through the many parks. Many tours available have themes, which can range from literary places of interest to a chilling Jack the Ripper tour. Harry Potter fans will also love the Muggle Tours taking you to film locations for the movies while explaining more about the wizard world.

Choose your own adventure

If you prefer to tour around the city yourself, then read up on all the attractions and pick out your favourites before going. That way you can organise an easy route to catch them all without having to double back. Use the underground and buses to navigate around the city, and walk the short distances to keep active! Our staff at Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London are on hand to help you find the best routes and transportation, and can give you some tips on what to see and when. The hotel is also conveniently located in West End, next to Oxford Street and Hyde Park, meaning you are close to great shopping, cultural attractions and transportation links.