Getting in all the sites and attractions is almost impossible in such a large city as London. Here are few ways to almost see it all and a few must see walking tours.
The “Hop On-Hop Off” buses are great way to get around London and to learn about its history and culture. They are a common sight in central London and the majority are open-top, double decker buses. Make sure not confuse them with the iconic red, double –decker London buses. Getting a ticket for one of these tours should be a no brainer and simple, however it is always wise to book in advance. There are numerous types of tour buses in which to purchase a ticket, most offering a 24 hour time limit per ticket. Most bus tours will take you past the world renowned attractions of London such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and the Houses of Parliament to see Big Ben. Also, most bus tour companies will have deals to purchase discounted attraction tickets with your purchase of a hop on-hop off bus ticket. Attractions such as: Madame Tussauds, London Aquarium, and the London Dungeons.
Harry Potter Studio Tour:
The most popular modern children’s fiction series in the world can be found just a short drive from the heart of London, The Harry Potter Studio Tour. The movies were filmed at the Warner Brothers Studio in Leavesden over the span of ten years. While filming, the production crew saved many of the props, costumes, and set pieces and now, you can go seem them yourself. At the Harry Potter Studio tour, you can see a treasure trove of movie memorabilia and be on the set of the most beloved children’s movie series of all time. The studio first opened its doors on March 31st, 2012 and currently runs special holiday themed tours such as: Death- eaters dual around Halloween, and Christmas in the Great Hall during the winter. So rent a car, jump on the bus, or just fly on your Nimbus 2000 straight to the Harry Potter Studio Tour London, where you can truly be a part of the magic.
Jack the Ripper Tour:
Discover the slashing grounds of the one of the world’s oldest serial killers, Jack the Ripper. The White Chapel area of London was a dangerous place back in 1888 with a killer on the loose, but now visitors can explore the evidence and retrace the steps of the Ripper. There are numerous Jack the Ripper Tours in the city, but each one will walk you through the crime scenes and go through the evidence of the crimes police were never able to solve. After the walkthrough, grab a drink at “The Ten Bells,” the pub where Jack the Ripper frequented and supposedly chose many of his victims from.
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