Things to Do
The London Eye is a giant wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. The entire structure is 135 meters above the ground with over view of Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Thames River and Central London. The wheel’s 32 sealed and air-conditioned passenger capsules and each holds up to 25 people. The London Eye can carry 800 people each rotation, which is comparable to 11 London red double decker buses.
The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of glass, is an 87-storey skyscraper in Southwark. The View from The Shard is a premium attraction with a spectacular panorama of central London. The tallest building in Western Europe also offers an amazing dining experience for visitors.
The West End history has been linked to the theater for hundreds of years. There are around 40 theatres in London's ‘Theatreland’ that represent the highest quality of musicals, classic plays and comedies. Today the West End is the largest theatre district in the world, with many international stars performing night after night. Seeing a West End show is a common tourist activity in London.
Museums and Galleries
Many of the museums and galleries in London are free of charge and they are real treat for museum and art lovers. Among the most popular are British Museum, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Gallery, Saatchi Gallery and more.
Shopping in London
The list of shops around London is endless. From luxury department stores such as Harrods and Selfridges to bargain fashions at the London Markets. London is one of the best cities to find bargains during the January sales with heavily discounted luxury and designers products. The winter sales start on Boxing Day and continue throughout January. Enthusiastic shopaholics look forward to snapping up their new possessions at cut prices of up to 70% off. This time of the year is a perfect opportunity to update your wardrobe for the New Year.
Christmas and New Year’s Eve Celebrations
The capital city becomes an even more desirable destinations with the Christmas lights on! The festive atmosphere keeps the visitors outside on the streets, well-entertained and admiring the glamorous decorations. The Oxford Street Christmas lights are among the most famous and attracts thousands to the West End during the Christmas and New Year’s period. London official New Year’s Eve fireworks shoot off from the London Eye and it is the most spectacular display which attracts local residents and tourists from all over the world.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
This most popular winter event takes place throughout the festive season and finishee in the first week in January. The Giant Observation Wheel, the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink and big roller coasters keep adults and children well entertained every year.