From the iconic Tower of London to the modern architectural masterpiece of The Gherkin, this leading global city is sprawling with endless string of modern man-made marvels. But for all that is changing, London still has retained the classic elements of its medieval and renaissance history, making a history buff’s utopia. A perfect blend of modernity and old world charm, the city of London is truly one of the most diverse and psychedelic destinations in the world
From visiting world-class museums to enjoying the beautiful panorama of London though Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, there are an awful lot of things you can do in this destination, especially when you are traveling with your family or a group of friends. If you haven’t completed your list of places to visit in London, then worry no more, our friends at House Parties have listed five of the most interesting places to visit in London on a group holiday.
The Science Museum
No holiday trip to London is complete, without a tour to the halls of this mind-boggling museum. Deemed as the most visited science and technology museum in Europe, the Science Museum has a fascinating collection of exhibits on display, including the very famous Apollo 10 command capsule. But if you and your friends are not fond of looking at these displays, you certainly don’t want to miss to experience their stunning 3D and 4D Apollo space mission simulators, or watch a science film in their four double-decker IMAX cinema.
The London Eye
With a total height of 135 meters, Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel is truly the best ride you want to take, if you want to take an unrivalled view of London. Each ovoid passenger capsules can take up to 25 passengers that rotate every 30 minutes. By the way, in 2012, the London Eye’s capsules were equipped with cutting-edge Samsung Galaxy Tab devices, as interactive guides made for a more enhanced guest experience of the city panorama.
Royal Museum Greenwich
The Royal Museum Greenwich houses four of the most visited tourist magnets in all of London. Together with a group, you may take the DLR to the Island Gardens, and pace through the iconic 1,217-feet long Greenwich foot tunnel. Once you set foot in the beautiful World Heritage Site of Greenwich, the restored British ship named the Cutty Stark is the thing to see as well as the Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory. With so many historic treasures on display, there’s always something new to be amazed at the Royal Museum Greenwich.
If your group is up for some grandiose Western European painting displays, then the National Gallery is the perfect avenue for you. There are over 2,000 paintings dating from the middle ages to 20th century displayed, including the inspiring work of art by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and Vincent Van Gogh. Since the infatuating halls of the National Gallery are open to the public, anyone can relish the eminence of the displays for free.
Touted as London’s favorite tourist attraction, the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum has lured and thrilled millions of visitors around the world, ever since its advent in 1835. This ingenious exhibit is filled with 14 enthralling interactive zones combined with the iconic and incredible pop history.
At Madame Tussauds, you get a face-to-face encounter with your favorite pop icons like The Beatles, Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson as well as some sports superstars like David Beckham and Lewis Hamilton. Want more? Get ready to meet the fascinating and exclusive Marvel Super Heroes in 4D.