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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Things to Do When You're in London – An Entrancing City

The city of London is undoubtedly one of the world's most admired capitals. Visitors will have the opportunity to involve themselves in many interesting things to do during their stay in the city.


Visit Hampton Court Palace

This remarkable royal palace will capture the interest of the sightseer with its many features of interest. This edifice was originally constructed by Cardinal Wolsey and was subsequently acquired by Henry VIII. The expansive kitchens of this palace which at one time had to provide food for the entire royal court will capture the imagination of the visitor. Visitors will have the opportunity to obtain an authentic insight into the way of life in this royal era through the special presentations that are organized at this venue. You will be able to watch actors attired in the clothing of this period act out the various scenes that occurred at the palace.


Ride the London Eye

The splendid London Eye observation wheel always provides a memorable experience for the visitor. This wheel will take you up to a height of no less than 135 metres over the ground level, thereby providing a spectacular view over the river Thames and the central parts of London. You will also have the opportunity to book special packages at this attraction which will further enhance your viewing experience. Options include a romantic ride with your partner whilst sipping champagne and a special double trip ticket which will enable you to take two rides on the Eye; in the early hours of the morning and another trip at dusk.


Take a look at the View from the Shard

The spectacular building known as the Shard has become a well-known feature of the London skyline. This impressive structure has the distinction of being the highest building in the entirety of Western Europe. You will see that this tower features ceiling to floor windows that provide sensational views for the visitor. The observation area for the general public known as The View from the Shard enables visitors to look out over the city from a height of 244 m. You will be able to enjoy sensational city views that are sure to become a memory to treasure.


Visit the National Theatre

Theatre lovers and the general sightseer alike will be enthralled by London's renowned National Theatre. You will be able to go behind the usual scene and take a tour of the inner workings of this well-known theatrical highlight. Visitors will be able to avail themselves of the services of knowledgeable guides who will entertain you with lively anecdotes relating to the theatre and its eventful history. Another attraction at this venue would be the newly opened restaurant called 'House' which would be a great place to enjoy tea and perhaps a light meal. As you enjoy these city attractions an accommodation choice that you could consider would be Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel, which is one of the centrally located hotels in Bayswater London within easy reach of this site.


Be a Groundling at the Globe

This opportunity to be a 'groundling' at a well-known theatre is sure to appeal to the visitor who appreciates unique and memorable experiences. At the time of Shakespeare theatregoers who were unable to afford seats at the Globe Theatre where Shakespeare's plays were staged could choose to watch the play whilst standing at the ground level of the theatre for a small sum. This experience has been replicated at today's Globe Theatre where you will have the opportunity to watch the performances whilst standing, again for a modest sum. This viewing experience will undoubtedly be a highlight of your visit to London.

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