10 Major London Sights Seen From a Different Perspective

See major sights like Buckingham Palace from a new perspective
See major sights like Buckingham Palace from a new perspective | © A. Astes / Alamy Stock Photo

If you’re planning a memorable trip to the UK capital, be sure to see the sights with an expert guide so that you can really experience what this multicultural hub has to offer.

Over the course of two millennia, London has evolved into one of the most densely populated and culturally diverse cities in modern Europe. Brimming with a rich and complex history, it’s an amalgam of architecture and landmarks, with an ever-growing and thriving art scene. From Tate Modern to the Tower of London, here are 10 major London sights that shouldn’t be missed on your trip to the ‘Big Smoke’ – each one complete with a unique spin to make your experience of them a little bit more curious.

London Eye Champagne Experience

On a clear day, the London Eye will provide you with 40 kilometres (25 miles) of uninterrupted city views. Step on board a shared capsule after skipping the dreaded queues with your fast-track ticket, and prepare for a flight high above the London skyline. See if you can spot London’s world-famous clock tower Big Ben overlooking the River Thames, and keep an eye out for Westminster Abbey – an archetype of Old English Gothic architecture. Not only will you get to take in the city sights from 135 metres (443 feet) up, but you’ll get to do so while sipping on a chilled glass of champagne. Once you’re back on the ground, be sure to swing by the London Eye 4D Cinema Experience, where you’ll get to view the first ever 3D aerial photography shot over London.

Private City Tour in a Vintage Car With Optional Champagne

On this tour, you’ll whizz through the city in a vintage Morris Minor convertible driven by a private chauffeur. Keep your eyes peeled for the iconic London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, among other famous sights. But that’s not all – your professional chauffeur will also give you the low-down on London’s history and modern-day culture, so you can hear what it’s like to live the London life from a born-and-bred local. This iconic car is one of London’s favourites, so prepare for lots of intrigued onlookers and the chance to explore the UK capital in style.

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