London is the type of city you visit more than once in a lifetime. Whether visiting top attractions like Big Ben and Westminster Abbey or browsing the Portobello Road Market, you’ll discover something new each time you travel to London.
London may have 2,000 years of history behind it, but it’s a cosmopolitan and buzzing city, home to modern art galleries, edgy fashion houses and more. Take it all in from the London Eye observation wheel, which offers city and South Bank panoramas. Neighbourhoods such as Notting Hill, Soho and Camden Town are a must to visit – and indeed just the tip of the iceberg. Other reasons to book a London holiday package include world-class shopping, dining, entertainment and history. It’s also the perfect base from which to explore the treasures that Britain has to offer. Plus, it’s a short hop to Europe, with all of its exciting destinations.
Why visit London
London is iconic, familiar to us through books, movies and TV.
The city boasts over 60 famous attractions, including Buckingham Palace and Picadilly Circus.
The West End is home to world-class theatre productions and shows.
Many of the museums and sights in London are free.
Several major sporting events are held in London, including Wimbledon, football at Wembley Stadium, and cricket at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The shopping is superb in stores and in the markets like Portobello Road market in Notting Hill.
You can enjoy refreshments in one of its many local pubs.
Nightlife in London is unmatched.
London may be your base from which to explore the British Isles, or you may choose it as a stopover while travelling over the English Channel to Europe, just a short hop away. Whatever your reason for visiting this exciting city, make sure to take full advantage of its legendary attractions, excellent food, various leafy parks and superb shopping opportunities. If you’re travelling to London from South Africa, Thompsons Holidays can put together an unforgettable London holiday package for you, so give us a call right away.
Things to do in London
Whenever you visit London from South Africa, you’ll find something new. The city is ever-changing, and with its cosmopolitan feel and vibrant atmosphere, you’re sure to have an unforgettable holiday.
Put on your walking shoes, keep your phone handy to check the map, and explore the many London attractions, places to visit and things to do. Covent Garden, Hyde Park, Borough Market, the Crown Jewels, Carnaby Street, the West End… the list is as endless as the possibilities. Here are a few ideas to get you started…
Things to do in London
Enjoy high tea at Fortnum & Mason, The Savoy, or The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel.
Visit the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels.
Watch a traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace.
Take a walking tour to visit the famous Harry Potter film locations.
Discover London from the vantage point of the water on a Thames River cruise.
See lifelike images of celebrities at Madame Tussauds.
Enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the city from the London Eye.
Visit the Princess Diana Memorial in Hyde Park.
Enjoy the vibrant nightlife in buzzing Soho or trendy Shoreditch.
Go shopping on Oxford Street.
Relax at Hampstead Heath with superb city views from Parliament Hill.
Visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Baker Street.
There is always something new and exciting to see and do in London. The city offers some of the world’s best art, entertainment, dining, shopping and history, so pick a date, contact Thompsons Holidays and book your London holiday package today.
England is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). During the winter months London is 2 hours behind South Africa and in the summer (last Sunday in March to the Last Saturday in October) it is 1 hour behind South Africa.
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