Places to visit in United Kingdom

United Kingdoms is one of the oldest countries in the world with its history dating back many millennials. So, it’s no surprise that there will be numerous attraction in the UK, which date back to pre-historic, ancient, medieval and modern times and can be visited even today. And the country does not disappoint. You can visit the mysterious Stonehenge. It is probably one of the oldest and intact monuments of the pre-historic ear. Or the Buckingham Palace, the royal residence of Queen Elizabeth built in 1703. It holds within it hundreds of years of history, conspiracy, secrets and untold stories. You can visit the Key gardens one of the most renowned and largest botanical gardens in the world. Its classified as a heritage site and is home to many millions of rare and exotic plants. Visitors can explore here many unusual trees and plants such as the Madagascan baobab and walkway built upon the trees.

The history of the tower is laced with many bloody wars. But these days it’s home to numerous priceless jewels and iconic beefeaters.

 

Location: St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK

Known for: The history of the tower is laced with many bloody wars. But these days it is home to numerous priceless jewels and iconic beefeaters. 

How to reach: Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided. 

Approximate Cost: Entry Fees is approx. INR 2100/- per adult and INR 1000/- per child. 

Operating hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Cameras, Water Bottles, Comfortable walking shoes

Type: Monument

This is the famous residence of Queen Elizabeth; it's open to visitors who can tour the palace, it's many state and private rooms as well as enjoy the changing of the guard's ceremony.

 

Location: 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK

Known for: This an iconic and historically significant protestant church. Every British Coronation ceremony has been held here since 1066. 

How to reach: Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided.

Approximate Cost: Entry Fees is approx. INR 1455/- per adult and INR 770/- per child

Operating hours: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Cameras, Water Bottles, Comfortable walking shoes

Type: Church

This is the famous residence of Queen Elizabeth; it's open to visitors who can tour the palace, it's many state and private rooms as well as enjoy the changing of the guard's ceremony.

 

Location: Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, UK

Known for: This is the famous residence of Queen Elizabeth, it's open to visitors who can tour the palace, it's many state and private rooms as well as enjoy the changing of the guard’s ceremony. 

How to reach: Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided.

Approximate Cost: Entry Fees is approx. INR 1970/- per adult and INR 1130/- per child

Operating hours: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Cameras, Water Bottles, Comfortable walking shoes

Type: Palace

The square is an iconic London landmark; it has many LED powered fountains, beautifies artwork and sculptures as well as many lion statues. The square is surrounded by beautiful Nelson columns. 

 

Location: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK

Known for: The square is an iconic London landmark, it has many LED powered fountains, beautify artwork and sculptures as well as many lion statues. The square is surrounded by beautiful Nelson columns.  

How to reach: Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided.

Approximate Cost: Free

Operating hours: 24*7

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Cameras, Water Bottles, Comfortable walking shoes

Type: Landmark

This is one of many natural history museums in the world. It’s a landmark institution for natural phenomena’s and animals. It has on display numerous animatronic dinosaurs and exhibits. The kids will fall in love with this magical and inspiring museum.

 

Location: Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD, UK

Known for: This is one of many natural history museums in the world. It’s a landmark institution for natural phenomena’s and animals. It has on display numerous animatronic dinosaurs and exhibits. The kids will fall n love with this magical and inspiring museum. 

How to reach: Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided.

Approximate Cost: Free, although there is a charge for some exhibits and events.

Operating hours: 10am to 5:50pm

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Cameras, Water Bottles, Comfortable walking shoes

Type: Museum

This is a one of a kind unique museum in the world. It is home to was statues of many iconic people in the history of the world. Branches if the museum is open to visitors in Asia, North America, and Oceania. Indian actors such as Amitabh Bachan, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh among others have their statues unveiled at this very museum in London.

 

Location: Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR, UK

Known for: This is a one of a kind unique museum in the world. It is home to was statues of many iconic people in the history of the world. Branches if the museum is open to visitors in Asia, North America, and Oceania. Indian actors such as Amitabh Bachan, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh among others have their statues unveiled at this very museum in London.  

How to reach: Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided.

Approximate Cost: approx. INR 10,000 per adult and INR 8000/- per child if you buy at the counter

Approx. INR 4700/- per adult and INR 3800/- per child if you buy online

Operating hours: 10 am to 4 pm 

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Cameras, Water Bottles, Comfortable walking shoes

Type: Museum

This one of the most renowned and largest botanical garden in the world. Its classified as a heritage site and is home to many millions of rare and exotic plants. Visitors can explore here many unusual trees and plants such as the Madagascan baobab and walkway built upon the trees.

 

Location: Richmond TW9 3AB, UK

Known for: This one of the most renowned and largest botanical garden in the world. Its classified as a heritage site and is home to many millions of rare and exotic plants. Visitors can explore here many unusual trees and plants such as the Madagascan baobab and walkway built upon the trees. 

How to reach: Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided.

Approximate Cost: approx. INR 1170/- per adult and INR 300/- per child if you buy at the counter

Approx. INR 1000/- per adult and INR 220- per child if you buy online

Operating hours: 10 am to 3:30 pm 

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Cameras, Water Bottles, Comfortable walking shoes

Type: Garden

This cathedral needs no introduction as it's this iconic church that has witnessed many royal weddings over the centuries including the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The funeral for Winston Churchill, the prominent British Prime Minister, was also held here. The cathedral is 1200-year-old. You can climb to the domes on top of the cathedral for some spectacular views of London's Skyline. The on your way up, make a stop at the whispering gallery, where you can hear a whisper from 100 feet away.

 

Location: St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, UK

Known for: This cathedral needs no introduction as it's this iconic church that has witnessed many royal weddings over the centuries including the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The funeral for Winston Churchill, the prominent British Prime Minister, was also held here. The cathedral is 1200-year-old. You can climb to the domes on top of the cathedral for some spectacular views of London’s Skyline. The on your way up, make a stop at the whispering gallery, where you can hear a whisper from 100 feet away. 

How to reach: Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided.

Approximate Cost: Entry Fees is approx. INR 1540/- per adult and INR 685/- per child. Family passes, i.e., two adults, and three children cost approx. INR 3760/-

Operating hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Cameras, Water Bottles, Comfortable walking shoes

Type: Church

This is a 16th-century gothic style clocktower and is a symbol of national pride among many Britishers. Its located at the eastern end of the British Parliament.

 

Location: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK

Known for: This is a 16th-century gothic style clocktower and is a symbol of national pride among many Britishers. Its located at the eastern end of the British Parliament.

How to reach: Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided.

Approximate Cost: NA

Operating hours: There are four hours per day, and each tour can accommodate a maximum of 16 people. Tour timings are 9:15am, 10:15am, 11:15am and 2:15am

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Cameras, Water Bottles, Comfortable walking shoes

Type: Landmark

This is a huge wheel that doubles as an observatory, tourists can enjoy rides on it and get a bird's eye view the metropolis and its many iconic monuments and landmarks.

 

Location: Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK

Known for: This is a huge wheel that doubles as an observatory, tourists can enjoy rides on it and get a bird's eye view the metropolis and its many iconic monuments and landmarks.  

How to reach: Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided.

Approximate Cost: Entry tickets start at approx. INR 2700/- per person

Operating hours: 11 am to 6 pm 

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Cameras, Water Bottles, Comfortable walking shoes

Type: Landmark

The hall was built during the Victorian era and is a historical marvel that has seen the performance of many great musicians, prestigious festivals, and proms. Indian musical marvel Ravi Shankar has dazzled audiences with his performance at this iconic center.

 

Location: Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP, UK

Known for: The hall was built during the Victorian era and is a historical marvel that has seen the performance of many great musicians, prestigious festivals, and proms. Indian musical marvel Ravi Shankar has dazzled audiences with his performance at this iconic center.  

How to reach: Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided.

Approximate Cost: NA

Operating hours: 9:30 am onwards Tues-Sun

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Cameras, Water Bottles, Comfortable walking shoes

Type: Historical Building

This ancient monuments dates to the pre-historic ear. According to the archaeologist, the monument was built from 3000 to 2000 BC. The exact purpose of the monument is unknown, however, it may have been a burial ground of sorts as human remains dating back to 3000 BC have been excavated in the ditches around it. Today the monument is a cultural icon in Brittan and hundreds and thousands of tourists come to see to each year.

 

Location: Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK

Known for: This ancient monument dates to the pre-historic ear. According to the archaeologist, the monument was built from 3000 to 2000 BC. The exact purpose of the monument is unknown, however, it may have been a burial ground of sorts as human remains dating back to 3000 BC have been excavated in the ditches around it. Today the monument is a cultural icon in Brittan and hundreds and thousands of tourists come to see to each year. 

How to reach: Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided. Best way to visit this attraction is to book a city tour, its hassle free and comes with a free guided.

Approximate Cost: Entry Fees is approx. INR 1330/- per adult and INR 770/- per child. Family passes, i.e. two adults, and three children cost approx. INR 3450/-

Operating hours: 9 am to 8 pm 

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Cameras, Water Bottles, Comfortable walking shoes

Type: Monument

This is a very mysterious fest with numerous secrets and quirks. The festival doesn't reveal its theme or inclusion until you arrive at the fest itself. Its help in The Gibberd Harden in Essex each year. Essex is a short train ride away from London. The festival offers a fun-filled evening of live bands, DJ's, rave-like atmosphere, acoustic and unplugged sets and many art installations.

 

Why you should attend this: Couples only, Friend’s Group

Who should attend this: This is a very mysterious fest with numerous secrets and quirks. The festival doesn't reveal its theme or inclusion until you arrive at the fest itself

This is a unique and different UK festival. It has many award and accolades to its name, such as the UK festival Award, "Best Small Festival" and "Best New Fest." The fest has on offered numerous activities and an impressive list of DJs'. Activities at the fest include wild dodgeball, ancient sword fighting, circus Ariel, water slides, wild game cooking among others. 

 

Why you should attend this: Couples only, Friend’s Group

Who should attend this: This is a unique and different UK festival. It has many award and accolades to its name, such as the UK festival Award, "Best Small Festival" and "Best New Fest."

This is a festival that is out to make a difference as it's not just about music dance and going out of control. Instead, it offers its visitors a multi-ethnical, multi-cultural, environment-friendly and free trade experience. It's among the friendliest fest in the UK. Its performers are all top-tier artists.

 

Why you should attend this: Couples and group of friends.

Who should attend this: This is a festival that is out to make a difference as it's not just about music dance and going out of control. Instead, it offers its visitors a multi-ethnical, multi-cultural, environment-friendly and free trade experience

This is an 11-hour guided tours that include a visit to the Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor Castle. The tour includes transfers in luxury first-class coach and a trained tour guide. All entrance fees are included, but you have to manage your food and make your way to the nearest pickup point.

 

Location: The tour starts in London.

For: Family with Kids, Couples only, Friend’s Group, Senior Citizen 

Difficulty level: Easy 

Approximate Cost: starting approx. INR 8900/- per person 

Why you should do it: This is an 11-hour guided tours that include a visit to the Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor Castle. The tour includes transfers in luxury first-class coach and a trained tour guide, and all entrance fees are included

Tips: Carry cameras, hats, shades, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, food, water bottles, etc

This is an iconic way to tour London and see its many attractions. The tour includes a 24 hours bus pass so that you can enjoy the tour at your own pace and flexibility. You have an audio guide inboard and a live guide on the yellow routes. You can see many attractions including changing of the gaurs at the Buckingham Palace and the bus also stop at the river Thames. On the three-tour route, the kids can enjoy activity packs and children's commentary.

 

Location: London

For: Family with Kids, Couples only, Friend’s Group, Senior Citizen 

Difficulty level: East

Approximate Cost: starting approx. INR 2700/- per person

Why you should do it: This is an iconic way to tour London and see its many attractions. The tour includes a 24 hours bus pass so that you can enjoy the tour at your own pace and flexibility. You have an audio guide inboard and a live guide on the yellow routes. You can see many attractions including changing of the gaurs at the Buckingham Palace and the bus also stop at the river Thames. On the three-tour route, the kids can enjoy activity packs and children's commentary.  

Tips: Carry cameras, hats, shades, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, food, water bottles, etc

The tour allows you to save precious time and jump the queue to access the London Eye. This is a huge wheel that doubles as an observatory, tourists can enjoy rides on it and get a bird's eye view the metropolis and its many iconic monuments and landmarks. Once at the top you can see, Big Ben, Buckingham Place, St James Park and the House of Parliament.

 

Location: London

For: Family with Kids, Couples only, Friend’s Group, Senior Citizen 

Difficulty level: Easy

Approximate Cost: starting approx. INR 2700/- per person

Why you should do it: The tour allows you to save precious time and jump the queue to access the London Eye. This is a huge wheel that doubles as an observatory, tourists can enjoy rides on it and get a bird's eye view the metropolis and its many iconic monuments and landmarks. Once at the top you can see, Big Ben, Buckingham Place, St James Park and the House of Parliament. 

Tips: Carry cameras, hats, shades, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, food, water bottles, etc

The history of the tower is laced with many bloody wars. But these days it's home to numerous priceless jewels and iconic beefeaters. The tour includes all entrance fees, skip the line, complimentary Beefeater tour, and you can upgrade and get fast entry into the tower, Kensington Palace, and Hampton Court Palace.

 

Location: London

For: Family with Kids, Couples only, Friend’s Group, Senior Citizen 

Difficulty level: Easy

Approximate Cost: starting approx. INR 2100/- per person

Why you should do it: The history of the tower is laced with many bloody wars. But these days it's home to numerous priceless jewels and iconic beefeaters. The tour includes all entrance fees, skip the line, complimentary Beefeater tour, and you can upgrade and get fast entry into the tower, Kensington Palace, and Hampton Court Palace.  

Tips: Carry cameras, comfortable walking shoes, food, water bottles, etc

This is not just for young harry potter fans but also for the harry potter fan in all of us. Most of us have grown up reading this iconic wizard series and have cried and rejoices with the be spectacle wizard and his two best friends. So why would you miss the opportunity to go on an epic journey and relive all those childhood moments?

 

Location: London

For: Family with Kids, Couples only, Friend’s Group, Senior Citizen 

Difficulty level: Easy

Approximate Cost: starting approx. INR 6000/- per person

Why you should do it: This is not just for young harry potter fans but also for the harry potter fan in all of us. Most of us have grown up reading this iconic wizard series and have cried and rejoices with the be spectacle wizard and his two best friends. So why would you miss the opportunity to go on an epic journey and relive all those childhood moments?  

Tips: Carry cameras, comfortable walking shoes, food, water bottles, etc

This is a one of a kind unique museum in the world. It is home to was statues of many iconic people in the history of the world. Branches if the museum is open to visitors in Asia, North America, and Oceania. Indian actors such as Amitabh Bachan, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh among others have their statues unveiled at this very museum in London.

The tour includes priority entrance and is way cheaper than the online tickets. 

 

Location: London

For: Family with Kids, Couples only, Friend’s Group, Senior Citizen 

Difficulty level: Easy

Approximate Cost: starting approx. INR 2500/- per person

Why you should do it: So, what if you can meet your real-life idols, you can always go and pose with their look alike. The tour includes priority entrance and is way cheaper than the online tickets.

Tips: Carry cameras, comfortable walking shoes, food, water bottles, etc

The tour includes day trips to Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury as well as a guided Cathedral Tour. You also get to enjoy a scenic countryside drive and pass through the picturesque towns of Kent and Greenwich. All your fees are included, and you have an audio guide with headphones on board.

 

Location: London

For: Family with Kids, Couples only, Friend’s Group, Senior Citizen 

Difficulty level: Easy

Approximate Cost: starting approx. INR 7800/- per person

Why you should do it: The tour includes day trips to Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury as well as a guided Cathedral Tour. You also get to enjoy a scenic countryside drive and pass through the picturesque towns of Kent and Greenwich. All your fees are included, and you have an audio guide with headphones on board.  

Tips: Carry cameras, hats, sunscreen, shades, comfortable walking shoes, food, water bottles, etc

This restaurant serves delicious Icelandic Cuisine. The restaurant won a Michelin star in 2010, three years after it was launched. They both Icelandic and British ingredients and many herbs and different variety of fishes. They also have an excellent wine selection that pairs wonderfully with the dishes.

 

Must eat: Any fish dish

Approximate Cost for two: approx. INR 1700/- to 1800/- per person for lunch and approx. INR 6760/- per person for the entire tasting menu

Address: 34 Portman Street, London W1

Contact: 020 7224 0028

Opening hours: 12 pm to 2:30 pm

The restaurant has a Michelin Star and is located at the Hilton Hotel. It's a modern French restaurant but has a few Asian and British nods to the menu.

 

Must eat: Any French-inspired dish 

Approximate Cost for two: approx. INR 1800/- per person for lunch. 

Address: Park Lane, W1, between Hyde Park and Mayfair. Classy.

Contact: 020 7208 402

Opening hours: 11am to 2am

This is an out of body, dining experience. Heston is a world-renowned chef hailing from London. His restaurant is located at the Mandarin Hotel, and the menu is an interpretation of 18th-century ancient British cuisine. Such as Salmagundy and Taffety Tart. The dining experience is just not about eating but is a journey down a historic lane. It's a truly divine and enriching experience, one that you will want to enjoy again and again. Heston has introduced similar concepts in restaurants all over the world, and each has its unique menu and fascinating story to tell.

 

Must eat: Tasty Menu

Approximate Cost for two: starting approx. INR 3500/- per person. 

Address: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, UK

Contact: 020 7201 3833

Opening hours: 12pm to 12:30pm and 6:30pm to 10:30pm

This is a café that is carrying on the so-called grand traditions if Europe. It’s always buzzing with people, and the interiors are filled with amazing artwork and glamour. It’s an ideal place for a nice family breakfast or even a Bruch. 

 

Must eat: any breakfast dish 

Approximate Cost for two: NA

Address: 160 Piccadilly, W1, ideal for Mayfair and St James’s.

Contact: 020 7499 6996

Opening hours: 7am to 12am

This is a small but warm hotel that serves season and thoughtful food to its many patrons. In addition to the delicious menu, it also has an impressive list if wines that pair perfectly with the food. They offer three souse lunch meals in addition to many other dishes.

 

Must eat: apricot terrain with rabbit pork

Approximate Cost for two: approx. INR 1880/- per person for a three-course lunch menu. 

Address: 12 St George Street, W1, in the heart of Mayfair.

Contact: 020 7758 9160

Opening hours: 12pm to 2:30pm and 6pm to 10:30pm

The club is built on what was once a Victorian meat cellar. It has some of the best DJ's and artist performing and its always buzzing with large crowds. The club is globally renowned for its incusing of new talents and diversity of performers. It doesn't boast of having any superstar DJ performer, in fact, its in-house, homegrown talent plays amazing beats for its loyal patrons. They have speakers embedded in the floor, offering a unique acoustic experience, they also have unconventional seating in the form of bed seats. Due to its popularity, it does get crowded on weekends, so be ready to stand in long ques. The evening usually wraps up around 3 am here.

 

Must try: NA

Opening hours: 11 pm onward on Fri/sat/sun

Location: 77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 3HN

On offer at this iconic London club is a roster of superstar DJ's, state of the art audio system and a massive dance floor. The place can be described as nothing less than a clubbing folklore. You have to go there to witness the exciting experience on offer. The recent facelift has breathed new life into this 90's clubbing delight, as a result of which it is once again a public favorite.

 

Must try: NA

Opening hours: 0870 060 0010

Location: 103 Gaunt Street, Elephant, and Castle, London SE1 6DP

This is a remarkable and ever evolving clubbing concept that is a haven for culture and creative enthusiasts. This place is not just about music and dancing, but you can enjoy many artistic endeavors such as designing, photography, etc. They even have a film gallery and creative studios. They have a massive warehouse-like space, where they host clubbing events and can be hired for similar events.

 

Must try: NA

Opening hours: 020 7422 7505

Location: 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ

Mayfair and Bond's street is ideal for the ultimate retail therapy and luxury shopping experience. This is also a popular shopping district for celebrities and who knows, you may even spot one. This is the most exclusive shopping area in all on London, and some of the stores here are Browns, Tiffany and Co., Louis Vuitton and Burberry among others.

Location: Mayfair and Bond Street 

Timing: 10am to 7pm

Known for: Luxury Goods

Bargaining: Not a chance, this is a fixed priced high-end shopping district

This is the place to go if you are after handmade jewelry, rare sweets, unique gifts and hip fashion. This is the perfect places for some quirky finds. Everything here is one of a kind and rare. Things like handmade jewelry are all one off and made with lots of love, care, and precision. You can shop, eat and just chill with friends and family here.

 

Location: Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BE, UK

Timing: 10am to 7pm

Known for: Quirky Finds

Bargaining: Not a chance, shops here all sell on a fixed priced

There are two Westfield malls in London. One at Stratford and the other at White City. The outlet at White City boasts of many high-end stores such as Louis Vuitton and many everyday brands such as House of Fraser, Marks and Spencer, Next, and Debenhams. The outlets at Stratford has 250 stores and 70 eateries; it's amongst the largest malls in Europe.

 

Location:

White City: Ariel Way, London W12 7GF, United Kingdom

Stratford: Montfichet Rd, London E20 1EJ, UK

Timing:

White City: 9 am to 11 pm

Stratford: 9am to 11pm

Known for: Everything from a pin to an elephant

Bargaining: Not a chance, shops here all sell on a fixed priced

The store was built 160 years ago; today has 330 departments spread across seven floors. It has everything imaginable form, technology, homeware, fashion, food and other top-quality products. It's your one-stop shop for all your home, personal, profession, travel, etc. need. It also has 27 restaurants and other services such as personal shoppers, urban retreat spa, tax rewards and gift concierge. The store is simply out of this world.

 

Location: 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL, UK

Timing: 10 am to 9 pm 

Known for: technology, homeware, fashion, food and other top-quality products

Bargaining: Not a chance, shops here all sell on a fixed priced

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