Student’s checklist for London
Written by Kiren, Feb 2017
Take a spin on the London Eye
Located in the heart of central London, right next to the River Thames. Enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of London , up to 40km on a clear day.
Admire London from above the View from The Shard
The Shard redefines London’s skyline and has become a dynamic symbol of London. At a height of up to 800ft or 244m, the View from the Shard offers spectacular views over London for up to 40 miles. It opened in early 2013 and has already welcomed thousands of visitors to its impressive observation decks on the 69th and 72th floors.
Walk down the player’s tunnel at Wembley
Feel the thrill of walking down the tunnel at Wembley! Sports fans will love a trip to legendary Wembley Stadium- the largest football and music venue in the UK. Take the 75 minute tour and hear tales of sporting heroes. Visit the England team’s changing room and imagine what it is like before a big game. Pose for photos next t the shirts of the Three Lions squad and sit in the seat used by the England manage for press conferences.
Watch the tennis at Wimbledon
Whether you are a legitimate tennis fan or just in for the Pimm’s, the Wimbledon Tennis Championship is a must. Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and it takes place at the All England Club in South West London since 1877.It now attracts over 500,000 spectators for two weeks every year and has some very old-school rules.
Take photos with celebrities at Madame Tussauds
Take pictures with incredible waxworks of some of the world’s biggest stars, including David Beckham and even the Queen.
The London Dungeon is a uniquely thrilling attraction that will take you back to the past’s most horrible bits. See, hear, smell and feel London’s darkest stories as they come to life before your eyes. You will come face-to-face with frighteningly funny characters, from torturers and judges to local legends. Be warned, as you make your way through the London Dungeon, surprises are lurking in the darkness.
Watch an all-singing, all-dancing West End show
The Phantom of Opera, Les Miserables and Matilda the Musical are among the hits. Last minute tickets from the Leicester Square ticket booth are usually the best bet for a bargain.
Party your way at the Notting Hill Carnival
Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival, is a vivid spectacle representing London’s multicultural past and present. It is a celebration of the capital’s Caribbean communities, their culture and traditions, which has been taking place since 1964, featuring two days of fantastic live music ranging from reggae to dub to salsa. The celebrations also include soca floats, steel bands and a whole lot of jerk chicken and fried plantain.
Scale the O2
Up at the O2 is an exhilarating 90 minute experience that takes you on a guided over the roof of The O2 via a fabric walkway. Suspended 2m above the surface of The O2 roof, the walkway is 52m above ground level and 380m long. At its steepest point the walkway has an incline of 28 degrees on the way up and 30 degrees on the way back down and has a slight bounce to it to mirror the surface of the tent. At the summit, there is an observation platform where you can take in spectacular views of London.
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